Project Hawaii: an introduction


First of all, the photo you see above is a Field Guide sneak peek! Yes, the project I’m about to talk to you about will make an appearance (in week 7) of Field Guide. That class starts next week – so please be sure to check it out and get signed up asap if you’d like to join in!

If you’re a project life fan, perhaps you recognize some of the Olive Project Life kit shown in the picture above. Yes, I’m getting it used already, and if you could guess  from the title of this post what I’m using it on for the moment is a project I’m calling Project Hawaii. Bottom line is this: I’ve got a lot of photos and tiny stories/quotes/notes about our trip last winter to Maui that I want to scrapbook quickly and in a minimal number of pages. I want to have creative fun, but I also want to GET IT DONE.

Here’s my introduction (rambling at times perhaps) video explaining more:

[link to youtube]

In the video I mentioned Melissa Stinson’s amazing video – actually it is a two video installment and is up as a part of the Two Peas (FREE!) PL class. You can check that out here. Her process and those videos helped me really combine the various ideas floating around in my head, and really make me decide that NOW. Right now. I’m going to put these papers + photos together! Super inspiring.

Ok, so now the challenge begins! As I said before I’ve worked a “project hawaii” video + handout into Field Guide as a bonus (and it was such fun!) but I will also be sharing layouts as I complete them here on my blog each week on Wednesday or Thursday until I’m done. How’s that for a big project? Oh I’m excited! If you have any questions please feel free to ask away! Happy to answer or clarify my process. I’ll be sharing my first page next Wednesday, but I’ll leave you with one more teeny sneak peek from my Field Guide Project Hawaii layout…


Happy Crafting!

13 thoughts on “Project Hawaii: an introduction”

  1. I love this idea and how you are incorporating the supplies with regular scrapping. This is my first year for PL, haven’t bought the kit, doing my own, had the page protectors and album already…..we will see how this works. I am going to be doing it monthly and adding my regular scrapping into the album. Thanks for sharing this and I can’t wait to see more!

  2. I did the same thing for our third Disney trip. There was no way I was gonna do another fully-insane album for that same thing! So I did really gorgeous pages for the special events, and all the regular stuff got put into Project Life format with PL pocket pages and my own Disney “Disney cards” to fill the sleeves. It looks gorgeous! You’ll love it.

  3. Fantastic idea for vacations! (or other large events) I agree with your feelings on project life and I’m looking forward to seeing Project Hawaii. Be Happy!!

  4. May, this is such a great idea. the kits are fun of so many cards, and there’s so much free stuff on the web, that I never thought I could use everything. But you’ve given me a great idea for my next big trip.

    Can’t wait to see what you do!

  5. Can’t wait to see your pages May. I am tackling my 2012 Disney trip the same way this winter and will surely be scraplifting some of your awesome ideas. Thanks!

  6. I am excited to see what you do. I have hundreds of Hawaii pictures from 1997 that need to be scrapbooked. Pretty sad, huh? I think you have the solution for me. Thanks!

  7. May, I think this is what Becky had in mind when she designed Project Life – just a way to make scrapbooking easier. I heard her speak about it just before it came out and she said to use this product and “do it your way” which I see you are doing. This is just another tool. You’ve inspired me to get that long ago trip to Japan fully scrapped (that one I started in one of my first classes I took with you). Looking forward to see what you do with this. I love intricate layered scrapbook pages a lot but Smash books, digi scrapbook pages with templates or altered quick pages; and now, maybe one of these type of pages seem like a good way to get the stories recorded. You know my motto – “let’s keep it fun”. I think not feeling obligated to only one way to do memory keeping is the right approach. I’ve even thought of short videos (I did one for 12-12-12 and it was a good experience). And, for the OCD types in the crowd (I’m sure you’ll agree May), if it makes you happy to do everything according to strict rules and limitations – go for it!

  8. Do you think you might incorporate any 6×12 LO? or any 12×12 sectional divider pages (don’t know what they are called but they have slots for 4×6 pics (horizontal &/or vertical) into your LO? (KInd of like the Simple Stories divider/photo pages? I really like this idea. I can’t wait to follow along!

  9. Have a wonderful class with all the new curious scrapbookers-it’s a great class!! Looks like a fun project to share too 🙂

  10. Love this idea May. I’m going to do a similar thing with our last 3 big trips. I haven’t even got the photos printed from last year’s yet!

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