Last week was all about Project Life style scrapbooking and I shared tips on organization, keeping track, and printing on cards. If you missed either of those posts, you can see them HERE and HERE. Now that February's pages are finally complete, I'm excited to show you how they came to be.
Once I've decided on my photos, I print them at home using an Epson PictureMate Charm and then I pick out the divided pages I'll use. I have a large variety and so just select ones that provide plenty of space for photos, journaling, and filler cards. I do like to keep the photos in chronological order, so I lay them all out and then begin selecting cards.
(And here is where I make an apology, I had actually already begun working on February when I realized I wanted to share my process, so there aren't photos of the planning stages, sorry!)
Once it's all laid out, I go back to the first page and start with whichever card I have an idea of how I want to embellish it. I use supplies from the kits (Studio Calico and Freckled Fawn) that came for the month and pull additional embellishments as needed. The journaling is the last thing I add to the page, and then I'm ready to repeat the process for the remaining pages.
For my photo a day pages, I lay out all the cards at once, adding extras from my stash as needed, all the while trying to keep each page color coordinated. Once the cards are arranged, I add the photos, and then I go back and add embellishments. Now the fun part begins and I can attach everything in place along with the date labels I printed. I leave some cards blank and only embellish a handful of others so that there is plenty of breathing room since it's a lot to take in on a page overall.
Here are the completed pages, all ready to put into my album!
Whew! I hope it doesn't sound like a big ordeal to get these pages completed. While it does take me some time to get it all together, I so enjoy the process, and love the end result!