I don't scrapbook chronologically. I add pictures to my scrapbook album when inspiration strikes or when I find the perfect papers to go with some pictures. My latest layout includes pictures taken at our Christmas office party... in 2007. Back then, I was still doing conventional layouts and since I had quite a few pictures, it would have been hard to cram them all on a layout. Project Life certainly helped me solve that problem. I was also working with Basic Grey papers for my latest card and I spotted some other Basic Grey papers that had a Middle Eastern feel to them, and I remembered the Christmas pictures that had yet to be scrapped. The irony is that I've had those Basic Grey papers for years, which means that I could have used them with those pictures way before I thought to do so. It's never too late to catch up, I guess. Thankfully, I've also moved on from post-binded albums to three-rings album over the years, which allow me to move page protectors around and rearrange my layouts in chronological order easily, even though I jump from one year to another when I create.
Once I was done cutting up my pictures and sliding them in pockets, I realized I really didn't have much left to embellish: only three inserts needed to be created. That was a fun party we had, and certainly a colorful one with the Arabian-inspired costumes. Some people went all out, with full-body makeup and even prostetic noses! It was pretty awesome.
Patterned Papers: Urban Couture (Basic Grey)
Cardstock: Midnight Muse
Accessories: Months Dies (Echo Park), Gel Pen, Pink Sequin Trim,
Algerian Font (printed Text), Alphabet Stickers (American Crafts, Basic Grey),
Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits Dies, Project Life Corner Punch, Green Metallic Washi Tape