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Disney Album Organization

Well, it has been a while – and I am sorry!   I made quite a few things lately – but I may not blog about them yet.  I even have a blog post about the Christmas Stockings I made for us this year all written up – I will try to post it closer to when people will be thinking about Christmas projects again!

It has been a year (seriously – how is that possible!) since we went to Disney.   I sooo would love to go back – but it wouldn’t be the same – we have our Disney “wish” (aka Sam), Andy is older etc.  I have run across pictures of Andy at Disney a few times lately & I am astonished how much he’s grown up since last year!   Yes – he’s bigger physically – but he just looks so much more grown up & he’s becoming a boy and less a pre-schooler.  I am so glad we went when we did – he hadn’t hit the big whiney stage quite as intensely yet but MOST importantly – he LOVED Mickey with all of his heart & soul!  He still likes Mickey & Jake & the other Disney shows, but Star Wars, The Hobbit, superheroes &  Wild Kratts (especially those guys) have crept up in importance.

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LiT Ep2: Printing Project Life digi files

Hopefully you are back for week 2!   This week I spent alot of time printing Project Life goodies.  There are many bloggers making, gifting, selling digital files for Project Life & you can also buy the digital kits that match the Becky Higgins designs on AC Digitals.

My approach last year was to buy the full Cobalt Edition (paper & digital).  I haven’t finished my year (whoops), but I did notice as the year went on I was creating more, using less.   So this year I bought the album & page protectors but nothing else.   And I have already populated much of my first 3 weeks with Clementine that I printed myself using the digital edition. The great thing here – I can tweak the files, only print those I want & use a different edition or my own stash or another designer’s journal cards next week!

So – would you like to know how to quickly & EASILY print multiple journal or title cards on one 8.5×11 sheet?  Then tune in – I walk through both Photoshop Elements 11 as well as Aperture.   I am using Elements because most new-to-digital scrapbookers start there.  If you have Photoshop the concepts are identical but the buttons/layout are slightly different.

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LiT Ep1: Project Life Organization

Hello and welcome to the first episode of Learn it Tuesday (LiT)! This is my first foray into creating a how-to video – thank you so much for watching!

Project Life Organization. First of all – there are alot of great posts out there on this topic. I wanted to go just a bit into how I organize my photos & then how I lay out a week before printing.

A few notes about technology. I have a Mac mini desktop & a Macbook Pro (ok that isn’t mine – it is my husband’s that I use alot). I use Aperture to organize, crop & do some quick retouching of photos. I also use Photoshop CS4 or Photoshop Elements 11 to edit photos farther & to make use of RadLab to add fun effects. This video focuses on Aperture 3, but the concepts can be used in Lightroom, iPhoto, any other photo organizing software or even your file structure on your computer.

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Working on Life

Project Life that is!

I do have a few more December Daily posts to write up & post, but meanwhile I am trying to stay caught up (or nearly so) with my 2012 Project Life.  I’m mapping out Week 4-7 this week.  So far I have lots of pictures picked, cropped & enhanced.  I need to pick which I am using, resize to print & add journaling to a few.  Plus of course the rest of the page design.

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