Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Project Life

I had another post planned for today, but I put it on the back burner. It's actually really appropriate because every other project I'm working on has taken a backseat right now, too, and this is the reason: Project Life. I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to start scrapbooking, but the thought has been too overwhelming (not to mention I'm terrible at narrowing down pictures for a page). When I first looked into Project Life months ago, I was really drawn to it, because it seemed much simpler and easier than traditional scrapbooking...but I was still worried about my ability to narrow down pictures. Thanks to some great advice from Caylee (and a killer deal at Michael's!), I took the plunge!

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This was my first round of purchases--just the basic necessities--courtesy of a BOGO binder sale, two 50% off One Item coupons, and a husband that wasn't ashamed to buy PL supplies so I could use both those coupons. He's a keeper, I tell ya.

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I bought the 5th and Frolic edition, but it was so hard to pick! There are at least two others that I have my eye on right now. I knew I made the right decision, though, when I opened up the box and saw this: 


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I almost died you guys. So stinkin cute!


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I ended up going back to Michael's the next day for some more scrapbooking goodies (it's an addiction, I'm discovering) and then I dug out some of my own paper goods that I had accumulated from writing letters to Sarah (which lately I have been terrible at!). Now I have all my favorites stashed together in a photo storage box until I find a better method of organization (and, uh....more room in this apartment).

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I'm planning on ordering some prints in the next couple days and getting down to business. I originally wanted to go back and do weekly pages from our first year of marriage, but then thought I would get overwhelmed, so I resigned to just wait until January and start with the upcoming year. Well, I quickly realized that I'm far too excited to wait another month and a half, so I've worked out a list of highlights and things I want to include from last year to keep me busy. I can't wait to start! Any fellow Project Lifers out there? I need all the tips & tricks I can get!

6 comments:

  1. So exciting! I've wanted to start this project for a long time as we'll and hopefully will take the plunge as well. Good luck, I hope to see your progress!

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    1. It's pretty fun! I did a couple pages today! I still feel like I have a lot to learn, though...

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  2. You're going to LOVE it. Can't wait to see your pages.

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  3. This looks so interesting... I can't wait to see the finished products!

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    1. It's really really fun! I just started today (after, uh, going BACK to Michaels again......and Hobby Lobby....eek!).

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  4. So cute! cant wait o see what you create!

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