A post…. hey a post! No pictures this time though (is that legal)? Sometimes I think the pictures keep me from posting – even though I love taking pictures – it just adds enough “extra” time that I end up not getting a post written.
So here’s today’s thought. I put this up on facebook on my page wall & in my chat group (hey come like & join both please!)
What are your plans for 2015? Mine is to actually pull out some paper, maybe finish baby albums. For yearly documenting I am just taking pictures at this point…. trying to be intentional about capturing memories, posting to instagram/flickr/facebook with comments so that someday I have that “journaling” to go by.
I have seen a few scrapbookers who were hard core Project Lifers abandon it this year! I think what’s happening to them is they are designers, scrapbookers who liked the simplicity of PL, but ended up just designing very detailed pocket images/pages! That’s more work than they were doing before! Several are shifting to a monthly layout in various forms. I still like the PL concept for those who can stick to the kits…. I have always had a hard time with that & tend to add alot to mine…. thus never finishing!/
I have been here working on things, just not necessarily the blog! I pulled out a few of my in-progress projects today to photograph & my helper wanted to be in on the pictures….and check out the pages! He was really helpful turning the pages. He was not so helpful getting between the pages & I or casting a shadow standing in the doorway. That’s ok – he had fun.
2 months out & I have ‘finished’ the Disney autograph book! I put finished in quotes because I had some embellishments for the main Disney character pages, but not for all of the other guys. I may find some & add them along the way, but Andy is super happy with just the pictures & autographs.
I do have a few more December Daily posts to write up & post, but meanwhile I am trying to stay caught up (or nearly so) with my 2012 Project Life. I’m mapping out Week 4-7 this week. So far I have lots of pictures picked, cropped & enhanced. I need to pick which I am using, resize to print & add journaling to a few. Plus of course the rest of the page design.
Well it is Saturday and I was expecting to wake up to a blanket of white covering up my already green grass and blooming daffodils. The weather forecasters say it’s still coming – they just had the time wrong but we will see! It is cold however…. brrr!
As I am working on my website and setting up my business offerings one area that I thought I needed to put some effort into was taking one set of pictures and making multiple layouts to show just how different a page can look with the same content & in this case – very similar layouts. This is scrap-lifting at it’s best for scrappers out there – for potential customers – this is why I am here – to help you take your pictures and make them great and within your personality (and cost because time is a factor & these don’t all take the same amount of effort to make).
Option1 – Simple B&W layout.
Option 2 – traditional paper layout (or paper-look)
Option 3 – The shabbier the better (embellishments & fun stuff)
I also wanted to share a larger size of one of the pages so that you can see the journaling & the actual picutres. The longer I have been scrapping the more I LOVE journaling and this is one area I hope my clients come to love – I will take your pictures and make a layout that you can see via a proof gallery on my website… then you send me your thoughts on the event/situation and I will incorporate those into the page.
I hope you like them – I am still working on taking more of my existing artwork and editing it for my website. The site developer should have the basics loaded Monday at which point I can start adding my pictures & arranging the site.
Have a great weekend!
Credit goes out to Meryl Bartho from DSP and Natali of Natali Design for the use of some of their images in these layouts.