Years ago, I used to be a scrapbooking maniac. I was very much into making my own photo pages and albums, each page carefully thought out and planned to perfection. Then, life and kids happened and no longer did I have the copious amounts of time to devote to scrapbooking.
Since then, I made the occasional photobook online, my way of scrapbooking with less time and energy involved. The do fill my need for memory-preserving, yet what I always felt these lack was a bit of ‘life’. One dimensional, printed on paper and the options for personality were still so limiting.
Then, I caught wind of Project Life.
“Project Life is a super simple, creative and totally affordable way to get your favorite family photos organized into personalized albums. It’s a back-to-basics approach to scrapbooking that requires no scissors, no glue, no tools, no skills of any kind! It’s a great and easy way to scrapbook your best memories in a personalized way that you can touch and feel—a nice alternative to keeping photos on a phone or computer screen.”
It was like the perfect solution – it combines my love to scrapbook yet in a faster, simpler and easier way that fit with my lifestyle. Alas, after hunting online and scouring sites, Project Life wasn’t readily available to Canadians. The limited resources we had to order, made the line incredibly costly. So, for a while, Project Life slipped from my radar.
Stampin’ Up, which I’ve featured here on My Organized Chaos before, is a great resource for crafts, hobbies and more. Now, they carry Project Life!
Project Life by Stampin’ Up has such a vast selection of albums, card accessories and more. I was delighted when a starter kit arrived at my door for review. I’d been waiting a long time to dig my heels into Project Life!
I start off by choosing my favourite photos and printing them. I’d suggest catching a ins-tore or online sale to get this job accomplished. I”m fortunate that I have a fantastic Canon Selphy Photo Printer that gets the job done in no time.
All you have to do is pop the photos in the page pockets and then add Project Life Cards to the pages to customize, with the help of Stampin’ Up stamps and pens.
I really like to explain photos, so to match photos with cards that I write some info, quote or info to is a nice touch. I also suggest having your kids draw pictures or write something on the cards too. Perhaps first day of school photos could be aside cards with what your kids thought of the day and what they hope to be when they grow up.
Project Life by Stampin’ Up is easy, fun and the kids like getting involved. Plus, the cards and products available in the line are amazing – so many options and ways to make each album your own.
Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.