I discovered this new technique of scrapbooking recently! Well, I don't know how new it is, but it is to me. The idea is to have pre-cut, colored and patterned paper in a particular theme as inserts that you simply place into the pockets of the assorted 12 x 12 pages along with your pictures. The layouts vary, but the idea is simple. It's called Project Life.
There are assorted sizes of pockets to each page. You print standard 4 x 6 pictures and just fill in the pockets.
It took me a couple of pages to get the idea! I bought the Olive Edition designed by Heather Bailey, but quickly discovered I could add in my own decorative papers and plain papers along with my embellishments.
You can make this as hard or as simple as you want.
In the beginning I started googling images for "Project Life." I began to doubt my work as always after looking at everyone else's pretty work. It's hard not to compare yourself to others and their styles, but I think I found what works for me.
I found the best thing is to not try to recreate others' works, but to borrow ideas and concepts and make them my own.
The one thing I've always disliked is my own handwriting (I think most people do). But, everything you read says to use your own writing if you can. So, I did...
Sometimes you just have to develop a system that works for you. I don't want to spend lots of time on every page, but I do want things to be documented instead of having thousands of pictures floating in space (aka Flickr).
If you haven't ever heard of Project Life, give it a Google image search and see what I mean!
And, be sure to check out Becky Higgins. She created this cool stuff! I'll be sharing more pages as I complete them. How do you keep track of your memories?