now that i have been working on project life and diligently recording our everyday memories with words and photos, i am becoming more aware of a new desire to focus a bit more on the design element. i want to take my love of white space + simplicity and weave it into some type of visual design element that is pleasing to look at as i flip though the pages of my project life. i am not there yet. i still have a lot to learn. but i am drawing inspiration from the many project lifers who post their own design and pages weekly. in becoming more aware, i can grow and learn myself. i am excited to see my project life journal evolve. i will still remain true to my love of photos + stories first. but now i am ready to make it all come together in a clean + simple design with a plan.
more catching up with project life. here is june 2012…
week 23: this week was filled with lots of stories and staycation photos. i had lots of iphone photos, so i used two instagram 4×6 photo templates.
i included a printable no 1 dad card and some photos of the boys eating lunch outside after a swim. i helped quinn fill out a father’s day questionnaire and we printed it for mark. i put it in an 8.5 x 11 page protector and slipped it in this week.
i knew there would be lots of photos, so i wanted to balance it out with a simple card saying austin, texas. and there is a shot of my husband, the best man at the wedding. i just love all of the instagram photos from our trip too.
week 26: this week’s layout was a little different. maybe i was just a bit too burned out from all the photos i took on our trip to austin last week, but i didn’t really pick up my camera much this week. except for a little photo session swap with my friend and fellow photographer, ali. we agreed to photograph each other with our kids – just a mom + kid photo shoot. (you can see my photos here and the photos i took of ali and her kids here.) so i filled this week with the photos that ali took of me + the boys, along with some that i took of my boys that day after our session was over. and of course there is always my weekly instagram 4×6 photo collage – all taken with my iphone.
this week i got a little adventurous and went big and bold for one of my favorite photos of me and the boys. inspired by elise, i printed my photo big and cut it to fit in the pockets on half of the first page. since i have no patience in ordering the correct size from an online lab, i sized the photo to 6 x 12 and then increased the canvas size in photoshop so i could order it from my local sam’s club as an 11 x 14 print. then i just cut it to fit in the four pockets. thankfully it fit perfectly and i did not end up cutting off any important parts of the photo. i love how this came out and will try this again for sure. i also used a pretty colored printable filler card i found for free on pinterest. the photos of the boys i took after our session with ali when we stopped for a frozen yogurt treat. the light was just so yummy behind tate so i just had to take a few more photos.
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