Hi there! So, I’m just going to go ahead and start by saying Project Life kicked my ass. I thought everything was going to come together for me easily, and some did, but I kept changing things and adding stuff here and there. I finally had to just realize this is going to be a learning process for me. I’m still trying to figure out my layout and journaling style, and on top of that, I’m trying to learn how to take better pictures and how to edit. I will say that I recently downloaded Adobe Lightroom and I just love it! I was scared I was going to be intimidated by it and not use it but when I found out you can download it for a free 30-day trial, I thought why not just try? I watched a couple of videos and played around with presets and I can’t imagine not using it ever! I also tried out printing my own photos and let’s just say my HP printer made it back into the inner circle with my Samsung Galaxy, iPod, and Sony camera. Speaking of my Galaxy, I’m also trying to perfect the cell phone selfie, so far it’s a big fat fail, or is it my face? But here I am, finally done with my June layout.
I found inspiration from A LOT of other “modern day memory keepers” but I still wanted to stay true to myself. And in true form, I was attracted to a lot of black and white. My layout ended up having a black/white/wood grain theme with green and yellow accents. I did not plan that ahead, I knew I wanted to incorporate Mama Elephant’s Lemon Grass ink in there somewhere, and that led to the accent colors.
Most of my pictures are from around the house. AJ and i went downtown so I could take pictures of random things to use as practice in Lightroom. Plus you can see one picture that was taken at work with my Samsung. So this layout is pretty much a normal “day in the life”.
I used a mixture of Studio Calico, Mama Elephant, Kellie Stamps, and Kelly Purkey for Hero Arts. I also used a Royal typewriter that was given to me by my friend Angela.
All in all, I’m happy with my layout and I’m glad I decided to take Project Life on. I hope you guys enjoyed!