Project Life – my process

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.

all the little happy things - my project life process
all the little happy things - my project life process

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!

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