Spring Break Guest | Becky Higgins

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While on vacation this week we've invited a few of our friends to share their favorite layout of all time  +  why it is so special to them.

Say hello to Becky Higgins.
Hi guys! Big hug to Ali and Katie for inviting me to be a guest here on the blog today. I am personally so delighted by what they’re both doing with our Project Life® system, and continue to be inspired by the way they document life on a regular basis.

When they asked me to share my favorite layout of all time + why it’s so special to me, my first thought was, That’s like asking which of my children is our favorite. Can’t do it. No way. Impossible!

There are so many layouts that I would categorize as my “favorites”. I’ve been scrapbooking since 1994. So instead of pegging “the one” as “the favorite” I decided to practically throw a dart (flip through an album) and see where I landed. Today I’m sharing with you one of my favorites.

Some of you may assume I would share a recent Project Life layout. Of course this is my favorite way to do scrapbooks. But just for fun … I’m shaking things up today. I’m going back in time. In fact, I’m going back several years and I’m choosing to share a “traditional” creative layout. For old times’ sakes.  ; )
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This randomly selected layout is one I created 11 years ago, actually. It’s one of my favorites for several reasons: Most of all, it features everyday details about our kitchen in Ohio when we lived there. That’s no longer our kitchen of course, and so these pictures really take me back. I love that.

Besides the more important photos and story of course, here are my top 4 creative features about the layout:

ONE  |  I love color and include a lot of color in my scrapbooks … so this neutral color palette is incredibly refreshing to my eyes.

TWO  |  There’s a little book plate label holder for the sub title. As a long-time scrapbooker, I’ve evolved over the years and have seen my share of trends that come and go. The little label holders that fasten to the page with brads are still awesome, in my opinion. Such a clever little detail. I have fond memories of fastening label holders to my pages.
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THREE  |  Ribbon. I loved using ribbon and in this case, the thinnest strip of ribbon was a lovely edge around my matting. Sometimes I can hardly believe I spent this much time on a layout - but at the same time, I love that I did that. I love everything about evolution.
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FOUR  |  Sewing machine? Check. White thread? Check. Yep - I totally sewed on my pages and  I still think that’s such a cool finishing touch. I don’t do it anymore. I have completely simplified my whole scrapbooking mentality and process thank goodness, but boy do I love little details like this when I look back.
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Okay - So I know I’m only supposed to share one favorite layout, but I came across another one that I just have to share, and this is why: It’s such a time capsule for our family. The theme is Costco staples. The pictures and the story are about the typical stuff we picked up at Costco seven years ago. We still shop at Costco. Some things still remain as our staples today. Other things, not so much. I absolutely love documenting seemingly mundane things like this to tell the story of who we are, how we live, what we do, and all the little in betweens like bread and tissues.
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ABOUT  |  Becky Higgins is the creator of the original, ultra-simple, solution-based, pocket scrapbooking system called Project Life®. Everything she creates and shares ties into her personal philosophy that we should “cultivate a good life and record it”. She believes that the process of documenting life can be simple and hassle-free. BeckyHiggins.com is home base for learning about Project Life. Between her blog, facebook, twitter, and instragram, there is a constant flow of inspiration at any given time.

CONNECT | Website | Blog | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

8 thoughts shared

  1. Janet

    2014-03-28 01:19:11 +1300

    Awesome article Becky. I love to see the traditional pages you did a "little" while ago! ;0)
    ~God bless~
    PS I am really enjoying the BPC Project Real Life class I am taking from you, you all should check it out!

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  2. Michelle t.

    2014-03-28 02:03:08 +1300

    This was such a joy to see. I am a new-ish scrapbooker and I don't do Project Life though I'm intrigued. These layouts are so pretty. I love the stitched detail and just learned it myself. Also love the little bookplate. Beautifully soft color palette too. Thank you for sharing. Michelle t

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  3. laura g.

    2014-03-28 02:05:17 +1300

    this is great! love looking back at 'former layouts'...dont' want to say "old"!!

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  4. Kristin A.

    2014-03-28 05:13:16 +1300

    So fun digging into old layouts! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Mel

    2014-03-28 05:57:51 +1300

    Great looking back with you and lovey pages.

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  6. Kris

    2014-03-28 06:46:07 +1300

    I think I will be making a Costco layout! (Project Life style, of course!)

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  7. Leslie S.

    2014-03-29 02:14:11 +1300

    Love the layouts! I know I've said it before but Becky saved me when she invented Project Life!! I can now keep up with my scrapbooking.

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  8. Amber

    2014-03-29 19:42:21 +1300

    I'm loving this series. I'm like Becky, I think it would be too hard for me to choose. But the series totally makes me want to go back through my books and try to pick a favorite. I just might do it... I have a bunch of layouts to put away anyway so it's a good time to pull them out!

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