Week 17 was a big week in our family as my son married his bride. The entire week was spent preparing for and then hosting the rehearsal dinner so I decided to use some of the dozens and dozens of photos taken during the event and use those for my week. I mean...we seriously did little else this week!
It was most difficult to go through the photos to narrow down those to be used. I probably could have done a couple of layouts on the rehearsal and then the dinner but forced myself to limit my photos and choose some that represented the occasion. And I tried to include photos of all the "key players". For the most part, anyway. I can still do a photo book of the entire evening and use more photos of the day but for my Project Life album I decided to limit it to two pages. And. It. Was. Difficult!
I also used the Donna Gibson method and this week it worked much better for me. After I had spent some time editing my photos and deciding which to use I went ahead and placed them on my templates. I moved a few things around...did a few collages and then went back in and added my papers and elements. I think it really did streamline the process for me....that is to add in my photos and then slide my papers behind. I would say it only took me about 2 hours to plop the photos in...and then another 2 hours to add the other stuff so that is a step in the right direction! LOL!!!
But, I will say that mostly I love, love, love doing it and I love the way my book is looking!
Here is the 2 page spread:
I used Traci Reed's April kit once again....the colors worked well for this springtime layout, I thought.
Here is the left side:
And now my progress report. I have done about 25 weeks worth of layouts. I didn't start working on my weekly layouts until late August so I am proud how much I've gotten done. I may finish this by the end of the year. Or. Not.
Next year I will NOT dilly dally! I will keep up with it better. Yeah. Right. LOL!
Happy Crafting and keep creating!