Hi everyone, Laura O'Donnell here. Today is my first day on the wcs blog. Yay! Today I'm going to talk about Project Life and what I do when I have a special event with a lot of photos that I want to feature in my Project Life album.
I am currently doing 1 page per week using the Becky Higgins "F" style pages which have 1 4" x 6" pocket and 10 3" x 4" pockets. I like the idea of single pages for Project Life because, hopefully, 1 year should all be able to fit in 1 album. And on an average week the 11 pockets are just right for the photos I want to show and the stories I want to tell. My pages are much more "week at a glance" than photo a day. Most of the pictures are taken with my phone so at the end of the week I look at my camera roll and pick out the best 7-8 photos to represent the week. They might have only been taken on 2 or 3 days. That's OK. Even on weeks with holidays I try to keep it to one page but every once in awhile I make an exception and give a special event an extra page.
Now that we're 1/2 way through the year I've been filling in a few gaps and here is a special page I made featuring an excursion we took back in March. We live right outside Philadelphia but we hardly ever go in to the city. We're such suburbanites. We read about a new gourmet hot dog place that opened up and it sounded like fun so on a weekday when both kids were off school we made a road trip into Philadelphia for some fancy hot dogs.
It was a fun little trip and I really liked a lot of the photos I took so I got motivated to make an extra Project Life page just for this.
My husband was driving when I took the pictures through the car windshield :) This is a mostly hybrid page. I used the Paislee Press Road Trip kit and Road Trip Journal Cards kit and printed everything out on Printworks Photo Project Paper. I found this paper at Target and originally bought it for my daughter to use for school projects. When I saw how nice the prints came out I started using it myself.
I am a big fan of hybrid. There are so many great digital kits out there. Most of them are available for instant downloads. If you're an early bird like me scrapping at 5am this works out great. I also don't have a dedicated scraproom so being able to store supplies on the computer is very appealing to me.
The few embellishments I added are some wood veneers from Studio Calico and Recollections colored with Mister Hueys and a stamped, heat embossed camera from Technique Tuesday's Life in Pictures.
I hope this gives you some ideas for Project Life and keeping the motivation going to continue on through the rest of the year.