Pocket Scrapbooking with Project Life

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Apr

3rd

mini album inspiration: retro childhood

Creative Team member Lorimay Barba is going back to the past with her mini album project. She says, “I decided to use some of the Olive Edition that I had left over for this. I have so many childhood photos, but there are some that really revive a certain memory I had of my childhood. I look at some photos and think, “Hey, I remember that!” or “When I was little this was…”.

Lorimay adds, “This album has no specific order (except that’s it’s in order by how old I was, but not really by date). These are just the pictures that really have a story behind them inside my heart; and now I’m choosing the document them in my mini album. Some of them are funny, some of them are just remembering what kind of relationship I had with this certain family member at that age.”

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COMMENTS

15 Responses

  1. I love the Olive kit for old photos. Perfect!

  2. Debbie says:

    I love this! Just might have to do it… too many memories that are not being written down from my own childhood. Perfect place for it. Thanks for the share!

  3. Cindy says:

    What a wonderful treasure…one day her children will TRULY TREASURE!

  4. Vickie says:

    I love this idea. Unfortunately most of my childhood pictures are odd sizes. What would you suggest? Mounting them?

    • Lorimay says:

      Vickie, don’t let that stop you! Mine were all those odd 80’s photo sizes also, but I scanned them to make them 4×6 or 3×4 and printed them out. If you really want to use your originals, then mounting them on the Project Life colored cardstock is a great idea too! You can even mount them on the designer paper that matches whatever kit you’re using. I’m tellin’ ya, Becky’s got a simple and beautiful solution to it all! :)

    • Vickie says:

      I hadn’t thought about scanning them. Great ideas. Thanks!

    • I back smaller older photos (like 3x5s) on the 4×6 title cards. Here’s an example in a full Project Life spread about my husband’s childhood: http://thenerdnest.com/2013/04/document-a-prank-challenge.html

  5. Janeen says:

    What a great idea! One day I’ll forget all those stories with the pictures from my childhood.

  6. Lorimay says:

    Vickie, don’t let that stop you! Mine were all those odd 80’s photo sizes also, but I scanned them to make them 4×6 or 3×4 and printed them out. If you really want to use your originals, then mounting them on the Project Life colored cardstock is a great idea too! You can even mount them on the designer paper that matches whatever kit you’re using. I’m tellin’ ya, Becky’s got a simple and beautiful solution to it all! :)

  7. Amy B says:

    Oh my! I have wanted to create a “Random Memories” album based on a LO I saw from Stacy Julian years ago. I thought I’d do a simple LO for each picture, but now I know that THIS is how I am going to do it! So easy to get down important stories from my childhood without worrying about order or exactly when they happened. Plus it’s a good excuse to buy another set of core cards! Thank you!!

  8. Cara says:

    Thank you! I am at my parents’ house for an extended visit and told my mom to buy herself a mini album so we could work together on one for her and one for me since she has found PL to be overwhelming but intriguing. I wanted to do a childhood one for me but was feeling overwhelmed myself as to how to go about it. This is perfect. I’ll go through my mom’s pictures and just pull out the ones that speak to me:)
    I am also thinking about doing a “heritage” album with pictures of my great-grandparents, grandparents, my parents as kids, etc. It is something I want to have but also something I would love to have to show my kids and talk to them about the people who came before us in our family.

  9. Samantha M. says:

    Love it! I am doing a similar project, but 8.5×11. I would sure love it if Becky would make some pocket pages that are 8.5×11… hint hint! :)

  10. J3SS1C4 says:

    Such an awesome idea! I have a lot of photos from my childhood that I’d love to document… Such an easy way to do it!

  11. Carlajinar says:

    Funny I just thought of doing this very thing today. I was given a magnetic photo album of pics that I want to redo and get them out of that book. This is a perfect option.

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