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Sometimes it's a challenge to keep up, but I'm up for it and continuing to document our everyday life with my Project Life* pages! Happy to have April complete and moving on to my May pages! Before you know it we will be half way through the year!
Becoming more comfortable with my format and putting my pages together!
Here's a look at my process...
I start with a Pocket Page Layered Template. These templates come with lots of little details already added to help make the process easier.
For me, I prefer to turn all of that off to "neutralize" my page. This step helps me to create a cohesive look to the page.
The next step, for me, is to add a Pocket Card Calendar Card or a Date Stamp to keep track of the date as I look through my photo files. I keep the neutral calendar card template colors until I've compiled all my photos.
The next step I take is to go through my photos. I keep my photos filed by date and event in a year dated folder which is inside a photo folder on my hard drive. Each month I also download my phone photos to a dated folder as well to help me keep track of the thousands of photos I take. And as much as I try, I'd say I'm most organized back to about 2009, before that not quite as much.
When I have smaller photos, I've started using Pocket Card Splits and you can see I've brought in the layered templates and still need to customize them. At this point I add in a neutral base. For my 2014 book I'm using a grid paper that I've neutralized with the Hue Slider in Photoshop.
Now it's time to determine the main color for my page. Since the dominate photos on this page are yellow, the color I chose to accent with is yellow. This helps to create a cohesive look to the page. I color the card templates and clip in papers and add some brushwork, my journaling and call it done! Simple!
Kelly's gone off to college and there is no one to follow around with my camera and take pictures of. But that doesn't mean the memories she's creating aren't important. And even though the pictures I get aren't high quality, the memories still are and deserve to be preserved in a scrapbook!
Field Trip: Newseum page was made using a photo Kelly texted to me when she was down in Washington DC at the Newseum Museum. Part of the Berlin Wall is there and she and her friends posed for a picture in front of it!
They are great for use in daily documenting and Project 365/Life Pocket Scrapbooking but they also make for a mini page within a page traditional page! They come in layered PSD and layered TIFF files and include text paths and font information so you can customize them with your own page titles and easily achieve the same look! Download some Pocket Cards today!
Please enjoy this free download for your personal use with your scrapbooking and project 365/life pages! You can find more of my 3x4 cards for download here. And simply click on the image above and you will get a pop-up of the full-size image you can download!
Last year, I started by printing all my pages at home. But, later in the year I decided I wanted a hardbound book. I am so happy with my decision. I uploaded my pages to Shutterfly [yes, as a former affiliate site owner, I still have issues with how they do business but I love their books and can't beat the freebies they offer] and had a hardbound book printed which proudly sits on my bookshelf!
Excited to continue on the documenting journey with my digital project life and continue to scrap for the joy of making things!
That quote hits a cord for me as an avid scrapbooker. The more I discover about my family heritage, the more I want to dig deeper. And the more I want to scrap our history, our heritage, the stories of those that came before me.
Through the census records I learned my grandmother's address in New York City as a teenager. Going to there, walking those streets and envisioning what living in a bustling city must have been like for a young girl. How that molded how she was. And I've learned so much more than this. It's really fascinating to me. I want to learn more.
I wish I was out in Utah and had been able to attend Rootstech this past weekend. Sounded like such a great gathering. Ree Drummond was a keynote speaker, how cool is that? Love her!
Has me thinking more about genealogy and so I created this free 3x4 pocket card for your project life/365 scrapping. Simply click on the image and you will get the full size image that you can download.
And I'm going to keep following Rootstech and maybe I can get there next year!