Maybe I'm just doing it all wrong, but I thought Project Life was about making scrapbooking easier? Ha! It's actually super challenging to take a pile of photos, and somehow arrange them to fit in these slots. I always end up with not enough portrait oriented photos, or I think I have the perfect fit for one page, only to realize I have to force everything else to fit somehow on the backside. I just don't have a lot of *writing* to do.
Yes, I could have filled a lot of pockets with unrelated embellishments and whatever, and I'll have to keep that in mind for next time. This time, I was super naughty and printed off a bunch of images from google search of shots that I was seriously lacking. Bad me! Turns out I tend to avoid scenic photography.
It really doesn't help that the photo lab won't print smaller than 3x5, and so I can't actually fit any photos into those cute little pockets like everyone else seems to do (which looks pretty fun). So a lot of my photos were cut in half, because I wanna play like the big kids, too! Ha. I'm determined to make use of the super awkward pocket designs!
My legs are still crazy sore from all the dancing this weekend! Today I did one scrapbook page. Just one. They almost always look the same. I figured if I paced myself instead of throwing all of my photos into the book at once, it might be more fun to peruse later. And here I am, working with photos from July, with a memory card jampacked with new ones yet to be printed! Some days it feels like the world is spinning much faster than I am.
Today, give yourself permission to not have breathtaking scrapbook layouts and just have fun with it.
I figured I might as well try out this fancy scrapbooking stuff, since it's really only one step away from art journaling. I really like working around a photo. I mean... with art journaling, everything is from scratch and I have to come up with some kind of focus point. In a scrapbook, the focus point is the photograph!
I still occasionally collect photos for what is commonly known as "365" project. Except instead of taking a photo every day, it's more like... five a month. At the most. But who's counting?
I love the little pictures though I can never decide how to keep them!
It's not as fancy as a lot of the pages I see, but I think this could work!
Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?