welcome to the third and final post in my project life organization series. i hope that by the end of this you have some tools and inspiration to begin your own project life album. or at least to begin documenting the everyday stuff of life.
what makes project life so special is that it combines scrapbooking like you did as a kid (where it was more about the souvenirs and the memorabilia you didn’t want to throw away) with the modern idea of scrapbooking that includes pictures.
and since the little extras are just as important as the pictures, i include things like schoolwork, gift cards, receipts and artwork within my scrapbook pages. like this:
today we’re going to talk about an easy way to organize those little extras we save for our albums so that when you’re working on your pages, they don’t get left out.
// supplies you’ll need:
divider pocket tabs
i fell in love with these avery divider pocket tabs at one of my old jobs and immediately thought they’d be perfect for this project. but you can use any kind/brand/color you like. my personal preference for these comes from their sturdiness. i’m going to be flipping and stuffing them full each and every month and i want them to last.
the binder is just an oldie. i could go get a cute binder but i’m more about using what i have and not just buying something because it’s cute. i’m getting boring in my old age. 😉
start by labeling each tab for each month of the year.
i always keep my current month at the front of the binder and when that folder gets emptied and i’ve moved on to the next month, i take that divider and place it in the back.
i’ve got love notes, artwork, report cards, a baseball game ticket, graded work, tags from clothes i want to remember and lists i’ve made.
so since i’m a half year behind, this binder allows me to pop anything i want to save for this month into that april folder and it’s all there when i finally get to work on april.
nothing gets lost or forgotten or ends up in a pile on my desk.
so there you have it! i hope you’ve enjoyed this series! i had fun sharing how i organize and prep for project life. if you have any questions, feel free to drop a comment. 🙂
UPDATE: here’s a little video about this process!