Friday, February 24, 2012

Project Life 2012 - Cover Page

When I started scrapbooking in high school (aka the mid-'90s), I just wanted to save and showcase all of my pictures and mementos. Out of all my friends and families, I had always been the one to take the pics at parties, the one to document each event, may it be big or small. I saved everything. From restaurant business cards to someone's graffiti drawing, I kept them all and somehow used them as my scrapbook decorations.

Fast forward to the early 2000's, and I discovered Creative Memories. And patterned paper. And embellishments made specifically for scrapbooking. I also learned about acid free stuff.

I have always enjoyed scrapping -- the designing of a page, the show-casing of photos, the preserving of memories. But I have never been able to keep up. There are so many gaps in my documentation, so many months or even years. I always wanted to be my best at creating a lay-out, so if the mojo was not there, I would stop. And of course, true life got in the way. Let's face it, in order to make memories, you gotta live them right?

When I first heard about Project Life, I was very hesitant. I thought it was too different, too restrictive. I wasn't used to just adding photos or cards in pockets to make a page. But then, I started seeing finished pages and realizing that this simple way was very similar to what made me fall in love with the craft almost 15 years ago. I'll get to save my mementos again...who gives a crap (pardon moi) if they're not acid-free?? From what I've heard, it's very doable. And what finally sold me is that I'll get to document the everyday stuff. Such a seller because for me, I have wanted to slow down the time when I started having kids.

Anyway, before I start to bore you (if I haven't already done so), here's my cover page. I chose the Clementine kit and added some washi tapes and a Maya Road chip board.


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I love this video:

8 comments:

angie ashuk said...

I love your cover page. I've been toying with Project 360 for a while, but this year I'm not going to tackle it. Maybe next year. But i LOVE looking at other peoples.

eva said...

love your page! you are so brave to start project life! i don't know if i can make that kind of commitment!

Arabella said...

Great idea Rinne! Thanks for sharing! I'm not that into scrapbooking, but I like this idea! I love the look of your page!

Arabella

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi Rinne~
I have an award for you, hop on over and grab....
Love your layout and that video was awesome....
Have a super weekend...
hugs:)

Mary J said...

So coo, Rinne, I really gotta try something other than cards, lol!!!

Lisa said...

I love the concept of Project Life!! I wish I had the dedication to do something like this. What amazing memories they will be when you look back at them!! I love your cover page, Rinne!! Gorgeous :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

Yay for Project Life! I'm so loving my book right now! Can't wait to see your layotus! :)

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