Monday, February 27, 2017
Documenting My Life
Can you believe it? I'm posting two days in a row!
I know...miraculous. LOL!
I wanted to share my Project Life album I've been working on this year. It's actually more like Project 365 since I take at least one photo a day and journal a bit about my day.
Let's take a look...
My pages aren't elaborate and I do not have time to journal extensively each day. I would not keep up with this if that's what I had to do. I know myself too well. The process needs to be simple and streamlined for me. I use an app called Collect which I will share more about at the end of the post. I love this app!
Every night, I open the app and choose a photo or create a collage if I have a few I want to use, and journal a bit about my day. If I forget, I can always do it the next day. I try not to get more than a day behind though so I can remember the highlights of each day for the journaling.
I print my photos that are complete with the date and journaling. You can download the photos in landscape or portrait and in two different sizes. You can also choose different variations of font and layout.
I chose a color scheme for the embellishments and the little bits of paper I used.
I add at least one embellishment to each photo and sometimes more. This is not everyone's style I know, but it suits me and makes me happy. I filled in the last few pockets on this page with a few extra photos from the month.
Here are a few close-ups of some of the photos.
Every now and then, I forget to take a picture or just don't have one I want to use, and I just use a graphic or quote or something for that day.
I included a photo of the vision board I created for my word this year. I have one of these enlarged hanging in my craft room, one taped inside my day planner, and another in my planner at work.
I love this photo.
Here's a screenshot of my Smile folder on my iPhone. I have all my photo related apps in this folder. The blue "C" is the Collect app.
This is what I see when I open it. I just click on the date for that day and choose a photo from my phone, edit it, and then journal a little about my day. It limits you to so many characters, but I usually don't have a problem fitting everything I need to. Sometimes I have to get creative with my wording though.
At the end of the month, I will download them in both landscape and portrait and then decide which format to print when I get my page protector out and ready. I am enjoying it so much. I did a December Daily album and it got me hooked. The Collect app makes it manageable for me and I look forward to choosing a photo or photos to use each day. I try to enjoy each day and the often simple events of my life. These ordinary moments are important to document as well as the big moments.
I know this post won't appeal to everyone, but by now you know when I blog, I blog about my life and what is going on. This is important to me so I wanted to share. I hope your Monday was a good start to this week. Have a wonderful rest of the week and until next time.....