Happy National Scrapbooking Month! I have always enjoyed documenting life’s moments with scrapbooking. To be honest, I’m a real old fashioned scrapbooker. I love creating my own pages from my stash of papers, embellishments and stamps. I find myself growing into the Project Life memory keeping system a little more each time I use it.
I wanted to begin documenting my son’s move into his new “home”. He’s finally on his own. College is done and he’s got a job he’s enjoying and an apartment he’s happy with. What more could we ask for? (I have a list…but I’ll save that for another day!)
Someone emailed me a picture from his first day of kindergarten and it seemed somehow appropriate for this 1st in his life. I’ve used the Happiness Is Project Life card set and accessory pack from Stampin’ Up! I love these retiring In colors from 2014-2016.
The cards come in several sizes depending on the set you get. They all coordinate with each other and with Stampin’ Up!’s product line.
I tried to keep my pages simple by sticking to what was in the set and adding some stamping on the next page.
Here you can see that I’ve taken some cards and cut them to fit into the slots in the project life plastic sleeve pages.
True Confessions Of A Project Life Newbie…
This is a very quick way to preserve your memories and photos as long as you don’t let yourself get too overwhelmed with making it perfect!! When I first started creating pages with this memory keeping system, I felt so overwhelmed. I couldn’t choose which cards and pictures to put together and I couldn’t decide how to add my own touches to make it mine.
I quickly realized that I had to develop my own “process” for creating pages that I liked. I can’t see myself just sliding things in and calling it a day. I do need that creative outlet of doing some stamping and making it my own unique creation.
However…it’s easy to get bogged down in the details of wanting it to be perfect. I’m keeping it simple for now and adding touches that are quick, easy and simple. Take a look at the second page in this layout:
My goal for this 2 page layout was to show the entrance to the apartment and the basic layout. I have a lot of other pictures that show all of the details from start to finish. This is our first impression layout!
Here I added some washi tape and a little stamping in coordinating colors. A few details to make it mine, but not so many that I didn’t finish the pages in a reasonable amount of time.
All in all, I’m happy with my start to this album documenting this new chapter in my son’s life. (And mine too, really…after all, we’re empty nesters now!)
The Happiness Is Project Life supplies that I used here are available while supplies last or until May 31 at mystampingstore.com!
Check out the clearance rack and the retiring list for some GREAT deals!
Thank you for stopping by today! Happy memory keeping!