So... I’ve started a Project Life album! For those of you who don’t know; Project Life is a system created by Becky Higgins for documenting memories simply. I see it as a quick & easy way to scrapbook.
I started Project life because I take so many photos and I’ve been wanting to get them printed and put into a photo album for a while. I love flicking through physical albums and I feel like you forget about them when they are just stored digitally. When I found out about Project Life I thought it was perfect, it’s like an album, a diary and a scrapbook all-in-one. It’s also much quicker than the traditional way of scrapbooking which is a bonus because I love getting crafty, but I don’t have much time either.
There are loads of kits that you can choose from and there are a lot of other brands that sell special kits for Project Life as well. I’ve been trying to save some money as it can get pretty expensive starting out, so I’ve been designing my own journalling cards and printing them at home. I’ve bought a few stamps (ugh I LOVE stamps) and general tools to start out and I’ve really been enjoying it so far. Although, I find that it’s a bit more difficult to get supplies here in the UK and they’re also more expensive. My favourite UK online shop so far is Craftie Charlie; they have a huge selection of supplies and stamps, but the site is a pain to navigate! Studio Calico is a great one, they're based in the US but they have reasonable shipping prices to the UK.
I’m using the 6x8 format at the moment and I love it because it’s small, but I’m finding it hard to narrow down my photos for spreads because I take so many! I do like to focus more on the photos though so I don’t use many filler cards which helps a bit. I’ll probably go for a bigger format for my next one but so far it has been great.
I think Project Life is a great way to document your memories and I hope that I’ve inspired at least one person to start documenting theirs too. Let me know if you’d like to see a more in-depth post about my album and the supplies I use. Also, I’d love to know if you scrapbook too, and any recommendations on where I could buy supplies in the UK would be awesome!