Wow… So excited that I am 9 weeks into Project Life!

It’s hard to believe but I have 40 Layouts in my album so far (with 20 page protectors)! My albums usually have about 45 page protectors (90 layouts). Here is my full collection of my scrapbooks:

Usually each album (We R Memory Keepers) holds about 90 layouts and for me that was about 3 years of life. Project Life is going to dramatically increase the number of albums that I have because I’m only going to be able to fit one year into each album instead of 3 years.

My albums up close.

Not only do I scrapbook photos and stories from my life. I also include articles from magazines and newspapers. I consider myself a historian and would like future readers of my albums (my future kids, step children and their kids) to learn not only about our personal lives but the world in general. To make it easy I purchase Clear Page Protectors (which you can find at any office supply store in a pack of 100 or 200) and they fit nicely into my 12 x 12 albums. Here are some examples:

This article was about former Mayor Daley (of Chicago) and his campaign finances.

This cover/article from Chicago Magazine details the 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans. Many of the people featured were individuals that my husband & I worked with in some capacity – especially during the campaign or even now.

Finally I am a huge fan of Beyonce (always have been). Read more about why I love her here: The pictures that they released publicly of her birth were absolutely stunning and it was certainly an important event in hip hop/pop culture history. Here are my pages (included in my Project Life Album) here:

On the right in an 8 1/2 x 11 page protector I typed up and printed out the lyrics to Jay-Z’s song “Glory” which he wrote about his daughter being born. I was moved by the song & by the birth of Blue Ivy because Bey & Jay had a miscarriage prior to baby Blue. The story represents the miracle that is life and I am just ecstatic for them!

With no further adieu, here are my Week 9 Layouts!

I used O Magazine as well as some clippings from the packaging of my office supplies. Major Spring Cleaning is happening in the Smith Household and it started with organizing files.

I had a spa day and wanted to capture that so the second page is dedicated to the very relaxing experience that I had at Spa Forever – THE BEST Spa in Chicago! I’m already thinking about my next visit.

You can check out my other Project Life layouts here:

Project Life is a simple approach to capturing everyday life created by Becky Higgins who you can find here:


Co-Founder & Executive Director of Donda's House, Inc. Wife to Che "Rhymefest" Smith. Believer. Writer. Scrapbooker. ΣΓΡ.

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