Wow, what a project, I can't believe its done and off to the printer. I spent the past two days glued to my desk chair really wanting to get this project done. I had a goal of finishing by the end of last week and I did it. Having the templates that Ali designed really helped me along but it still took a lot of time choosing the photos, figuring out how I wanted it laid out and writing the text.
I ended up using a 4 page spread for each day, the title sheet and then 3 additional sheets for the photos. I wanted to complete the project 100% digitally and on this first attempt at the project I wanted it to be about the words and photos and nothing else so I opted not to use the divided page protectors like Ali was doing. I did incorporate my favorite moments from the day and my favorite thing overheard on the first page of each day. I really liked having these memories documented. I had planned on documenting the weather but I found that my photos told the weather story for me, same for what we ate each day. I did a pretty good job of highlighting our meals here and there so I decided not to include specifics on that. I had never done a 8.5 x 11 project before so it was fun trying something different and I really think for this project it was the perfect design.
I really enjoyed participating in this project, I was also very happy to put my camera down for a few days and only shoot what I had to to stay current with my Project Life album. There was a bonus however, I really got a lot of time in with my DSLR camera and feel like my shooting did improve a lot over the course of the week, bonus!
I am now 100% completely in love with this project and I'm so happy that I did it. I look forward to doing it again and again. Truthfully taking that leap really was the hardest step for me. I don't know what I was so afraid of, doing it proved to be fun and very enlightening.
I'm really loving Orange these days so when I found the paper in my digital supplies I new I wanted to use it for my cover page (the paper was in a freebie pack from Persnickety Prints called Summer Sorbet). I opted not to use a photo on the cover because I loved the paper so much. Once I had that paper chosen I found this Orange We R Memory Keepers album which seemed perfect for my completed pages.
Now on to the finished product...click any to see larger. Enjoy!
Try this project, you won't be sorry!