I am excited to finally get to share Project Life week 30 -the photo week!
My photo week was inspired my Ronnie’s project life.
First I wanted to share a little bit about the process. I mentioned last week that any ephemera I get throughout the week I put into a slot that I think it will probably go in.
On Sunday afternoons (when I generally work on my PL) I upload all my photos to my computer (from my camera and my phone) and start thinking about what happened that week and what photos and pieces of empherma I want to include. I write it down on a sticky note and stick it into the slot that I want it to go in (they get rearranged a fair amount through the process).
Once I decide which photos I want to include I decide if I want to journal on it digitally or if I want to just print out the photo and journal on it with a fine Sharpie after (I do the writing digitally in Photoshop, with the exception of the four photos below that are already in the slots -I did those on my phone using the Phonto app).
This is what week 30 looked like while I was planning it out. At the beginning of the week I had gotten a couple photos printed because I wanted to see how they looked when I wrote on the photo using the Phonto app. I wasn’t a huge fan of the results and decided I like the flexibility of Photoshop better so I did that for the rest of the week. I ended up leaving one of the slots blank because I had a couple photos printed for that space and I wasn’t sure which one I was going to use.
Because I am
cheap resourceful I reuse my sticky notes from week to week.
Here is the completed week, full spread:
My full spread looks a lot busier when using just photos but it was also a busy week.
I used one of the photos to write the date range for the week.
We have been going to many different parks this summer as Raeca just loves being outside, for these photos I didn’t do any journalling. I decided not to digitally put the date on any of the photos, I used a date stamp and some ink for that. I personally like the imperfection of the date stamp.
A couple of thoughts:
- doing just photos was much quicker for me vs going the more scrapbooking/ephemera route. Once I picked up my printed photos all I had to do was cut the 3X4′s down to the right size and then slide them all in the slots.
- I’m not a huge fan of the font that I used -it was Bernard MT Condensed (with the exception of the four photos that I had printed earlier). I’ll definitely change that up for next time.
- knowing that I was doing a photo week pushed me to take more photos -I like that.
- I really liked putting the date range right onto one of the cards, since it gave me the opportunity to use one more photo.
- if you have been contemplating jumping in to Project Life doing straight photos would definitely be an easy way to start.
I definitely enjoyed doing a photo week and know more of these will pop up in my PL in the weeks to come.
Linking up with The Mom Creative again today.