Joining in on Amanda’s this moment project. A moment from the last week. A slice of life.
I’m excited to say I’m going to try Project Life next year. Sarah is in too, and I just saw Paula’s post so she’s doing it too. What is it? It’s a kind of all in one yearly scrapbook with special divided page protectors that you can fill with journaling cards, pictures, or bits and bobbles of your life. I don’t think I’ll make a spread a week, just more keep the life in order for this book. I’ve held off doing it for a while for a couple of reasons. 1. I wasn’t sure what it would do to my “regular” scrapbooking. But I think it will be a nice counterpoint. 2. I didn’t have any where to put it. I was afraid that if I couldn’t leave it out I’d never work on it. I’m going to talk my brother into making me a big tray for the top of the black dresser in my living room so I can leave it out along with journaling cards and a few basic supplies. Bj is excited about the project too so I’m hoping we both fill in the blanks of our lives in this thing.
From my new turquoise core kit (all the components are on the products page). I love these cards. I’m also planning on getting the clementine core kit to mix it up (you can see detailed pictures of all the different kits here). Besides loving the designs of the products a few things really sold me on trying it out for 2012 (2012?!?!). First of all the amazing examples all over the web. Lisa, Ali, Liz, and Marcy are just some of my favorite examples (I’ve linked to their project life pages). I just love how different everyone’s looks. My favorite thing though is all the bits and pieces of life. The drawings, the notes, the receipts, all that stuff. I love it, I collect it and I never do anything with it (or rarely). So I’m super excited to get that part of my life into books. Also to really free up the “classic” pages to stories I really want to tell, instead of making sure all the things I think should be documented are. I sure wish Grandpa had this type of system (I need to take a picture of his albums to show you!).
Sarah and I had an impromptu craft day last weekend and I didn’t want to haul out all my stuff so I decide to work on filler cards for next year. I figure I’ll have lots ready to go to make it easy for me to stay on top of this project.
I love the idea of artist trading cards, but never got into them, so I’m really looking forward to working with these little tiny canvases within my bigger pages.
I used last years card size (they are slightly bigger this year). I don’t think it will bug me, but in case you’re wondering the new size of the cards is 2 7/8″ x almost 4″. Making these was so fun!
So I recently got a new iPhone, and I’m super excited about the camera most of all, the pictures look great from it. My older phone didn’t take the greatest pictures, but that hasn’t stopped me from scrapping them. I thought I’d share a handful of layouts I’ve done recently using pictures from my phone.
Sometimes with a less than stellar photo using a smaller page size works great. And for me fun embellishments help take away from the graininess/off color of some cell phone photos.
Using a bunch of pictures on one layout works too. Because I used five pictures on this layout I was able to crop out parts of the photos that didn’t add to the story.
One of the best things about a cell phone is that it’s with you all the time (at least mine is!). So you’re able to capture things instantly instead of running for your bigger/better camera. I really like the photo of Tuesday reaching for the phone too, I could do a whole mini book with those types of photos!
I have a few photo editing apps on my phone (camera + is my favorite). It’s fun to play around with cropping and filters in the camera. And if you use a program like postal pics (which I did for all the square shaped photos) you can get them mailed to you with out ever uploading them into the computer.
Don’t forget to actually scrapbook about the fact that you are taking photos with your phone! I’m sure Tuesday will never think anything of it, so it might be interesting to her that it was a big deal to me when she was little. I’m thinking a mini book about this topic is in order….
What have you done with cell phone photos? I’d love to see some of your projects, link up!