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Making a Scrapbook the Easy Way with Project Life

Easy Scrapbooking for Beginners

Project Life Baby Scrapbook 1

You guys, I’m excited to share the scrapbook I’ve been working on with my mom! For Christmas this year, I printed off all of my favorite photos of Elliot from age 1-2. I packaged them up with some new goodies from Project Life so my mom and I could work on a scrapbook together. Since we live a few states away, it was a fun project to do while we were together over the holidays.

Project Life Clementine

It’s been a few years, but I first discovered Project Life a few years ago, when I tried out their Clementine Edition (full review posted here). As you can see, this kit comes with color-coordinated cards that you can simply slip inside the special photo dividers to accompany your pictures and help tell a story.

Project Life supplies

In addition to the Core Kits like that one (the Clementine is no longer in print… but you can shop for gobs of new Core Kits at Project Life), I tried out four new things I’m really excited about. If you are a beginner to scrapbooking, I can’t recommend these enough to go with your Project Life album and variety pack of photo pages. (affiliate link)

  1. These zoo themed cards are so sweet and you get a lot of bang for your buck!
  2. 6″ x 6″ boy paper pad for making your own accents or putting together a 6″x”6 mini album
  3. Bright overlays (and fun frames!) for photos and cards will make your photos pop off the page
  4. Mini kits! This Childhood mini kit comes with all of the super-inspiring phrases you’d expect from a Core Kit, but at a fraction of the cost. This is a great way to dip your feet in the water with Project Life.

Project Life Baby Scrapbook 3

The cards I had left from my previous project life kit pair really nicely with this quote from the Childhook mini kit! We cut our own solid scrapbook paper for some of the slots to complement the colors in the photos.

Project Life Baby Scrapbook 4

If you think you are not creative enough to scrapbook, Project Life makes it really easy to just dive right in. If you have your own stickers and scrapbook extras, great! If not, you can get so much mileage out of a simple Core Kit or Mini Kit.

Project Life Baby Scrapbook 5

Since we are getting ready for Valentine’s Day, I had fun looking at this V-day layout with memories from last year at this time. Kids grow up so fast! The “So Cheeky” pictured is an example of a Project Life overlay layered on top of a journaling card.

Project Life Baby Scrapbook 7

Elliot’s first birthday cake! How can I forget? Thanks for Project Life for making it easy for a busy mom to plan a scrapbook project. I’m so thankful I got to share this experience of putting together these memories with my mom!

Have you tried Project Life?

Did you know there’s a whole world of Digital Project Life? You can arrange layouts on your computer and print them later. Awesome

Disclaimer: I received Project Life products free in exchange for my review, but was not otherwise compensated. As always, all opinions are 100% honest and completely my own.

Giveaway! Win a Slice Fabrique Fabric Cutter

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Mother’s Day Memory Binder

Still looking for a Mother’s Day gift for this Sunday? Here’s an idea for a project you still have time to make! I created this binder with a personalized cover and plastic sheet protectors inside to store all my son’s artwork. He’s still a toddler so for now I filled the binders with a few paintings he’s done over the past few months along with some photos of him making those paintings. Now his grandmas have a place to store and preserve all those precious creations from their grandchildren!

Materials: 3 ring binder with plastic exterior pockets, scrapbooking supplies, clear page protectors

1. Use the scrapbooking supplies to decorate the exterior as simply or elaborately as you like.

2. Fill the inside page protectors. I put a painting my son did in the front of each page protector and photos of him making the painting showing on the back. You could leave out the photos and keep it to strictly artwork though!

For the photo pages I cut pieces of scrapbook paper to 8 1/2″ x 11″ and printed the date of each painting and used rubber cement to attach two photos. I left these pages pretty simple so they’d be easy to put together as my son makes new artwork. If you’re a scrapbooker you could make these pages more elaborate. I was able to get each album started with 3 paintings and photo pages.

Now for future Mother’s Days, other holidays, or whenever we feel creative we can start filling up these books. And while you’re making one for the moms in your life, don’t forget to make one for yourself too! I can see myself filling this up with cards, notes, and artwork for years to come.

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