But slow & steady wins the race, right? At least that's what I'm telling myself.
I've been working on my 2013 and 2014 albums - simultaneously - using my Project Life protectors and lots & lots of photo paper. I had been waiting until getting some pages finished to share, but I keep skipping around. So, because I'm on a roll printing photos, I thought I'd share some in-progress pages.
My first step was to place ephemera in pockets, which I did in January. Now I'm going back and adding photos by month. Iphoto makes it easy to do this with smart albums (thanks Cathy Zielske for that tip!). I set up a smart album for the month I'm working on so I can quickly scan through all the photos for that month to select which ones I want to include.
Like, for instance, these from last October...
After I've got my photos printed, I start adding them to my page protectors and going through my card stash. Once I'm happy with the arrangement I can start adding journaling and embellishments to the cards & photos. I usually wait to add journaling because I can be quite indecisive and usually end up shuffing things around a few times before I'm satisfied.
Here's my title page for 2013 - almost finished. I'm still trying to decide what I want in that top 4x6 pocket. The back side is a calendar for the month of January. Probably not a photo. A layered "2013" cut out? Our last name creatively printed? Yeah, not sure so I just moved on to printing photos. And I'm fine with leaving it unfinished and moving on to something else. Because I know I'll eventually come back around to it.