March 20, 2017: World Storytelling Day
Then and Now: I've been scrapbooking for nearly 20 yrs and my style has definitely undergone a few shifts/changes. This first image (depicting my stuffed pepper soup start to finish) is from my newest album in progress, our family's favorite recipes, preserved using the Project Life app. Once I print the pages out I'll add alpha stickers to spell out the title/recipe name for each. I first downloaded the app in October of last year, since then I've completed albums for 2015 & 2016 as well as a December Daily album for last year. Page titles are added using my extensive/*obscene 😊 alpha sticker collection after printing (SO happy whenever I can use stuff from the stash). Current albums in progress - 2014 & 2017, simultaneously. I LOVE that I can sit down and spend 2 minutes or 2 hours creating pages and get my photos out of my phone and into albums!
Before discovering PL, I was a standard "paper , stickers and glue scrapper" . I still love patterned paper, alpha stickers and mostly flat embellishments on a solid cardstock background to create simple (but VERY time consuming - because I'm sooooo slow) pages. I plan/hope to continue adding to my collection of "regular& #34; pages in the future as time allows.
Waaaay back in the dinosaur ages (i.e. the late 90's ) 😱😂 when I first discovered scrapbooking, it was all about cutting the pictures into all kinds of shapes, funky fonts, decorative edge scissors, crazy full background patterned papers and elaborate time consuming (we're talking HOURS) detailed paper piecings (for example that teeny tiny bunny on the letter r... he was hand drawn, hand cut and glued. Right down to his tiny pink nose, nearly 20 pieces, and he's barely an inch high.) 😐
I can look at things like this in my albums now, almost 20 years later, and appreciate them... but still NEVER want to replicate them and the time they took. The Project Life app is saving my pictures from living unseen on my phone while simultaneously feeding my urge to craft and keep preserving my stories, in any spare moments of time this single full time working mom can find. 😉😙 #ProjectLifeApp #ProjectLifeStories @beckyhigginsllc