PROJECT LIFE: STORY OF OUR LIFE #MotherhoodMonday
Since the day my son, Devin was born I have been taking pictures of him documenting all his firsts. I made sure to capture all the big ones, like first bath, first time eating real food, first hair cut and then some firsts some don’t even think of capturing. I know to some it seems like too much, but I don’t want to forget all the little details. What better way to remember than to look back at pictures from that day.
In this digital age, not many people print their photos. But I want to have that tangible photo album to show my son when he asks me things about when he was a baby. It’s just not the same sitting at a computer scrolling through pictures. I remember countless days when I was younger where I would sit on the floor at home and flip through photo albums looking at photo albums my parents had created. I loved every moment of it and never got tired of seeing all the pictures, hearing the stories that went along with the pictures and remembering the special times with my family. I want my son to have the same thing.
Devin is now 5 and I have yet to put pictures into albums. I have several thousand pictures on my computer and external drives. I have printed a few but they haven’t made it pass my drawer I dropped them in when I picked them up from being processed. To say I am overwhelmed is an understatement, where do I start how do I choose which pictures to put in albums, surely I can’t print them all … or can I?! 😉
I have mentioned to my sister, Kimberly on several occasions how I wanted to scrapbook. She knows me well and knew I hadn’t started because I felt overwhelmed by the many pictures and lack of creativity. Kimberly is quite creative herself and as a professional photographer she believes in documenting great memories so she decided to give me a gift that would help me get started.
She bought me Becky Higgins Project Life. Project Life is a step by step kit of sorts that gives you a quick and easy way to scrapbook. You don’t need to learn special techniques, you don’t need glue and you don’t have to fuss over creating a design.
This simple process will save me time and help me be able to stay on top of my memory keeping.
All you need is:
1. Project Life Binder
2. Project Life Core kit (which houses design cards)
3. Big pack of Photo pocket pages (which come in different layouts)
FYI…All items are sold separately their is no full kit so to speak
Luckily for me, my sister bought it all for me. So now all I need is a free weekend to begin. Since I have to go back 5 years, I decided that I will try to print at least 10-15 pictures from each month of his life and then more from birthdays and holidays and go from there.
How to document your life’s story? If it’s through pictures…what approach do you use? Are your pictures printed and in albums?