I’ve finished 4 weeks of my 52 project. The memories were captured, the pictures were printed, and the album has been started. I’m seriously in love with this project!
- I usually have my camera near by at all times. That generally means it’s sitting on the coffee table (which Forest says is not it’s permanent place and that I should find a better spot for it) so if/when something is happening that I want to snap a picture of, I don’t waste a lot of time getting my camera out and ready.
- I try to take my pictures off of the camera once a week. Sometimes it stretches to 2 weeks before I get a chance to sit down at the computer.
- I already sort my pictures by year and each month of the year. So in my 2015 pictures folder, I’ve created a folder called “52 Project.” While I’m at the computer, just after I took my pictures off of the camera, I look through my pictures to decide which one will work best for my 52 project for the week and copy the best one into my “52 Project” folder. I rename the picture with the week # and a short description (i.e. week 1 bananagrams). This is mostly to help me remember specifics. I also have a pad of paper near the computer so I can jot down anymore specifics for the week if I want to remember for my journaling in the album.
- After 4 weeks worth of pictures have accumulated (or when I have time), I’ll make minor edits to the pictures that need a little oomph.
- I have the pictures printed at Walgreens (not always the best quality but it’s convenient) and pick them up.
- I sat down one Saturday afternoon at put together the first 4 weeks of my 52 project album in about 20 minutes or so.
Becky Higgins‘ Project Life Core kit is filled with beautiful cards. I just chose the ones that complimented my photo for that week and added my own journaling (I chose the Coral Edition core kit that I had bought with a 40% off coupon from Hobby Lobby). Sometimes I wrote several sentences, other times I let the picture do more of the talking.
Enough of my blabbering (I seem to be doing a lot of that), here’s a look at my 52 project for January.
^weeks 1 & 2
^weeks 3 & 4
Until next time — Cindy