So I ordered lots of photos in readiness for receiving my project life kit from Stampin Up so I could get going straight away. However, when I started sorting through the photos I decided I really wanted to start from the very beginning. So I then had to upload all of my pregnancy photos on to truprint and order them. This is a longer process than I thought it would be, but finally, they have now arrived.
So I thought I would take this opportunity to talk you through my process of organising photos for project life as I think this can sometimes be the bit that puts people off!!
The first thing I do is look through all of the photos for my subject, so for me at the moment it's Molly, but it could be your wedding, a holiday, your daily life. You then need to categorise your photos, so I put them in a rough order order of date if I have a lot of photos.
Now dependant on your subject, you could choose to put them in order of dates, outings/events or the running of the day with a wedding for example.
Once I have done this, I go through all of the photos and pick out my absolute favourites. When I have my favs I go through them again and date them. You could miss this step, but for me I have so many pics of Molly as a tiny baby it's hard to keep up with what age she is in them.
Remember, if you are going to write on the back of your photos, use your project life marker from Stampin Up as they are specifically designed for photo work and will not ruin your photos over time. They are acid free, fade resistant, waterproof and bleed resistant!! They come in a pack of 2 for just £4.50 and you get a thin nib and medium nib!
Now is the time for your final edit!! Go through your photos and whittle it down to the amount of space you need to fill depending on what pocket pages you have and how many sides you want to design. To cut down my photos i make sure I have only 1 of the same subject generally unless you decide to make that a page in itself. It really is up to you!!!
So I hope that's given you some hints and tips and will help you to make a start with your photos.
Remember, if you order your project life goodies before the end of March you will receive a free product for every £45 you spend with sale-a-bration and there are some gorgeous project life products up for grabs.
I would love to hear about your project life and if you have any hints or tips on how you organise yours. Or if there is anything you are struggling with that you want some advice on let me know.