This season is a time when families get together and reflect on fond memories. With the advent of technology there’s no shortage of family photos, but with our fast-paced lives it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep up, document and admire these treasured memories when they’re stashed away on our computers or smartphones.

1According to Sara Douglass, Interim CEO for crafting company Stampin’ Up!, there’s now an effective way to capture these memories with a revolutionary back-to-basics scrap booking system called Project Life by Stampin’ Up!. It’s a simple and affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into photo pocket pages and add designed cards.

“It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life,” explains Douglass. “In a nutshell it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrap booking them. There’s no requirement to cut or glue or embellish anything. And yet, the end results are spectacular.”

Project Life makes memory keeping easy and fun with card collections, accessory packs, albums, photo pocket pages, pens and other accessories. Douglass explains that you can keep things simple when you need to, and when you have more creative energy you can dress it up with the coordinating stamp set and accessory pack.

The holiday break is the ideal time to go through favorite family moments of the past several months and document them in fun creative albums. Organize a DIY scrap booking party where everybody brings their favorite photos of the year to make custom albums.

1For those who want a special keepsake to commemorate this holiday season, Stampin’ Up!’s Hello December 2015 daily journal solution is perfect for keeping track of special moments.

“It’s ideal for families who want to scrapbook their baby’s first Christmas or capture treasured holiday moments throughout the month,” she adds.

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Written by Cleo Neufeld

Cleo Neufeld

Before meeting the love of her life, Cleo was a single mother to a beautiful little girl for many years. She shares her expertise in single parenting, building a relationship, living on a budget and more.