I’ve heard about Project life or Pockect Pages for the last year. I assumed it was a photo-a-day scrapbook project. I wasn’t interested in that kind of commitment so I stayed away from it. What a mistake. I was wrong. It is NOT a photo-a-day project. It a system to document every-day life– not a photo every day.
It is a spend-more-time-making-the-memories-rather-than-preserving-them project!
Project Life is a brilliant system that simplifies documenting our lives in photo albums with journaling. I LOVE IT! Her system is faster and easier than traditional scrapbooking, so easy anyone can do it. Who doesn’t like faster and easier?
Top 5 reasons everyone loves Project Life
Becky, being a busy mom, recognised the time problem involved in traditional scrapbooking and came up with Project Life as a solution to putting the focus back on family. It is a tool to appreciate the past while making the most of the present. It’s a simple system of slipping photos and journal cards into plastic pockets in an album. Easy peasy! Becky expains her system in this video.
I ordered the system and can’t wait to get started.
I switched from traditional scrapbooking to digital scrapbooking because it is faster, cheaper and easier. I won’t be giving up digital scrapbooking, I love desiging digital holiday and special occasion layouts.
Steph at the Daily Digi wrote a great post on Project life. She helped me see it the way I want to use it when she said, “Project Life for me, would become a way to document events and bits of my life that I don’t get excited about scrapbooking, but still want to record.”
The CONCEPT behind Project Life, once you grasp it, it a completely different project over regular scrapbooking. It’s designed to be simple and easy but a walloping bunch of journaling and memories that will last not only your life time but for generations. It is passing down the story of your life, not just the highlights. I’ve journaled in the past but I believe Project Life will get me into a weekly habit.
Becky made some great journal prompts on the cards so I know my Project Life albums with contain more journaling. I’ll be able to get a lot of photos off my computer and into albums where they belong.
Becky, a Christian mom, spent 12 years as a contributor to Creating Keepsakes magazine. In 2009 Becky and her hubby launched Becky Higgins LLC to share her solution-based scrapbooking products see Beckyhiggins.com. At first the papers and cards were only available in paper but now Becky has branched into the digital world and teamed up with popular and loved scrapbook companies at ACDigitals.com.
With Project Life, every thing is simplified. Becky provides page protectors and pre-printed cards on which you can write your journal entries that are all beautiful and color coordinated. All you have to do is print your photos, write out your journaling, and slide each into it’s own little pocket.
Becky’s system is available on Amazon. Below is an example of set A Pocket Pages. She offers many different layouts. The cost runs about $50 for a full year of materials and you don’t need anything else except the cost for getting your photos developed.
As a scrapbook designer I got excited about making the Pocket Cards. Here is my first set.
These are availble in PDF for printing 4 per 8.5×11 page or 12 pngs for digital use.
More Pocket Journal Cards 3×4 and 4×6