Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Project Life- Week 3

This week was oh so different than the last! It was much easier, quicker and funner for me!

I'm also learning as I go along. First off, I'm learning to become a little more patient with my photo taking and developing, and more importantly- getting organized.

The last couple of weeks, I was taking pictures, setting them up (cropping, editing or collaging) and sending them to print right away, with multiple trips to Costco...not so efficient OR cost effective! This week, I took my time, took my pictures, thought about them, and every few days would consider possible set ups and left the printing up for the weekend when I had the majority of them done. Much less stress, more realistic in timing and one trip to Costco and I got what I really needed in the end. So I will be trying this again this week.

                                                                        Desing G planning page/ Design A planning page       

Believe it or not, there are planning pages available here to get your pages pre-organized which Betty shared with me and they made a world of difference! You can choose which page design you're using, print them out accordingly so as the week goes by and you've taken your pictures, you can pencil in and plan what picture or embellishment will go where on a weekly basis. So that's what I did, and I had my pages done by Sunday night...loved it. Will it work every week, don't know? But for now, compare for yourself...

Left side- (the back side of last week's Design G page)

Right side- back to Design A
My goal for next week is to find a way to take clearer pictures...I apologize!

 A few other things I did different this week:

I did some journaling on the pictures themselves via either Picasa or the Insta-collage app on my phone which is so easy to do, and saved me some time. I was also able to include a picture I didn't end up having room for by adding the weekly title to it, so journaling right on the picture served a duo purpose and I really liked how it came out. 

For some of the spots I used full sized 4x6 pictures this week instead of smaller cropped collages to make room for visible journaling. However, I didn't want to feel like I didn't have room to journal with a full sized picture, so I included a full sized 4x6 card behind the picture that included my writing and I attached a felt heart to stick out as a tab for easy access reading and a cute embellishment to boot.

Here it is all together- Week 3

I am linking up at Project Life Tuesday to share and find new inspiration for next week.

From my corner to yours...Thanks for stopping by!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful pages! I really enjoy browsing all the creativity from everyone.

Blessings on your day!

Cerise said...

Love the lower right collage! That dress is just gorgeous.
Wonderful pages.