Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Project Life 2011

I put the Project Life button over on my side bar weeks ago, but I never got around to mentioning that I was going to participate in it this year. I did my own version while I was deployed in 2009 here on the blog, but then I discovered the PL scrapbook. It's (almost) perfect! The kit comes with everything you need to document the year or whatever you'd like really. All you need are photos, a journaling pen, and an ink pad if you'd like to use the enclosed date stamp. I wrote all of my dates, but that's because I forgot about the stamp.  I really wish it had come with a few extra title cards because I don't have one to spare after I made a couple mistakes.

This year has a lot of change going on with more deployments, Ethan's first year, my becoming a civilian in a few months, starting up school again, and all sorts of stuff. It's just a year that I want documented in detail again. I really love the kit Becki Higgins has put together. The only thing that really bothered me about the kit was that all the photo sleeves were made for landscape pictures. I told this to my LSS owner, Beverly, and she immediately pointed me to some of these We R Memory Keepers page protectors... Now it's perfect!!!
Becky Higgins has since added vertical layout sleeves, but I really like all the choices I have with these. I read some reviews complaining about the funky sizes, but I don't think those people really "get it". These are designed to simplify an entire scrapbook layout. Apparently, We R Memory Keepers has an entire line of easy scrapbooking products to use with these fab protectors. Just trim the papers or tear off a journaling card from the little book and slide it in with your pictures and your layout is done. Waaaay easy! I'll be sure to post a picture of the less than 5-minute layout I created with all the extra photos I took of Ethan on the 11th for his monthly pictures. It was the first "scrapbook page" I've made in probably over a year.
Anyway, since I didn't post them before here are a few of my favorite pictures that I've included in my project so far...

7Jan11: Lilly Belle 

10Jan11: Max

14Jan11: Winter Formal

 15Jan11: Secret Santa Party

 24Jan11: Snow Day

 25Jan11: Visit from Papa

 26Jan11: Four Remotes vs. One TV

 31Jan11: Dr's Office Nap

 1Feb11: Introducing... Sippy Cup

2Feb11: I Cooked Something!


Estivalia said...

looks like a wonderful project, I love all the pics you've included :)

Melissa said...

I think the concept behind the PL albums is amazing and can't wait to see what your layouts look like!

Many Blessings,

get scrappy said...

I am doing it too! That is the exact book that i bought and I love it. However I had the same problem with the pages. So I ordered a 12 pack by Becky that has Portarit pictures in it. The only thing is that the journaling cards are landscape, so turned them on their side and have been using them that way. I am not sure that a 12 pack will be enough but its a start. Might have to look for those protectors too cause I love the options!

Mamma has spoken said...

I love your picture of the formal wear. You look so lovely!

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

Wish I could have started this with you...can it be started any month...any time?...With my camera broken it kinda stinks!....YOUR pics are wonderful...especially your are BEE-a-utiful!!!....miss you