"" The Preppy Strawberry: Project Life School Memories {Part 1}

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Project Life School Memories {Part 1}

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PS 1

So what do you do with all of those stacks of school papers or school valentines each year?  Do you save them?  Or Do you toss them every time they come home?   I am known for saving the papers but not everything!!  I do weed out papers as they come home because if I didn’t you would really find me on the show hoarders! It Amazes me how much paper comes home from school each week! 

I’m not sure where I first heard about Project Life it might have been on Instagram  but I immediately fell in love with it!  I mean it took the hassle out of scrapbooking and it came with really cute Project Life kits!  I just love all the cute Project Life journaling cards! (another weakness and another aisle I must avoid when at the craft store!)  My love for scrapbooking and journaling goes all the way back to my high school days.  I still have the scrapbooks I made and I just recently came across a journal book that I kept in high school.   It’s so funny to read what we were doing on the weekends when I was in High School.  I will randomly snapshot pages and send to my friends and we laugh and sometimes we have no idea what it was about!  So When my daughter started school I knew I wanted to document her school days – especially the elementary school years!  I’m going to post this in Parts about how I am documenting Lilly’s elementary school days.  One great part of this project is that Lilly is helping me with this whole project! 

Part 1 – Class Valentines Day Cards
we are using the 12 X12 Project life Album, Project Life plastic pages, and the Tab dividers for each grade level.  We are using an album like this one this from Becky Higgins Kiwi Edition Designer Album

We are using the pocket pages by Becky Higgins Project Life  - I bought this variety pack to use
Becky Higgins Photo Pocket Pages - Big Variety Pack 1 (60 Pages)

After, I decide to use Project Life to document her Elementary School Days I decided why not include all of the cute Valentines!  I mean why not – I already had saved K-2 Valentine cards.  I just couldn't bring myself to throw them out!  They are really cute and I think they will be something fun to look back on as she gets older.

So all we are doing is sliding the cards into the slots in the Project Life plastic sheets.  Sometimes, we have to cut the cards or fold the cards to get them to fit or we trim them down to fit inside. 


We also include each year one of the Valentine’s Day cards that she passed out to her friends.  Pretty simple process and Project Life supplies make it so easy!  Each page, I have her write something about her class party and sign the card.  I love watching how her handwriting changes and something I want to make sure I save for her to see as she gets older. 

Part 2:   I will be sharing how I am documenting and saving the class work that comes home!


  1. I love this idea and it could be used on so many different levels! I'm going to share this with my daughter for my grandsons school papers!
    Thanks for liking my pics on Instagram!

  2. I just love how you are organizing the Valentine cards!


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