OBSERVATIONS: This week's spread makes us look like a super sporty family, and in some ways, I guess we are, but not like, over-the-top sporty. The week kicked off on Sunday and we were still up at our lake place. Each year, on Memorial Weekend, the kids and parents square off in a nice, friendly game of baseball, known as the Nisswa Classic. This year the parents prevailed. That's not always the case, but it was nice to see the old codgers snag a V. (I served as team photographer as I suffer from ball fear in ball related sports.)
Enough of my jibber jabber, let's peek at the pages:
I realize that I designed them but I'm really loving my Labled Photo Sets right now. You see them on the first page of this week's Project Life spread. It feels like the past few weeks have been very photo heavy, stripped down, not a lot of added scrapbooky stuff. Fine by me.
I decided to take a few cards out to photograph. Sometimes in the plastic, I can't get a crystal clear shot (either that, or it's my less-than-steady hands.)
Had to try out that ghosted journal box effect on this photo. (Want to learn how to do it? Watch this video I posted several weeks back.)
Here's my weekly re-cap:
Oh, and I forgot to blur out the adult soccer player faces. They can be so… sensitive.
Hi Jay and Tim!
Dan has been playing with the West Como United players since back in 2006 or so. It's basically a neighborhood pick up game that's been chugging along for years. Some of his best injuries have come from this home-made league. They often will hold emergency board meetings at a place called "Ted's Liquors." Dan swears to me he has to take the minutes.
I took this shot with my iPhone, and then added the blur/tilt shift effect in Instagram. I really do love that little app.
And that is all she wrote for Week Twenty-Two.
The sporty pictures are fun, what a great tradition to have. Great journaling on the couch picture, loved this and how you shared your thoughts at that moment. Thanks for sharing.
Your “one moment” journaling is by far the closest to my heart that I have seen lately in memory keeping. I am a HUGE fan of journaling and telling the story of the photo. Smells, tastes, feelings, and sounds are something that one cannot know by just looking at a photo. But the “story” being told with the photo…that is my heart. BIG WOW on this one, CZ! Cheers!
Cara Seppelt says
It’s OK to be in love with the labelled photo sets – I am too! Thanks so much for designing them!
jacquie d says
‘Life’ had gotten in the way of keeping current with my Project Life, but your labelled photos sets saved me! They are so easy to work with, and so very nice and clean. Thanks Cathy…as always, you rock!
I have a question about these labels: is it possible to adjust the text on the labels? Is the information about the font that is used on the labels, also in the set? Thanks in advance!
Yes! The font inside the label is a free font called PT Sans, and when you buy the set, there is a HOW TO PDF that has a live link that will take you to the place you download the font.
Thanks! I will go over to Designer Digitals to buy the set then!
Sherry Eckblad says
how do you do the blur, tilt in instagram?
I love love love all of your Project Life layouts. I have grand plans and a weak will. I have set up smart albums in iPhoto to sort things into weeks. And I’ve been theoretically writing in my journal every day for a personal history class. Thanks for the inspiration.
There is a little Drop icon and a Bar icon at the upper left… and when you hit them you will see blur appear and then you can pinch to make what you want in clear focus. Try it!
Love your layout, especially ‘one moment’. I’m doing Project Life on a monthly instead of weekly basis. Would you consider selling frames that include ‘month in review’ and a plain frame?
Brenda In Sunny SoCal says
Hi Cathy, love this project, how did you get instagram to not square your pics? I love it too but all photos from it are square, this one isn’t
I send my Instagram pix from my phone, through the Drop Box app to my computer, then I just open in Photoshop, and crop to a 6 x 4! Some of the detail gets cropped out, of course. Maybe I should do a post on this?
sewa mobil jakarta says
Very nice, thanks for sharing.
I really love the Labeled Photo Set too. Any chance of a 3×4 set?
Hmmm. Didnt think of that. I would need to make the labels a bit smaller. Let me add that to my list of things for this week! And if i make the set, Ill send it to you for free, for the suggestion!
Thank you, that’s sweet of you! I just love those little labels: simple and concise. Sometimes, that’s all you need.
Mark Jordan says
Just came across your site and am impressed. Love your design and what you have to offer. Kudos!
Humaun Kabir says
What a great post. I’m emailing this to my friends.