For week 7 of our Project Life book, I did two open spreads: 1 for our day at Disneyland and 1 for our day at the beach. I took so many pictures on our little trip that I couldn’t be limited to just two pages. Infact, almost every spot is a picture.
I used the swirls die here. It just seemed to fit with the windy day at the beach. Plus I wanted to add some white. You can never have enough white. Ahhh…the beach. That was such a fun day. So glad I have it documented here.
I had a couple of questions last week about my process, and I wanted to share a bit of how I print pictures. I use Picasa to collage pictures together. I seem to take a lot of vertical pictures with my iphone, and if I collage two together, I can add these mini (3×4) images to the smaller pockets of the Design A page protector.
You can see in the image below what it looks like. I try not to add a border at all as I will be slicing directly down the middle.
I started this album by printing at home, but I now print at my local grocery store. The quality is good enough for me, and they have a half off prints day once a week. So 4×6 prints go from .19 to .10 cents each. That is so much cheaper than printing from home. Yes it’s not as convenient, but if I plan ahead, I can just do my grocery shopping on the day I pick up the prints.
I plan out all the prints that I will print for the week. I first create a folder and name the pictures by the spot they will go in on the page. I start with the big 4×6 spots first. All the big 4×6 spots are 1-8 and then the little 3×4 spots are 9-16. I’d rather print more pictures than not enough. By naming the image by the number of the spot it will go in, I have a better plan. This is what is working for me.
Lifestyle Crafts dies used:
- swirls die
- arrows die
- nesting eyelet squares
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*Project Life is a system created by Becky Higgins. It can be anything you want it to be. View all my posts about Project Life here.
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