Two years ago I was in my childhood home in Texas, which is where I am now writing this post. In that visit I scanned 171 photos from my birth in 1980 to my high school graduation in 1998.
I used to put a doll dress on my head, sit on my tunnel, grab my keys, and pretend I was driving a car.
I invested time in this effort because I knew I wanted to scrapbook the story of my life from my birth up until my daughter’s. What I wasn’t yet sure of was how I would make such a project actually feasible. How can you scrapbook an epic story without feeling totally overwhelmed?
As I scanned each photo and placed it back into the page protectors of a photo album, I started to think about the role of pocketed page protectors in modern memory keeping. Project Life from Becky Higgins was a game-changer for our industry, offering a fun and fuss-free option for documenting everyday memories.
I wondered if Project Life products could also make it easier to scrapbook 30+ years of your life.
It totally can.
Project Life is just as awesome for creating an epic-scale album of your life as it is for capturing the little stories of our days. It is now my go-to format for simplifying album projects.
5 Reasons to Tell Stories with Project Life
1. You can fit a lot of photos in one pocket page protector. The challenge I hear more often than any other is how to get all those photos into an album with ease. Project Life products are the quickest way to scrapbook many photos.
2. The design is done for you. From the clean grid design of a page to the pre-decorated cards, scrapbook design has never been easier with Project Life and pocket page products. The option is there to add embellishment, but you don’t have to!
3. You only have to write a little. Each Project Life card has enough room for 2-3 sentences of handwriting, which can make journaling less intimidating. I use a formula of documenting a fact, a feeling, and a memory to make the most of that tiny space.
4. Pocket pages fit in the same album as your layouts. Scrapbooking with Project Life cards doesn’t negate creating layouts. What it does instead is offer you a choice of format, allowing you to select the option that meets your storytelling needs.
5. Project organization is simple. Pocket page protectors in different sizes along with Project Life dividers make it easy to structure the story arc of your album into logical sections. You’ll know exactly what’s left to fill in as you complete the album step by step.
Before Your Story is a 6-week album workshop that leans heavily on the use of Project Life cards and page protectors to simplify storytelling. Registration is now open.