Whenever people ask me about Project Life scrapbooking, I tell them my favorite thing about it is that you can make it as simple or as complicated as you like. There are people who use tons of embellishments, design their own journaling cards, etc., and then there are people like me who scribble in a few notes about the photos, stick everything in the photo pockets, and call it done.
I was originally inspired to try Project Life because I saw it on Kathleen’s blog. I love how she keeps her pages simple but they still look really beautiful and reflect her style. She recently posted a “style sheet” that she’s using for her 2014 album to keep it consistent throughout the year. I am stealing her idea and doing the same.
Here’s the loose set of rules for my 2014 PL album:
- Jade core kit, using mostly the white and brightly colored cards, avoiding muted grays and browns
- Use a mix of colors on every page
- Include colorful ephemera like ticket stubs, kids drawings, etc.
- Rounded corners on photos and cards
- Grouping photos by month, not breaking it down by week
- Journaling cards in my handwriting with a black fine-tip Sharpie
- Lots of photos with very little embellishment
- Smaller photo page inserts for special events, like birthdays, family photo sessions, etc.
Here is a sampling of the pages I’ve completed for January and February.