My life is hectic. I'm not complaining because I truly love it. I love going to school online, I love scrapbooking, I love to dance and help out my husband at his dance studio, I am lucky I have a full time job and I love my puppy and I love my work with Clique Kits. But this leaves me little time to scrapbook.
My solution? It's My Life Album (aka Project Life). I love the ease and quickness about this type of documenting scrapbook. I am able to put in my photos easily and add elements to jazz them up! Sometimes I don't have a lot of time and use already created and beautiful journal cards, or if I have time, I sit down and create my own special creations. I have not veered from traditional scrapbooking, I add 12x12 layouts as well.
During our last blog share, I shared my first few weeks of January spreads in My Life Album. Today I'm going to round out the month and share a the remaining spreads. The spread above is week 4. Some highlights: I snow blowed for the first time ever (though I've lived in MN / ND pretty much my whole life), Matt & I went on our first vacation since 2010.
As you see some of the journal cards I just placed in the pocket, while others I spent some time personalizing. You really see this on the left hand side with the "Love" journal card and the "Deer Mount" journal card.
I use Simple Stories Page Protectors and 12x12 album to host my photos, layouts and journal cards. It is a really sturdy product and I love all the pocket capabilities! I like variety so I don't get bored.
I'm so thankful for a beautiful vacation and that my puppy was well taken care of. Because I had less time to spend on this spread, I really focused on pictures I love and memories.
I did mix in a 1/2 page protector from Becky Higgins. Since Matt & I were in Mexico for 5 days, I wanted to highlight some of those photos as well as some images of our puppy Spock, as he spent his vacation at Spa Leslie (our friends house, where he got SPOILED!) These 1/2 pages are perfect if you have a special event and want to add a few extra photos in your week's spread.
Documenting every day life doesn't have to be stressful. I print most my photos from home and if I don't have anything really interesting that I want to document, than I can skip a week. This is your album, this is your life, it is what you make it and what you want to document. So don't get stressed if you skip a week or if it is easier for you to do a layout and spread a month. Make it your own album. That is why I call this project "My Life" Album.
Join me each Tuesday for more spreads, journal card ideas, pocket ideas, organizing tips and much more related to documenting your life!