The how and when and what is still up in the air but as I sat down the other day and sorted thru the pile of papers I had set aside from her 2nd trimester of Kindergarten it struck me how close she is to finishing the school year. She only has a few months left and I haven't even come close to starting her album.
My approach to saving things so far is to save things that show milestones, things that show progress and things that I think are just cute. Clearly I need a better and more vicious editing approach because this isn't even the full year and its enough for one full album. I'm thinking once the year is complete I can lay it all out and do a better job of editing down. I will certainly be scanning or photographing all the art I have saved to make a collage or something with it all.
I took a quick look around on Pinterest for some inspiration and there is a lot of if out there. I particularly loved this album using a Studio Calico Handbook and I really loved the page sketches she shared. And come on how cute is that die cut title page!
source Lisa Moorefield
I also hit the Studio Calico Gallery for some inspiration and saved these projects to my Inspiration Book. Here are some things that jumped out at me for inspiration.
I loved this album idea from Allison Waken, I definitely take plenty of fashion shots of Simone so incorporating that topic into her album will be a must.
source Allison Waken
I love Nicole Reaves' Project Life® approach to her daughters album and I definitely think that a blend of pocket pages and layouts will be part of my daughters album.
source Nicole Reaves
I love the small scale of this flip album focusing on just one year. Plus I totally love the color palette.
This is a perfect example of what I hope to do with the artwork, I love the smaller scale in the pocket pages. It has such a great impact.
source Laura Kurz
So that's about where I'm at with the planning phase. Much to do on the actual production phase but seeing as I have enough Project Life® page protectors on hand I should have enough supplies once I get started. I'll be sure to share when I start which will hopefully be very soon!