This year I made a resolution to enjoy every opportunity that came my way, and this plan is actually going really well. I’ve done quite a few nice things, but have some very exciting times ahead with a holiday to Crete and a trip to USA planned. Needless to say, I don’t want to forget any of the amazing moments I get to experience, so when I saw Lily Pebble‘s video about Project Life, I took note.
For those of you who haven’t heard of Project Life, it’s a sort of easy scrapbook. You simply print off your photos and slot them in to clear wallets between patterned journal cards. It really does make it a lot easier for people who don’t want the intricacy of traditional scrap booking. The one downside is that it is rather expensive to start. But after weighing up the alternatives, I decided the cost was worth the beautiful record I would create so made a few purchases to get me going.
One essential purchase was my Project Life Binder. I opted for the the Magie Holmes Floral Binder as I fell in love with the print. The bind is extremely well made, and I love that it has metal corners to help protect it. One of the reasons I liked Project Life was that it operated on a binder system, meaning you could rearrange your pages or edit them without having to start all over again. I also picked up a large assortment pack of the clear wallet inserts. I chose the Big Variety Pack 2 as it had the insert types I liked the most. To start me off, I decided to invest in a core kit. The core kits have all the journal cards you need to start a Project Life, all you need to do is choose the theme you like the best. Settling on a theme was so hard, and I could have easily bought 5 or more! In the end, I got the Dreamy Core Kit which is soft whimsical pastels as I thought it would go well with my binder. Now it’s time to think about any embellishments. Whilst at the Hobby show I picked up quite a few bits including some alphabet sticks, a rubber stamp and these pearl stickers. Adding a couple to a page really helps personalise your Project Life and inject your own personality into it. The beauty of project life is that you can do as much or as little as you want.
I would definitely recommend using Craftie Charlie for all your Project Life supplies if your from the UK. It has the biggest collection I’ve been able to find and delivers it super fast!
Have you started a Project Life? Do you have any tips for beginners like me?