(otherwise known as How I Am Able to Appreciate the Everyday While Still Having Time to Live It!)
That's right, instead of spending every waking hour living it, I'm now in a daily habit of pausing and realizing just how good life is all around me. I also don't get so hung up on recording and "appreciating" life that I forget to live it! How do I find that balance? It's all thanks to Becky Higgins' Project Life creations! For years (since 2000), I scrapbooked traditional layouts, and I still do. I did not take the plunge into Becky's products for a good while, or lightly when I did. After all, how could ALL of our stories get told with just a spread a week? And that's when I realized that this captures the every day but it doesn't mean this is ALL I have to do! Project Life is not very time consuming, and it's helping me tell the stories that otherwise get pushed off into "some other day." These aren't the big stories, but rather the little moments that I would forget about from one week to the next. Project Life is also helping me remember to collect and USE everyday memorabilia. Things like drawings or napkins from restaurants; or a photo of the mess of toys on the end table. Signs that we are living a chaotic and full life, of images that would otherwise not be put onto a layout right away and instead, likely get put into my category drawers for waiting for connections to be made some time down the road.
Some of you may be asking, "Well, April, if you're using this, are you still following Stacy's Library of Memories system too?" My answer is absolutely, 100% YES! There is most definitely a place in my library for Project Life. They work together beautifully.
What I'm Using:
- Cobalt Core Kit and Album
- Clementine cardstock
- Design A Big Pack Page Protectors
- Design B, D, F (and soon to be G) alternative options for Page Protectors
- various 4x3 journaling blocks found around the web (many for free)
- journaling spots from October Afternoon, Jillibean Soup, Studio Calico to name a few.
How I'm Organized:
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