Sep 9, 2015


I started a "second half" of 2015 album with my July pages.  My first album for the year wasn't overly full, but definitely wouldn't have seen us through the end of the year.  It seemed reasonable to just go ahead and break up the year at the halfway point.  

I have been doing 12 x 12 pages for three and a half years and during that time I have definitely found my scrapbooking voice.  It (usually) doesn't take me long to put my pages together.  Which is nice.  But also takes some of the creative-type fun out of the process.  

I was ready to try a slightly new approach with this album.  I purchased a fuse tool right about the same time that I was working on my July pages.  It is a tool that you can use to customize page protectors.  I am using mine to make my 12 x 12 photo pocket pages "skinnier."  So, the plan is to have pages that are 12 inches high by less than 12 inches wide for all of my remaining layouts through 2015.   

It really isn't a big change, but it is just enough that I've had to put in a bit more creative "work" to get results that I like.  That was the challenge I was looking for and it has added a new layer of fun to completing my pages these past few months.  (My August pages just need a bit of additional journaling to be completed.)

July was a combination of our usual at home time and a couple vacations.  These pages include some photos from the trip that Eli and I took to Seattle to visit my sister.  At the end of the month, we spent a week in Branson, Missouri with Brian's family.  That layout isn't quite done yet, so I'll share it with the August pages.  

Project Life is a scrapbooking system created by Becky Higgins to simplify memory keeping.  I have been using the Project Life method since 2012 and am currently on Becky's Creative Team.

If you are looking for a no-worries, easy and "it will all go together" method of scrapbooking that won't require a lot of time, I definitely recommend choosing one or two of the Project Life Core Kits that fit with your style.

I am all about mixing and matching, so I use cards from many (many!) of the available kits.  My very favorite (and most used) kits are Sunshine, Midnight, Everyday and My Story themed cards.  

If you have any questions about Project Life or about the methods I use to scrapbook, I would love to hear from you.  Comment here or find me on Instagram.  

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