As most of you know, I absolutely love the Day2Day project. This is my fourth year committing to this wonderful project. It has no rules – it’s all about what I love at any given moment – what captures my eye – what I want to record at that specific moment in time. I love that we have weekly themes, and I love the way my brain now works to fit those themes into what I’m doing at any given moment of the day. It helps me record the little events, the small moments, those wonderful little spaces in time that might otherwise get missed in the big picture of life. Being involved with this project as part of my pixels2Pages roles makes me focus on it even more. Having a reminder on my phone asking me if I’ve taken a photo at around 5pm each day helps if I’ve been caught up with doing other “life stuff”. I started using the “Collect” App on my i-Phone last year. I love this app too as it has a calendar that I can import a photo into each day and write notes and add tags to it as well. It makes it so easy to do my weekly pages.
I have also loved seeing all the wonderful pages, photos, layouts and journaling of everyone who has participated in the project over the last few years. We have an amazing group of peeps who I like to think of as the “Day2Day Gang”. They support and encourage each other, they welcome newbies and support those that have dropped off for a few days and picked themselves back up and come right back in to continue on their Day2Day journey. Anyone can start at any time – there is no rule to say that you have to start on the 1st of January each year! The girls are amazing at taking photos of their lives – a true inspiration, and a wonderful journey to watch as each month progresses. I get to see travels, special family moments, gorgeous pet photos, wonderful scenery, and insights into what makes everyone live their lives as it happens. I so enjoy seeing and reading the pages, and the comments and support that we all have for each other. It’s fabulous to see pages up on our Facebook Page each day. Congratulations to those who have finished their 2013 books and are ready to order … I’m almost there with you! Welcome to all the newbies that have started this year – and if you haven’t done so already – what are you waiting for? Start now! We’d love to see you jump right in with your camera at the ready to snap a photo, mouse in hand to put those photos on the page. If you want some inspiration – head over to our Day2Day Facebook Group where there is a wonderful resource of pages waiting for you to admire. Everyone will now be posting their pages on our pixels2Pages Facebook Group so everyone can see what we are all about.
For the last 3 years I have included a short monthly summary of events at the end of each month. A re-cap of my life and my family’s moments in time. I have put the summary in at the end of each month, where the month ended and I had just a few photos to finish off the month. I always started each month off with a new page and a new style. Here’s a sample for two of my month endings from my Day2Day 2013 project.
This year I have decided to change it up a bit. Instead of putting the monthly summary at the end of each month, I have been writing little notes. I’ve decided to add these in at the end of the book, instead of at the end of each month, and on a bit of a different theme. I am keeping a little notebook handy – yep paper & pen!!!! I splurged and bought a very cute red & white polka dot note book for a huge price of $1.00, and teamed with my favourite Typo gel pen and I’ve been keeping a list. It’s small enough to fit into my handbag so I can jot down things as they happen or when I think of them. Random thoughts that happen and can get forgotten. Special little sayings or happenings that can often fly by and be missed – but I’m realising are important to record and maybe even more important to look back on in years to come. Little insights into the way I live my life and how I feel about it.
There is going to be a page for each month at the end of my 2014 Day2Day photo book, with a list of things that I love for each month. So here’s my work in progress for January – the “Things I love about January 2014”. I haven’t quite finished this list yet as the month is not done, and I know I’ll add a few more things on the way.
Simple Pleasure Designs by Jennifer Fehr: Sweet Life
Fonts: Socially awkward, i love you monkey
Content used for October & November pages above:
October: Blueprint & Pixie Dust: Day2Day Daily Files Kit 2014 – available from the Panstoria Store, Cottage Arts Everday 8 Paper Pak, Fonts: MTF Frozen Solid, Jane Austen, Rough Draft, Candara
November: Blueprint & Pixie Dust: Day2Day Daily Files Kit 2014 – available from the Panstoria Store, Kaisercraft 75 Cents Kit, Fonts: Orial, Jane Austen, Rough Draft, Candara,