Guys, I'm a little embarrassed about some of the pictures I'm sharing today. Really embarrassed. Because my pretty project life layouts weren't something that happened overnight. See, I started scrapbooking about two years ago. With little more than a paper trimmer and some card stock. I used cheap stickers and spare ribbon to decorate my old scrapbooking pages and I had no clue what I was doing. (The designer in me cringes just flipping through my old scrapbooking albums.) So today I'm sharing how to bring new life to an old album, by using the project life system.
It was pretty easy to start this renovation/makeover of my old scrapbooking albums. I'm nowhere near complete, but this gives you a good idea of how I'm using project life to really fix things up around here :)
Step 1) Get rid of old, pixelated, dark walmart prints. Now, most of these pictures were taken so long ago, the images will remain pixelated. Digital cameras were just becoming "affordable," but still had nowhere near the quality of images we get from our cameras now.
Step 2) Print old photos on home printer. I did the best I could to brighten a few of them up and printed them at home where they print how they appeared on the computer. None of that dark, awful walmart photo printer crap.
Step 3) Slide the pictures into my pocket pages and pick out some correlating cards to go in my empty pockets.
Step 4) Embellish. Add some (thankfully, much nicer than I used to have 2 years ago) stickers and wood veneers.
Step 5) Enjoy.
I'm so glad I've started tackling this no doubt, long process. I have 23 years of my life to document and/or re-document. But I'm so glad I'm doing it. I just love project life. I'm still mixing in traditional layouts with the pocket pages for my old albums. Especially keeping some of the less awful ones I made way back when, keeping some of the original layouts in there so I can see how far I've come creatively and appreciate where I started.
Are you guys ever unhappy with something you've created to the point where you just start it all over again? It's a lot of work with scrapbooks, but my memories are important to me. What do you guys think of the project life system?