As some of you may already know, one of my goals this year is to get my photos off of the computer, and into an album. For a while I came to a stand still. I love scrapbooking, but I also love the feeling of just flipping through an album. I love looking through the photos, and not being distracted by all the frill, and lace of a scrapbook. I considered doing Project Life for a long time. I was always turned off by the idea that I would have to take an overwhelming amount of pictures every week to fill out a full spread. While I love taking pictures...my life is not nearly interesting enough to do so on a weekly basis. Another issue I had with Project Life was that it wouldn't necessarily help me get my older photos into an album, which as we discovered, is my initial goal.
That's when I decided that I should give Project Life a try anyway. Who says that I have to stay within the confounds that so many others have? Who says that I have to take weekly photos? I decided to do my Project Life my way, on a monthly basis, starting with the year 2013! Instead of having a spread for each week, I'll have a spread for each month. I'll be doing this for year 2014 as well, and I also plan on going back and doing 2012.
I have to say that I really enjoyed messing around with these pocket pages. It took all the pressure off of scrapbooking, and made it fun for me again. I admit that I have some improvement to do while I get use to this style of scrapbooking, but I still love what I've come up with so far. I'm keeping it simple, so while it is still"pretty" to look at, the main focus is on the photos, and the stories behind the photos.