Sunday, July 31, 2016

Day in the Life - From where I stand edition

Day in the life layout, From where I stand

I jumped into Ali Edwards' Day In The Life party on 30 July. I wasn't planning to, but you just can't help it if you're in her Craft The Story facebook group - it was so infectious, and really fun to participate with everyone on the same day! Though the Australians and me in Singapore got to start a lot earlier than those in Europe and North America :)

I was inspired by Julie Love Gagen's 'From Where I Stand' album  -  Loved this angle (all photos taken looking down) and perspective for recording my day! Never tried this before, and since my teenagers do not like their photos taken this was perfect, lol!

aliedwards day in the life

As everyone else did, I set my phone alarm to ring every hour, to remind myself to take a photo,in case I forgot. I found that if I added my photos to my Momento app, it shows clearly the time the photos was taken - really neat!

It was fun with this vantage point, of looking down for my pictures, I started noticing what was below my feet, like when we found toadstools on our way home from the supermarket!

Today was different because we don't have youth ministry at church, one son had to go to school, and the other had friends (7 teenagers!) over to our home, so the hubs and I had chance to do our own thing. We took a cycling trip so had more outdoor photos than I normally would!

I was so excited I designed the template on Friday night, so that by Saturday evening I could just 'slot' my photos in and type out the journaling! Ali Edwards' Digital Brushes - Everyday Boxes were just perfect for these layouts!

These pages are 8.5 x 11 so that I can print them on my home printer (Canon MG5670) on A4 photo paper (I use Hp glossy paper). Then I simply added two puffy stickers from Seven Paper and call it done. So easy and so pleased to have a day in our life recorded!

Here's a closer look at the digital images.
aliedwards dayinthelife
aliedwards dayinthelife

Of course I'm sharing the digital templates for these two pages.
You can download them here. Have fun with them!

In case you are interested, I did another 8.5x11 format for Day in the Life in 2011, and you can find that page and the template on my blog post here.

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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Mini Beach Photo Book - My Krabi Album

Happy Weekend! I just completed a mini (12 layout) Beach trip album that I'm excited to share! You know, I really do love this hobby. The memory keeping part is the most important for me, but the creative part is such fun and so satisfying! Sometimes I wonder if I will become bored or lose the joy, but each time I pick up a new project and start creating I find it so enjoyable.

For this project I decided I will play with repetitive shapes and see if I can make layouts out of them. These are photos from our trip to Krabi, Thailand last year and I'd say I really like how they turned out :)
 You can see my journaling for this trip done in the Week in the Life (Vacation Edition) - in my project life album here
Repeating shapes is really pleasing to the eyes don't you think?
Just add some patterned paper to fill in some of the shaped spaces to keep the lines flowing 
Not forgetting a striking large title
 some word strips or word art
And a few little touches in contrasting colors to add interest
I used Ali Edwards' #AEDPinterestPassport for the title of two of the layouts
Also tried breaking up panoramic shots 
and one of my favorites, spreading the photo across waves  
Finally a full page photo adorned only with word art.
first page
last page
Now I only have to get the cover done!

Template to Share
And you can find the link to the template of this layout here, enjoy!

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