OBSERVATIONS: This weeks marks the first week where every single photo came from my phone. I knew it was bound to happen. This iPhone 5 camera is pretty sweet and it’s with me all the time, unless my I haul out my dSLR. I think the shots are pretty decent. One thing that has really changed for me with Project Life is not worrying about having the best quality shots on every spread.
Real life isn’t always about the best quality photos. I’m shooting for real and true as often as possible. So there you go.
Let’s take a look at Week Ten.
Of course, last week was Birthday Week (me and Dan celebrated on the 6th and 8th, respectively), ergo the cupcakes and the lovely birthday series of photos of yours truly.
In an effort to create more of a clean look, I designed a new 4×6/6×4 photo template series called Mini Minimals 01. The set includes 10 photo templates, both landscape and portrait, that present simple collages with common margins, ample white space and a single line of text to add a caption.
Here’s one of the templates featuring a series of iPhone shots taken of some of the gifts Dan and I received for our birthdays. Simple, elegant and a nice way to get several photos on a single 6 x 4.
I also designed a new card set, J-Cards No. 10 Everyday, and used a few of those cards in this week’s spread.
One think I felt compelled to do this week was to capture one of my Comcast Visual Voice Mails. They crack me up. The accuracy is generally horrible. Just try to make sense of this message from my father-in-law, who can be difficult to understand beneath that Minnesota accent in the first place.
I’m really curious as to what he ‘plugged in Iowa.’
On this journal card, I added in a white bar over the dot pattern so I could add a little caption to the card. You can do this easily to any card or file. Here’s a very quick 3-minute tutorial showing you how.
If you want to learn how to add text to journal cards, watch this video.
Speaking of adding text to a card, I also used one of my new Life Lists cards to log the media we ingested for the week.
Here’s my recap for the week:
And that is all I wrote for Week Ten.