I have always loved scrapbooking as a way of documenting big events, like weddings and significant birthdays. But I’ve never been great at traditional scrapbooking. I just can never figure out to put a page together the way I wanted it to look in my head.
Then a few years ago, I stumbled across the ‘pocket scrapbooking’ method, specifically Becky Higgins’ Project Life, and I fell in love. As Becky says in her introductory post/video, Project Life is intended to be a simplified approach to scrapbooking. You print out your photos, pick some pretty journalling cards to write your stories on, slip everything into pockets, and you’re done! I absolutely love this easy, pressure-free method of scrapbooking, and I love that a lot of the work is basically taken care of for me thanks to the divided page protectors and coordinated journalling cards.
I’m now on my third year of doing Project Life, and I still love it as a creative outlet and memorykeeping exercise. I’ve even gone back and put together a Project Life album for my university years – 2008 to 2013 in one album!
I’ll be sharing photos of my 2016 Project Life pages soon, but I thought I’d kick off with some details about my process for pocket scrapbooking!