OBSERVATIONS: For my full seven days in Slovenia, I chose to simply highlight a handful of photos, add one insert, and call it done! I want my Project Life album to simply hit the random notes and not serve as a comprehensive document of everything we do. Keep it simple.
To document the entire trip photographically, I created two projects. One is an 8 x 10 book I designed and am having printed at Blurb.com. The other is a 5.5 x 5.5 book I created at Artifact Uprising. I can't wait to get both books back and share the results here.
COOLNESS: Are you familiar with Artifact Uprising? If not, by all means, poke around their gorgeous site today and look at what they have to offer. I ordered one of their Instagram-friendly books for a mere $12.99. (Note: I used a mix of Instagrams and DSLR shots in my album.) The site interface is seamless, easy-to-use, and I seriously cannot wait to see my book in person. I also love their core values, and the fact that they are 'inspired by the disappearing beauty of the tangible.' Be still my print-loving heart. Yes, we all have digital tools and photos coming out of our wazoos, but putting them onto a printed page? I say 'yes!' to the tangible. I kind of heart this company. Plus, it's so clear that they love design.
Onto the pages for the week:
I decided to include one 6 x 12 insert, combining these journalers (with some modifications) with these 6 x 12 layered templates. This allowed me more room to journal about the experience, and toss in a few photos for good measure on the back side.
I will combine these two 6 x 12 files onto one 12 x 12 canvas, save that file as a JPEG and then have them printed along with my regular 12 x 12 pages. When I get them back, I'll simply cut them apart and place them into a 6 x 12 page protector.
And that is Week 29 in a nutshell.