i blame julie. It really is all her fault. i think she just wanted someone else to share in the love & not so much love relationship with project life. i have done a couple pages in the past. i really do love those pocket pages and used them to fill in my album when i had multiple photos of an event that i wanted to document. But i never really got the week to week thing...until now.
i have to admit it is totally addicting and completely frustrating.
i first started into the pocket pages as a way to capture my garden. Plannning & planting my garden requires some documentation because if i want to be successful next year, i need to know what worked this year. On top of that, i also need to know how old my seeds are, what i planted & where, etc. i thought pocket pages in an album would be the perfect way to have a visual record.
And then those little pockets sucked me into capturing life this way. i know for me it won't replace scrapbooking but i do love the challenge of documenting in a whole new way. Well new to me. i guess i resisted as long as i could.
So here are some thoughts & realizations from my beginning perspective.
- trying to find my style in pockets has been challenging but i love a challenge
- i don't need a picture for every day & can use as little or as many photos for each day as i want
- i should keep a calendar of the days events somewhere somehow
- thinking beyond the pockets and not letting them limit me
- it takes me forever right now. i scrap in 30 mins or less but not in these pockets
- i like writing on photos
- i love little font stickers & thin chipboard letters for these pages
- my stencils are great for project life
- i need a way to organize materials for the pockets
- i like my backgrounds to be artsy like me
- it's a great way to use up leftovers
So have you jumped into project life?