Project Life! You can’t turn a corner in the scrapbooking industry without hearing all about it. Except that if you haven’t actually delved in, you may be just nodding your head and smiling when the topic comes up and wondering…WHY PROJECT LIFE? Get the nitty, gritty details and see some examples from some of the Little Black Dress Kit Club design team members today. And you can stop acting like your favorite aunt who refuses to admit that she can’t hear as well as she used to the next time the subject comes up. Instead you’ll actually be able to jump in with your own opinion and support of this new scrapbooking method!
Why Project Life? To get you the good stuff we checked out the info provided by the creator of the popular new scrapbooking method (Becky Higgins). Here’s the gist of what she had to say about the new scrapbooking craze!
“Project Life is a back-to-basics approach to memory-keeping. This system is so simple, that it’s revolutionary,” Becky Higgins said.
The most popular reasons behind the instantaneous LOVE of Project Life amongst scrapbookers everywhere are:
- Less Stress
- Less Time Invested in Individual Projects
- New Skills to Learn and Enjoy
- Less Guilt
- More Value
- Cheap Therapy
Need more info? Read on…and then, check out Project Life projects from the LBD design team members! You’ll love it! And it will get you inspired to get your own Project Life moving!
Most see Project Life as a scrapbooking solution. It makes the process more simple and lets scrapbookers and memory keepers have more time to spend making memories rather than devoting every last second to preserving the ones already captured digitally. There’s no glue, scissors, tools, or fancy crafting skills necessary. (Can you say, Ahhhhh). This is not only a great decrease in stress levels for beginners and veteran scrapbookers alike, but it’s a money saver. How many of you have ever added up how much you’ve spent purchasing glue and adhesives throughout a busy scrapbooking year? (I don’t actually recommend doing it. It’s oddly disturbing. That was simply rhetorical. Just know that you don’t want to know).
The benefits of Project Life scrapbooking come from the design of the products. They take the guess work out of the layout design. Scrapbookers get to focus on recording their special moments with photos and journaling. It’s a new method that’s bringing us full circle; back to the beginning where it all began. That said, the design is trendy and styling. It means the opportunity to create more pages in less time.
The creator of Project Life was obviously inspired by her personal life. She’s a busy mom and wife who has been heavily involved in scrapbooking and knows the amount of time required for dedication in this particular industry. She named it Project Life because it’s designed to be all about LIFE. And not just any life, but YOUR LIFE. It’s whatever you need it to be; because everyone’s life is going to be different; different people, different memories, different life stages, different circumstances, different lifestyles, etc. Regardless of who, when or where you are…Project Life makes it easier to get your photos, journaling and memories…into a book!
Consider trying it if you haven’t yet…it’s said to be the best way to stop connecting scrapbooking with the guilt on never getting it all done! It gives you freedom. And once you’re at that moment when you feel more free than guilty…you’ll be able to see just how creative and fabulous you can be! It can be as simple or as intensely crazy creative as you want; depending on your mood and your time requirements! That’s why so many people love it.
That said…there are plenty of Project Life products out there as well as products by varying designers that coordinate and fulfill Project Life requirements. The method is taking over the world…once you’ve got the hang of it, you’ll see just how versatile it can be!
Live for Adventure Project Life Layout by Alyssa McGrew
Check out more pics/closeups:
Next check out this My Girls Project Life Layout by Brittany:
And the full layout:
Supply List from Brittany:
*My Girls- Project Life Page
Kit Items: Paper: Dear Lizzy-Lucky Charm-Wild Hearts; Amy Tangerine-Yes Please-Hopeful|Freckled Fawn-Wood Chips- Speech Bubbles
Non-Kit Items: Paper: Recollection White Cardstock| Recollections $1 Heart Punch| Thickers-Dear Lizzy-Fantasic| Silhouette Cuts/Printables| Yellow Twine| Dear Lizzy Date Stamp| Jet Black Stazon Ink| Grey thread/Sewing machine
Another Project Life project from Brittany using the Don’t Worry Be Happy Scrapbook Kit: It’s a Project Life Mini Album!
And now…another Project Life project example…this time from Stephanie!
WOW Project Life Layout by Stephanie:
And the CLOSEUP:
Supply List from Stephanie:
(Project life layout)
Studio Calico Diamond Layered Template
Studio Calico Wood Veneers
Dear Lizzy stickers