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January 1, 2014

2014 Scrapping Challenge

Last year I sort of did my own Instagram photo and scrapping challenge. I was able to take a picture everyday (almost!) with my phone, and I scrapped a page each week with those photos. While I loved the challenge, I'm ready to begin something new this year.

I want to take more pictures with my DSLR. It got a little neglected in 2013. I did take a photography class with Katrina Kennedy in the fall. I practiced more with my DSLR then, but I still sort of just used my phone camera as my everyday camera. This year I'm going to try and use my DSLR as my every day camera. I'm not planning on taking a photo everyday, but I do want to capture and scrap what our daily life looks like each week. My goal for scrapping these photos is to make a double page spread with them at the end of each week. At the end of the year (if all goes well) I'll have 110 pages scrapped for our 2014 album! In some ways I think this will help me stay up to date on my 2014 photos. I won't be scrapping them all in this album, but it'll be a good re-cap of what our daily life looks like.

As far as catching up with my 2012 and 2013 album...well I'm not really setting any goals. When inspiration hits and I feel like scrapping older photos I will. One scrapping goal is good enough for me, and if I get more done then that is just an added bonus.

I'm also going to be releasing some new template sets that are going to help me scrap these double pagers. The first set comes out tomorrow. I'm super excited about them and can't wait to use the first set. I would love for you to join me in this challenge!

This is why I scrap. It's just a short clip of my daughter looking at one of our family scrapbook albums.




-Liz


6 comments:

Suzan a.k.a. Smurfie said...

I'm gonna join in, at least try to :) happy new year Liz to you and your family

Robin said...

such a great, practical approach. I, too, want to use my DSLR more for my photography and scrapping this year. Can't wait to see the templates you devise!

Courtney said...

I'm so excited to see this! I used mostly your templates last year for my P52 project (double page per week), and I'm excited to see what you design for this purpose.

Rebecca said...

Hi Liz,

Sorry if you have mentioned this in another blog post before, but I was wondering how/where you print all your layouts. Do you print the pages and put them in an binder/album or do you print them in a book from an online company? I have so many chunky albums that I am running out of room for them and have considered making a book, but am super worried that I don't know how to account for margins, etc. Would love to hear what you do. Thanks!

Elizabeth said...

Suzan - I'm so glad you are going to join me!

Robin & Courtney - my new Daily Life Templates are in the store!

Hey Rebecca,
I've done a few printing reviews.
You can read through some of them here.
http://www.scrappingwithliz.com/search/label/Printing

I've used adoramapix and blurb to print photo books. With blurb you can add a white border around each page so that you don't have to worry about margins (this is what I typically do). With adoramapix they have lay flat books so you don't have to worry about the middle...but you do have to be careful about the edges.

Sometimes I print individual pages and slide them in a traditional album. I use Persnickety prints for this purpose. In fact I just ordered my 8x8 instagram pages through them today and I'm going to be sliding those pages into an 8x8 album. I'll be doing a review on it soon.

Obviously I need to put together a little blog post on different ways/places to print.

Look for it soon!

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the info! I love Persnickety Prints. I will have to look at the others. I personally would appreciate a blog post with more info :)

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