For those of us living in the United States, summer is almost here. Warm weather, sunshine and blue skies take over. It is generally a time when we are inside less, which means less time spent working on our albums. The kids are on summer break. Many summer vacations are planned. Family reunions are about to take place. Summer is the time where we do scrapbook-able things. (Yup! I made that word up, but you know what I mean).
Truth is every moment is a scrapbook-able moment, but there is something about summer that makes you take even more photos than normal. As we spend more time out and about, by default, we are spending less time inside and on the computer. That is a good thing. We need to dedicate time for personal interaction with those we love. We also need more pictures to scrapbook. What we don’t want to do is fall so far behind on our existing projects that we are completely overwhelmed in the fall.
I have quite a few unfinished projects. With just over a month left before summer, I am putting the pedal to the metal as I rush to complete a few of those projects. 3 weeks from now I am headed back to Mackinac Island for another pixels2Pages LIVE Event. The Grand Getaway. The last time I was on the island was 2014. I can’t go back to the island without having this album complete. During our National Scrapbook Day crop, I dug into my Blueprint stash and finished off the island project. I don’t normally use Blueprints. I create pages and turn my pages into Blueprints, or I design a page with a specific event in mind, but generally, I start with a blank canvas. Needless to say, Blueprints came to the rescue and allowed me to complete this album.
Now comes the tedious part. I need to proof the album. I am sure there are inaccuracies, typos and more throughout the album. Generally, I print the album on a local printer at reduced size so I can get an idea of what my colors will look like and for me to mark up any changes I would like to make. I also save it as a pdf so I can zoom in and review my text and search for any misplaced elements.
I would like to share my draft album with you. Most of this album was created using the Time Of My Life Blueprint Book by pixels2Pages because I designed that Blueprint Book specifically for this project. ( I will create a complete content addendum while I complete the proofing process). You may have seen many of these pages on our Facebook page.
Enjoy my work in progress which is near completion. Then set your goals to complete a project or two before summer takes over. If you need help setting goals, join the p2P Plan2Scrap Club.
UPDATE: As of May 15, 2015, the album you see below is my final version that is ordered from the Forever Store. Thank you to everyone who helped me proof. This final version may not be perfect, but it is complete!