Repost Project Life: Binders, Disney World, ’09 Graduation, and Movie Layouts

Original date: 5.16.12

Project Life can get un-motivating at times.  What I normally do when that happens is, I visit blogs that talk about Project Life.  First, I’ll drop by Becky Higgin’s blog and from there go on to her designers’ blogs.  It helps A LOT.  I love all their ideas and methods for putting their Project Life together and sometimes I’ll take a little bit of ideas from them to help put mine together.  I’m trying to stay away from too much embellishments (flowers, tags, ribbons, etc.) because I want mine to be pretty simple, quick, and fun.  And, because I never have much time, I don’t want to stretch a page for weeks and months (and even years), which I used to do when I paper scrapped.  I also tend to take lots of photos and don’t want to throw them away and scrapping with one photo at a time will take forever.

Yesterday, I dropped by Archiver’s to pick up another 12×12 leather 3-ring binder from We R Memory Keepers.  These binders are just fabulous!  I was debating between getting another colorful one, a black one, or a white one.  I even thought of grabbing the dark brown one, but as you know, I love colors (just not in my clothes) so I went for the yellow (mustard?) one.  It is very pretty.

My binder collection is growing!  I now have 5.  I also managed to create labels for all of them.  You can see what my previous binders looked like here.

I’m trying to get my 2 girls (10 and 5) to work on their books.  My 10-year-old has a Smash Folio and my 5-year-old has a regular 12×12 book.  They love it when I bring home pretty papers and that always excites them to scrap.

I am slowly getting there with my Project Life.  I am working in all directions.  I’ll work on pictures that I’m motivated to put together.  Lately, it’s been about our Disney World trip in 2010.







It’s not completely done yet.  I still have a few more pages to go but it’s getting there!

Then, I found all the cards husband got for his 2009 graduation from pharmacy school.  The Becky Higgins Big Envelope Pages comes in handy for this.  I’ve put all the cards that contained sentimental writings in the envelope.  I’ll be working on the photos next.

And last, the family went to watch, “Mirror Mirror” and because there was a story behind how we ended up watching that movie, I documented it.

My digital Project Life is coming along slowly as well.  I’ll share pieces from it soon.

Right now I am in the process of working on a new kit.  It too is coming along slowly.  Sometimes, unexpected things happen in life to the people we love and we have to take a moment to think things through.  I lost a wonderful cousin about a week ago.  Then, last week, my husband got into a car accident.  He was not hurt but now has to deal with the car insurance company with getting his car fixed.

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