Hello all and Happy Thursday! Today, I am sharing with you my first attempt at a Project Life type album using the new Bo Bunny Misc Me collection. On January 1, 2013 I started Project 365 and began taking a photo a day. So far, I have been able to stick with my goal. Some days, my life feels rather boring and uneventful, but I make sure to take a photo of something I did or saw each day even if it is boring! I choose to use the Misc. Me Family Is.../Graphic Album to help me document these photos. I knew from the beginning that I wanted to keep this project simple and to keep the focus on my photos and journaling. These are not scrapbook pages and I don't want it to replace that creative outlet for me. I am doing this to document my life in a new way and to maybe learn a little something about myself along the way.
When I first decided to begin my Project 365 I decide that I would take all of my photos using my camera phone because it is handy and always with me. I also decided that I didn't care about the quality of the photos and that I would not allow myself to do anything buy crop the images to the size I needed for the album. I choose to have my photos printed using Walmart's one hour photo processing because they use matte paper and I prefer to work with matte photos because you avoid finger prints! I am using ShutterCal to help me organize my photos and I even write a little blurb there to help jog my memory about the events of the day. I did this month all at once and printed all of the photos at the end of the month. I think it worked out OK, but I may switch this up as things progress through year. Right now I am a month behind because I haven't started on February yet! But I will be sharing that with you as well. On the Bo Bunny blog we are planning to share projects using the Misc Me collection on the last day of the month every month for the remainder of 2013. I can't wait to see all the inspiration from the other gals as I know some of them will really step outside the box with this collection!!!
So, without further ado, here is my January 2013...
I matted most of my photos on white cardstock, however some of them are matted directly onto the Graphic Note Paper pieces.
A little trick I used on the left hand side of this page was to cut one of the 6x8 pages from the Family Is Contents in half. I then trimmed it to size and put one part in the top sleeve and the other half in the bottom sleeve.
I repeated that same process on the left hand page.
I have to admit, this has been quite a learning experience for me as I have never created a project life type album. I actually struggled a little bit trying to figure out how to make it work. During the coming months, I really expect to see my album grow and change and I am looking forward to the journey! If you are doing something similar to this or are using the Misc Me collection, please share a link! I would love to check it out and leave you some love as well!!!
Misc Me: Family Is Album, Family Is Dividers, Family Is Contents, and Graphic Note Paper
Stickers: various collections including Family Is, Snow Day, Love Letters, and Surprise (I mostly used letter and number stickers, but some word stickers as well.)