Project Life: tackling vacation photos

Last October, I went on an amazing trip with friends to NYC. We try to get together every year if we can, and our adventures almost always seem to happen in the fall. I actually have three piles of photos from our other NYC trips from various years going back to 2010. Piles of gorgeous photos + ephemera that are begging to be displayed somehow. They're honestly too pretty to be sitting in a box.

Last weekend, my whole family was sick. Everyone except for me. So late one night after everyone was finally in bed, I grabbed a stack of NYC photos and boom. I busted out 10 scrapbook pages. It felt so good!

And let me tell you – the way I go about putting these pages together is 100% non-stressful. I laid out my favorite photos in front of me. Vertical and horizontal, big and small. I grabbed photos that went together (either chronologically or subject-wise) and threw the pics in the photo pockets. I cut some photos in half to make best use of the smaller pockets. I threw in maps and postcards and matchbooks and coasters from the places we visited. I jotted down quick notes and memories on journaling cards.

I encourage you not to be intimidated or discouraged about tackling a project from a few months ago or many years ago. Project Life honestly makes it simple and doable to get an entire vacation into a scrapbook in a day or two. I finished 10 pages in one night ... which is approximately half an album. I covered a lot of ground with the photos on these pages. (And you definitely don't have to use every single photo that you take. Pick your very favorites!) If I spend just one more night making a few more pages, I'll have this trip completely documented. Two nights is so worth it.

What's better than photos sitting in a box? THIS. I will look back on these pages with a smile on my face for years to come. Memory keeping = done.

Products + supplies I use:

12 X 12 D-ring Album - Classic Faux Leather - Grey

Project Life Core Kit-Sunshine Edition

Becky Higgins Amy Tangerine Plus One Mini Kit

Photo Pocket Pages - Big Variety Pack 3 (60 Pages)

Project Life Corner Rounder

Canon SELPHY CP910 White Portable Wireless Compact Photo Color Printer

Canon Selphy Color Ink Paper Set

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