Happy New Year! I had so much fun working on Week One, why it seemed so different I don’t know, I suppose there is just something about starting fresh in January. For this week I dug into the Seafoam Kit and really flexed my photoshop muscles to recolor EVERYTHING to match. Who knew I was so particular? (Mom–this is a rhetorical question!) I will be sure to do a video soon to show how I recolor, I still can’t believe how easy it is and how long it took me to realize it. Now onto Week One!
I must admit, I struggled with the kit at first. I really am a “brights” person (think the new Blush and Honey editions–SWOON!) so working with muted colors that aren’t necessarily my faves…well it was hard. I stuck with it though, and really like how it turned out in the end. One of my favorite things this month was the calendar card, which now comes complete with brush/stamp highlighters for the week. Are those stars not the cutest? You can find them here.
I took a lot of photos this week with my DSLR and my new 35mm lens. My husband spoiled me for Christmas, I was drooling over this lens when I rented for a wedding this fall–so excited to have one of my own! It distorts just enough when your close to your subject to give the photo character in my opinion–my favorite images this week are the ones of Holly sipping her cocoa and Marie chewing on her thumb.
My in-laws also spoiled me for Christmas with tons of Becky Higgin’s products as well…so it’s safe to say I will be using the binder system this year. I have all sorts of pocket pages, oh I can’t wait!!! My plan is to print out my big 12×12 layouts once a month and *hopefully* complete my inserts week to week. We will see how it goes. I know one thing, I have to stay more on top of it than I did last year! Right now I am knee deep in uploading everything to Shutterfly from last year, and putting together all of the inserts I never bothered to do. AH! What a project.
I am also beginning the girl’s baby books this winter. (I am in Minnesota after all, when it’s cold there isn’t much to do but sit inside and watch too much TV and scrapbook!) I am going to start with Holly who in all of her art direction told me that she wanted her book to be done with the Baby Edition for Her edition. Another twist? I am NOT going to do it digital, I have a kit on it’s way…it just seemed like something that should be done with my handwriting ya know?
Hope to be posting the title page soon!