Project Life is designed to simplify the process of documenting life.
Yes, we love to share a smorgasboard of examples and blog posts that have an abundant amount of inspiration. I am fully aware that this can be overwhelming for some - especially if you're just getting started. All of that sharing is mostly going to appeal to those who have the itch to get creative. I will continue to share creative ideas because you are a large part of my audience.
But... I want to address those of you who really do want to keep things simple.
Project Life truly is a back-to-basics approach to memory-keeping. Pictures + words. That's it. Slip it all into pockets and add title cards that are already designed for you. Don't think about layout design. Don't think about cutting and pasting anything. SIMPLIFY. Get it done.
With all of the creative spins that many people are putting on their Project Life albums, let's look at the other end of the spectrum. You don't have to go crazy customizing your Project Life album, because you know what? Your pictures and your words are custom and personal to your story.
Instead of showing you loads of ideas for creative ways you can use Project Life, I am so very pleased to share with you a complete album that was used in the most basic way. Check out this video by Emily Straw who used Project Life to document her family in 2011 - quickly, easily, simply.
This is Emily's email:
Hello, Becky! I have to say that I am so, so happy with my Project Life kit from 2011. I finished at 3am on New Year's Day, in a tradition I decided to start by finishing my album on New Year's Eve. This is the first year I used your kit and I love it so very much. I am not very eloquent with words, but I wanted to share my finished product with you because you have really helped our family keep our memories from this year safe and special. Thank you for designing such a wonderful system!
As a reminder, the very basics are:
Project Life is about your life. Keep it simple, add a little flair, or get fully creative with it. The beautiful thing is - it's your choice. Be sure to check out the Sample Albums to see what each edition looks like when used in its purest form.