Pocket Scrapbooking with Project Life

Cultivate a good life and record it.

Jun

25th

project lifer: trisha harrison

I recently stumbled across someone on instagram that intrigued me. Trisha’s way of documenting life – and her simple use of our products – struck me. So I reached out to her. I asked if I could share some of her inspiration with my readers. And I also asked her why on earth she didn’t “try out” for our Creative Team!  : )

So today I invite you to “meet” Trisha Harrison. You’ll find a few questions from me, a few answers from her, and lots of visual yumminess as we share some of the life documenting that she is doing.

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Becky: When did you start using Project Life?

Trisha: I first started Project Life in 2011 & was introduced to it by Ali Edwards, after completing her “week in the life” project and I was hooked & looking for something that continued that theme of documenting the everyday life. Project Life was a perfect fit.

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Becky: Why did you turn to Project Life as your memory-keeping system?

Trisha: I turned to Project Life as my memory-keeping system mainly because it works for me. There wasn’t anything like Project Life before so I guess I would still be doing page layouts of just important stuff not everyday stuff, But really it is the everyday stuff that is very important.

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Becky: What is your system or “rhythm” for adding to Project life? (and how often?)

Trisha: I try to work on my album once a wee,k sometimes more if feeling stuck. Setting aside creative time is very important for me as I work full time and then run to multiple activities with my two kids after work and school. It’s sometimes tough but I have managed to stop and get my time to be creative. This usually lands on a Sunday morning then sharing on my Instagram feed later that day.

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Becky: How is Project life helping you with documenting the everyday?

Trisha: Project Life helps me document the everyday in such a fun & important way. I am a week-to-week documenter and this system helps me include a whole lot of our lives. Some of it’s really important and some of it’s just little details. Recently purchasing and moving into our home in the early part of this year has been all documented in this years album and I already know that I’m going to enjoy looking back and reading all the excitement that we had & the kids had. Sometimes it’s a regular work day and just snapping a photo of me eating lunch in the park on my lunch break & documenting that will make me smile later on.

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Becky: What does Project Life mean for you and your family?

Trisha: Project Life is very important to me. It’s a new way of thinking about how I will document this week or next week but having a template or a guideline with the pockets and date cards in place … the rest is a blank canvas. My kids know when they see me take out my album it’s “book making time” as my daughter calls it. Just recently my 4-year-old asked if she could help me with my album, punching the corners of my photos and sliding them into the pockets. I love that it’s important to them too. They look through the albums and comment on how they looked or what color our house was or what vehicle we had/have. It’s so important to me that they can open this album and go back and see our everyday life at any time. It’s means I am leaving this book for them & their families to see one day, and that’s super cool.

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Note 1: Most of the cards you see are from the Seafoam Edition and the Midnight Edition of Project Life.

Note 2: If you’re interested in more from Trisha you can check out her blog twitter | instgram

 

COMMENTS

19 Responses

  1. Marie says:

    I’ve been following Trisha on her Instagram for a while now, so it was such a good surprise to find her Project Life here. She totally deserves the tribute here, her style is awesome!

  2. Katherine says:

    Reminds me a lot of Elisa Blaha’s Project Life. Love it!

  3. Alida says:

    I came across Trisha on Pinterest where I saw her 2011 album on Flickr. Loved her work and pinned about all her pages. So glad she is now blogging and getting discovered in a big way.

  4. Julie says:

    I’m having trouble with the links on her blog- just showing empty pages- anyone else?

  5. Melissa says:

    I love her pages. They ARE very much like EBC’s – esp. EBC’s simpler work, which she occasionally “changes up” with creative embellishments, divided photos, extra pocketed journaling, etc.

    Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. ShellyJaquet says:

    Beautiful! I have been a secret admirer … Found you through Pinterest, then finally decided I needed to follow you in Instagram instead if searching Pinterest every time I wanted to see your pages ;)

  7. cindy b says:

    Great stuff! She never did answer the question about not trying out for the Creative Team. :)

    • Hi CindyB
      I never did answer that question about creative team but the answer is, I didn’t have the right mind frame to submit. I went through a very tough year. But this year I sure plan on it :)

  8. Stacy says:

    love.

  9. Thanks Becky so much for this very cool opportunity & Introduction to other fellow Project lifers, This has been beyond amazing. I am so grateful that you and project life are in my life!! Thank you for creating such a brilliant product!! Thank you to the readers that made comments & hope to see you on my blog or on Instagram.

  10. TeriBeri says:

    Thank you so much for sharing her work. I love the simplicity of her pages. Sometimes I get overwhelmed when I decorate my PL pages – which in turn makes me fall behind. This post reminds me to “keep it simple and document the everyday moments”
    Great job Trisha!! Hope to see you on Becky’s design team :)
    Hugs and blessings, T

  11. Jackie says:

    Great pages, can’t wait to see more! A new blog to follow too!!

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