I recently purchased my first Project Life core kit at Michael's, and I am starting our family album. I had been a scrapbooker in the past, and filled 2 albums with the paper equivalent of blood, sweat, and tears. For anyone who has ever scrapbooked you know it can be expensive, time-consuming, and easy to get overwhelmed by. While the two albums I completed were lovely, and Avery enjoys looking at them, the bins of craft supplies were languishing in my garage. What a waste. Not to mention all of the boxes of pictures I have stashed in closets and under beds.
There has been quite a buzz in the blogosphere about Project Life, and after looking at Elise's albums, I was inspired to give it a shot. I like the fact that it's simple, relatively inexpensive (around $50 if you don't add the unnecessary bells and whistles) and completely customizable to your level of skill. If you only want to add pictures to the album, and never journal or embellish, you have that ability. The most tedious process of scrapbooking was all of the cutting, measuring, and pasting. That has been eliminated with this system! I also like the fact that you can easily remove your pics, and they aren't glued down. So important. You never know when you'll want to frame something.
Give it a try! I'm starting with our wedding and going forward, and then I'll work on curating and organizing all of my old pictures. I'm so glad the digital age is here, where we no longer have to develop dud pictures. That's all I'm gonna say about that!
To get your own kit, go here, or visit your local crafting store.