Monday, March 12, 2012

project life: week six

Week six was a lot of fun to put together thanks to Ali Edwards encouraging others to join her in documenting an entire day on February 8th. I diligently took iphone pics all day long. I captured lots of little details from that Wednesday. With so many photos from just one day, I used the front and back of a 6x12 pocket page to include a collage of my day in the life photos.


Here's my week six layout without the insert.


For my insert collages, I sized my instagram photos to 2"x2". That gave me room for three columns and five rows since I also included a two inch wide title on the front side made out of elements from the project life kit that's available at jessicasprague.com. On the back side, I used the same amount of photos but finished it off with a strip of patterned paper at the bottom. It worked out good to limit the collage to 10 inches tall so that I could still print it at home on 8.5x11 photo paper. I printed the title separately on cardstock.


If you haven't made a collage in photoshop or elements before, it's easier than you think! Just create a new document at the dimensions you want and 300 pixels per inch. Size your pics accordingly and drop them into place with the move tool. If you need help knowing how to size your pics, the video in this post explains how at the beginning.

That was 30 instagram pics in one day! I don't necessarily want to post 30 pics to instagram in one day. It seems that would be somewhat annoying to my followers.  I may have posted more than average on that day, but for a lot of them I deleted the image from my feed as soon as the filter was applied. That way a copy is saved in my camera roll, but I don't have to bother everyone with a constant stream of every detail of my life. :)


One of the 4x6 slots contains very brief journaling to go along with all of my day in the life pics. I used a digital journaling card (again, from jessicasprague.com) so that I could easily type it on my computer and print it out on cardstock.


It was nice that I had a little help with the photos on this side. Since I was sick and couldn't go to my little niece's third birthday party, Gary took some pics for me so I could still document what everyone else was doing without me on Saturday!

And here it is all together.

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17 comments:

  1. It's going to be so good to look back on this in a few years time for you.
    Your 'day in a the life' looks very busy.

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  2. Love it! I also had joined Ali and posted A Day in the Life & I see she posted to do another in April which I want to join in. Today I'm doing 12 on 12 & working on PL today thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  3. Just saw this on Becky's post today & LOVE the 6x12 DITL collage!

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  4. Love how simple you made your Day In The Life!! I'm going to see if I can do the same with the Instagram I took :)

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  5. That came out so great! Love how you displayed the instagram pics! I may have to breakdown and get a photoshop program just so I can collage pics, with picknik closing and all )-:

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  6. It's so great you did a day in the life. I want to do that but will wait until summer. Things are just too crazy now and the lighting in my house is awful in the winter.

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  7. I love Ali Edwards' Day in the Life. I really like your take on it. As always, your pages are great. I love looking at what you are doing!

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  8. you're really making me fall in love with the idea of doing this project!

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  9. I love this week -it looks so awesome! Just a tip on the Instagram photos -if you set your phone to airplane mode and then try to publish your photo it will fail, then you can delete it but it will still be saved in your camera roll. That way you never actually publish it to your feed. I totally want to do a 'day in the life' page -yours has totally inspired me.

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  10. loving the instagram page :) so fun, your photos matched with your color scheme, matched with your words is lovely, I enjoy stoppin' by your blog each week :0)

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  11. i used a lot of instagram photos too...I have had my I phone for three weeks and love it!

    your pages look great!

    http://aprilbest1981.blogspot.com/2012/03/plweeks-8-9-and-10.html

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  12. Hi Deb, wonderful pages again, that horse looks so cute, and l love what you have done with your day in a life insert, looks fab

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  13. Love your pages! I really want to do the DITL page, but who knows if I'll actually accomplish it. Plus, I'm jealous of all you with Instagram photos...I just love them! Anroid needs to add a similar app sometime soon!

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  14. so many great ideas here Deb...thanks for sharing them...

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  15. So nice. Really love how you did that instagram collage. I'm gonna remember that when I need. And thanks for the tip about deleting pics from Instagram as soon as you apply the filter. Sometimes I want to take a pic of something but don't want to jam up others' feed.

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  16. I love the instagram collage! I definitely need to try it. I love how you seem to include so much in your pages and still keep them so clean looking. Lovely!

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