My brother and sister-in-law bought me a membership to Ali Edwards Story Kits as a Yulemas gift, which was totally awesome and exactly the shift in scrapbooking focus I needed. I've been doing Project Life for the past 3 years (2012-2014) and I've burnt out on it to the point that I just don't do much in the way of traditional scrapbooking anymore. This year I am leaving Project Life behind. Maybe I'll pick it up when L gets older, but for now, with a toddler under foot, it's just too much.
This is the first traditional page I've done in a while (white squares represent photos that have been chosen but need to be printed):
It was awesome to think about scrapbooking this way again. Not as a list of what happened this week, but rather, as a story that I'm crafting. Don't get me wrong, I still love the idea of daily life captured, but I think I'm going to try more for a Day in the Life approach over the next year (I seem to be a bit on an Ali E bandwagon lately... go figure).
I'm actually really looking forward to going a little further with it though and capturing my spiritual practices within the framework of my daily life page, which means that I think it'd be awesome to pick certain days and capture them specifically. Sabbats, esbats, morning practices, classes.
I think it would be totally awesome to see some other pagan scrapbookers capturing their daily life too. It'd be an awesome diversity in paganism project, don't you think?!
Yup, I think 2015 is going to be a good year for traditional scrapbooking in Faye land.