For months I've been seeing more and more project life theme posts online, on blogs, pinterest and everywhere. I had a bit of an idea what it was but had not looked too closely, thinking there was no real fun in scrapbooking minus all the embellishing. However, this year I decided to try the photo of a day challenge which I have been doing on instagram. Although I am using a daily prompt, I am focusing my 365 day challenge on Lily with all my photo themes somehow involving her. I thought it would be amazing to see how she changes over a year.
With a daily photo, suddenly the idea of Project Life was very appealing. So in a space of an hour, I have decided I want to give Project Life a go and have ordered a whole heap of essential items to get going. The stocklist for Becky Higgins Project Life products is a NZ scrap store so hopefully everything arrives relatively soon. The best part... free postage... although that was maybe because of how much I spent haha Oops!
They have a baby core kit with cards/cardstock focused around a baby and there is an awesome video on the Becky Higgins site showcasing a baby themed Project Life album. Very cool.
One regret I do have now, not that I was in any condition to really think about it at the time though, was having more photographs to record the day Lily arrived. A couple of times during my long labour I thought a final belly photo would be good, but was probably overwhelmed by a contraction. We also took no photos in the birth suite until we were finally alone with our new arrival and about to head to the ward. I should maybe have annoyed Simon to take a few photos along the way lol Oh well... those memories will have to remain captured in journalling instead of photos!
At least it means I don't have to scrap every single great photo of Lily that occurs otherwise my house may not have enough room to hold all the layouts haha
And before I go... here are a couple of my photo a day pics so far this year:
So sad that tomorrow Simon goes back to work after having the whole time off since Lily's arrival. I guess I'll have to busy my arvo/nights with scrap time when Lily is sleeping as I won't have his company every evening.
Hope you've had a great weekend.