Tuesday, December 30, 2014
I am Project Life
I have been a scrapbooker for as long as I can remember. Through College I worked at Hobby Lobby and spent every moment I could in the scrapbooking isle just to admire all of the pretty things they had to offer. I would daydream about coming back while I wasn't working just to be able to spend more time looking and actually being able to SHOP! I'd get home and immediately piece through all of my wonderful purchases! Still, I don't know what it is about colorful, decorated paper, but it has a very very special place in my heart. And let's not even talk about Rub Ons.....
Over the years, I have scrapbooked a little of this and a little of that - making several books for friends and trying to keep up with my own. In 2010, I became a MOM to the most beautiful baby boy. Instantly I began preparing myself for his baby book (we did monthly footprints and I wrote nearly every milestone I could think of down in my weekly planner, the first year came with a lot of firsts, as did each year following)
**Writing things down has been the best thing that I ever did!!
BECAUSE with this new role, and being a full time student, having a part time job and living hundreds of miles from any family, time became scarce and my love for scrapping was more of a weekend thing while the baby was napping, oh and after I had finished all of my studying if I wasn't working. :S Needless to say, I had gotten WAY behind. But I continued to write things down and print lots of pictures on Shutterfly, Snapfish and Winkflash. I'd order pictures from 3 different websites to catch the best deals and penny print sales.
Lets fast forward a few years (We got married, 2nd baby boy was born, my husbands career has moved our family across the country, I have a full time career in the Emergency Department as a Radiographer. I love to spend time with my family, and absolutely love to take photos and document our life) However, scrapbooking has become nearly impossible and I take up the entire dining room for weeks just to get a few pages done. Digital scrapbooking became a huge part of my life. (still do love these books)
Then in 2014 MY LIFE CHANGED! I discovered Project Life. I found beckyhiggins.com and I was instantly HOOKED. I watched her videos and read her blog and started following several other blogs, I had already loved several of her designers and each one of them promised how simple it is to create beautiful pages in just minutes.
I didn't waste anytime I purchased my first core kits and several mini kits and page protectors and I got started. I was ALL IN. In less than a few weeks I had several pages done and in a book and on the shelf. The kids and I had paged through them at least a couple dozen times reliving our memories together. The books that I make and set on the shelf are truly favored by both of the boys and my husband... and myself!
In October I saw Becky's blog post - 2015 creative team call. I read through it like 5 times and finally chose 3 of my recent layouts and took photos of them and sent them in along with a little snippet of information about myself. What a dream come true - about 6 weeks later I got THE email from Becky, before I could even get through the first paragraph, I printed the email (probably to make sure I wasn't dreaming) and took it to the living room and read it aloud for all to hear. I figured it was one of those emails.... that the whole family would get excited about.
ANNOUNCING THE 2015 CREATIVE TEAM
I CANNOT stop SMILING! I joyfully welcome 2015 and am anxiously waiting to start this new adventure along with 2 dozen other women from all over the world, that share a love for colorful paper, photography, and documenting. Check out the 2015 Project Life Creative team here. I am very thankful for this opportunity and am loving all of the positive energy that project life has brought to my life. These ladies are positively sparkling.
If you are new to Project Life check out the video below and the website to discover all there is to know and love about Project Life.
This year I plan to keep up with Project Life on my blog. I hope to inspire you and I already have been inspired by so many many other project Lifers. Thanks for stopping by my positive corner on the web.