Side note: I hate Flickr, I just cannot figure it out, it all seems like such a hassle. Can anyone tell me if I can make the above thumbnail collage within Flickr somehow instead of pasting all the thumbnails into a photo editor and then anally organizing them all into a grid like I did?
In brighter news, I did figure out why my photos weren't popping up into another window, and I fixed it! So if you want to see any of the photos in this post larger, just click on them! :) Yay!Speaking of being anal, here is a brief glimpse into my mind, via the planning page I drew up before I even printed a single photo:
Yes, I do realize that Shimelle already did this. But not with my measurements. So I drew up her plan and decided how big I wanted each photo to be, and then went about finding photos to stick in each place before I even printed a single thing. It's a sickness, I know. But it did save me a lot of printer paper! I'm all about conservation. :)
Another side note, to the Group C Inspired ladies--Do you now see why Steph's class made me come unglued? I think I should sentence myself to fingerpainting and colorwashing at least once a week. :)
The album pages are only 6" x 12" each, so in this essentially 12x12" page I crammed 16 photos. That's a lot!
Hey, did you just count and find only 12? Me too! Let's take a closer look at that top page:
Okay, check out that cute photo of Jason and I:
What is that little strip of green doing under there?
Oh, cool flip page! One more!
Okay, sorry, that good night kiss photo is inexcusable, I know. We don't always kiss like that, but it's hard to aim a camera in the dark with your left hand and try to kiss without laughing. :) When I did my count of 16 photos before I just counted the bottom index print as one 'cause I didn't want to throw everyone off. :) But if you count each one individually it's 31 prints total. I usually don't like doing this many photos on one page, 'cause it's kind of ridiculous, right? But it's all about the challenge, and I thought, "Oh heck, why not?" So there ya go. I also like the look of this faux index print, and how it offers so many tiny little details that helped to make up one day.
Now I have to show you these cool date stamps from Close To My Heart (CTMH):
I love them and plan to use them every month for a little continuity. (Contact your local consultant or me to order.) I almost didn't circle the 25 since it will be the same throughout the year, but then at the last minute I did anyway. :)
The bottom page:
And a close-up of the journaling:
Stuff I used: CTMH acrylic stamps (Library Cards, Today's Date), blocks, and Chocolate ink; Autumn Leaves stamps (which have great designs but don't stick well!); and Sakura gel pens. I stamped right onto some of the photos and I LOVE how the CTMH ink absorbs into the Epson printer paper--I actually saved the larger white scraps just to play with later this week. I also wrote onto some of the photos with the gel pens, and outlined all the photos on the bottom page with the glitter gel pen, which looks cool enough in person to warrant a comment from Jason. :)
All in all, I had so much fun! I think next month I will throw a little more caution to the wind and not plan it all out as much 'cause it took too long. After seeing other people's photos from the day I also plan to take photos a little bit differently next month!
And now, my fellow challenge-ees... I showed you mine, now you show me yours! :)