Yes, I still scrapbook! It's a much smaller part of my art life than it used to be, but I still looove looking through albums full of photos and journaling. Today I thought I'd share a peek into my current "Project Life" or pocket scrapbooking album. I have a few "rules" that I have kept to for the 7+ years I've been doing "Project Life." Here they are in practice:
Nothing has to match or coordinate. I don't design "pages," I simply go pocket by pocket.
Can you tell what's "real" and what's digital in the photo below:
"Date Night" and "Celebrate" are stickers, as is "go and live your dreams." Plus there's an actual cork star added as an embellishment. Just as I like to fool the eye in my paintings, I enjoy doing it in my pocket scrapbooking albums!
Photos are not sacred. Write on them. Put stickers on them!
I like for every single day of the week to be represented somehow, so when I don't have a photo, I will often look through my phone for other digital footprints from that day!
Just because there isn't a photo or a screenshot, doesn't mean an event can't be recorded.
In the photo above, I used a pie chart and some journaling to talk about some new ideas going on in my work life. In the photo below, I'm sharing a bit about a Game Night we had with friends. No photos, but it's still represented in my memories.
My scrapbooks feature tons of non-pretty photos -- little snapshots of every day life:
I still love looking through my pocket scrapbooks. It's amazing what printing out a few photos and organizing them can do! This is a project that I hope to be able to keep up with after baby. Fingers crossed.
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