Monday, April 15, 2013

Atlas Sunshine | Yearbook 2013

Here's my little sunshine!
I mostly used a Facebook Hop freebie from Sweet Shoppe Designs for this one. All their designers pitched in and there were some amazing kits!

From You Are My Happy Collaboration: Paper: Melissa Bennett, Studio Basic Designs, Sugarplum Paperie; Elements: Jady Day Studio, Kristin Cronin-Barrow, Zoe Pearn, Meghan Mullens, Melissa Bennett, Llilla Designs; Journaling Card, Word Labels : Meghan Mullens, Jenn Barrett, Julie Billingsley, Juliana Kneipp, Misty Cato, Mari Keogetenberg
Other: Background Paper: Miss Tiina; Hexagon Cutting Mask: Robyn Meierotto; Woodgrain Brush: Just Jaimee; Actions/Styles: Shadows: Gennifer Bursett; Folded Paper: Mommyish

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Getting Started | YearBook 2013

It's taken me three months to finally make up my mind how I want to do our Family Album this year. I knew I wanted to do digital, so I researched several different companies and finally decided on the company, the size of the book, and the layout style I want to use throughout the book. I decided to use the same template (which I made) for each month's review, then use Project Life style templates for extra pictures, and add scrapbook layouts as I go. Here are the first four pages for our Court Family Yearbook!

I've been downloading the Storyteller collections from Just Jaimee and I LOVE them! They are fun, colorful, and have so many useable products in them. I love the variety of items she has, and that she puts the same categories in each collection. For example, each  storyteller kit this year has had a pack of messy borders, which I have totally used here!
{TIP: If you sign up for her newsletter, she sends subscribers a special price when the kit first comes out!}

I figure if I use the kits from Just Jaimee almost exclusively for the Review pages, there will be a better continuity to the entire album.

As you can tell, not much happened in January or February this year! There just wasn't much to tell! We were sick for most of January and February was spent catching up! Just to illustrate how little we did, here's a look at the number of photos we took each month:
January: 63
February: 95
March: 259
Big difference, right?!

So now that I have a plan, I will hopefully be turning out more and more pages! Stay tuned.

PS. What book printing company do you love?