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!

simple as that

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!