You’ve got photos and stories to document.
You do a regular Project Life album. But you also scrapbook standard pages.
How do you decide what goes in each format?
If you haven’t chosen clear parameters, you probably feel overwhelmed and are less likely to commit to as many pages (of either type) because of the lack of sureness.
Clarify Your Intentions
Here’s the key to doing both:
Make a clear distinction between your different types of albums. Choose a specific purpose for Project Life that is different from your standard albums.
You also need to know what your specific purpose is for your standard albums.
I tried doing Project Life for three years alongside standard pages, with a general yet slightly vague idea of why I was doing Project Life and what it’s purpose is for me. As a result, I’ve been on again – off again. I’ve had brief moments of enthusiasm and weeks of inaction and the question of whether to keep it up.
Once I had a clear intention for my Project Life, distinct from my other standard scrapbooking albums — one that I could put into words as a simple phrase — it all fell in place.
Not only do I feel more excited and motivated now, but I’ve also found that it’s easy to know which photos and stories to put in it, and which ones to hold off for my standard albums. In most cases I know in an instant which photos to include, and which not to.
If you’ve been struggling with the same confusion or less than stellar commitment, maybe a clear intention for what you’re trying to say with your Project Life album.
There’s no right or wrong intention. It’s your choice. Decide what would excite you with a Project Life format!
See It In Action: Project Life vs. Standard Scrapbook Pages
Want to know what my own intentions are for Project Life, vs. my standard scrapbook albums?
Maybe it would give you some ideas for how you want to clarify things for yourself.
This week I tackled a month’s worth of photos, ephemera, and stories from October. On video I share what I chose for Project Life, as opposed to leaving it for viewing on my computer or putting in a standard album, and why. I put the month together in my Project Life and you can see it all come together.
While your desires and purposes might be different from mine, it should give you some relevant questions to ask yourself and some ideas to explore.
The video is available now in the Paperclipping Member’s Area and on iTunes. You must be a member to view it.
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