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2015 Scrapbooking/Photographer plans? Anybody?

A post…. hey a post!   No pictures this time though (is that legal)?  Sometimes I think the pictures keep me from posting – even though I love taking pictures – it just adds enough “extra” time that I end up not getting a post written.

So here’s today’s thought.  I put this up on facebook on my page wall & in my chat group (hey come like & join both please!)

What are your plans for 2015? Mine is to actually pull out some paper, maybe finish baby albums. For yearly documenting I am just taking pictures at this point…. trying to be intentional about capturing memories, posting to instagram/flickr/facebook with comments so that someday I have that “journaling” to go by.

I have seen a few scrapbookers who were hard core Project Lifers abandon it this year! I think what’s happening to them is they are designers, scrapbookers who liked the simplicity of PL, but ended up just designing very detailed pocket images/pages! That’s more work than they were doing before! Several are shifting to a monthly layout in various forms. I still like the PL concept for those who can stick to the kits…. I have always had a hard time with that & tend to add alot to mine…. thus never finishing!/

Here are a few posts…

http://bit.ly/1BUbw3h – Cathy Zielske
http://bit.ly/1BUbEzG – Kelsey especially
http://bit.ly/1BUc7lw – Ali Edwards

http://bit.ly/1BUdi4c – Kristen Doyle – aka DineandDish – who isn’t a scrapbooker but has done the photo project 365 a few times & is starting up again (plus she’s a local friend of mine)

baseball album preview

my photo helper

I have been here working on things, just not necessarily the blog!   I pulled out a few of my in-progress projects today to photograph & my helper wanted to be in on the pictures….and check out the pages!   He was really helpful turning the pages.   He was not so helpful getting between the pages & I or casting a shadow standing in the doorway.   That’s ok – he had fun.

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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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Happy Saturday morning!

Well it is Saturday and I was expecting to wake up to a blanket of white covering up my already green grass and blooming daffodils.  The weather forecasters say it’s still coming – they just had the time wrong but we will see!  It is cold however…. brrr!

As I am working on my website and setting up my business offerings one area that I thought I needed to put some effort into was taking one set of pictures and making multiple layouts to show just how different a page can look with the same content & in this case – very similar layouts.  This is scrap-lifting at it’s best for scrappers out there – for potential customers – this is why I am here – to help you take your pictures and make them great and within your personality (and cost because time is a factor & these don’t all take the same amount of effort to make).

Option1 – Simple B&W layout. 

Option 1 - simple B&W

 Option 2 – traditional paper layout (or paper-look)

 Option 2 - paper look

Option 3 – The shabbier the better (embellishments & fun stuff)

 Option 3 - A bit shabby

I also wanted to share a larger size of one of the pages so that you can see the journaling & the actual picutres.  The longer I have been scrapping the more I LOVE journaling and this is one area I hope my clients come to love – I will take your pictures and make a layout that you can see via  a proof gallery on my website… then you send me your thoughts on the event/situation and I will incorporate those into the page.

Left half of Shabby Church page

 I hope you like them – I am still working on taking more of my existing artwork and editing it for my website.  The site developer should have the basics loaded Monday at which point I can start adding my pictures & arranging the site.

Have a great weekend!

Heather 

Credit goes out to Meryl Bartho from DSP and Natali of Natali Design for the use of some of their images in these layouts.

A few project teasers

I can’t resist sharing a few recent projects with you. 

First, this is a card that I made for a friend who is in hospice and also a fellow card maker. 

Thinking of you card for MJ

 

Next are a few recent digital scrapbook pages that I have made for myself – these are the start of my new son Andy’s baby album (well one of his albums anyway).   🙂

 Left half of a 2page ultrasound spread

 

Right half of a 2page ultrasound spread

Thanks!

Heather