I’ve had a tremendous response to this year’s 30 Days of Thankful project. You can read about the project in this post from last week, but I thought that answering some of the common questions I’ve been getting could help if you’re wondering, “Hey, can I do this project? And how?” Ready? Okay!
WHAT IS 30 DAYS OF THANKFUL? It’s a month-long project to document what you are grateful for. You can log things every day, every few days—whatever you’re moved to do. You take photos as you go and combine them into an album. It can be whatever you want it to be.
WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE THIS PROJECT? You need a vehicle in which to house your photos and words. This could be done in any way you like. You can do it traditionally, digitally, or somewhere in between. To that end, of course I’ve designed products to make the process easier.
IS IT TOO LATE TO DO THIS? Hell to the no. We start on November 1.
IS THIS A CLASS? No, it’s just something I’m doing online and inviting people to join in for free.
WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND FROM YOUR PRODUCTS? I have created a 4 x 4 album set this year and it includes every file you would need (PDFs for non-Photoshop users, PSD for those who like to edit and change colors, JPEGs for digital scrapbookers). All you would need is some card stock, a printer, an album and some page protectors.
I also have a digital stamp set which could be used in conjunction with the base album set, or alone.
And finally, I have a set of 3 x 4 cards (again, including printable files, PSDs and JPEGs) that could be adapted and incorporated into your Project Life albums.
DO YOU HAVE A HANDOUT ABOUT THIS PROJECT? Yes! Click on this link to download: CZ30DaysGuide
DO YOU HAVE ANY VIDEOS ABOUT THE PROJECTS? I have two of them.
This one includes a project overview plus some step-by-step Photoshop instruction:
This one shows you how to use the free digital package (from the Facebook group) to create pages you could use to make a digital book.
ARE THERE ANY FREE DOWNLOADS FOR THIS PROJECT? Yes. I’ve started a closed Facebook group and if you join the group, you can access the files. There is a planning sheet, a small layered album template and a printable spine file. The group is free. Click here to request to be added.
WHAT IF I’M NOT ON FACEBOOK? It’s my goal to one day have some kind of community hosted on this site, but it’s not in the budget at this time. For now, Facebook was the easiest way for me to coordinate a place where people could share their pages and share ideas.
LAST CALL FOR ME: THE ABRIDGED VERSION! We extended our registration period by one week but today is the last day to register for my workshop. Yes, I hope to teach it again if now just isn’t going to work for you. But if you want in, don’t sweat that we’re in our second week. You can join in and get to work on this amazing time capsule of you. Registration closes at 10 p.m. CST. To register or for more details, click here.