“My press buddun pleayse”
The world’s cutest way of asking if you can take a picture – courtesy of my baby boy!!
I love being able to use the photos taken by my children in my scrapbook pages, without worrying that they are not “good” enough for a “proper” page! Scrapbooking for me in thw past has actually been quite a stressful experience. I would class myself as a “wannabe” scrapbooker until this April, because (as you saw here) I had a lot of supplies but was not actually *creating* the pages to go into the books! I found a large 12×12″ sheet of paper to be a very intimidating canvas to work on – and that was just finding the “right” base paper to start with. Then I had to have the photos printed at the “right” size for the layout (having had to choose a layout in the first place), have the right colours for mats and embellishments, etc. And on and on it went. So I put off doing the pages because I knew it would be a lot of work – so no pages hardly got done. Even our wedding album which I was keeping very simple has some pages but not loads. I will try to share those with you at some point, though, so you can see them.
Procrastination is my middle name! And mix in a hefty dose of perfectionism and you can see why I have only completed a few pages, but have a ton of “bits” that I saved to be scrapbooked.
So I am really glad that I caved and invested in some Project Life supplies. Becky isn’t kidding when she says that the aim is to “Cultivate a good life and record it.” I really feel that I’m able to do that now, as the stress has been taken out of the recording phase. The cards are ready to go in the book, I just have to choose which ones. The photos are easy to adjust using pixlr, and I send them off to snapfish to get them printed (especially when they do their print offers, which is often). I also have a photo printer at home if I want to do a page on short notice. I have a desktop printer which does photos, as well as a compact photo printer which is not quite such good quality as getting the prints done by snapfish, but it certainly gets the job done which is sometimes all that matters.
Hopefully I have convinced you that this is an easy way of memory keeping, and you might understand a little more about why I find it so exciting. As with everything that excites me, I am a little extreme about it at the moment and have amassed a bunch of supplies – including “repurposing” some of my 12×12″ papers into pieces that will fit nicely into the Project Life page protector pockets. But if it gets me actually using some of the huge collection of supplies that I have amassed over the years, and getting the stories of now recorded while they are still fresh to be able to easily share them with the twins and others as they grow up, then I’m all for it. And a system which allows me to not only let the twins *take* photos using our digital camera, but also display, record the story and treasure them can only be a good thing, no?
Back next week – it might be Tuesday but more likely Wednesday. I will hopefully have an announcement regarding Stampin’ Up!’s Project Life range then as well. Oooh, I cannot wait – more goodies 😉
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