Sunday, 29 March 2015

A look inside my scrapbook album

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I thought today I would show you a peek into my scrapbook album. I’ve seen a big interest in scrapbooking lately (something I mentioned briefly in my Project Life post), certainly in the blogging world and on twitter. I couldn’t be more pleased actually, it’s always been a hobby that I’ve loved since I was a teenager and to see it gaining in popularity makes me excited. I think that’s because, for a long time, scrapbooking has always been seen as an older persons hobby. Like knitting or crochet (also hobbies I enjoy), it’s only in recent years that it’s become ‘trendy’ and has become a pastime that’s now likely to be enjoyed by younger people too. I think the outlook on scrapbooking has changed, and I’m also seeing a lot more people write about it more openly – that they’ve been doing it for years, too. There’s quite a lot of vocal interest on the subject on twitter, so I thought I’d join in and show you some photos of my scrapbook as it stands so far.

I started this scrapbook around June time last year – when I first got interested in Project Life thanks to my Mum. It’s a mixture of both project life wallets and standard 12 x 12” layouts. This style suits me most – I enjoy creating 12 x 12s because I think there’s a lot more freedom in creating the layout and creativity can be higher. Having said that, I love Project Life too. The grid style is really useful if you want to include a lot of photos, and the ease and speed of PL is the biggest selling point. This year, I’ve started creating monthly spreads with the PL kit, picking out various photos from the month that I’ve taken either with my SLR or my iPhone, and then adding a few journaling cards noting any particular events or thoughts.

I’ve taken quite a few photos of the layouts I’ve created in the last year or so, but certainly not all of them! I think if I did, we'd be here all day, so I've just picked out my favourite parts. There are layouts that aren’t finished – usually things I go back to or journaling I’ve not yet decided on. I hope they provide you with a bit of inspiration and encourage you to either get your scrapbooking kit out, or to start this as a new hobby. As always, pop any questions below and please leave links if you’ve shared any of your scrapbooking on your blogs, too.

If you liked this post, please let me know and I'll share more scrapbooking here on the blog :)

13 comments

  1. I need to start doing 12x12s outside of Project Life - I have a couple of 6x8 journals but I'd love the freedom of a 12x12. Your scrapbook looks lovely, I really like the way the colours go together.

    Megan / Lazy Thoughts

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    1. Thanks so much Megan! I've been really tempted recently so start a 6x8 album actually! xx

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  2. These pages you have shared are so pretty! I love the idea of scrapbooking, it's such a lovely way to document life and the happiness from each day, but I've never quite got around to starting one! It's definitely something I'd like to do though :) Loved this post.
    Nicole xx / Life in Ginger

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    1. Thanks Nicole! I think it's one of those things that once you start, it kind of snowballs! It's a great hobby and I'd totally recommend :) x

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  3. Your scrapbook looks so pretty, such a wonderful way to present memories <3

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    1. Ah thanks Jennie! I love looking through this, it really cheers me up x

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  4. Ooh, this looks lovely! I'm dying to have a go at making a project life scrapbook, but I'm not sure I have the time at the moment. We actually used a project life binder and cards as the guestbook at our wedding, which turned out really well!

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    1. Thanks Laura! I definitely don't make enough time for this, but I would if I could! Oh that's such a good idea, I bet it looks brilliant! x

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  5. Your scrapbook is so gorgeous, I love the colours + layouts! I made a scrapbook of my gap year, and it's so lovely to have a physical reminder of all my memories, I'd love to get back into it and make it a more regular thing :) Xx

    A Blonde Moment

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    1. Thanks so much Alexandra! I'm trying to make it a more regular thing for me this year, and posting about it on here really helps spur me on! x

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  6. I have such scrapbook envy right now! I really like the way this one is a mixture of traditional scrapping combined with the Project Life concept (: in fact after I first read this post on your blog, I spent my evening yesterday reworking some pages in mine and getting back into the creative side of things! I picked up the most perfect little scrapbook accents in a little craft store here last week just for the occasion. Would love to see more of your process! x

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    1. Thank you! That's so nice, I did love your scrapbook post on your blog! I'd love to see a little update of yours - I'm always so keen to see other peoples! I'll definitely share more and have a think about the best way to share my process too :) x

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  7. Beautiful spreads! I love the flexibility of Project life and recently started using 12x12 pockets and creating "pages" rather than grids. It's definitely more free-ing creatively and I think I'm going to use it mostly for title pages for big events. You have a great blog! xx

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