Blogging does weird things to you. Like inspire you to try new things you never dreamed of doing. Case in point: Scrapbooking. I have never been much of a DIY girl, and it never crossed my mind to sit down and scrapbook.
But a few weeks ago my husband and I were sitting under the willow tree, happy as clams, and he said to me: "Miri, we have to remember these days. They are the happiest days of our lives!" I pointed out that I take a lot of pictures, for the purpose of documenting them and preserving the memories.
However, how much good are photos when they are only in digital form? I share some here on this blog, and do a photobook once in a while (usually from vacations we have been on), but the everyday snaps from our life were only found on the computer.
So I decided right then and there to change that. I remembered The Lady Okie doing something called "Project Life", and went through her archives to find the posts on that. Thanks for helping a sister out Amanda!
What I like about the "Project Life" format is how easy it all is. I didn't want to start anything too complicated, because knowing myself I would abandon it halfway through if it was too much work.
So I ordered this album, this "core kit" (which includes a ton of cards to write on or simply place in between your photos) and the pocket pages (includes 60 pages). If you purchase all three they give you a 20%-discount, so I paid $70.00 in total (shipping is free within the US).
I got all the pictures I wanted printed at London Drugs, and then tackled this project like my life depended on it. I finished all six months in four days!
Having this blog was a tremendous help, as was my day planner where I write all work-related stuff and social events.
I will continue the project by documenting the rest of the year month by month, which will be easier. What I noticed is that I never take pictures when we meet friends, which is partly due to the fact that our "older" friends don't ever do that, coming from a social media-free generation.
The other reason is that I thought it pointless when I can't post it online, which I wouldn't do since it's not their thing. But now I can take pictures for the scrapbook!
I'm thrilled with the result. Here is to making 2015 unforgettable!
Do you scrapbook? I would love to see some of your pages! Please link in the comments if you do.
I am not being compensated for writing this post. I simply shared it because I love it!