One of my goals for summer was to be able to quickly compile a mini album at the end that would highlight our activities. This will likely be my last summer where I am home full-time (or almost full-time) with my kids so I wanted to document it in one place.
I decided that using Instagram and a 4×4 album would be the easiest format for this project. I chose a DCWV album that I found at JoAnn’s and a few different page protector styles to add some variety to the mix. I cut the #Summer15 from vinyl on my Cricut Explore for the cover. This is the hashtag I used for each of my photos on Instagram.
I used a few embellishments from Simple Stories Summer Vibes and Crate Paper’s Poolside collections as well as cutting up some Project Life cards to fit the smaller spaces. Overall I tried to keep the project simple so it that it would be quick. And so, frankly, I would actually finish it. I’ve actually been thinking that this may be a good way to do a Week In the Life album.
I cut up some white cardstock to the 4×4 size to journal on. I numbered the photos and provided a little description and any additional hashtags that I used. I usually don’t mind my handwriting but I was in a bit of a hurry and didn’t space things the way I’d like or use my best penmanship. I have debated going back and typing it up but then it wouldn’t have any of my handwriting in it. I’m trying to decide if I can just go with the “progress vs perfection” mantra but it’s not working very well.
Have you done anything particular to document your summer? Do you have a shortcut that saves you time and helps you get projects done? We’d love to hear about it.