06 August 2014

Project Life

Hello friends

What have I been busy with lately ?
I undertook the mammonth task of documenting all our family photographs the Project Life way.
You can how Project Life was created on Becky Higgins' blog here.  I have never been a traditional scrap booker, but this type of scrapbooking appeals to me.

All you need to complete an album are the following:
A 12x12  Album

and then you are set to go

Here are some of the core kits I have purchased. They come in beautiful sturdy boxes.
There are limited stock available in South Africa, but I managed to get some from the Scrapbook Studio in Jeffrey's Bay.  If you pop over there now, Cariena has discounts on the stock that she has.

Takealot also have some kits at discounted prices. You can find them here.
The Wholesaler also have kits, but you can not purchase from them directly, unless you own a store.
You could ask your local scrapbook shop to order from them for you.

If you are used to purchasing online, then you can always look for a retailer overseas to purchase
your kits from.


I have opened one of the kits for you to look at what is inside. See how nice and compact it is.

Via the Project Life FB group I belong to, I found out about a store called 
Me And My Big Ideas (MAMBI), which are based in the USA.
They ship internationally and South Africa is on their list... woohooo!!! 
They have a huge variety of MINI card kits, so I ordered some of them for my project.
Their service is fantastic and I'll be shopping there again soon. 
 I found their cards are a bit thinner than the BH's range of cards, but they are just as beautiful!
See my stash below.


I then needed some storage space to hold these cards, but needed something that I could
place on my desk so that I can see them, instead of them being hidden away in a box.
I found these neat little card organisers from Typo and they are just perfect for storing my lovely stash!


I then went further and bought myself a little Canon Selphy printer, so that I can print photographs
from my computer or cell phone, instead of having to take a memory card to the photoshop.
Now ain't this cute or what ??


Here are a few photographs that I printed on my Canon Selphy. You can print in a variety of sizes.



I now let me share a layout I did recently with you.   See how simple it is.


Thanks for popping by to see what I had to share with you all. 
I hope it has inspired you to get those old photographs out of the drawer, so that you can document your memories not only for yourself, but for future generations too.  I am sure the grandchildren will enjoy
reading your journal cards written in your own handwriting too.




3 comments:

Catherine said...

Hi Sharon ! I saw these on the telly and I thoungt they were a fantastic alternative to traditional scrapbooking ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Carina Els said...

Liewe Sharon

Pragtig my vriendin!

Liefde Carina

Petra Swart said...

WOW, you really have some great stuff, Sharon!!! ...and a new printer to print your own photo's - that is just the cherry on top hey!!!!! Enjoy!!

Hugz