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Pulling it All Together

Becky Higgins

Scrapbooking with Project Life

Becky Higgins

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10. Pulling it All Together

Lesson Info

Pulling it All Together

We are in the next segment segment for is where we're going to be putting it all together. We're going to scrap booking now, which is why they were saying we're in a crop, you know, this is what we do, we sit together, we hang out, we're in a unique situation here, we're in the studio where I would have to share this little table, but you at least have a surface. So in real life, you usually have a little bit more room to just kind of, you know, whether it's a card table where the dining table and so you guys are awesome and patient, and I appreciate you being willing to like scrapbook with me here in a live studio audience, but we are going to be digging in today in this particular segment, and this is where we really just do it, we just do it, and you start seeing how easy this is, and and you also see what your hurdles might be as you're slipping photos and cards into an album, you're going to get stuck, and I'm gonna be ableto, you know, offer some ideas is so we I will talk throug...

h throughout the whole thing, we're not going to be watching everybody scrapbook, but now that we've, we've sorted through everything we know what products to get and we've assessed assessments so important, and we have organized product and photos, and we kind of got that starting line we know our goals are we know what we want to dio now what? And that's, what this segment is for is is we have this stuff now let's get to work, okay? So keep in mind the most important thing to this process. It's your photos, it just stories and it's keeping you motivated. And I think that most of us resonate with this idea of I am so busy if it's not simple, I'm not going to do it. So everyone here in the audience has received some product it's project life, the simple system that we've talked about, but I'm not going to ask anybody to sticker it up. I'm not gonna ask anybody to saw anything or hammer anything or blow our burn or you know anything, okay? We're taught we're not talking techniques. This is not a typical traditional scrapbooking class, as a lot of people know them to be it's a project life let's just get our photos into an album, shall we? Ok, so that's, what we're going to be doing, we're getting our photos into pockets it is a simple as it looks, you take your photo, you slip it into the pocket done means no more explanation the cards are for journaling we will not be journaling here in the class while we're life I highly encourage that people do the writing and the thought filled, you know, journaling part of scott looking not distracted by a lot of people are, you know, being under lights and cameras and and so anyone at home who might be scrapbooking with us keep in mind that you're going to be better off journaling when I when I'm not in your ear, you know, talking and so the idea photo photo slipping into pockets it's the same with these cards, you take the journaling cards that come in a project life, cork it and you can slip those into pockets it's requires no additional explanation. This is what you get, it's just like that lay out I showed you at the beginning, you have cars and photos into pockets typically typically what I what I like to deal and this is just I designed the product in a way that makes sense to me. I don't expect everyone to use it the same way, but for me, when I'm looking at a typical two page layout, I don't have the other one here I'm looking at a typical two page layout I'd like to see a title somewhere that says, this is what I am about here so I have title cards, usually in the upper left hand corner. I'm going to show you lots of examples during the segment. I'm not just gonna be referring to the slide, but I want to just remind you that there's a purpose to how the design of the product went, and that is that a title announces what it's about, and then you have photos and all before my six pockets and the three by four pockets are really designed for the journaling cards so that you have a card to go with every picture in match up. We even have little arrow stickers if you want a point from the card to the photos that I'll show you in a bit, but the idea is that I didn't have to trim anything. I'm not cutting pictures and funny sizes, and I'm not even trying to get them down here do a lot of project lifers use it for that, you bet go for it. If you want to try to get more photos and these smaller pockets, it's, whatever you want to make it, but is designed so that if you have journaling to go with the picture, you're going tio write it and point to that picture if you have nothing to say, you flipped the card over and you have a filler design in that pocket. And again I have lots of examples to show you of what I'm talking about but generally this is a typical lay out for me for some people they go journaling heavy for other people they go photo heavy it's whatever you want it to be but before I actually show you samples and really dig in and have you guys dig and let me explain something a little bit more about organization that has to do with the doing it part and that is batch process I batch things in my life I mentioned earlier that when it comes to the way that I keep up with project life it's not on a weekly basis I've tried that it's not on a regular basis in general I've done that before it works for different phases in my life right now in my life it doesn't work for me it doesn't motivate me it's not it's not realistic either. I'm like really, really busy and so I know that scott booking can happen according to my schedule which happens in batches and what I mean by that is this the first batch process there? The first step of a batch process for me is actually choosing the photos and so if I'm working on let's say a baby album which I'm going to actually show you more of later then I know that the first step is going to be going through my photos and choosing the photos and I know this seems like a simple no brainer we'll of course you start that way but for a lot of people there's no batch process involved they just that's where they get stuck they feel overwhelmed because they think well, I want to do an album this weekend so I'm going toe I'll just start going and they start throwing cars in and journaling and I need more pictures I'm gonna go print more pictures that might work for you cool if it does but for me I know that I can't do it all in one city that doesn't usually happen but if I that my process if I actually break it down into steps then I actually can't accomplish what I want to accomplish in one city and then I know that the next time I have an hour to spare or whatever then I know I can do the next thing and so the very first thing that I want to dio in my batch process is too and to narrow down and choose the photos um if right now because we take so many pictures with digital that sometimes choosing photos can feel overwhelming because we take so many please keep in mind that you don't have tio choose photos with already knowing ok need this many vertical and that many horizontal and I'm going to put these together I don't do that myself personally you can do it that way people who really are planners I consider myself a planner my plan is to get it done and if I take too much time trying to strategize my pictures at the beginning then you've lost me okay so what ideo is I go through and just say I love all these pictures all these right here click click click click click upload get my pictures that's what I'm going to scrapbook with and as I go along if there are holes or gaps or I've missed something that's easy enough I could just I'll get that later and I can label it we'll talk about that in a minute to eso choosing your photos would be one part of the batch process the next thing would be printing the photos we talked about this a little bit in terms of that's where some people get stuck there are aps there are online printing services we're going to cover this tomorrow but just printing your photos for me happens in one sitting so no matter if I'm doing a large twelve by twelve album or I'm doing in many album no matter what my project is I usually just get all or most of my pictures printed in one city it works for me the next part of the process would be like in a different our on a different day whatever is to add your photos and cards to the project life album that's where I actually sit down like you guys are sitting with me here in the set here we've got our physical prince with us we're ready to go this is the part where we slip things into pockets and that's I have fun with that part that's for me that's that's a tangible, touching feeling plastic paper I am slipping it in and I'm feeling productive because guess what now I can do a layout in about two minutes instead of two hours it's a very different way of thinking scrapbooking prior to you know, a few years ago in earlier and then my final batch are my final point and batch processing would be to journal I usually do not journal as I go, maybe I'll throw a quick title on if it makes sense, but I don't usually journal as I go, because when I compartmentalize in my head the process when I'm thinking about slipping photos into plastics into the photo pocket pages that's where my brain is my brain is in this systematic this action of doing this, slipping things in. So if I were to try to journal as I'm going along, my personal experience is that will slow me down in terms of flow when I batch process I flow aa lot smoother, more organized and more efficiently and that's why the batch process works for me is that now if I waited for journaling when I get into journal e mode and I now have a pen project life pens by the way are yummy just right like silk so good when you use a pen and you go to paper, something happens inside your head you start thinking you start memorializing you start reminiscing, you start getting thoughtful, you start you know, I mean, you just you start writing, you know has to be an amazing writer we're talking about writing later you just need to start jotting down notes and fax and whatever you're going to write down, but when you get in that mode, stay in that mode is my experience doesn't work for everybody but it's my experience that if I do this and I keep writing and keep writing and I'm writing, I'm writing and I'm writing I'm not interrupting myself by okay? Well I'm gonna go back and print more pictures I'm going over here and slip in more journaling cart just just batch processing it helps break it down it makes it more manageable. All right let's, come back to what I shared an organization these are three bins that I now have organized with my kids stuff I have been for claire reporter and claire and crew and they each have file folders this is my catching up over the past few years effort so by year in this box by year in her box by year in his box so what I want to do is walk you through breaking it down and actually scrapbooking with the stuff we're not talking about organization anymore, we're just going to get to work and so I pulled just cruel from the black box I pulled just cruise last year he was in preschool last year, he has all sorts of stuff, you know, all the stuff that comes with kids and I did my batch process and I went through and I printed pictures and how that sack of pictures this is not his stack this is from a different project, that supporter on top, but you see that now I've got my pictures. Did I go through and figure out and photo shop and trim and cut and figure out how many images to put on one campus? No, I no, not at all four by six for my six is the magical like, magical standard size of photo printing these days wasn't in the past. We're going to talk about that, you know we'll get to odd size photos later, but this is what you have is a sack of pictures and I want to go ahead and walk you through what it looks like to have that pit the pictures and then all of the other stuff and how this into an album so I told you I have my kids categorized by by color and that's why each of these is a different color so I'm gonna grab this particular album is going to show you cruise past year and again I'm showing stuff that I never show this is I keep my family albums for my family I don't do it for show I don't do it for publishing I wouldn't do for any thought anything like that and so this's this is for me I do it works for me I tweak things as I go because it works for me on dso but it gives you an idea of what I'm doing there's that sheet lifter again this keeps everything when you close the album don't leave it over here we talked about this right make sure that goes on top of your pages and then you closure out other ways all the stuff is gonna bend over the reins okay this is in here in case I have extra stuff that eyes going tio maybe possibly be added to the album later but it comes in every project like album so there's a bonus thing in there so this is what I have done as you can see here and I'm gonna I'm gonna go page by page but there are plenty of journaling cards in here with my pictures that have no writing I'm in the middle of a process here I we interrupt this program to bring you becky's middle of the project in process. I am trying to catch up on cruz album, it has been effortless, it takes time to go through and choose all of the pictures, and then I printed the pictures, and then I slipped them in and I stopped the journal, but I do it in batches, according to when I have time. So the next time I have an hour to sit down and actually right and talk to crew and get some quotes from him and things like that, I'm going to do that. But where I have left off is that I'm going to actually, uh I'm going tio stop where I am with the pictures being in there, and then the next time I will journal so what we have here is the beginning of his pre school year, and I did not think too hard about what pictures go where I just knew that this is a good way to announce new school year brother and sister right here, here's a couple cute pictures of crew, and then I go into his year. You guys see these right here, sticky notes, why? Because as I did this and I slipped everything in, I realized I still have two more spots for writing that you know, on each side here, or for scans or whatever, so that's the part where I'm staying, you can come back and feel anything in, but you could get the bulk of it done in one sitting. So the system that you see here is pictures and for my six pockets, three by four cars for journaling, and I kind of ended up matching some of them, like, if I'm talking about if I have this picture of him with this little preschool teacher, well, then I'm gonna put that card next to it because I'm gonna write about that memorable teacher, and I should point out that some of our kids are very theme specific. Every car just seeing here and cruz album is pulled from a childhood, many kids, and the mini kit is in a little box looks like this, and this little mini kit has all the cards in here to document a child's life, whether it's school related or not, and everything that's in here is color coordinated and easily slips into the album it's not designed, teo, you don't have to marry yourself to the idea of putting a mini kit with the many album I'm doing a full size album, I'm using a many kids, and I'm putting the cards and care with my pictures in there for size album ok, how about what's going on on the internet? It is a really quick question the little separator in the front of the album what was that called again though? This one right here? Yeah, this is a page lifter okay? And so when I pop it out is literally just a piece of plastic, okay? And this is designed. This page lifter lifts the page so that when I when I have take this one out michigan example, I'm glad your ass because I need to clarify you have your kids or somebody slipping through an album they're doing this in there they might literally go like this and close the album oh, I'm dying right now because when I see people do that I'm like way paints lifter and the reason why is because all this stuff if you close the album like this you see my pages gasp, okay, not good. Yeah, not good at all and so see what's happening there and they will permanently been the pages. And so I want this page lifter to hang out right here so that no matter wet when I'm going to close my album see how that you want to make sure and I don't have to depend on closing the album with it and making it show I I'm always out of habit putting my pages flat and then we make sure that everything's flat and is that available separately because I think some people have your albums but they were saying maybe maybe some didn't have it in it is that oh if they didn't have it and that they should have and they can contact customer service because that would be something that we would replace but this is not sold separately but should it be should it be players from different manufacturers and that with great right yeah okay all right write that one down okay somebody's writing this down so me right somebody somebody okay I think a lot of people just thought it was advertising to just tossed it yeah oh my goodness I always say that's a great point I'm really glad that you know you want it done now you know no no no for sure not understanding the purpose and the need of it is really clarified that yeah I'm so glad that they asked him and for me I'm so used I would never toss that cause I know what it's for I've always used them I didn't realize that it was such an unknown feature of a scrapbook album it's really important because on dh maybe people are having problems always but some of some people are probably going oh that's why my pages are full over the ring so I'm glad it was asked all right so just to continue on and give you a little bit more idea you're seeing here topics we're covering later but you're seeing here art from from crew and I actually wrote right on here a little caps when he drew on this little card I wrote down and I wasn't I wasn't worried about my handwriting I don't care I just want to write down what he did if he called it something this is called the bird with the face and ice well good that's great you're calling it the bird with the face and the eyes all right, buddy, I got this down on october fourteenth, two thousand twelve got it down and so so I'm just mixing in art pictures, cards you know, some of his art is actually drawn on project life cards. I want to point that out because we keep them handy. We keep those low project life cars handy for doodling for coloring and it's awesome because then they go straight into the album now see what I got here. Not a full page this is an eight and a half by eleven horizontal page protector that's because when I go throughout my scrapbook and I'm choosing you conceive vertical with you see how this is a different configuration this is designed be and here's design a I'm mixing it up he has art, it doesn't need to be a full twelve by twelve why would it need to be a full twelve? Twelve pages just doesn't and he has some more art. I just put stuff in here according tio its size and so when you have things that don't need to be trimmed down or skander photographs, you stick it in the page protector there's more things in here again, no journaling, because I'm doing that my last step and catching up on this past year is just sitting down for an hour whatever it's going to take to just write down quick notes on each of these to go with each of the pictures and there's themes that can go, you can write down titles like, for example, I happen to organize some of these pictures to say this is pretty much a day in the life of you this is what you d'oh the's things right here, you see how this one doesn't have any journaling cards that's because right here, I think explain and I can explain in a few cards what a day in the life of crew is and then let's just throw a bunch of pictures and they have to do with the everyday. All right? So I don't get caught up in this, which picture goes where and why? Why does this journal in car to go with that one and, you know, just start probably putting it together when there's certain themes you want, tio bring attention to them a birthday should be like together I think you know it's his birthday party and he shares it with the sister because their birthdays or few days apart this is what we did and I don't need sixteen layouts on it it's a birthday party he turned for like great that's great and I could do a page of that but I don't need ah full scrapbook of it personally here again it's art that goes straight into the page protector and you see how I have notes here I have things I know I want to scan and shrink and make smaller topic for tomorrow and so I have a note these air all three way for vertical scans that I'm printing out oh, and you get the idea here's here's a trip we went to hawaii is a family I don't need lots of layouts on that one layout is plenty to give an idea of what this trip was and it's personal to crew more aren't again in the page protector pictures, pictures and journaling have you seen any embellishments? Not so much vertical and horizontal together. This right here is scan okay, I should notice that there's a hand being over here I just try my little world here like like you like you love scrapbooking really fascination of looking at your memories so that was beautiful with beautiful to see the question is actually about annika wants to know, do you really just slip the photos in her? I always glue the pictures together first, because I don't like the look of that white, white edge on picture behind together, but they're wondering, are they the only person who does this? And what do you recommend? I've never heard that, actually. Now listen, that's not to say it's, not a good idea, she sounds very particular about not seen edges of other pictures behind it. I I think we all have perfectionist, you know, tendencies, and we want to do things that are very particular when it comes to scrap booking in particular about some things, but on that particular topic, I it doesn't bother me if my kids don't care. I don't care where it's just about the memories and about the stories, and so I don't get too caught up in that she the only person that does that, probably not there's probably someone else, that that does that, and so certainly you can to me, it's an extra step, and it also you might get stuck with something when you come across another picture and you want to slip it into that that page that's another huge benefit, the project life different than traditional scrapbooking is everything's flexible if I don't like this picture anymore than I pull it out if I'm if I realized that for some reason I found a different print that works better than I can take that out and swap it. Yeah great. Great point though I'm glad that she brought it up. I had never thought of someone doing that. Okay, thanks. Yeah, so I'm going to wrap up here you get the idea pictures, cards, pictures, cards. Now, this is our talked about this design e in the last segment I literally not even done yet because you can see I ripped pieces of paper and kind of stuck him in here because they starting to properly labeled them. But this is just his original stuff that I don't need the full size pages and I just trimmed it to six by six and stuck it in. So can you tell that that was cut down? Do I need this full eight and a half by eleven hey did a lot of scribbling last year. I do not need one hundred sheets of scribble paper. This clearly tells a story and shows his handwriting at the time it shows how evolved in what has alphabet looked like at the time it shows what his style was and how he's actually making his own little project like grid cards right here he did what he was way had a baby sitter for when we went on a date and we came home david and I came home and he had told this story to the baby sitter of everything about his life and she just was like, ok, I will write it all down and so she did that we came home to it, we slipped it in the photo album super easy I even cut like part of an email and put it in here you can see pictures of the scene that are coming, so you're seeing a work in progress you are seeing a work in progress, something that is still in the works there's my big envelope at the page at the back where I can stick stuff and I want to just just emphasize this point that work in progress doesn't mean stick it at the top of the closet, right? You want to have this out and you wanna have it available to enjoy and to continue adding two. And so this is another image are an image that gives you an example of someone else who does what I do and a lot of people probably dio this comes from ali edwards she's somebody that a lot of scott brokers know who she is she's a dear friend of mine we we've known each other in this industry for a long time she doesn't ideo she goes through and she's sticking stuff in and when she knows something's missing or she wants add something by all means jotted down and stick it on your page so that you don't forget that's one of the biggest organizational tools right there it's just you sticky notes slip it on so that and that next session that you have available of time and that next part of the process you literally could just slip things in according to what notes you made okay, we have been talking about full size albums I've been showing you cruise album from the past year I don't want a full album per year per kid so just to give you an idea seen here how many pages I've completed in in one year for crew and this is all that it is I would like to get at least a couple of few maybe four years and one album that depends some years or smaller some years have more but this is all that there is so far and I certainly have room in here for more and that's my goal that's what I want so these are the largest probably told office that we also have smaller albums that are many albums that will all be showing lots of examples off but let me show you just how easy this is even in terms of giving it as a gift and I'm gonna walk you through thiss idea with a baby gift baby having a baby is something that often times will bring about great gifts for example but also like somebody getting started in scrap booking and if you have somebody who's having a baby or if you yourself are are expecting or maybe you've had a baby a couple years ago or whatever this is such a great place to start I showed you project life kids a little while back but I didn't open any of them let me go ahead and show you just in example of what this what this looks like and how you would actually pull from here this this kid has a baby a baby thing to it so you're going to find everything of a certain palette everything that I'm showing you with the baby kit is neutral with the craft in the tan and the white and the yellow but we have baby for him and we have baby for her and without one court kit you literally can complete a whole album and you can complete the baby's whole first year of their life with just those products and that's what these are now to break it down and show you exactly why these are designed very intelligently and not just cute designs is this and the baby cork it you have a lot of promise for specific things to encourage you to journal into right about certain things but there's also specific title cards for certain times I have a month card for every month of baby's first year you can see six eight they got out of order five they're all in here. Okay time capsule first home we're going dig in a little bit more, but check this out. I have a month card that says month sex ok it's really cool design I'm happy with it. I like it. I want to stick it in that pocket with my pictures. But what if all of my pockets aren't four by six horizontal? What if they're this way? Because I have some vertical pictures on the back of every card we give you versatility so here's side, eh? And here side b the idea is that you get to choose with these cards what you want. So a lot of the title cards are done vertical and horizontal back to back and that is so that you have that flexibility here's another example there's a card in here that specifically about your family list your family and their ages in a little bit about them he was a vertical side and then here's the horizontal side. So you have that flexibility built in not only in the title cards, but also in thie journaling cars so when you have something to say and you write it down great, you have grid lines on a lot of the cards to make it horizontal or vertical if you have nothing to say, you flip it over and you have a feller design, so every card has a purpose for what it is, and if you don't like the way it's working, you flip it over, everything is our civil that way. So I wanted to make sure that you guys understood I didn't have time to go through that in detail last time, but I want to make sure they understood that versatility. So let's, go back to this idea. If you're giving a gift album for a baby gets, for example, you really would literally be giving this person thes three components that we really talked about big pack, a photo, pocket pages, the album and the project life court ket you then would take, and this is where we get into the scrapbooking because I'm kind of explaining this process is that you would take all of these page protectors and stick him in the album, and you would you would see that the little supply list tells you everything that's in the court can't, and then you start kind of going from there there's a little list of contents, we always include that in the packaging so that you know what you're looking for. Then you start slipping everything into pockets. I wanted to mention that with every cork it there are specific cards for a title page and the last page, and the reason for that is that it's special it's different the very title page, the first page of any album, is going to announce this whole album, and so we have special cards that kind of announced that, and then you're going to find the way that you could find a special cars, but it will say, on the back of the card, this card would be lovely as a part of the last page of your album, here's, the suggested placement right here, I want to hold your hand. I don't want you to feel like you're supposed to be creative. This is designed for people who don't have time to be creative or think too much about this, so I'm showing you this is what I recommend this one's for the first page of this is for the last stage, everything else do what you want, well, really, for the whole thing, do what you want, but if you really want to know what, how we designed it for the first and last page, that's, what it's for so the next step in this process of setting up an album is that you would actually start taking these journaling cards and if you want you can see here in my space I actually spread them out I put all my title cards together and I put all my journal in cars together and I kind of spread them out so I could see them all and again I mention that and the baby kit has very specific problems most of the other project life kids don't have specific promise they are more every day they're meant tio they're designed to work with whatever you're doing all right so I would spread them out so each of my designs you know, I have a ton of cars in this kit and I don't have to spread this out I was just doing it for the sake of organizing this project and really balancing it out and if you can see here I have a handful of each designs that I can use it throughout the album has filler on one side journaling on the other horizontal vertical you know, it's just all kind of mixed in there so I spread them out so I kind of see everything available to me and then, um see, I put them in stacks and some of them because they're double sided I would actually show both sides in my little stacks so this is what the title page or the first page of a baby album would look like based on the guidance I was giving on the back of the cards and then I got into the album and I'm going to go ahead and flip to the sites but I'm more importantly want to show you the actual completed result of something like this I did for my son for krill and so in going back you see how similar this looks I have everything laid out here I have not done any journaling batch process I wasn't scrapbooking mode not writing mode so here's here's an example of a title page and then the first lay out that I recommend in terms of the baby album is the heritage so focusing right here my opinion is that when you make a baby album it doesn't start when the baby's born just even if it's just a little bit I encourage you to include the heritage where did that baby come from? Adopted or biological doesn't matter where they're coming from and so this is the place where mom and dad and grandparents and great grandparents even if you want having opportunity to make a special appearance and babies album because they sure the heck had something to do with baby getting there okay? And then the story of us this is for baby's parents and pictures of them before you know before baby and this is again it's such an important part of a baby story and this as becky's hairstyles over the years a much younger david and becky on dh then I go into family a little bit and again these air specific prompts are included in the baby album in the baby court kits so you can know what to write about and these are pictures about the family again before baby expecting you pregnancy pictures, the pregnancy test, the ultrasound pictures, the big belly, the growing belly all of the things that are happening up to the point of baby being born this is for babies showers specifically this is for gifts you can see this is where I still have to add pictures and I'm not worried about that I know this is working at pictures so guess what one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight all I have to do is go back into my digital photos, print the photos that are missing and slip them in and I'm not stressing that I've, you know somehow missed that and now there's not room for it that's the flexibility of project life then the birth, the birthday when baby is actually born and that experience in the hospital and then their arrival when they actually show up in your meeting them for the first time and first impressions and people that came to the hospital see this five by seven photo why? Just because I wanted to bring extra attention to it and it's its own page protector does not need to be, you know, a special twelve by twelve page for just one picture I just wanted to slip it in. Here is an extract so net then we go the baby's born that we go into first home where's the first place of that child's life and preparing for your room and getting it ready. Here's a place for your bedroom pictures time capsule this is really fun because the cars have specific prompts about, well, the leaders in the world and in the country today. Fashion trends, popular songs and musicians cost of living bestselling books popular tv shows most popular baby names all of this information is that your fingertips within about two clicks with google and searching online, you confined also information about this no matter, no matter if it's for your baby in two thousand twelve or your when you were a baby in the sixties or the seventies and the eighties ok, so or before or after so again, it goes into more of the baby's life. We have a card that says blessing and we have one that says chris mean, so whatever you do in your traditions, we have versatility and options, and I don't need to go into a lot of specifics with every page in this album, but again, you see han utilizing some of these different plastics the different page protectors I actually had done this layout and I had a couple more pictures to spare I did not need to do another full page this really came in handy for and start to be able to slip it in the middle all right then you go into month by month baby's life you see that where it says month two and then it goes into there's another five by seven month three and so forth and this is where I have left off ok? So that's a glance a baby album and how that set it up and and how this could be absolutely wonderful wonderful gift idea you could set it up for the person or you could just stay here you go you could do this you slip stuff in pockets, becky said, so so have fun with that. All right? So that's a twelve by twelve album the many album is even easier and it really is that place of being able tio put together something easily quickly and simply and it's designed to be a no brainer it's designed so that no matter what you're doing just slipping everything into pockets both the photos and the cards it happens really simply because everything is stitched in now this doesn't give you that flexibility for vertical photos you console superman, they're just going sideways but this is on purpose and we have other options coming but this is so that if you really just want to put an album together and not have to think about how many pages and having pictures and you just want to have it set for you, the many album is very, very popular for that. So I have done so much talking lisa, I'm so glad you raised you have the right ties e when I don't think these my daughter did sure, leaving this year for, like, the first grade football team in our city, and we put this together for her coaches, and we had each of the girls on the team, I gave him all of cards right on it, stuck him in and done, and the coaches were just I mean, it's so emotional, you know, it was just such a neat thing and was so small and like, here you go and a lot, yeah, it was so easy, but it still meant a lot to him. Absolutely, I'm really glad that you share that. We're going to spend a whole segment on ideas just like that one, times of ideas to really get people's well, spinning because scrap project life is easy, you guys know we're slipping stuff in pockets it's done, but this twelve by twelve size is still intimidating for people, and I get that. I get that sometimes it's still a little bit scary so the many album is really awesome for gift ideas or purchase managing just a small project so this a great place for me to kind of catch my breath find out what's going on out there but before we turn to questions I would love for you guys here in the audience to go ahead and start pulling out your pictures get all those plastics stuck into your album that's literally you open up the three rings you slip all the plastics in there and even though you're not using necessarily all of design a that's fine just start with a base of what you have and then as you come across those questions of you know how do I put thes vertical pictures with this horizontal picture? Well that's that's how we have different plastics and different designs I want you teo you know what? Since you guys are opening up can I have your album really quick that you just put that up okay? I didn't really get a chance to show this as much I explained it this a typical album that comes with the's components that I was explaining here's the page letter there's a six by six by twelve envelope age and then this is what the album that she comes with is these design a not all of them he's still in the big pack but it comes with a handful, and even has a little thing in here that shows you the different colors available. So thanks for letting me borrow that really quick, so go ahead and get out your pictures, and I want you to literally start scrapbooking. I want you to start slipping in your photos, remember, you're not thinking about writing. Were batch ng. Here were batch processing. I want you just to start slipping the photos in knowing that you have flexibility, you can rearrange as needed when you need tio and really title cards. If you want tio, remember, they're two sided. You've got the front side are you have the horizontal version and the vertical version. And while you're sticking photos in pockets, keep in mind if you run into a snag that will come and find out what your issues are and we'll address them.

Class Description

Preserving your best memories doesn’t need to keep you from making new ones! Join memory keeping maven Becky Higgins for a class on her famous Project Life® scrapbooking system.

Chronicling a good life doesn’t require endless weekend hours glued to your glue stick. Becky will show you how to efficiently create one-of-a-kind scrapbooks using a simple method that preserves your memories and reflects your personal style. In this class, Becky will teach you her back-to-basics approach to memory keeping. She’ll cover organizing your photos, designing a timeless scrapbook and everything in between. You will learn how to select and compile your photos so your scrapbooks tell the story you want future generations to remember.

Whether you want to commemorate a major life event, document a trip, or start an ongoing scrapbooking project, this class will show you how to turn your big moments - as well as your everyday, seemingly mundane but equally important moments - into beautiful memories.

Class Materials

bonus material with enrollment

Everyday Life Photo Ideas.pdf

Kari Holt Digital Project Life.pdf

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I have been involved with scrapbooking for many years and have made numerous purchases for supplies, a room full and then became so overwhelmed by all of it that I have done very little. The reason being, that I was so conscious of what everyone else was doing and mine never quite measured up to what I saw that others were doing with all the embellishments, and techniques. I then turned to card making because it was a much quicker gratification than studying and laboring over the perfect layout with the perfect paper and etc. I had gotten an earlier Project Life kit of Becky's a few years ago and because of a very busy life had never fully gotten the concept, but thanks to Creative Live and Becky I am on the right track now. I am so very motivated and have recently taken all of my photos out of old albums, boxes, etc. and have them at least in order by years so that now I can begin to document this life of mine. By the way, I just turned 70 and boy does that mean a lot of photos. I am equally excited to get an album started for each of my grandchildren that they can document their own lives. My three youngest are 9,11 and 13 and are so heavily involved in sports, community, church and life itself that they need to document this now, for sure they will forget when they are 70 and trying to play catch-up. I have been a fan and follower of all things Becky Higgins since the beginning of Creating Keepsakes and have always felt she was so very authentic in her aspect of documenting, living life and celebrating everyday living. She is awesome and thank you Creative Live for having her on and allowing so many of us to share in this 3 day event. I know I am catching this in the summer 2014 when In fact this was done in 2013, but better late than not at all. A very special thanks to Becky!!!

a Creativelive Student

I am very excited to document my families life. I have 5 kids and a wonderful husband and life goes so fast. I feel like I do everything on the express train! However, this course was not for someone with the ADD brain. This 3 day course could have easily been consolidated down to one day.... maybe two. I think Becky is adorable, however, think she said the same thing over and over again just a different way. I am excited to start project life and review the videos as I need to.

Kathy Laflen

I need help with organization and this class really helped. I also love the simplicity of Project Life. One of my favorite things was how pictures are taken of kids projects to preserve them rather than keeping the originals. Photos of hands has also become a new interest thanks to one of the guest presenters. This class was worth every penny!