So, lately I’ve been taking steps to start up my own photography business. I’ve got appointments to amp up my portfolio and business ideas along with all the little aspects that go into it (stationary, pricing, website etc). I am surrounded by notes of ideas and things that must be done. Danny is so supportive and positive about it. I’m nervous as hell. He says the worst I can do is fail, or not make any money but at least it is something fun that I enjoy. And at least I won’t be sitting around thinking what if? or I should have tried.
So for Mother’s Day my friend wanted to get some nice photos of her and her brother for their mother. She wanted enough to create a small album and get some framed. I ended up taking 280 photos! It was a lot of fun. I am by no means a professional but it was great practice and I’m glad she trusted me to do it. These are just some of them.
The layouts of April are fairly random. Except for our vacation.
This first page has washi tape and rubber stamps and chipboard pieces.
Annabel shows up a ton in the album.
The next page is super random. I wanted to add in the photo strip of my mom and I though.
I scanned it into the computer and cropped it so each one would fit into the 3×4 pockets.
This page was over two days. We had a little cookout and went to the movies.
Of course I saved the ticket stubs.
And it was Annabel’s first birthday.
The cards I used were from the Sunshine Kit. I love that kit and it’s really going well with my spring photos.
This is the first page of our vacation.
The “Key West” is gold stickers and I used chipboard pieces on the date card.
Again these cards are from the Sunshine Kit.
I added a divider to this section as well.
This page is a design A cut in half. The other half was ruined so instead of throwing the whole
thing away I just cut it up and used it as an insert.
March was a sad month for Project Life. But I was able to start using the Sunshine Edition!
I totally love it and I’m glad to be adding new designs and colors to the album.
The first layout on the left is a page of the Design A cut in half.
I did basically the exact same thing on the other side of this page.
For some reason I really love the individual black and whites of us.
I used the sunshine & midnight kits for this whole spread.
On the right is Annabel’s play date with her new friend.
Nothing too special about these pages.
The next page I used the sunshine kit.
I made my own tag to add to the photo on the bottom left and used some decorative wood chips to add to the photos.
It was a random spread of photos collected throughout the month so I just put ‘March’ on the date card.
I didn’t realize how little of spreads I made in March until I was adding one for April.
So I have a Polaroid camera. I’ve mentioned it before in this post.
I usually use my Polaroid photos in my mini books or other crafts, but I didn’t know what to do with my ‘extra’ ones. So I grabbed an
album I already had sitting around and decided to store them there.
I added some fun scrapbook paper to the pages instead of the white that it came with and I simply adhered the photos to the paper. It’s nothing great or anything to brag about but I’m glad I finally have a place for them and hopefully it’ll give me the motivation to take more photos with it! (I’m still getting over the worry of spending $1 per photo and not knowing how it’s going to turn out!)
Horrible photos I know. But I’m glad I finally got somewhere for my Polaroids!
I’ve decided to put a mini book together for our first home together especially because when Danny bought it it was a foreclosure and he’s worked so hard on it and made so much progress on it to make it an awesome home.
I wanted to basically show the before and after and have a photo album that we can look back on years
from now and remember our first home together.
I have been working on this book forever!
But it’s because the ‘flipping’ of this house is something that has been happening over the years.
It’s nice to add to it every once in awhile when something changes.
I’m also glad to finally put this book on display in our living room.
The pages are made of different types of paper – card stock and scrapbook.
I collected different embellishments and used them throughout the book randomly.
And there is a lot of washi tape.
There is really no pattern to this book and that’s why I like it.
I added a little ‘before’ section to show the photos we took of the house when he first bought it.
The rest of the book would be considered the ‘after’.
I added pictures of all the rooms and how we have them decorated/remodeled – what have you.
This envelope will have one of our house keys in there .. one day when we move somewhere else.
It’s really thick and I know it still isn’t done.
I think this is a nice way to make sure we remember all the places we live together.
I know this won’t be the only house we live in and I would love to look back on this step in our relationship.
I can’t believe I didn’t think of this before.
I have a wedding planning book that my mom got me that I am using and will keep forever
but I also wanted to document the process somehow.
So of course I went with a mini book!
I covered the chip board covers with scrap book paper
and used a label to name the book.
The rings I have are way too big (I need to up my supplies).
I went back to put all the events in order.
So the first page has photos of Danny and I from the day of.
And then some photos of the ring.
The ‘magic’ is a rubber stamp and the arrow is a decorative chip board piece.
I added the stamps – which were the fist purchase for the wedding – and journaling about them.
I’m really excited to continue this book. I have a few more ideas to catch up on.
I think this is a great thing that I can show my children and look back on years from now.