I talk about Project Life a lot. It’s become my favorite way of documenting our photos and stories. I especially love doing it all digitally because it just makes my life easier and allows me to keep up with everything on a weekly basis.
Well, last month there was a great deal on Project Life via the Home Shopping Network and I jumped at the chance and ordered the physical kit. Right after I clicked the order button, I had a moment of, what the heck am I going to do with it?
I looked at my organized photos for inspiration when I saw that 2008 was completely blank. I did not print a single photo from 2008. All those images were sitting in my computer:
I know, I keep saying that I am not going to take on any more projects with baby arriving, but I am just going with the flow and enjoying getting things done around here!
I spent a couple of hours sorting through the photos on my computer and ordered about 450 prints. (I’ll share more about my thoughts about memory keeping next week, but I had some big realizations.) Once the prints arrived, I put everything on one end of the dining table and got to work:
It took me a couple of hours each day to put together our 2008 album. If I did the math correctly, it only took me about 8 hours of work and journaling to put together this album!
It was actually pretty fun to slip the photos into the page protectors, and it was a nice change of pace since I usually do everything on the computer.
I am so happy with how it turned out:
Once I finished everything, I realized that there is still plenty of room in the binder to add in more photos.
I’m going to continue on with 2009, and then if there is still more room, I’ll add in 2010 photos too.
I have to say I am happy with the Jade Edition; the colors and the kit were fun to work with and it really made me miss traditional scrapbooking. This is definitely the perfect solution for our current lifestyle.
(Linking up with The Mom Creative.)