Summer has been kind of crazy and busy. I continue to take tons of pictures (although 99% of them are on my iphone), I have just been slacking in selecting, editing, cropping, printing, and assembling them into each weekly layout. So over the last 2 weeks, I have busted butt, and I am (practically) caught up.
This project has always been so enjoyable for me. The process, just as much as the end result. This summer was brutal, and I had this constant nagging feeling about how far behind I was. I DO NOT LIKE that feeling!
So, since the process I explained above seemed very overwhelming and time consuming, I decided to put these layouts together digitally. What I mean is, I used 4x6 and 3x4 canvases, and just printed them as photos so I could insert them right in the traditional Style A pages. I create these in PSE (photoshop elements), and use a variety of different digital kits/elements/etc. I will do my best to link up to the sources.
Ok...here we go!
This week I used many elements from Michelle Underwood's Dwell in possibilities Kit. Often, I will create a blank 4x6 document, add a background paper, add photo, then maybe some journaling and embellishments. Drop shadows help to make it look a little more 3 dimensional and not so "digital". Also, lots of photos collages/frames/designs are created right on my iphone.
Insta Lovin' Kits by Rhonna Designs. If you follow my Instagram feed, you will notice lots of the same patterns/designs. They can be used on your phone, and as png files/brushes. She has awesome tutorials and info on her blog.
Back of Design G. We hit the beach a lot too!
Right side .
Persnickity Prints free digi kit- Sun and Sea. I loved the blues, yellow, and coral. The rest was from the Clementine kit. Very bright and cheery!
Ali Edwards Hello Life Boxes (story of our days) over one of the clementine patterned papers.
Right side. I put together a map of all the stops we made before heading out of town for the weekend. I love when people include little details like maps/text messages, etc, and I'm trying to throw those in here and there. Also got my new kindle this week, so I cut the front off the packaging and punched some holes to fit in the binder.