I had a comment recently asking if I would do a video sharing the whole album so far and I was happy to do it! I didn't make process videos for January and February spreads, so here's a closer look at them as well.
I mentioned in the video that a few things get changed from when I first posted them here on the blog. Minor changes. Sometimes I go back and reprint photos or add in something small. One thing that I love about the album is that it's basically a photo album. There isn't as much memorabilia or filler cards in this year's album as I've added in the past. I do miss having a place for all that stuff (I still keep it just as much memorabilia as I used to) but I'd rather be getting photos + memories put into an album than getting stalled and stuck on solving the puzzle of how to fit all the bits together.
Most of all, the album reminds me of how lucky I am. It's good to have a reminder.
Looking at the album there is one thing I want to be mindful of going forward and that's including more photos of friends. I am fortunate to get to spend time with some awesome people but usually I don't take photos of them or us together. Those photos will definitely be more valuable to me someday than snaps of coffee cups, so I need to keep that in mind right now.
Here's a group of my essential tools and products for putting together my album this year:
Here's a group of stamps and inks that I frequently use in the album:
Unfortunately the American Crafts 6x12 Thickers album I've been using is nowhere to be found online, but here are some other great albums I recommend checking out:
I also wanted to share that I'm teaching part of the Day By Day Workshop at Studio Calico all about Project Life. Woohoo! My class is called Out of Pocket and I'll be showing you go beyond adding just to the pockets of your spreads.
There are five lessons, two videos, and tons of inspiration from me + the fabulous contributors. We'll be sharing lots of ideas for giving your album dimension. More info can be found here. My newsletter subscribers also received a special discount code in today's newsletter so be sure to check your email.
Here are a few products we've brought to the SC shop that you might want to pick up for class:
I hope you'll join me next month for Out of Pocket! Thanks so much for all your comments on my album so far this year. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them for me and I'll do my best to answer. Next week I have the spreads from my Paris trip to share, I'm excited about how it turned out.