It’s Project Life Tuesday! I haven’t printed the last three weeks’ worth of pictures yet (printing them by big batches so I can get discounts at the photo printer!) so I thought I can share what my current album looks like. I still can’t get my camera (an LX3) to take pictures of spreads without the glare so I am sticking it out with my trusty iPhone.
This is a very simple Project Life spread for me – words + pictures. I typed in the journaling on a Project Life Clementine Edition paper (available at JessicaSprague.com) and printed it together with the pictures. (This would probably be my method for next year – no need to buy a core kit since I’ve still got many left over.)
A calendar with the current week highlighted plus a quote I like about that week is a staple. I am thinking of just incorporating the calendar with a title week in future spreads. Gives me one more 3×4 slot to fill.
I try to really incorporate really small routines in our album, since this for me is what Project Life is really all about. I can save the big/event pictures in its own album (if ever I decide to make them into photobooks).
Up close. As part of my challenge to myself I am trying to incorporate more of my handwriting in the albums. This actually saves me more time when doing the spreads since the journaling speaks for itself and when the pictures are printed I just slide them in the corresponding slots.
I also incorporate blog posts if I think it will be beneficial for our family album – I used Design G for this spread and just copied and pasted my blog post into 4×6 slots.
What you have seen so far are all iPhone pictures. I use an iPhone 4 and routinely run everything through Camera+ before uploading it to my iMac wirelessly through Dropbox or Bump. I sync every two weeks so I can unload pictures and export Momento files (the app that slurps my tweets, blog feeds and IG updates) so I can then put together Project Life spreads.
Remember my July Photo a Day Challenge? I inserted in the first week of July spreads. I have February and July completed and I am thinking if I should do one more.