Some weeks I take only a few photos. Sometimes, I find myself struggling to fill the pocket pages with photos. I don't like to just fill the pockets with random filler cards; I have seen a lot of examples of really decorated cards, but I can't seem to bring myself to doing this. I started Project Life to showcase my pictures, not my scrapbooking products. In fact, I hardly look at scrapbook stuff anymore. I don't have time, and it seems like it will be a lot for me to bring to Mexico.
Here is the full spread of Week 18:
The left side, is the back of the Design C page, which presented a challenge for me- journaling-wise. I wanted to include a journal card from my Rain Edition kit. So I trimmed the bottom off and glued it to the week card. The left side is also one entire day. Cecilia and I went to the Grotto.
It was a lovely day in Portland; Cecilia and I went up to the Upper Gardens and did the entire loop and just enjoyed being together. I took a lot of pictures that day, so I decided to make collages to include all of them. I love the fact that digital photography exists- I could not imagine trying to include every picture without making these collages in InstaPicFrame. I use this app for all of my collage pictures. It doesn't always work perfectly, but it gets the job done.
|A close up of my collages: 6 pictures in two 4x6 photo pockets. Perfect for condensing and simplifying.|
On the right side of the spread is where I ran into trouble. I had hardly taken any pictures since the Grotto. It is a constant reminder that I MUST tell myself is that, I'm documenting the everyday. The "everyday" is not too boring to document.
Cecilia bought a tie-dye kit from the Girl Scout store and we tried to tie-dye the bandanna in the kit- major fail! It got really hot, so Cecilia filled up her old kiddie pool, but she's pretty much outgrown it. I bought Cecilia her mantilla, and she was asked to bring forward the Gifts at Mass. On Sunday, my friend braided my hair. I celebrated my inner nerd when I simply could not find anything else to put in that spot. I just downloaded the picture from Pinterest. The last picture is Cecilia, at Dollar Tree, paying for her own items. She is so stinkin' big!
How do you fill up your pocket pages when you don't have a lot to document? What do you do when you don't take many pictures?