I did the big, crazy scrapbooking thing at one point in my life. Bought way too many sheets of decorative paper. Boxes full of random cutting devices. Stamps, stickers--all of it!
I have a few fun books of college road trips and adventures to show for it, but in the end it wasn't really my thing. So, while I've admired other people's books from afar, I've been reluctant to immerse myself deeply in the "Project Life" phenomenon.
But then, the Kid wanted a book of his train adventures. I was happy to comply, except that it's hard to make a printed book (on Blurb, Mpix, or similar) when the subject you're encompassing is still very much ongoing.
Plus, part of the fun of a "train book"--at least in my mind--is being able to tuck in ticket stubs and maps and other bits of ephemera.
A "Project Life" book seemed to be the answer to both of those problems.
Indeed, it was.
So much so, in fact, that I quickly ordered a second book to chronicle our--also ongoing--summer bucket lists.
While I did get one set of the "Project Life" cards, I've mostly been just writing on scraps of normal paper or even on the pictures themselves. I'm using the smaller 6x8 books, and I just ordered a few sample packs of page protectors to have lots of different sizes to play with.
For the photos themselves, I use Mpix for the more standard sized prints, and a company called Persnickety Prints for the odd sizes. I'm also sparingly using my Instax printer, which adds a lovely, vintage-y feel to my pages. (But the print quality isn't nearly as good, hence the "sparingly".)
On the whole, I am tickled both with the results and at how easy this is to keep up with.
Any other Project Life devotees here? Make yourself known and give me your hints and tips!