3 Project Life Tips

by bpc | 9 years ago

Enjoy three Project Life tips from the instructors of Project Life Kickoff, a new 3-week workshop starting January 8.


A Photo-Organizing Tip from Juli Jones

"I do my best to stay on top of uploading my pictures to my computer every couple days or at the very least, once a week. I use iPhoto to store and organize my pictures. I organize my photos by week, to fit the format I’m using. I name each folder or event in iPhoto like this: PL Week 42, and so on. It’s helpful to me to have my photos organized by weeks instead of having to look at a whole month’s worth of pictures. Smaller chunks are a whole lot less intimidating to me. So that’s my first step, getting them uploaded and organized into the correct folders." 


A Photo Printing Tip from Jess Forster

"Given that I work outside the home through the week, I realistically only have evenings and weekends to actually print my photos and assemble my pages. Typically, I reserve the making and creating of my pages to Friday or Saturday nights. After my daughter goes to bed, I get myself a glass of wine (or two!), head to my scrap space, and create pages while watching old reruns of Sex and the City. I love me 'my Project Life time' and tend to make 2-3 layouts at once.  I am also very lucky to have an Epson Stylus 1400 Photo Printer and print all of my images out at home.

When it comes to preparing my pages to print, I quickly scan social media to get a sense of what photos and stories there are to tell. I open and resize my original photos in Photoshop Elements and print them out on 8 1/2“ x 11” or 13” x 19” Epson Premium Photo Paper, Glossy (depending on the size of my photos). Once my photos are printed, I used my Fiskars 12” paper trimmer and Becky Higgins corner rounder to crop my photos. I find I spend alot of time working with my pictures and once they are in my hand, well that is when the magic happens!‚Äč"


A Journaling Tip from Rachel Del Grosso

"I have a small moleskin notebook that I carry with me everywhere in which I record ideas and more detailed notes. Often, though, I am writing notes on sticky notes throughout the week and sliding them into the page protectors for safe keeping. If I have an idea of the kit/style I’m going with that week, I will write my notes directly on cards and slide them into the page protectors. However, when I go this route, I often end up changing the cards and rewriting them when it comes time to put my spread together."

Don't miss Project Life Kickoff starting January 8, only at Big Picture Classes. Note: As per our recent announcement, this workshop WILL be transferring to our new education platform in February 2015, and you will retain access after the transition.



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