I’m super excited to start this project all over again. I actually can’t believe I kept it up all last year. It was pretty questionable at some points of the year, but somehow I was able to go back and fill in the gaps on long breaks. I think part of the reason it took too long for me last year was keeping it up week to week. It had to be too perfect. What if I didn’t have enough photos that week? What if nothing really interesting happened that week? I got stressed over that stuff. This year I’m letting myself off the hook of perfection as far as timing goes. I’m going for more of a monthly look this year. It’s loosely week-based, but if I took a picture on Wednesday one week and don’t have room for it until the next week, I’m going to be okay with that.
I’m really excited to have the Midnight edition to work with this year. I think my layouts are going to have lots of blacks and grays and yellows. For the most part I’ll just be posting my digital images, though I am doing actual print layouts. I’m actually doing the digital layouts because I like to have a game plan before I start playing around. Believe it or not, it takes less time when I have a digital version to go off of. And it helps me when figuring out what images to print and in what format.
Off the top of my head, these layouts used: Liz Tamanaha’s Project Life Midnight Edition and Elise Blaha Cripe’s Seafoam Edition, Elise Blaha Cripe’s quote cards, and Ali Edwards’ CK font, and the small calendars are a free download from rubybows.com.