Ah, the beginning pages of a fresh new scrapbook album. It's like the beginning of anything, for me. A blank journal. An empty box. The possibilities of what they may contain give me chills.
Here's a look at the first page of my 2012 Project Life album:
I used ideas from a few different sources, along with some of my own personality, to create this page. The photos are all from Austin's last photo shoot back in October. I thought they captured our family as we look at the start of 2012 the best. I used a mix of papers from the Amber and Clementine Project Life kits to complete it. The Everyday Life paper below is from the Clementine kit.
First, the 2012 image is a freebie from Catherine at Design Editor. I printed the the image on white card stock and punched with my 2" circle punch.
The idea to attach our names to the photos came from this title page by Nicole Reaves. I used my old typewriter to type out our names onto card stock and then I cut them into small strips and attached with a permanent tape runner.
The idea for printing our name on the title card came from a title page by Jennifer Woodbury that was featured on Becky Higgins' blog. I printed right onto a 4x6 sheet of card stock I cut from the Project Life Amber card stock pack.
If you're interested, here is how I did this: In Photoshop Elements, I started a blank file, 6" width by 4" height, 300 resolution and transparent background. I typed my text in three separate layers (the font is American Typewriter) so that I could move them all freely. Once they were lined up how I liked, I merged visible layers (keeps the transparent background), and saved as a .gif file. I then uploaded my file into iPhoto and printed as if I was printing a 4x6 photo. I tested on a blank white sheet of card stock first, of course.
So there you have it, the first page of my 2012 album. Looking forward to completing the first week tomorrow evening.