Project Life is a memory keeping system developed by Becky Higgins. You can learn more about it here.
I often hear people say that they’re not doing Project Life because it’s too complicated. Which is ironic, really, because Project Life was created to be the simplest method of memory keeping available. In its basic form, it’s really as straight forward as taking photos, writing a bit of journaling, and sliding everything into individual pockets.
But for those of us who want to embellish a little more while still keeping the process simple and manageable, I’ve put together a series of posts to help you simplify your Project Life process.
My entire Project Life process, in-depth and step-by-step.
Why do some pages work, and some fall a little short? Why am I so drawn to some layouts, while I can easily flip past others when I’m glancing through my album? This post takes an in-depth look at the elements that make a page memorable for me.
Sure, you could use some of the basic journaling cards that come with the Project Life kits to embellish your last page. Or you could make your own journaling cards using scrap paper and leftover supplies. Or you could do this.
You don’t have to wait. You can start your Project Life album today. Whether it’s March or November. Yes, I know you have a million excuses, a million reasons to wait until January 1st so you can do it “right.” Well, I’m thrilled I didn’t wait. And I’ve got 5 good reasons you shouldn’t, either.
After I had a baby, I thought my life had become too chaotic and changed too much for me to stay on top of my Project Life process. And then I discovered a simple trick that saved my Project Life album, my memory-keeping efforts, and a bit of what’s left of my sanity. Daily journaling.
Day One is a journaling app for your Mac and IOS devices, and it’s my secret weapon when it comes to keeping on top of my Project Life journaling. It features a basic interface, it’s easy to access and use from any Apple device (iPhone, iPad, MacBook, etc.), and it delivers exactly what it promises: a quick way to journal your day-to-day moments. Can you see why it’s so perfect for your Project Life journaling? You need more convincing? No problem. Keep reading.
Arguably, photographs are the most important part of any memory keeping system. So let’s talk about how to simplify the process of editing and and printing those photographs for inclusion in your albums.
In this post, I discuss various options when it comes to journaling cards and embellishments. More specifically, I outline how using pre-made kits can save you time and money.
There is so much value in capturing the day-to-day memories that say, “This is our life. This is who we are, in this moment.” And if that means you have to adopt a few new habits that might turn you into a bonafide mamarazzi, here are a few you can start with.
The best thing about the Raskog cart from IKEA is that it’s easy to wheel around, which gives you a fairly portable stash to move from room to room. This is especially handy if you tend to work on your Project Life album where your family is, like in the living room or the kitchen, rather than always being in your studio. This post is filled with inspirational ideas you can refer to when setting up your cart.