Thank you to American Crafts for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.
Sometime in the mid to late 90′s I became obsessed with scrapbooking. I was graduating from college and wanted a place to put all my photos and mementos. Then I took a job travelling the world and I had even more amazing photos I needed to find a safe place for. These were the days, of course, of rolls of film and developing every shot you took. I accumulated quite the collection of scrapbooking materials and it soon became so overwhelming that I did nothing. Once the babies started arriving, I officially called it quits and gave away all my scrapbooking supplies.
About a year ago I ran across a blogger who was writing a series on her blog about Project Life. I read a few posts but it seemed like a new scrapbooking system I’d have to learn and fuss with. When I was asked a few weeks ago to try out a Project Life Kit and create a layout to share with you, I was still a little leery of having to learn a whole new scrapbooking system. But I want a non-digital option for my photos so I agreed… and I’m so glad I did!
Project Life is hands down the easiest scrapbook kit I have ever seen. Once you purchase your kit, all you need to do is print your photos, grab a pen and give yourself about 20 minutes to do a few pages – and most of that is writing out memories. Project Life requires no scissors, no glue, no tools and no skills of any kind.
Project Life kits require three basic parts – the album, the page inserts, and the decorative cards. Once you have those three things you are set to go. My set is called 5th & Frolic but there are other designs to choose from.
I spent a few minutes, literally, one Sunday morning putting together a two page spread of lunch at Disneyland. I was waiting for my husband to make breakfast and was done before my breakfast was ready.
You can mix and match – everything matches within the set. I spent most of the time leafing through the cards trying to decide what I wanted to use.
So easy! And now my photos have a home and I won’t forget the details.
So where do you get this super fabulous set? Michaels! Michaels carries one of the largest selections of Project Life, including two exclusive core kits and several exclusive albums.
There are several different Core Kits you can purchase with different themes and colors. The Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic Core Kit features an array of light blues, pinks, greens, yellows and airy neutrals. The fun icons include birds, trees, foxes, houses, keys and clipboards. The edition has a distressed feel. The Vintage Travel Core Kit features deep blues, reds and browns, along with a variety of darker neutrals. The icons in this Edition include trains, airplanes and maps. You can find something for any occasion!