I am thrilled that I am done with my December Daily project!! My goal was to have all of the digital pages finished by 12/31 and I’m one day and 4 hours early. I’m very happy and can’t wait to see everything printed up! I’ll be printing 6×8 photos from Persnickety Prints, love their quality and their service. Other years I have printed my photos at home on my photo printers but since these pages have such broad swathes of color, I thought I’d send them out.
A few things made this project very workable for me. 1- I stuck to one story a day 2- I stuck to (generally) one photo a day. 3-I took all the photos on my iPhone and edited them in Pic-Tap-Go and uploaded them to dropbox named for each day so they fell into order in the file. Then I could just access them from my desktop when it was time to pull the layout together in Photoshop. I edited 12 photos in one sitting while I was waiting for a dr appointment one day, v. good use of time. 4-I chose three kits and put them in one folder, I sorted everything and put all the papers in a folder, all the elements, templates etc…so when I needed a paper or a template, I didn’t have to hunt through each folder from the designer. about 2/3 of the way through I did purchase another kit that worked in with the colors just because I was starting to feel restrictive and a little repetitive because the kits I was using were quite small. I also had a good chunk of time this past week to work on the project, so that helps immensely!
Days 20-25 !!
…and to all a good night!!
I’m thrilled this project is coming together so well! All done but posting in two posts for length… here we are days 12-19!!
I have made HUGE progress working on my album these past few days. I’m posting in small batches so as not to bore/overwhelm people LOL. I’m so glad I made the design decisions that I did, it has made focusing on the story much easier. Here we go…
Very happy with how these are coming together!
Happy end of December!
Plowing along with my words and photos today…did a few out of order but still planning on getting this all done by 12/31 ! Days 6&7, pretty simple and clean…
December has not started out on an overly holiday-ish note. Real life has, as we say, reared it’s ugly head. After several years of slow decline and a few months of very rapid decline, dad passed away at the beginning of the month. Even when you have time to “get used to” the idea, it is still a jolt and the crashing into the wall realization that things will truly never be the same. And, yes, I am including this story in the album this year because this is real life and this is our story and so it goes. As dad said once while the was examining one of my earlier December Daily albums… “good lord, you documented everything!” Yes dad, Yes I do. xo.
So … I definitely have some “catching up” to do but here are a few things that are working:
- Only having one size canvas… I am liking just doing 6×8 images, I’ve combined the photo and words onto one canvas just for posting here.
- The continuity of photos on the left and words on the right. I’m not anticipating running out of photos and I nev.er run out of things to say
- Using a limited number of kits: rather than hunting through everything I own, I put 3 kits plus some random extras into one folder on my hard drive and pull from that. This year I’m using: Paislee Press Dec Faves No 6 & No 7 and touches of Farmhouse by Mommyish
- Kinda digging the black and white with pops of color ! It’s feeling very editorial.
That’s it for now, hoping to be completely caught up by the end of the year and I’m pondering whether I’ll print at home or send out.
Happy December 20th!