I'm looking into the Project Life items as a gift for my young sister in law. She always seems interested when I'm scrapping or talking about scrapping and loves taking pictures but doesn't do anything with them. Problem is, getting into scrapbooking can be overwhelming as I'm sure you all know. There are just too many ways to do it and too many neat tools that you may need. Too much experimenting while you determine your style, besides the fact that she is a teen without the income to purchase things.
Anyway, Project Life seems like a perfect idea to get her into it. I would like to get her as much as I can, within a budget and wanted some pointers from those of you who may be familiar with Project Life. I'm not one to care about branding, so for example, I don't actually have to buy a "Project Life" album right? I can get a regular, on sale, 12x12 album, that these page protectors can fit into? (Unless 8x8 is available, I'd prefer those but I can't find page protectors that size with the pockets).
I like the "core kits." They seem reasonably priced when on sale (616 cards for $21 right now). Also the mini kits seem reasonable while currently on sale. Any other tips on things I may be able to swap out so that I can get her more?
Also, I want to make sure I get everything she needs together. Nothing is worse than a gift that you can't even use because you have to buy something else first.
So, an album, page protectors, some cards to get her started, maybe a corner rounder, pens... Am I missing anything? -Courtney