So, what's changed? I still take daily notes and photos, plus I do still save memorabilia that I may one day add to an album or create a scrapbook page. I also use the Collect app on my iPhone and choose one photo to use each day. Some days it's hard to choose just one photo; some days I may not have a photo, so I use a photo from a different day or a quote. 90% of my photos are taken on my phone. Occasionally, I will use a photo that I've taken on my big camera. I'm OK with that. A typical month in the app looks like this:
At the end of a month, I export the photos to my camera roll, then I use the Project Life app to create 4" x 6" layouts, which consists of 2 days of photos. Once I've completed a month, I transfer these photos to my computer into a folder. Every few months or so, I upload and order prints from Persnickety Prints. Once I receive them, I only need to cut them in half and slip them inside my pocket page protectors.
For 2015, I used a 6" x 12" classic leather album from We R Memory Keepers (I don't see it on the WeR site anymore, so I'm not sure if they make these anymore). It's essentially a 12" x 12" album cut in half. It was just the right size to hold the entire year. For my pages, I used the Project Life Design F page protectors which I cut in half, yielding me a 4" x 6" pocket on the top and 4 - 3" x 4" pockets underneath.
Here are some of my 2015 pages:
Some things to note:
- There isn't a lot of journaling in the album. I do have the option to add a line or two of text below each photo, so this counts as my journaling. I do this directly in the Collect app when I choose my photo.
- I really don't use the 4" x 6" pockets, so for now I just added patterned paper or a Project Life type filler card in them. This helps to break up the album so it doesn't just look like a photo album.
- To create my date cards, I used the Taylored Expressions 2015 3" x 4" calendar, Build a Scene Calendar dies and Calendar Critters stamps & coordinating dies. More details can be found in this post.
- The album ends up being very photo heavy, but again, I'm OK with that.
I plan to do the same thing in 2016, plus I'm also hoping to do more traditional layouts, mini albums and life documenting in general. I am still trying to organize my craft room supplies!
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