Did you know that I still scrapbook? It's true. I no longer make the big 12x12 scrapbook pages, but I do try my best to keep up with Project Life aka pocket scrapbooking. I've been a Project Life participant since 2012! (You can read my very first Project Life post here.)
After 7 years, I still love my Project Life albums. They're super fun to flip through because they're packed full of memories. It will not surprise you to know that I approach my Project Life albums slightly differently than other people do. Today I thought I'd share some recent pages and how they align with my personal memory keeping philosophy.
These albums are about me. 100% unapologetically about me and my life.
This means the pages are filled with photos of me. Yes, there are photos of other people, but I don't really tell their stories. I think sometimes -- women in particular -- end up trying to be the memory keepers for everyone. Not me. This is my album, from my perspective, about my life.
For me, these albums are about recording memories with ease. Part of what makes pocket scrapbooking appealing to me is that it consists of lots of little separate canvases. I don't have to coordinate a big overall canvas. That would make this project way too stressful for me.
Related: I make no effort to make the pages "pretty." If they look good, that's great, but it's not my goal.
I outlined my process in this video and blog post from 2015 and it's the process I still use today!
Sometimes I print the journaling right onto the photo and then just add stickers/embellishments...
...and sometimes I just add the journaling by hand after it's all been printed.
I'm still working my way through my 2017 and 2018 albums, and while the completist in me says that I should finish these albums in chronological order, I've decided not to. Memory keeping is so different when you do it close to the memory vs. far. In that vein, I am almost up to date in my 2019 album and will continue to slowly back slog through 2017 and 2018 while keeping up to date on 2019.
Are you a scrapbooker/memory keeper? Would you like to see more posts about Project Life? Let me know!
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