10 June 2014

Project Life Tuesday: Packing Up

Hello everyone! I know it's been a couple weeks since I last shared a Project Life Tuesday. I've just been so busy finishing up all of the preparations to head into what will end up being, permanent exile. I haven't done a page in two weeks, so I thought I'd share instead how I'm packing up all of my Project Life supplies, cards, and tools.

First, I store all of my albums (and a lot of my other art and craft supplies) in IKEA EXPEDIT shelves. We all know that sadly, the EXPEDIT unit was discontinued not that long ago, but the KALLAX unit is very similar, with similar, if not the same dimensions. Not that bad of a deal, I think. I lay the unit on its side, and it is the perfect working height for me. Insta-desk!

This picture is a bit dated however (September 2013) because I have an even better storage solutions for the Project Life cards: a RASKOG cart, which my mother gifted to me for my birthday last year.  It is the perfect little nifty cart to store my cards and bigger, less used supplies (punches, stamps, inkpads, ect.).
 This solution has worked so well for me, that I do not want to leave it behind in Portland. I plan on continuing my scrapbooking and Project Life in Mexico, recording the moments of our new life there. I have considered these two pieces of furniture investments and are absolute MUST-TAKES with me into exile. I know that I will never be happy again without these two pieces of furniture. I worked very hard for my EXPEDIT unit and I waited many years before I bought it. Some people may think this is frivolous, but I figure I am giving up almost everything that has ever defined me; let me have something that means something to me, a testament to all the hard work I've learned to put into life.

But now it is time to pack up. These are how the cards are looking right now:

All of my beautiful cards are in boxes Let's take a look inside of the boxes:
Oh look! More boxes! I found these photo boxes about a month or so back at Michael's for $2 a piece. They are the perfect size to hold 4x6's, which is of course, the largest dimension for a Project Life card. So I bought these up to house my bards and to keep them organized while we move. 
I made the little dividers to mark brands/Core kits out of some card stock I had laying around. The kit in the front with the itty bitty cards are from the Just Add Color kit (retired). Those little cards have been the bane of my existence.They are so hard to organize, but I have them in here. Hopefully they won't move around too much during the drive. I was able to get all of my Project Life cards into 3 photo boxes, plus one core kit still in it's box.

The rest of my tools are going too, but I'm having a harder time with them. They are clunkier and don't really fit that well anywhere.
Yeah, it's definitely a process.

Anyways, that is how my Project Life products are going into exile with me. I hope to have one more post about Project Life before I leave, simply because I don't know how long it will be until I am able to have one again. 

Thanks for coming by!

Project Life is a memory keeping system designed by Becky Higgins. All products are available on Becky's website or on Amazon.com. Feel free to share links to your own Project Life pages in the comments below.


  1. Hopefully you can unpack you scrap stuff right away, I think it will make you feel more at home. It is NOT frivolous ! Scrapping is cheaper than therapy ! lol~
    Still looking for the perfect way to store the tiny 2x2 cards. I did break all my kits up by color. It has been the best thing ever for me..

  2. I’m sure you’ll miss your old place on some days, but that can also lead to appreciating the new one more. With regard to your Project Life, it looks like the supplies were properly arranged in your home/office in Portland. Packing them up must've brought up so many memories! I just hope you were able to label each box accordingly. That way, rearranging them in your new place will be easy for you. All the best!

    Cathy Schwartz @ Best Rate Removals