2023 Spring Clean Series! Organizing My Project Life Cart (And My Stories by the Month Kits)

My 2023 Spring Clean Series is here and I am kicking off this year’s series with a brand new video featuring my process for organizing my Project Life supplies, specifically, my Ali Edwards Stories By The Month kits. This project is long overdue and I’m so excited to share my process with you!

To begin, I repurposed a craft cart from Michaels that originally housed my December Daily materials. Since I am not in the mood to work on holiday projects, I decided to use this cart for my Project Life materials.

I enjoy using the Ali Edwards Stories By The Month kits along with goodies from Elle’s Studio and the Paper Person Shop. To avoid turning this project into an overwhelming endeavor, I focused on organizing my Stories By The Month kits first. I will eventually organize my other kits and incorporate them into my Project Life cart in the near future.

New Video! To see my entire process for organizing my Stories By The Month kits and my Project Life cart, click on the video below! Also, photos of this cart along with a list of available supplies are provided as well.

Here is my Project Life cart, organized and ready to be used! I purchased this cart from Michaels last year and it has served me well! I can easily roll the cart to my craft desk when I am ready to work on a project.

All of my 3×4 and 4×6 Stories By The Month pocket cards are organized in a Scrapbook.com Pocket Card Organizer. I created the dividers using white card stock from my stash, laminating sheets, and my Mini Minc Hot Foil Machine. The 3×4 stamps are organized in a container from Ikea.

Containers from the Target Dollar Spot are used to organize small embellishments and sticker sheets. I like to keep several small bins on hand for organizing an assortment of embellishments and small tools.

Chipboard, wood veneer, die cuts, and acrylic embellishments are stored in a divided ArtBin container for easy access. All of my supplies are neatly organized and ready to be used. And everything I need is right at my finger tips! This makes my heart sing!

Be sure to head to the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel to see this entire organization process. And stay tuned for more videos in this series to come!

Available Products

Revisiting Project Life – Because Memory Planning Is NOT My Jam!

So, a few months ago during one of my YouTube Livestream sessions, I share that I was attempting to try memory planning, which is essentially scrapbooking in a planner. I was intrigued by this format of storytelling, mainly because I wanted to find an easier way to document my everyday stories.

Armed with tons of ideas and creative inspiration, I created two spreads in my memory planner. But, after making those two pages, I quickly realized: MEMORY PLANNING IS NOT MY JAM!

What I discovered is that I need more space for documenting my stories and I really enjoy the Project Life format of pocket pages and simple embellishing. So, I ditched my memory planner and decided to use a 9×12 inch pocket format instead.

In the past, I’ve used a 12×12 inch format for my Project Life spreads. I have found this size to be too big for my everyday scrapbooking. However, I also found that the 6×8 inch format is too small. After making a few 9×12 inch pocket layouts, I am happy to report that I have found Project Life peace!

I also decided to adopt a very flexible approach to documenting my everyday stories. First, I am not putting pressure on myself to do weekly spreads. If I feel like documenting my weekly activities, I will make a page. If not, then I won’t…it’s that simple.

Second, I want my Project Life pages to be simple – photos, words, and a few embellishments. My focus is to get my stories told…period. In my opinion, scrapbooking should not be stressful. It’s okay to adopt processes that make storytelling easy, simple, but most of all…FUN!

To check out the process video for this spread, click on the video below. A list of products featured in this video are posted below. Enjoy!

Products Featured (subject to availability, no affiliate links provided):

Ali Edwards 9×12 Gray Linen Album
: https://bit.ly/3ISmH4a

Ali Edwards Page Protectors
: https://bit.ly/3IVf2SP

Elle’s Studio Everyday Tabs Stamp Set
: https://bit.ly/3cwxgh9

Citrus Twist Stamp Sets
: https://citrustwistkits.com/collections/stamps

Citrus Twist Die Cuts and Ephemera
: https://citrustwistkits.com/collections/embellishments

Paper Person Shop
: https://paperperson.shop/