I can't believe I've finished the first month of Project 365 without skipping a single day. It's been so great to look through my photos and see what caught my eye each day, and to be reminded of the little moments that happened each day. I've been thinking about how to pull all my photos together each month -- working on the day-by-day with the end in mind, as it is. I think I've decided on two different projects.
The first is a general summary of each month, to go in my regular scrapbook albums. I put together a 2-page template (which will be going up for sale in my shop on Thursday, if you are interested) that has room for every single photo. I'll use this same template each month (I'll just flip it on alternating months, so that the date section alternates left and right). Here's what it looks like with all my photos in place.
It's pretty incredible to look at them all, side by side like that. I also used papers and elements from my Winterberry collection.
I also want to do a larger project, in bound book form. I have this image of all my photos bound into an 8x10 book, featuring one photo per page and a few lines of journaling. A nice hefty book that captures our life, for one year, that will get a special place on our bookshelves. To that end, I've put together these sample pages, using Paislee Press's Apothecary Frames and Leora Sanford's Year to Remember Basics. Here's a look at two of the pages; I hope to finish each month as I go, so that I'm not frantic at the end of the project to get everything put together. (The black outline is for viewing purposes only).
What are your plans for your Project 365 photos? I'd love to hear (and see) them!