Scrapbooking Photo 365

This is something I have been wanting to do all year and I’m just now getting around to starting. I have been wanting to scrapbook my photos from Photo 365. I knew it would be a big undertaking simply because there are so many pictures but the end result could be so cool, right? I’ll be honest, I haven’t been scrapbooking much lately but I finally dragged out all of my stuff and got to work.

Since there are so many photos, I wanted to keep it really simple. Nothing fancy here, just documentation. I printed the photos small and all the same size so there would be no guess work. I also crammed as many pictures to a page as possible so the book doesn’t get too fat. Even though it’s simple, I really like it :) So far I have finished with January, here it is:

I used a simple small sized 3 ring binder. I figured I could fit more in that way. I think I might make a cover for it still, currently it is unadorned.

My vision was lots of handwriting in a variety of styles. I’m hardly using anything beyond paper but once in a while I do use some sticker letters and such.

There are doodles here and there and some washi tape. The papers I have gathered from all over the place.

I printed the flag title block at home using Free Ribbons from DaFont (found at Poppytalk).

Another source of inspiration was The Non-Planner Datebook by Keri Smith. I’ve ripped it apart and used it in this book. I love all of the doodling and handwritten letters and I knew I wanted to incorporate it in this book.

Another thing I added in was journal cards from 7gypsies which I have had forever and finally am using. And of course, I’m using my Dymo label maker. I pretty much can’t make anything without it :)

For all of my doodling, my favorite pens are Staedtler pigment liners. I really love these pens. I bought them in a pack of four, all black, with 4 different sizes. There is .1mm, .3mm, .5mm, and .7mm. It’s so great to have a variety and I use them for everything! My favorite is the .3mm just in case anyone is in the market for some pigmented, archival, acid-free ink pens :)

And that just about sums up January. I’m a little behind but I only worked on it for two evenings. A few more evenings and I will be all caught up! Okay, maybe more than a few :)

Anyone else playing catch up with anything? It’s always so hard to get started when you feel so far behind but it sure feels good to be finished. Not that I would know, I still have a long way to go!