My Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products arrived late yesterday (Friday). I had stamp club and briefly pulled them out to show everyone. Today (Saturday) is actually National Scrapbook Day and I am spending some time this afternoon thinking about where to start. I’ve looked at Project Life from a distance – knowing that it wasn’t Stampin’ Up! Products not our colors, etc. I didn’t want to buy any of it. But now….that’s not the case. And I can dive right in!
First I pulled out all my new stuff to take a look at what I got….
Now what pictures should I start with. The concept of Project Life is documenting your life – your everyday life – the stories and happenings that I think we actually missed before we had digital cameras. Used to it cost money to take a photo and I think we were very careful about what we took a picture of – we (or at least I did) stuck to holidays, birthdays, significant life events but not really some of the everyday stuff. But when I think about the stories that I tell they are often the very things I didn’t ever take a picture of. I have lots of funny stories about my boys but really no pictures to go with them. Kyle disassembled the high chair when he was about 3, Tyler fell asleep in a bowl of spaghetti, Ryan when he broke his tooth. These were before we had the digital cameras and I don’t have pictures! But I wish I did now.
So I need to jump right in. All in I think is the way to do it. And I think my life is boring and I wouldn’t have much to write about from week to week. But I sat down and looked at my week. There really were a bunch of note worthy things and when I look at my iPhone I have many pictures from this week and even have some on my big camera too. That’s it. I’m in!!
I have a Walgreen’s app on my phone that lets me send the pictures right from there to them to print in about 1 hour! I selected 18 photos and they are printing NOW!. We are going to dinner and I’ll pick them up on the way home. And when I get back I plan to document this week! I’m so excited!