I mean really, who has time to remember to capture pictures daily or store memorabilia from our lives no matter how meaningful they may be ? Well i for one just chucks or junks them in a drawer and forgets about them.
Consequently, the precious little things that happen - the people that come and go in our lives, what C has said; or the nuggets of achievements R attains - all get forgotten as well. And for me, I wanted to return to the roots of why I started scrapbooking in the first place - to journal and tell the stories to keep for yonks to come.
Finally, i chanced upon a system that might actually work !!
I was recently inspired by Becky Higgins and Ali Edwards system titled "Project Life" where premade cards, ready slip-in page dividers, date stamp and stickers, and an album are all pre-packed in a kit so you are essentially all set to go ! It's even sold on Amazon.
But I couldn't wait. I wanted something easy to get HERE, so that if i ran out, I didn't have to do any ordering internationally. Besides, I had tonnages of stuff - why not use it all ??
So off i ran to local stationery chain store Popular, and got myself a file and plastic name card holders that come in different sizes, spent a night trimming up numerous papers to size and VOILA ! Here's the spine and cover page.
I started in March. Decided a start whenever is better than never. So be it i missed Jan and Feb. Here's a sneak at how the pages look. With page dividers to denote the months. And you could also slip in programmes, school notes, tickets etc. I wanted to keep it simple - just the stories, without the frills of 'beautifying' it too much.
I've started a basket to keep all my Project Life stuff together so it is clearly in view and within easy reach. All the cards are trimmed and ready (u can see them in the brown basket) to just slot into the page dividers. And i can just grab and journal as I go along. I encourage the kids to do it too so they can document their feelings/ life from their perspective.
Hee !! happy with what i've put together... So far I've completed March. Let's see how April goes...
Wish me luck !