Sunday, July 22, 2012
I started scrapbooking to record a large life event, our wedding. I enjoyed scrapbooking more than I expected, so I have continued to scrapbook in various forms for the past seven years. In that time, I have seen an emphasis on recording everyday photos and stories. Ali Edwards does a wonderful job of this, and her annual Week in the Life project goes in depth into everyday life and routines. I participated in July 2011, but missed the project in April 2012. I was starting a new job around that time. I decided to try the project this week along with Stephanie at Scrapworthy Lives. My job is still new and busy, so I did not have the energy and focus to take as many photos as I had originally planned. I still took some photos this week and will share them on the blog soon.
I have also participated in Ella Publishing's Take Twelve Photo Challenge a few times this year. Even though I have missed a few months, I have gotten some great photos of our everyday life in a new place. I am happy to have found a couple of approaches that work for me. I never tried the "Project 365" approach of taking a daily photo since I did not think that I would keep up with it. I tried Project Life as a weekly layout project at the beginning of this year, but I did not get into a flow with it. I like the products and plan to integrate some into my scrapbooks and may try the photo books.
As I collect our everyday photos from life in Texas and California, I plan to print them in some photo books. I have been happy with the photo books I have purchased through Shutterfly. I signed up for their emails about sales, so I don't have to pay full price. The latest deal is for 50% off of hard cover photo books with the coupon code BOOK50 though July 25, 2012. I don't think that you have to be a "scrapbooker" to enjoy recording photos and stories from your everyday life!
Pictured: Sunday morning breakfast with Alex.