So, you might remember that a little while ago I waffled on and on (and on) trying to decide how to tackle P365 this year. Well, I finally made a decision – and it’s only February! Go me! I’m going to do it digitally. I know, a HUGE surprise, ha ha! I finally made the decision based on the following:
- I know I won’t get my photos printed often enough. Case in point: I have printed a grand total of, wait for it…. wait for it…. 0 of the photos I need for the December Daily project I have been working on.
- This is going to sound a bit odd, but I don’t like page protectors. I don’t like the plastic, shiny, slipperiness of them. Told you it was odd!
- Seeing other people’s Project Life albums come together and thinking about our family life, I am wondering how many pieces of real “stuff” (photos, tickets, receipts, drawings etc) I would actually keep, as opposed to scan or photograph. And I am thinking that the answer is probably “Not very many at ALL.”
So all in all, I think a sleek non-shiny-plastic digi photobook is the way for me to go! Looking back through the photos I took for last year’s P365 I am really drawn to the simple little everyday bits and pieces I captured that I wouldn’t have even thought to snap if it hadn’t been for this project, so that’s what I am going to focus on again this year, with bigger spreads (and maybe even some ‘proper’ layouts!) for special events.
I made a template from the format I used for last year’s photos, in the layout example you can see how I swapped the columns of photos round to suit the images I had. I tend to take a lot of uprights and this format worked well for me last year! Across the top there’s a text layer I used to highlight which dates my pictures covered (I just changed the font colour for the date range for the page). Hopefully someone might find this useful!
DOWNLOAD HERE: P365 template
There are actually two separate layered files in the zip (I just realised this looks like one big 12×24 template!) as I tended to work on one week at a time, and my computer likes the smaller file size of a single page better too! If you use them, I would love to see what you make so please feel free to link me up!
ETA: I just realised that I forgot to credit the products I used in my layout example above! The little date stickers are from Baers Garten at SBG, this isn’t exactly the same pack I used but it’s almost the same! The hand-written words are from Leora Sanford’s A Year to Remember pack and the papers are from a retired set by Eclectic Designs by Gabi.