Snapping and scrapping a photo a day can seem like a daunting task, even with the myriad of great kits and templates available. Fortunately, Project 365 can be as simple as you’d like it to be. It’s all about capturing the beautiful details of daily life and it doesn’t have to stress you out.
Recently, I asked DigiShopTalk members to share their advice on making P365 as simple as pie.
Chris A. says:
For me, I’ve tried to keep my layouts simple and clean. I prepare the template with the papers I want to use as the background, make my shadows on the templates for the photo’s and try and coordinate by each 2 page spread ahead of time. It helps me to drop in my photo’s and journaling daily (if possible) so that by the last day of the week it’s a breeze to get it done and printed out (at home) and into my album that I’m using.
I’m using Gina’s system at W&W. I try to stick to one photo, sometimes its hard, but mostly I’ve done okay and I don’t add or worry about a ton of journaling. I remind myself that I can go back and scrap that same photo and associated photos into a big focused layout but I’m just trying to capture a glimpse of every day. I chose 3 fonts that I’m sticking with and I make my pages after every 3 to 4 days (doing 1 week per 2 page spread).
For more advice, visit the DST thread.
Simple Scrapper’s tips to take away:
1. Don’t sweat the small stuff – If you miss a day, don’t let it bug you. Use a beautiful patterned paper or some extra journaling to fill in the gap. It’s not the end of the world!
2. Try Project 52 – Instead of a photo-a-day, try one photo per week. Project 52 has caught on as an alternative and there are many forums to keep you motivated.
3. Scrap less – Crafting a 2 page spread per week seems to be the MO for serious scrappers. If you don’t have time, try one page per week. Even better, make a fantastic monthly montage. There are great templates for both!
4. Get ahead – Take some time to plan out your scrapping. Choose one kit for a cohesive look or select one super-relevant kit per month. Make your own quick pages and be prepared for the photos to come.
I have been meaning to start the 365 photo challenge, well since it started, here it is the 22nd and I have only taken some photos on one of the days..sigh. I am going to look into the 52 week challenge, that may be a better fit for me!!