Hi everyone, Trisha Harrison here & today I am super ridiculously excited to share my latest spread of my Project Life week #28 … it is so recent that I haven’t finished up my journaling & that is how I am approaching things these busy summer days. I think hey if I can get the photo’s printed & cards I want in place then the last step is super easy, Tell the story.
I LOVE yes LOVE the calendar cards that Liz designed & you may have seen me use them before, a lot in 2013 Album & this year I was placing them as an overlay on 3×4 slot’s …. Well this time I went BIG with them! 12 x12 to be exact & I love it, hope you do too! It’s was super easy in PS change the size of the card and slide your photo underneath it and flatten image. YOU will not be disappointed !
Closer look in the 12 x12.
I complemented the B&W 12×12 with an insert and more of Liz’s cards that she designed for PL the Midnight edition.
This is the back side of the insert view and right hand page. Yes this is a NEW Favourite for me I will be adding these in again and again! I might just have a few more Ideas yet for them. Hope you are all having a wonderful summer thanks Liz for having me as a contributor once again & thanks for reading !!
New in the Shop | 4 x 6 Photo Templates, Volume 3
This set includes the templates I’ve been using most frequently as I’m playing catch up on my project life album. These templates have ample white space, which I find helpful when putting together layouts with vastly different (and not necessarily complementary) colors. The white borders help to keep each unique color story contained, so to speak, in its own space.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the templates in Volume 3.
If you don’t know how to create qr codes, check out the tutorial I posted yesterday.
:: more examples from the creative team ::
And of course, these templates can be used on 12×12 layouts as well!
layout by Beth (also used Sunny Days Ahead)
I’m starting to include video clips via QR codes in our Project Life album. This is so fun you guys, I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner. Probably because I’m not so great with taking videos. But you know who is? My husband. 90% (maybe more) of our videos are recorded by him. And I’m so glad because his videos are so much more fun than mine. His video recordings often include editorial accounts (funny and entertaining) of what’s happening in the moment. I love that his voice and perspective is captured in these clips. In a way these videos are very much his way of documenting our family life.
Per your request, here’s a quick tutorial on how to generate QR Codes. Hope you find it helpful!
HOW-TO: CREATE QR CODES
Step 1: Upload your video to an online site. (I’m using Vimeo.)
Step 2: Copy your video’s URL address (you’ll need it in step 3).
Step 3: Go to a QR code Generator of your choice. I’m using Kaywa. It’s free but there are many other options available. Paste your video’s URL address in the appropriate field and click on the GENERATE button to create your very own QR Code.
Step 4: Final step! Grab the QR Code (right click > save to desktop OR drag and drop to your desktop if you’re on a MAC).
Also, I recommend renaming your QR Code so that later on, you’ll know which code belongs with what video.
Now that you’ve generated your QR Code, you’re ready to assemble the video card insert! To create this “thumbnail-like” frame of your video, simply open up your video then use the slider to find the frame you want to use as your image. When you find it, take a screenshot of it!
One final note, if you’re concerned about privacy, make sure to password protect your uploads. To keep things easy, all of my videos share the same password and that info is noted on the back of the card.
ps. this 4×6 QR Code template, along with nine NEW templates will be available in the shop tonight (presslist subcribers – the product is now LIVE in the newsletter that went out this afternoon!)
+ Living in tank tops, maxis and flip flops this summer.
+ Thinking it’s time to give this blog a face lift.
+ Looking forward to date night.
+ Keywording and organizing photos in Lightroom.
+ Working on an exciting new project (cannot wait to share more info when I can).
+ Loving my oversized orange tote. It goes with us on picnics, swim lessons, playdates…pretty much everywhere.
Do you have a favorite go-to formula when it comes to putting layouts together? Mine, hands down, is pairing a collage of small photos with one large photo. I use this with photobooks and now this is fast becoming a new favorite way to document vacations in our project life album.
Our weekend trip to Vegas documented across 4 pages. It’s pretty comprehensive or at least I don’t think a separate photobook is needed, which I often feel, especially when it comes to trips. One thing that is lacking? Words and stories.
When I made these pages (over 6 months ago), my memory keeping goals were simple: get photos printed and into this album in a somewhat timely manner. Lately, I’ve been spending more time journaling. I mean, I’m behind as it is, so why not spend a little extra time on that? Maybe it’s because I’m still working on last year’s memories and I’m feeling more nostalgic. Whatever the reason, the thoughts and stories, things I want to our girls to know…the words are coming to me more easily. Odd isn’t it? Maybe the storyteller in me is finally starting to come out. Maybe what I once thought was impossible is possible after all.
All photos taken with my iPhone 4S and edited using PicTapGo or in Lightroom using Replichrome by Get Totally Rad!