project photo rescue – jaime’s story
Project Photo Rescue has struck a chord with so many of you.
When you see this video and you find yourself relating to Wendy … buried in photographs, overwhelmed about where to start or where to pick back up again, totally procrastinating doing anything with your pictures at all … well, you are not alone! Even devoted scrapbookers are feeling the need to re-group on the bigger picture and wrap their head around where to go from here.
I’m personally and completely aware of the problem. I’ve been a professional in the scrapbooking industry for 20 years so I’ve really seen it all. While we all sit in different places and we come from different scrapbooking “backgrounds”… 99% of us feel the struggle. I’m with you. I’m part of the 99% for sure! Naturally, I’ve had a burning desire to do something about this. When there’s a problem in scrapbooking, I want to fix it. You likely know that’s how Project Life® came to be.
So what am I doing about it?
First, our team launched a contest last year. We shared that video of Wendy, ran a contest in connection with the video, chose a lucky winner, and flew out to Kansas to spend 3 days with Jennifer. Such a successful experience! Great for Jennifer… but what about everyone else who needs help, right? Well, in addition to crazy amounts of live social media sharing of everything that was happening, we also shared a loaded blog post with everything that happened. I figure by sharing the experience, others could benefit. And some of you have!
Great. But you know what’s even better? Instead of me telling you about it, what if we could SHOW you the experience of Project Photo Rescue?? Enter video coverage. YES! Better than watching an episode of Hoarders or some other reality show, we’ve done something that has never been done in this wonderful industry before: Project Photo Rescue is now in video format! It’s totally the show made just for you!
I recently had the opportunity to meet with a local military mom here in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Jaime and her family opened up their home to a complete stranger (she didn’t already know about me or my company) and we completed our second Project Photo Rescue mission!
Just like our experience with Jennifer in Kansas, we knew Jaime’s experience would be unique. After all, everyone’s story is unique. And yet — there’s so much that we relate to with each other’s experiences. I learned about Jaime’s memory-keeping struggles. We talked about overcoming the hurdles. We organized her scrapbooking supplies. We talked about how she wants to move forward. And we made a game plan. All of it was captured on film, and we are thrilled to announce this 3-part video series!
After some pretty serious health problems and with the impending birth of their third child, Jaime was feeling desperate to get back on track, realizing just how important it was for her to preserve her memories. Watch her story with this first video and then stay tuned for parts 2 and 3.