Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A month in photos: December and 2014 year in review

Happy New Year everyone!  *Crickets*  Yeah, I know I don't have many readers LOL.  Let's face it I am a very infrequent blogger.  I typically think I would like to change that and blog more, but it is what it is.  Ya know?!

Anyway, here are my layouts for December and also my year in review collage.  I look forward to starting my month in photo collages soon for 2015 and I will be sure to post my progress here.  Thanks for reading!

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Friday, December 26, 2014

A month in photos: Catching up on 2014!

This year has been a busy one.  I haven't devoted as much time to photography and scrapbooking as I usually do, but I still took the time to take some photos each month and kept up with my monthly photo collages.

My monthly collages for  2015 will all be done using the project life app which I am really excited about.  I bought the app a couple months ago and have played around a little with it.  I think it will handle my scrapbook needs perfectly and without having to turn on my computer.  I still plan on uploading my photos to the computer for now, but at least putting together pages will be simpler and quicker than Photoshop Elements 10.

Enough chit chat!  Here are my monthly collages for March through November.  These were all done in Photoshop Elements 10.  Font is Ali Edward's handwriting font.

Thanks for reading!

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

A month in photos: January and February 2014

These past two months flew by!  We've had lots of fun.  It took me a while to figure out how I wanted to handle my monthly collages this year.  I thought about trying to do two pages instead of just one page for each month, but ultimately I decided the one page has been working for me.  No need to make it complicated.  I like the simplicity of picking the best photos that highlight our month.

One of the reasons that I had thought about doing more pages is because I take a lot of photos.  Especially a lot of nature or artsy photos.  So, I am still thinking of how to handle that.  I will either make a book just for those photos or instead of just having a quote page after each quarter in my photo books come up with a collage of those photos with the quote.  Or both!

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A month in photos: November, December, and a year in review collage

Yes, I am not good at keeping up with my blog.  I know.  Bad blogger!  I thought I was only behind on December's post but then realized I didn't post November's either.  Oh well, it is here now and also made a quick year in review collage to put in the back of my photo book.  Hoping to work on that today!  I do hope to blog more than once a month (or two!) and might just start blogging about whatever plus my photo stuff.  We'll see.

A little note on how I did the year in review collage.  I didn't make a template for it, but I used the month flags from my free template that I shared here and lined them up across the top of a 12x12 page.  I reduced them in size by 90% to give them some space in between.  The rest is just dragging and dropping the monthly collages onto the page and reducing their size to 25%.  Then once they are all arranged I reduced each one to 99% individually to create the white line between them.  If you select all of them before reducing they will not be spaced evenly.

Thanks for reading and Happy New Year!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Simple things Sunday

Yesterday we enjoyed the fall day and collected leaves to later press in wax paper.  My daughter was spreading out our finds to see all the pretty colors.

We also enjoyed a paint chip scavenger hunt using fall colors.  You can find the idea here.  It was very fun and kept us busy for a while!

For more information on Simple things Sunday, please check out the Simple as that blog!  Collage template is by Rebecca Cooper and you can download it for free here.
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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Catching up on a month in photos post

I have been working on my a month in photos project every month, but sort of took a time out from blogging.  It's been on my mind to pick this back up!  So here is a quick post to catch things up.  Stay tuned there is more to come!  I have more projects that I want to share.  If you've used my free template this year, I'd love to see so link in the comments.  Enjoy.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

A month in photos: 2012 photo book

I wanted to share a little bit of my photo book on the blog to show you a quick and easy idea for printing these collages.  Shutterfly has a coupon every once in a while for a free 8x8 photo book, but I usually don't have anything ready.  This time I quickly added my 2012 collages from the month in photos project and added some quotes to fill in the blank pages.  I kept it simple with an all white layout and the cover has just a simple title and the year.

I got this back in January and we keep it on a table in the living room.  It is picked up and looked at often.  This makes me feel so good to see my photos being looked at and not just stored away on the computer.  I've made a photo book for 2011 using Rebecca's 2013 template and plan to order it soon.

Thanks for reading!