Setting up this blog got me thinking back over the path that led me here so I thought I’d share a little of how I started documenting with Project Life.
Looking back now I see that I always had a thing for documenting travels with more than just photos. By my early teens I was creating photo albums that were a mix of photos, tickets and other random pieces of ephemera. There weren’t the most stylish but you can see where I was heading!
While I was always arty as a child I went through a bit of a dry spell and didn't do much creating in my twenties and early-thirties. About 4 years ago I started to play around with art journaling which led me to stamping, and from there into the scrapbooking world.
My first foray into memory keeping was smashbooks and I used the wedding style to document our engagement and wedding. The same year I used the mini smashbook to document our trip around Catalonia which I worked on while on the trip. I enjoyed working on both and I knew I was going to miss not having a project to work on once they were finished. I bought another smashbook with the plan to document our first year of marriage but I felt restricted by the style and layout of the smashbook and needed an alternative.
I can’t remember how but in December 2012 I stumbled upon Studio Calico who were just about to launch their Project Life subscription kit. I hadn’t even heard of Project Life so had to do some googling to find out what it was all about. I liked the idea and it seemed that it would be more flexible for me than the smashbook but the idea of a double 12 x 12 spread seemed daunting! I wasn’t sure if I’d really be able to keep up with creating something every week. But I knew I needed a creative outlet in my life so I went for it. And I’m so glad I did and I’m still using Project Life to document our lives although I've downsized from 12 x 12 to 6 x 8. But that’s another story.