Week 46: November 18-24
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This week I only had a few phone photos to work with because of a photo transfer snafu with my big camera. (It’s a whole big thing, but basically boils to never delete the photos off of your camera after importing them. Because if the software crashes you have no back up. I know this, but accidentally clicked the wrong button. Boo.) It doesn’t bug me: we just get to see what my Project Life would look like if I could reign in the photo taking a little more. (Not likely to happen.)
I dedicated the upper half of the left page to Eliza’s awesomeness, and the lower bit has the photo of our house circa 1940 that Jake found.
Tip: When using a lot of bright colors and busy patterns, use neutral colors, such as the white and grey here, to give the eye a place to rest.
Tip: Turn the your phone to silent before taking photos so you can capture several candid shots before your subject realizes you’re shooting. It’s a great way to get non-posed pictures!
Tip: 3×4 cards can be used as embellishments too–I used a circle punch to add a bit of color from a “home” themed card to the house photo. This is great if you want to use a phrase, icon, or pattern from a card, but don’t want to dedicate a whole pocket to it.
The right side features Jonas’s and my excitement about our friends Jenny and Aaron’s book Mixed Media Masterpieces, going to a Matt Nathanson concert with my aunt (more like my sister) Beth, and everyday things like Tardis socks, getting all of the snuggles, and Eliza’s friend’s birthday party.
Tip: Get photos of you in your albums! Hand the camera over or become great friends with your self timer. For my phone, I use the Timer Cam App.
Tip: Combine a horizontal journaling card with a patterned filler card to get the best of both in one pocket!
I love this week! I love the absence of inserts in this spread and this spread so much that it’s giving me a few ideas on how to switch things up in 2014. I should be ordering my first big batch of 2014 photos this weekend, so I’ll be sharing how I’m doing the current year soon!
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Project Life is a memory keeping concept created by Becky Higgins. It can be anything you want it to be.