One thing I haven't touched on yet is where the scrapbook pages go when I've finished them. Maybe that is because that is something I am still trying to figure out. When I started doing Project Life and had realized it is the right way for me to document our lives, I thought that I would include any scrapbook pages right in there. But that hasn't happened. Perhaps it is the format? My PL album opens up so that my spreads are landscape sized and not as you would open a book. The scrapbook pages would normally be horizontal so you would have to turn the album to be able to read the journaling. I keep a separate album for the pages and I think I will continue doing so.
I asked Christine of her thoughts about this because I know she does include her pages in her PL album.
I sometimes include full page layouts in my Project Life album because I've made pages that relate to the story in my album. I don't see a reason why they shouldn't be kept together. Before I started doing this, I had all these self-imposed "rules" about Project Life that made it inflexible for me. When I finally let go of that and realized that Project Life is MY album and I can put whatever I want in there, and there are no rules to it, it felt so freeing! I don't do Project Life on a weekly basis, so combining it with full page layouts makes a lot of sense for my album.
What are your thoughts on this? Please share in the comments!
Speaking of Christine, she shared this page.
She says: My page was using a photo that was taken on my birthday last year. When I looked at my Project Life page for my birthday week, it triggered the memory that I wanted to scrapbook the photo that was taken on my birthday.
It doesn't always have to be the same story as in the PL, it can sometimes just be the photos that makes you want to make a scrapbook page.
The image above is an insert from my PL spread that featured Easter. We celebrated with my family out of town and we Instagrammed the heck out of that weekend :) It was only right that I used as many of those photos as I possibly could! When i sat down to journal about our holiday, it hit me that although we almost always celebrate the same way, I have never made a scrapbooking layout about our traditions. Said and done!
The journaling talks about this year's celebrations, but as we have the same traditions every year, it also serves as a record of how we celebrated Easter during these times. I love that I made this and I know I will make many more about other traditions in the future!
The spread above is from the week of Valentine´s day this year. I wanted to highlight how much I love that day. So I did a minialbum and put it straight into the album.
The mini is made by a pocketed page protector and I have folded it up. This is a photo of one side.
And here is the other side. I accidentally put one of the cards upside down ;) but you get the idea! This could a great way to include an extra long story, right?!
That is it folks! My blogging week is over and I have had so much fun with this theme. If you have any questions or comments please share!