it has been a very quiet….VERY hot weekend here in virgina. we’ve hit record highs in the low 100s. i’m looking forward to the cold front of 90 degrees that is coming our way tonight (and i’m really disturbed that we’re referring to 90 degrees as a cold front). it has been the perfect weekend to keep at it with my photo organizing goals.
an update for all of you:
- i created a template for a photo card that you insert into your photo album with your photos on which you can record any important information. you can download it if you wish at the end of this blog post.
- i reorganized (and cleared out a lot of clutter) on our living room shelves. still working on this, but i’m making this my “photo” storage central headquarters. see the diagram below. eventually i’ll have a TON of albums on the shelves.
- i’m attempting to create my first photo book. i designed a template for all the finding the joy students as a way to house all of the photos we captured this summer. i’m going to finish mine up this week. i’ll be sure to post photos of the finished product when i get it back from the lab.
this is a photo of the photo info cards i designed along with the photo writing instrument i picked up at target this weekend. it is a Zig memory system permanent photo pen. i LOVE it. it was in our target’s little scrapbooking aisle. and it writes beautifully on the template i had printed. i just ordered the photo “info” template/card at my photo lab (printed on 4×6 matte paper). it cost me 13cents per card. not sure if it would be cheaper to print at home, but i just wanted to give them a try, so i ordered them with my latest batch of photos.
a shot of how i am using these “photo info” cards. i inserted it into the album with a series of photos. and you can see that i printed the photos on matte surface paper with a white border (showing a detail of that for you, hilary!).
once again…i have resigned myself to the fact that i will not be scrapbooking (i cannot seem to commit to the actual act, though i wish i could). this is my solution. i print the photos, insert them in chronological order, label them on the back with a photo safe pen, then write a little bit on the card i designed.
here is the card for you to download. enter your email and the jpg file will be emailed to you. please download the file immediately upon receipt (as the file expires shortly after it is emailed).