Pocket Scrapbooking with Project Life

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mini album inspiration: this is me (boy)

The post before this one shows 15-year-old Ele’s Mini Album. This is her 13-year-old brother Thomas. His goal in life is to be famous, so today – I am making him famous. He is famous for being one of the coolest kids on the planet. He is kind-hearted, good-natured, hard-working, smart as a whip, athletic, musical, helpful … and he wants to be a summer intern for our business.  ; )

But you know what makes him especially cool right now? He just documented all about his life – his likes + dislikes, skills, interests, extracurricular activities, goals, grades, friends, even his weekend routine … and he used Aunt Becky’s Project Life Mini Album (the Midnight color) and a Childhood Mini Kit: Wellington Edition. So he has serious bonus points with me right now.

PLUS — He is setting a fantastic example to young men everywhere. Documenting life by jotting down some notes and putting them together with pictures? That’s just awesome sauce (says me – not him – because I am not current with what kids say these days).

We approached this little Spring Break project the same way we did with Ele (check out the steps in her post). This whole thing really took all of a couple of hours so it’s not even a “big” project. It’s fun. It’s easy. It’s self-esteem-boosting. And it spans across all ages.

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NOTE 1: The prompts on the Childhood Mini Kits are designed and worded in a way that offers FLEXIBILITY. A parent can write on these cards about their child or a child can write on these cards about themselves or an adult can write on these cards about their childhood past.

NOTE 2: We currently have 3 editions of the Childhood Mini Kit – Mayfield, Bridgeport, Wellington. Same prompts. Same versatility. Even a lot of similar design. Just different colors.

NOTE 3: The Childhood Mini Kits come with 100 cards (80 are 3×4 and 20 are 4×6 and they’re all double-sided for even more versatility). But they do not “have” to be paired with a Project Life Mini Album. In fact, my main purpose in developing these Mini Kits is to be used in a child’s “regular” 12×12 albums – if that’s what you do. I’ll be sharing more inspiration for that in the coming weeks.

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  2. Kelly says:

    Becky, I LOVE the simplicity of Project Life! I especially like the quick project ease of the Mini Kits…Please tell me there are adult Mini Kits in the works! :)

    And how cool that your niece and nephew did these as spring break projects. When they’re older, I know they’ll value having made those albums!

  3. Patti L says:

    totally love this…he’s adorable…would swoon if my nephew took part in memory keeping someday. He is only 4…so far he cranks the cuttlebug handle….on our way!

  4. Jennifer O. says:

    That is awesome!

  5. JulieP says:

    This is totally Awesome Sauce!!!

  6. BillieJo Mustard says:

    I must know where her Iphone case that looks like a camera in turquoise came from. Can you please send me the information! I got the cards for my 11 year old for Easter and hope she will work on them soon.

  7. J3SS1C4 says:

    Your nephew is so awesome to do this! I love how its turned out!! I hope he likes the album and the process of making it as much as we enjoy looking at what he’s done!

  8. Sarah says:

    This absolutely just made my day! As a mom of 3 little boys, it gives me hope that they may one day do something wonderful like this! Thank You!
    Thank you Project Life, Thank You Becky!

  9. Norma says:

    This is totally awesome. Well done to Thomas – I bet he felt a great sense of acheivement once it was finished. You must be so proud of him, Becky : )

  10. Priscilla says:

    A HUGE thank you to Thomas for being willing to share his album on your blog Becky!! This has provided me the added inspiration I needed to have my 12 yr. old son begin to write in his “School of Life” album!! I think I’m also a new fan of your mini albums…teen son and 12 yr. old will be commissioned soon on this project. Thank you Thomas!

  11. Mary M. says:

    Oh my gosh, you have really inspired me to use one of these for all my old high school photos. I’m 32 now so I really should do this before I forget who everyone is in the photos! =P But this would be so easy and fantastic for those photos and memories. I only wish we’d had camera phones when I was that age. How much easier it is to get great everyday memories now!

  12. Jenny B. says:

    Awesome, awesome, awesome! :) Great job, Thomas!! I have been thinking about giving a PL kit to my oldest son and letting him go with it. This is terrific inspiration.

  13. Angie Peill says:

    Awesome job Thomas…it looks fantastic

  14. Ginny says:

    My kids love those turnovers, never thought to document it! Also, Mary M about your old high school photos. I think I might just do this. I did the autoship with hsn on 2 kits. I think I might have to make 1 of those albums, my high school. Thanks for all the inspiration in both the posts on your blog & the reader comments!