You've likely heard about the projects that folks have going on where they take a photo every day, and then scrapbook it. Some folks see it as a huge undertaking, but with the support of the Hope In Action 365 Project from Creative Memories and the Facebook communities - Hope in Action 365 and pixels2Pages' Day2Day - you can learn more about this type of project, connect with others who want to tackle it, and get inspired with ideas on how to get it done.
Not sure you're ready to jump in with both feet to tackle such a project? Don't write it off just yet. We've got lots of other options for you right here, regardless of how often you take photos, or how many you take. The one point I want to stress is that you don't have to worry about focusing on scrapping anything specific - even if it's not grand and spectacular, scrap that photo anyway. It's your everyday life, and it will be OH so fun to look back on one day.
All of these options will work for photos you've taken last year, many years ago, or even photos you have yet to take. Enjoy :)
You have handfuls of photos that are very event-specific, such as vacations. Consider this: choose groupings of photos from a certain block of time, and capture those events in a two-page spread (or expand into more pages, if necessary). For this spread, I chose my favorite photos I had taken each day on a six-day adventure to the Boundary Waters. I simply added a small strip of paper and a bit of journaling to describe the photo, and then dressed it up a tad bit with extra embellishment. This set of pages may be the only set I include for August of 2010, but I'm not sure yet. I haven't gone through all of my photos from that month to see if any other events warrant a spread. (FYI: Font used in this project is Pea Sassy Lucy).
You could include as few or many pages for a given month as you choose - just scrapbook to highlight the events you really cherish in this book. NOTE: This concept could also be followed for the scrapper who chooses to take that photo every day, too.
Here's another take on the same scenario where you may only have a handful of photos from a specific event in a given month - this one comes from Miss Donna Kendall. She chose the event to focus on, made sure to incorporate that date in the calendar grid, then added her photos and journaling to support those photos. Fun!
You have a handful of photos from a given month, they're beautiful, but they're rather random. And, you don't have a photo from every single day. NO worries! Gather up your favorites for that month, then add a calendar grid to your page and drag each photo into its corresponding day on the calendar. Add your absolutely favorite photo from the month onto the opposite page (full bleed-style) and drop down the opacity of it, then add a block of text that briefly outlines what each photo is about. (FYI: Font used in this project is also Pea Sassy Lucy).
Another spin on this option is to do the same type of thing, except take a photo of the same thing (maybe your new baby?! ;) several times a month (cuz let's face it, who has time to remember to take a photo EVERY day of that new babe!?) and plop those photos in on their corresponding days. They'll need no explanation! Work in some important dates on the calendar that were big "firsts", too, for some added fun. NOTE: the pages below were created using the Click and Fill A Year in Review (US|Canada) - if you've not yet discovered them, you must. They are a brilliant fit for this type of project.
Yet another spin on this same option, but drop in a few fun embellishments on the calendar for added fun! Thanks to Jodi Eisner for these fun pages!
You HAVE decided to take one photo every day, and you've made the commitment to drop the photos in as you get them taken. Here's Sue Philips' sample - she included one photo from each day and made some notes about the photos. Sweet and simple!
Special thanks to the sweet & wonderful admins on the Creative Memories Go Digital Fan Page for contributing so many awesome ideas for me to share with you here, too. Be sure to pop over to the page for more ideas, inspiration and fun while you create these projects... and don't forget - all StoryBooks (US|Canada) are on sale now through Thursday, January 26 at midnight CT - this is the perfect time to create and order those books!
We'd all love to hear your thoughts and ideas on scrapping your everydays. See you on the Fan Page!