Paper is taking me a little bit longer. A lot of my photo's are taken with my phone, and as I have learned, they really look best when sized to the 3x4 or 4x3 pockets. My actual camera can be used to 4x6s. So I have to resize everything, and process it it for printing, and then get it printed. My photos, or lack thereof, also dictates my Pocket Page Design, where as in digital, I just resized to what I wanted it to be. And, lastly, depending on the time I have for putting it together, I also decide how much effort I am going to put into making ir creative. Case in point. Weeks 2&3 were super busy for me with a changing work schedule, studying and whatnot.
|Seafoam Digital Kit and elements from More + Less by Paisless Press|
Week 4 was a little different. I actually had pictures to print, and made some time to actually get creative. On weeks like this, I usually print the pictures out on Sunday, trim and crop them, and lay them out in the page design I am planning on using. I put post-its with notes of either journaling cards I want, embellishments I want to include, etc. I also go through my stash quickly picking out embellishments and papers I like, that I might want to use. I lay them to the side, adding those are usually my last step. And I go through my Silhouette library, picking out any shapes I want to use or journaling cards I may want to cut. All the pieces may life on my table all week. With my schedule, I sometimes only have 30 minutes here and there to work on it so one night I may cut shapes with my Silhouette, another night I may choose papers or fill in journaling, it gives me a quick creative break each day.
blog post about her PL journey from digital to paper/hybrid.
A couple other things I wan tot leave you with if you do Project Life, or some other year long project. Both come by way of Ali Edwards. One is her post about how she photographs her Project Life spreads. The other is something else I am adding to my 2013 Album. Ali posted about another blogger, Moorea Seal, who is starting a year long project of her own called 52 Lists. Each week she posts a PDF of a list to make for the week, like What You Should Be Proud Of and Current and Future Goals. I did all 5 of them for the past few weeks in just a few minutes, and love the addition to my album. I think you might like them too!