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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Project Life Pages with Luisa (playing catching up)!

Hello Divas,
Luisa here saying a big hello to all of you.
Well, it's time to share what I have been working on lately.
On December I decided to finally catch-up with my backlog of pictures and decided to use the Becky Higgins "Project Life" scrapbooking approach to catch up.  Of course I had to do it "my way".

Project Life main idea is to use divided page protectors to insert different sizes of photos.  Well, instead I choosed a photo album (Recollections, normally $24.99, paid $15 at Michales w/40% discount).
These type of albums have inserts for 3 horizontal and 2 vertical 4x6 photos.

Here is my very first page with photos of 2007:

What I did was the following:
1) Gather all photos from all places (yes I had photos in 3 different boxes since they were sorted by family member and events.
2) I sorted them by year.  I did separate some pictures that I still want to create normal scrapbook layouts.
3) I started then to insert them in the first album in chronological order of course.

What I found is that 2007 was the year I scrapped the most pictures from that same year and I had very few pictures.
From 2008 I found quite a bunch of pictures and back then I used to take hundreds of pictures of one event.   i.e We went to Viejas Casino and took 175 pictures and printed them all!  I picked some to create layouts with them and the majority were slip into the photo album inserts.

2009 was not much different from 2008, but the pictures are from more events and less photos per event.

Do you notice the evalution I have been experiencing?

Here are some pictures of 2008:

I included a HISTORY journaling block to each year at the begining.  What's in this journaling blocks:
Were we live at
How old we were
School grades
Where we work
Major events of that year

In 2008 I also started to take more selfportraits and this are some of the pictures that never got into a layout.

For this project am using many digital products.  Like journaling blocks and tags.  This pages are not going to be bulky, so I will use lots of flat stickers (shapes and alphas), diecuts, digital images, post-it notes and index cards (my latest discovery!  There are some that are 4x6 and they fit perfectly into the album inserts.

An extra bonus is that am able to use my fave paper collections and scraps for this project.  Am planning to use a different paper collection for each month!

I have a tote where I store all the supplies am using for these albums.  With my tote, my album and a folder with printables; am ready to scrap in the living room with my family, here it is:
Top view!

Side view!

And these are the latest acquisitions I have made for my Project Life Project....

There you go, this is what I am up to lately!

What are you working on currently?

Hugs and blessings,


Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Hi Luisa, this is a great idea. Where did you get the photo alum inserts? I love how they are layed out.

My New Year's resolution is to run a 5K every month so I purchased a smash book to journal my 5k's.

Thanks for sharing your idea. I love it and I really need to do this myself. Maybe next year. hehehe

Hugs, Tami

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Michelle Sanchez said...

I really need to pull my pictures out and start working on this. Love it Luisa! Thanks for the wonderful ideas and inspiration!

Liz Terrazas said...

i love the post its you are using Luisa... so fun..

Jessica said...

Wow, girl, you are on a roll! Keep up the fabulous work Diva!

Karen L said...

Luisa, I read this through twice because there were so many tips and ideas in it! LOVE the history block for each year!! I've mentioned that I have years and years worth of old photos to scrap and what a great idea to list where we live, and all the important info for each year. WOW!! I am so inspired!

Luisa said...

Tami, the album is from Recollections and it comes with like 20 pages! They also sell pages in packets of 10. It's a postbound album! Glad you liked the idea...

Michelle, this is a great way to scrapbook tons of pictures and show them to family! Am almost done with my first album and is already in our living room for family to enjoy!

Liz, am loving all my supplies for this project!

Jessica, thankyou my friend!

Karen, Thanks for your comments. The idea of including the "year history card" was from my daughters, because they were fighting between them about where we were living in 2009 (we moved in Sep, 2009) and from that discussion they suggested to include the "History" card.

This is a very fast and easy approach ladies! Am having so much fun...

Thanks everybody for your nice comments!!!

Michelle Sanchez said...

I found a tote that I had for my crafty tools! I am designating it for my Smash Books and Project Life pages! I have been doing my vacation to Israel in those photo sheets too! I will be picking it back up once I organize my tote! ;)