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Posted 1/5/2013 by ~Lucy~ in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 120,627
December 2003
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Loc: UK

Posted: 1/5/2013 11:53:42 AM
I think i would like to give project life a go this year. I don't have kids & lead a pretty ordinary life so I was thinking I would possibly do 1 page a week rather than a double LO
Then I wondered if sn@p maybe a better idea? I have a snap binder that I bought to do Dec daily/ JYC in but never used as I was too ill

Has anyone used a sn@p binder for a project life type thing?

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PeaNut 556,456
June 2012
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Layouts: 2

Posted: 1/5/2013 12:06:04 PM
I haven't used Sn@p but you absolutely could! I think it is a great idea. You could also just do one page per week in a 12 x 12, or put in what you want and not worry about filling pages at all!
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PeaNut 456,832
February 2010
Posts: 217
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Loc: manheim, pa

Posted: 1/5/2013 12:21:49 PM
I'm the same as you. No kids and your ordinary life kind of thing. I started using the snap albums last year and it worked for me. My problem was that work just got a bit crazy and I didn't keep up but plan to catch up and see what I can do about continuing on using the snap. I really like those binders - the size - and the variety of inserts. I would never use the large format 12x12 - I don't like that size for anything really. The largest I go is 8x8.

I cut my own paper from my stash and used what I had on hand for the pages and cards and what not...


PeaNut 305,620
March 2007
Posts: 852
Layouts: 245
Loc: Venice, CA

Posted: 1/5/2013 12:24:18 PM
I think either way you go, it's a great way to document every bit of your life. I have used the Snap binder for a weekend trip, but found there is plenty of room for more pages. Love Project Life and hope you do too!


PeaNut 5,071
June 2000
Posts: 2,123
Layouts: 0
Loc: Missouri

Posted: 1/5/2013 1:52:55 PM
I am using the snap binder for the first time for my Project Life this year. I am using a single page a week although if there are major things going on, I could choose to use a double page spread. I have done a picture a day type PL for three years, so I am looking forward to one photo per week. I am going to put my journaling on one or two of the 2x3 cards and that will be it for the week. This is my first week and I have basically written one sentence about each day. Some weeks I am sure I will just journal about one event. This is a nice change for me.

Good luck with whatever you decide!

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pages scrapped: 154 - 12x12
Project Life: completed

pages scrapped: 105 - 12x12
Project Life: completed

pages scrapped: 178 - 12x12; 54 - 7x7
Project Life: completed


PeaNut 458,516
March 2010
Posts: 513
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Loc: Australia

Posted: 1/5/2013 2:57:19 PM
I'm using the sn@p cards & stickers in the 12x12 BH page protectors, mostly design A, but some others as well. I like it - I've always done the actual PL kit in the past, but I like the colours in sn@p better. I did think about using a sn@p binder - maybe in 2014! I've ordered one to play around with as a vacation album this year. I'm on my 4th year of the project, so I might be ready to go to fewer photos.

Although - I don't have kids either, and I find plenty of things to take. Of course lots are mundane, but the project has improved my photography skills heaps.

Cat E. Clysm

PeaNut 107,256
September 2003
Posts: 1,253
Layouts: 0
Loc: Northern California

Posted: 1/5/2013 3:13:43 PM
I'm doing an abbreviated type of Project Life this year, probably in a Snap binder, and also planning one picture or layout per week.

I did Project 365 in 2009, taking a photo every day, and though my life is totally boring, I got some great pictures. The philosophy of this project opens your eyes to the world around you in such a way that you see things you never noticed before. However the daily thing is too big a commitment for me now, but I'm hoping to recapture the fun of the project, in a smaller way.

So far I haven't committed to a format. I've purchased a lot of Snap products, and inserts from several other manufacturers. I need to decide soon!


PeaNut 142,548
April 2004
Posts: 993
Layouts: 13
Loc: my own little world

Posted: 1/5/2013 3:28:58 PM
I'm the same as you, married, no kids, etc.

I'm using the SNAP binder and line for my PL this year. This is also the first year I amm doing it. I decided to do a 2 page each week. One side is the 4 3x4 and the other is the 2 3x4 and 1 4x6.


PeaNut 360,716
February 2008
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Layouts: 0

Posted: 1/5/2013 5:31:08 PM
I am planning to use sn@p products to make my own core kit along with stuff from my stash; variety of page protectors from BH and WRMK and a WRMK binder.


PeaNut 364,931
February 2008
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Layouts: 0

Posted: 1/5/2013 6:17:39 PM
I have been thinking of doing project life as well but in the Sn@p binders I am married but my daughter is now in University so my day to day life I think can be boring but I still would love to do some sort of project life style



PeaNut 148,817
May 2004
Posts: 298
Layouts: 1

Posted: 1/5/2013 8:17:49 PM
I'm in my 50's and DH and I have no kids together. I used the first Simple Stories album (the brown one) last year and absolutely LOVED IT! I've already got my turquoise SN@P album started for this year. I used several of the Simple Stories paper lines over the year and had a great time with them, they were so versatile! But, I also included bits from other lines and it all seemed to flow together.

I did not set any number of pages per month. I just scrapped the month as it happened. September literally had a title page and a monthly round-up page and that was it. December, on the other hand, had a huge variety of pages and is taking up half of the album! Other months were everything in between. I did end up using two albums for the entire year, but some of my pages were a bit bulky. Some of my pages were very simple digital pages with pics and a story. Other pages were mini-layouts with lots of layering.

I just loved that the album made it easy for me to include whatever I wanted, and to scrap it as simply or as elaborately as I chose. After 9 years of scrapping I finally found my niche in scrapping with this system.

"It's not the weight of the load, it's how you carry it." Lena Horne


PeaNut 419,133
April 2009
Posts: 1,146
Layouts: 0
Loc: in the deep South

Posted: 1/5/2013 8:27:20 PM
I'm doing both....using Becky Higgins' PL journaling cards and divided page protectors but using Sn@p papers, 4x6 and 3x4 pads. I do a month-in-review type album and this is my 4th year doing a PL style project. All previous years have ended up being split into two albums. I'm really making an effort this year to only use one before PL albums take over the limited shelf space I have that actually fits 12x12 albums!

I've used the Sn@p 6x8 albums for a wedding album and a baby shower album and loved how they turned out. I just prefer the larger size for PL.

"Patience is knowing it will happen and giving it time to."---Rodney White
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