For those of you who are new, or maybe just never caught it, last August I did a post about my new Insta-Life album that I started making from all of my 2012 photo-a-day pictures that I took on Instagram.
I won't rehash it too much, but for me, iPhone photography has become practically the only way that I take daily photos anymore. Yes, I love my fancy DSLR, always will, but the convenience and ability to capture a special, maybe even once-in-a-lifetime moment with my iPhone camera (that I always have on hand), is something that I will forever be grateful for.
Taking photos of everyday moments that I want to remember has become almost habit for me... which I love. Documenting my sweet girls practicing spelling words, snapping a picture of my kids walking home from school or getting the perfect shot of a beautiful sunset, are all precious things that I don't ever want to forget. That being said, I'm sure you can image how many pictures I have... it's embarrassing.
But last year, I promised to get those great pictures OUT of my phone and computer and INTO some sort of memory keeping journal, so that my kids and husband could enjoy these precious memories just as much as I do.
Let's get real, most days, I've barely got time to comb my hair, so the idea of scrapbooking the way I would want to do it, has always seemed far fetched.
An Insta-update from 2 days ago... just keepin' it real.
This is why I'm SO SO SO grateful for Project Life.
I know I sound like a broken record to some of you, but I get questions asked ALL the time about Instagram journaling and general picture scrapbooking (being a blogger who takes a trillion photos)... so I just have to keep sharing and reiterating what REALLY works for ME, in MY crazy life!
I'm sure most of you already know how the Project Life products work, but if you don't, here's the quickest rundown ever.
Album + Cute Papers + Photo Sleeves + Pictures + Pen = Done and DONE!
The best part, is that YOU only provide the photos!
Yeah, I know, overwhelming huh?
(are you picking up on my sarcasm?)
I'm just gonna be honest and say, that I think the two most difficult parts about scrapbooking are:
* Deciding where to start
* Making it look good
Well guess what? You can officially breathe easy, because I'm about to take all of your scrabooking stresses away, with these two simple answers.
1. Start NOW
2. Project Life has got it covered
There is NO WAY that I have the time, at this point in my life, to go back 5, 6, 7 years ago to when my girls were first born and start documenting everything from that moment forward. More than likely, I'd give up about the first week in. There's just too much to say, to document and to remember! So my solution is to just start NOW. Don't let today's moments be forgotten like the ones in the past. Print even just a few pictures from the last month or two and journal them ASAP!!!
Don't get me wrong, embellishments are TOTALLY my thing (that's why I love smash booking... more on that in another post) but for the sole purpose of getting a grouping of our pictures into an album, so that we can actually enjoy them... Project Life is perfect.
To finish these two pages all I added to my already cute Project Life cards and photos, were some decorative scrapbooking letters, 2 cut out hearts and a tiny bit of journaling; that's it! Assembly took all of 10 minutes... no lie.
If you want to begin the process/habit of journaling your personal photos, but don't know where to start or feel like it's all just too expensive... you're in luck. The WHOLE reason that I'm blabbing on and on about this amazing product, is because I'm silly-excited to share with you that on Monday, March 25th, Project Life will be making their TV debut on HSN, where they'll be selling two full Project Life kits that include an album, page protectors and either a Blush or Jade edition core kit!!!
This specific sale is value-priced and you won't be able to purchase Project Life for this amount anywhere else, so I wanted you guys to know about it, here, first! In my photos above I am using the BLUSH edition, but the JADE is equally as awesome.
Here's a more detailed closeup of a few items that each kit will come with (minus the page protectors).
Nobody will know the exact price of these kits, until the HSN sale is live, but I'm already anxiously waiting, because I think these would be AWESOME Christmas gifts for a few family members and one or two friends that I can think of right now.
So make sure you jump on this fantastic deal while it's going, on the 25th, and get moving on journaling those precious pictures you have of your kids, family, pets... whatever it may be! It really IS easier than you think, and the perfect way to make "scrapbooking" work for YOU!