Project Life Lessons at Subway

On Sunday, I attended a small event hosted by my amazing upline, Pam Morris.  As with many of our small events, the gathering was hosted at the Subway shop just down the road from me.  Pam’s parents own several Subways – a perfect place to craft and “eat fresh.”  Most of the attendees were team members, but some of Pam’s friends and customers came, too.  What a fun time!

I’ll be honest – memory keeping is not my thing.  I don’t collect pictures or memorabilia, so I don’t think to track my life in a book.  People typically document their children, and I have none.  THAT SAID, I really enjoyed hearing Pam’s fresh perspective on memory keeping and enjoyed putting together our projects.  What a great social experience.

I’m excited to share some pictures from this fun get together.

Pam shared a brief history of scrapbooking and memory keeping.  When she started with Thomas Jefferson, I thought we were in for a long discussion.  Turns out, he is the first documented scrapbooker, keeping newspaper clippings of his run for office and presidency.

Pam Morris gives a brief history of scrapbooking

Pam shared some of her “traditional scrapbooks” and talked about how scrapbooking has evolved in recent years.


I spotted a picture of Pam and Shelli Gardner at Convention in 2002.

Pam's old picture with Shelli

She shared how Project Life changed modern scrapbooking and showcased some of the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! projects.  These products allow us to quickly document things with coordinating colors and themes.  If you care to embellish for hours and hours, that option is there – but it’s not a requirement.  🙂

Pam Morris introduces Project Life by Stampin' Up! kits

The group listened intently.

What memory keeping used to be

We brought pictures with us, and the entire group started creating simple layouts with the Project Life products Pam brought.  Candy brought pictures of her Stampin’ Up! team, the Candy Hearts.

Some of Candy Ford's pictures she'll use to make her pages

Linda brought pictures of her niece and nephew.

Linda assembles her page

Candy journaled her thoughts about her team on one of these cards – so much to say about that great group, so she had to be concise.

Candy journals on a Project Life card

The group was busy.

The room is abuzz with memory keeping

I forgot to select pictures for my pages, so I grabbed Stampin’ Up!’s 2015 Holiday Catalog on my way out the door.  I had fun making my pages.

I made a page, too!

Look how proud I am.

Brian King - Project Life pages complete

Here’s a closeup of my pages.  So easy to pull together – and fun at the same time.  Now I’ll have these REAL LIFE memories forever.  I certainly didn’t use this opportunity to market Project Life or Paper Pumpkin at all.

Brian King - Project Life pages completeWant to learn more?  Here’s a quick video about the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products:

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  1. Great recap of a fun event. It was a good introduction to Project Life and a nice gathering. Big thanks to Pam and her mom.

  2. hahahah! Love the picture of “your family” You make me laugh Brian. So funny. Looks like everyone had a great time.

  3. Shorts in January… it must have been a great day!!! 🙂

  4. Beautiful post. Love the photos of Pam, friends & you. Warms my heart to see all of you together gettin’ creative!

  5. What a wonderful post, Brian. It is nice to see you all having fun and gives me some thoughts about Project Life.

  6. I love when you share pictures of your stamping family Brian, looks like everyone is having a great time, sharing and creating together.
    Looks like your weather is so much warmer than mine up here, I’m jealous of you wearing shorts in the month of January 😉

  7. Too cute! Pam is is creative and I admire how she embraced the changing landscape of scrap booking.

  8. Brian – I love your happy memory keeping! You’re almost inspiring me to get my sale-a-bration project life cards and actually give it a go! Glad that you had such a fun time with all your stamping friends.

  9. It was a great event! I loved seeing everybody’s pages and having fun at the same time! Brian, your page was awesome! You have such beautiful friends 😉

  10. What a fabulous idea to be able to meet at a Subways! the pages look great. Fascinating about Jefferson – don’t think any of our polies oops politicians down under would be creative in that way!

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