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Thursday, March 12, 2015

My 2015 Scrapbook

Before this year, for some reason, I thought that scrapbooking was a little bit overkill. Walking down the aisles of a craft store and seeing hundreds of packets of paper, stickers, and colored tape was overwhelming. I am a "saver" by nature and I always have been, but for some reason there was a big difference between stacking years upon years of birthday cards, movie tickets, and letters in a box and cataloging it by gluing it to a page and searching for coordinating embellishments to surround it with. 2015 rolled around and I changed my tune. Scrapbooking has suddenly been turned on to a younger crowd and I have jumped straight onto that bandwagon.

I heard about Project Life sometime in December of last year and was intrigued by the simplicity of the whole system. Not in the mood to glue a bunch of photos to a scrapbook page? No need. The clear pages come with multiple slots in various sizes and shapes. At my laziest, all I need to do is make sure the photos I'm including are printed to size to fit into one of the slots on my page. I bought a large pack of Design A to start (4 6x4 slots, and 4 3x4 slots) and have been happy with the layout. Project Life also offers card kits, which are decorative pages designed to fit into your slots. I've found them handy for including anything hand written (I've been documenting which books I've read each month), and are also great for gluing or taping down smaller items like movie tickets.

 January 2015 page
February 2015  page

I bought my Project Life materials on Amazon, and my actual scrapbook at Target (the Project Life brand pages fit into most standard sized scrapbooks.)

Creating my pages has been a great reminder of small accomplishments and good memories and I'm excited to be able to look back at my completed scrapbook at the end of this year.

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