In March 2012 I discovered digital pocket scrapbooking and it changed the way I scrapbooked. You can read about it here.
And I have been going strong since. You can see my Project Life Pocket Pages here. I really don’t know if I have completed a whole year yet?? But I plan to and I keep daily memories via email and I don’t think I will ever stop taking photos.
Even though I am WAY behind I always look at the glass as half full. I have recorded SO MANY memories in the pages I have created and that makes me happy! Just look at all these pages!!
I wrote this blog post if you are interested in getting started in Digital Scrapbooking.
Sometimes the amount of photos and projects I have on my plate can get overwhelming and just like in March 2012, I was spending some time browsing Becky Higgins’ Instagram account and came across this video. And while it didn’t inspire me to work on my Kids’ Albums (I actually recently organized their school bins and feel good about them) it did inspire me to poke around the Project Life Digital App. I dabbled with it in the past. My thought was that I would use it quickly to create pages with the photos I take on my phone and iPad. I think that plan latest a day. I really do love the Full Digital Kits that I create with from Sweet Shoppe Designs and The Digital Press but these require me to be sitting at my laptop for a period of time. I have gotten faster at creating digital pocket pages using digital kits and Photoshop CC but not nearly as fast as it takes to create a digital pocket page in the Project Life App.
So I got to thinking….
For Vacations I usually like to create digital pocket pages in Photoshop and upload them to Shutterfly to have a photo book printed like here. I have tried to speed up this process as much as possible by organizing my photos and digital kits and templates I want to use BUT creating the pages do require some time to create.
What I love about the Full Digital Kits- chunky embellishments, shadows for realism, endless patterned papers is what makes creating these types of digital pages time consuming.
So there is a trade off when using the Project Life App in its simplest form. I say this because I am sure there are some workarounds in exporting your Project Life App page and adding to it BUT then that would defeat the purpose of a quick and easy page.
So I decided to jump in and try creating an album from our recent Arnold Lake House vacation.
I chose the photos I wanted to use and uploaded them to Dropbox in their folder.
I chose the Kit I wanted to use in the Project Life App- Explore by Shawna Clingerman. My plan is to only use this Kit so my album has a cohesive look but I may add in another Kit if needed.
Then I got to work!
The Kids wanted a movie night- Paddington and Popcorn. And I got busy on my iPad and Project Life App. And I created 5 pages!!
I exported them as 8×8 pages and plan to print a photo album from Shutterfly. I am excited about this and can’t wait to see where it takes my memory keeping.