Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Blogging for Scrapbookers

I have signed up for Blogging for Scrapbookers with the hopes of "scrapbooking my life in pictures" more often; by getting the thoughts and feelings down before they dissipate... as I have years of photos from the past without any journaling to go with it (or very little, or on pieces of paper, random journals here and there) rather than all in one spot. SO, the goal for me is to write my stories on here and (here is the hard part for me) downloading those photos off of my camera and into my blog, within a reasonable amount of time (like a day or two) and having ALL of my stories in one place... so it will be easier to paper or digital scrapbook those stories when the inspiration strikes.  I would also like to figure out what would be the easiest and fastest way to add photos to my blog... Picasa web album maybe?
This photo is one of those that have not been scrapbooked or written about, until today. This is a photo my oldest son, who is now, ahem, 10. There are soooo many stories waiting to be told! I am inspired and truly excited now!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Project Life

Becky Higgins has been an incredible inspiration with the introduction of Project Life. I have to say that it took me a year before I truly grasped the whole idea and went with it. It has truly changed the way I scrapbook and how I see LIFE. I am no longer mulling over ideas and layouts, but I am actually getting photos and their stories into scrapbooks! I hadn't really had the time or the creative juices to complete layouts... busy, busy, busy with kids, household duties, etc... and not being able to focus on a layout. With Project Life I am now regularly downloading, reviewing, and printing daily photos to put into the album. Just little snapshots of our little life together. It has been great. No pressure. Just documenting daily life. Nothing fancy. Plus, whenever I feel like it I'll just add other mementos to the album from our life be it report cards, a receipt from Gap, or ticket stubs. What I like the most about it is telling my stories and documenting it with photos.  That's  not to say I don't still think about doing layouts. It's just that I've removed the pressure from myself to "keep up" and knowing that I am still documenting our life together.... just in a different way, is liberating.  Plus at the end of the year I'll have something to show for it. Whereas in previous years I had intentions of doing layouts, but  never getting to them.  What I like is that is Simple. Less is more. I can handle that.