One of my goals this month is to catch up on my 2012 Album. I started doing Project Life. That lasted about awhile actually. However, it was such a chore to collage my images, and photoshop them to size and then upload and then order and then wait for them to arrive and then trim and then insert into the page protectors… I don’t have time for that.
So I tried using Shutterfly. Most of my photos are there anyway. And I have a digital volume 1 sitting in my Shutterfly account. Waiting, I think, for me to get back in there and finish. Their custom path tool is great, and I got all the way up to May before I just lost any desire to work on it. Sense a theme here? I start projects, with good intention, and just don’t finish them. Well, working on the album online has its limitations and honestly, I’m kind pretty much over using their online tool.
So, I spent some time making large, square templates complete with clipping masks. All I’ll need to do is add the photos. I found some free printable 3×4 journal cards and I’ve been using the marquee tool to select an individual “card” and move it to my layout.
I’m ready for my photos to be out and displayed. Not just on my computer or online. I’ve got one week complete. My workflow definitely needs some tuning. And my files definitely need some organizing. Once of these days I’ll get it right. I’ll find a method that works for me. And I will get my photos off my computer and my photobooks printed.