Slowly, but surely, my project is coming back to life. I’ve been doing the current week, and then going back and picking up a lost week. I was tempted to buy one of Becky Higgin’s digital core kits – to go back to her (Becky’s) original notion that this should be simple – take photo, stick in pocket, write journal card, be done. Sometimes, i think if I were doing this in the paper form, it would be that easy – but when I think about printing my photos, I think otherwise. Right now, even though I love love love all of the Creative Teams I’m on, I’ve been leaning towards One Little Bird’s kits to keep my project moving – I love her journal cards, and she always has labels/journal spots in her kits, as well as cute frames. That’s not to say that my other teams don’t have those elements – they do – but One Little Bird is just the simplicity I need to just get done what I need to get done now.
So, here’s this past week:
Some weeks you have no photos, some weeks you have a gazillion photos. This was one of those weeks that the second half of the week was really photo heavy, and the first half of the week was errand heavy. I love this new template from Amy Martin – I was able to squeeze in everything I needed to squeeze in. Besides only using one kit (this is her new one, Equinox), I’m also only using one collage maker – Lynne-Marie’s 4 x 6 template builder. Basically, you arrange your collage through turning on/off layers of collage blocks. I just leave the PSD file open, and when I need to make a new collage, I toss the old photos, and add the new ones, then plop them in the grid when I’m done. Also, I’ve ditched the weekly summary card. I found that I was really just rewriting what was on all of the little journal cards. It seemed repetitive, so gone.
Here’s the week of August 25 -
I look at this week and think, wow, we really did a lot of nothing. But, that’s life, right? Usually, I would have scanned our movie tickets, and the sleep no. bed stuff rather than photographing it, but the motherboard on our desktop is dying, slowly, each day, and sometimes it finds the scanner, sometimes it doesn’t. So, rather than fight with it, I’m just scrapping on the laptop, and foregoing scanning. And, again, it’s faster. The only thing that’s really screwing me up with the desktop fritzing out, is that Lightroom isn’t working. I normally import my photos in Lightroom, and then export them to dated files. Now, I’m just working off the CF card that’s plugged into the laptop. The photos are in date order, so it’s not that big of a deal, but it’s just not by regular work flow – edit, organize, plop in grid. Now, it’s open grid, look in CF card, pick photo, edit, plop in grid.
I still have to do 8/18, that’s on my list to get done today, and the week of 8/11, the week of the Camaro, is an extravaganza week – the first page is done, the layout I posted awhile back with one of Lynne-Marie’s template is the first page of an insert, and then the flip side of the insert is a collage of car photos, and then the second page is pretty much showing off the Camaro, and my niece’s performance in Guys and Dolls.
So, here’s the week of 8/4 -
Again, one kit – this is Lynne-Marie’s Unwritten bundle. Something a little different.
And, the week of July 28 -
So, that’s where I am. 3/4 of August complete, one week of July done. And the rest of the EHD great harddrive fail damage? 4/14 through the end of April exist in 600 x 600, 72 dpi form – so I can’t print them, but I can recreate them. May, June and July had been organized into folders, the first two weeks of May were done, but I hadn’t gotten around to uploading them anywhere – so gone – those folders are gone, and those weeks need to be completely rebuilt. That’s 12 weeks. 12. When I say the number over and over again, kit really makes my head spin. It’s very possible I may just do a reality check, and do monthly spreads for May, June and July and just call them done. We’ll see.
Ok, I’m exhausted thinking about those 12 weeks. I need to stop now.