I knew I was going to have a bunch of photos and notes from the wedding and so I decided to go all out and give Project Life a try. If you don't know what Project Life is, it's a cross between a photo sleeve book and a scrapbook. There are lots of premade decorative cards available for those of us who don't feel like being creative, yet at the same time it's deliciously challenging to creative people all the same. For more information on this product, click here.
Here's a pile of greeting cards and some Project Life notecards that I used in place of a guestbook! Try not to worry about how strange they are. I'm using the "Midnight" edition for the yellow and grey! I don't use it for its intended use, which is documenting life every day or every week. That's just way too much. What would you do with it all?
On the other hand, using the pockets really forces me to condense things. Like these greeting cards! I cut around my favourite details of each card to fit into the sleeves, and then pasted on the actual words that matter. If I was using my regular scrapbook pages, I would have had entire cards stuffed in randomly. This saves way more space and captures the essense of each one all the same.
So I tried to "beat the system" I suppose, by putting them into a regular scrapbook album. Well, it turns out you can't do such a thing! The margins are just too small. Shucks. I'm pretty damn stubborn though, so I extended the margin using this tacky sparkly foil tape and punched new holes. I WIN, HAHAHA. I'm not a scrapbooking purist.
Oh oh oh, and so our hilariously elderly lexmark printer bit the dust last week. Some kind of stubborn carrier jam got it. He was replaced with a colour laser and it's so exciting! Lasers can't print high quality photography, but I couldn't even print colour anything before so this is super great! I can even print shipping labels that are legible! I also won't have to trick it with a virtual machine or soak ink cartridges all of the time. SO GREAT.
Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?
Monday, June 5, 1pm PST