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Jan 16, 2012

Project Life....

I don't know about you, but before I started making cards, I dabbled in scrapbooking.  I started by joining a monthly stamping club at a friend's house. She's make a layout, we'd come and duplicate it.  I'd sometimes work on pages on my own, but pretty quickly I fell behind.

I discovered carding, and loved how quickly I could create a project. And the "collecting" of supplies began.  Somehow, I lost all the momentum to scrapbook. And blink. Years went by.

I'm ashamed to say that I have SO many photos on my laptop, in Facebook Albums, in Shutterfly albums and none printed.  Its ridiculous. And the phone. I have so many pictures on my phone. SO many.

And I have these two beautiful boys, two busy boys, and so many stories to write down.

Enter. Project Life.  If you're not familiar with Project Life, it's a modular scrapbooking kit.  That is all based on simplicity and actually getting those pages done.  I bought a binder, the Clementine Core Kit and several sets of page dividers. I've been *trying* to be good about keeping my camera with me as we're out and about and of course taken a TON of photos on my phone.....

To me, Project Life isn't about having perfect pages, or having "perfect" photography. But capturing these moments while they're still fresh.  My boys have been loving helping me journal, and they've been writing  their own notes, and they've been drawing pictures to include in the album too.  I love that this is something we can do together as a family, FOR our family.

And, I'm loving that I can incorporate SO many of my stampy elements into my album.

I'm finding that my stamps and Die-namics are just about perfect for embellishing my pages and taking notes:

I've been using my Die-namics By the Letters and Die-namics By the Numbers for quick page accents... see my little felted AM on the top left hand picture?  I've used the Monogram Alphabet for a title on my bottom right hand side photograph....

If you've got sporty kids, the All Star Stamp Set and Die-namics Die will certainly be handy. I used it for this 4x6 panel for my eldest son - who is playing on not one, but TWO indoor soccer leagues this winter.  The Mini Pennant Die-namics and the Typewriter Alphabet was used for the mini banner accent on the top of this page.

I'll be sporadically sharing pages from my Project Life album.... I hope that this helps you think about using your stamps and Die-namics in your memory keeping!  Thanks for looking!
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