Yet again this year, a looming expiration date of a free-photobook offer gave me the push I needed to complete my 2015 Day-in-the-Life photobook/mini album back in July. An upcoming trip helped me, as well– I wanted to get it finished before we left (it was also one of my July 2016 goals)! Now that we are just a few days from this year’s day-in-the-life date (October 4), I thought I’d post about my 2015 book.
I kept my design the same as the previous two years’ (2014, 2013), which made it much easier to complete! The basic layout is white backgrounds with grid-like arrangements of photos and blocks of text. I add digital papers into the mix of photos to make it a bit fancier. 😉 For the digital papers this year, I pulled out a collaboration kit called “This Moment is Your Life” that I downloaded as a freebie from Sweet Shoppe Designs a while (read: years) ago.
I had almost twice the photos as last year’s book, which meant that more photos ended up on each page. I was also pleased that I finally remembered to get a posed family photo!
As per tradition (does doing it for two years make it a tradition?), I made a photo-and-digital-paper collage cover design. I plan to use this template every year. Since I had over 100 photos in the book this year, I picked the best half(ish) to add to the cover rather than use them all as in previous years.
Every time I finish one of these photo books, I am so glad to have the day documented. Each year it gets easier, too, now that I have a plan of attack– as long as I make sure to write good notes during the day! Let’s see if I can finish my 2016 book sooner! 😉