Since I know my boys won’t remember everything from childhood, I love taking pictures so I can show them (and their future families) about our life while they were growing up. But the reality is, I can’t spend hours upon hours creating memory books. Project Life to the rescue! If you’re into scrapbooking at all, you’ve probably heard of Project Life. Created by a fellow Arizona Supermom Becky Higgins, it’s an amazing scrapbook and journaling solution for busy moms. Available for both paper scrapbooking and digital scrapbooking, there is even a Project Life phone app!
There is also a Project Life app so you can scrapbook right on your phone — even while you’re still on vacation!
Project Life is Bettijo’s and my favorite way to capture the big moments AND everyday life. It is super simple — literally as easy as filling photo album pockets and writing a short caption. Only this system swaps a ho-hum album for unique sheet protectors that hold pictures and fun cards that you can mix and match to suit your style and personality.
What we love about Project Life:
:: No embellishments or scrapbooking paper needed! Since Bettijo and I are both designers, we don’t want to sacrifice style to get our family scrapbooks done. Project Life cards are well-designed, and each kit features coordinating prints that make mixing and matching quick.
Project life is so easy we’ve even seen it used by kids to create their own scrapbooks. Of course we have also seen people get fancy with their Project Life pages, which is fine, but if you are looking for a stylish, SIMPLE memory-keeping solution — this is it!
To get started with Project Life you need a Core Kit, Photo Pocket Pages, 12×12 binder and acid-free pens. A corner-rounder comes in handy, and we like having a pack of graph cards — they coordinate with any kit, and they’re also super to keep in your purse to record funny memories as they happen. You can easily slip them into the album later.
There are lots of different Project Life Kits — my favorite is the Kraft Edition. Each Project Life edition includes a “Core Kit” that has over 500 coordinating 3×4 and 4×6 cards that work together with photos to create the photo-album pages. Project Life’s Photo Pocket Pages are sold separately from the kits. There are several pocket configurations, and we recommend buying a variety pack.
Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say with each picture, but what you write will be very important to your future photo album viewers. I love that Project Life kits come with fabulously creative journaling cards that prompt me on what to say when I’m stuck. Journaling cards in the kit come in 4×6 and 3×4 sizes to fit perfectly into the plastic pages.
Project Life products have just become available at craft stores across the United States including Michaels and Hobby Lobby.
Visit us Thursday to see how Bettijo assembled a few quick spreads of Baby Rockwell in literally minutes!
About the author
Aimée was a co-founder of Paging Supermom. Although she dreams in pink, she wouldn’t trade her two energetic boys for anything. Between using The Force on surrounding battle droids and flying to infinity and beyond, Aimée enjoys squeezing in some personal creative time. With a background in advertising, marketing and design, she is proud to stay home raising her boys.