I tried them because I had hoped to save myself a weekly trip to Costco or the ink it would take to print at home. With the time it took to go there twice, because of course I didn't think to check their quality at the store, I would've been too rushed to try and finish the pages in time for last Tuesday. As it is, I ended up reprinting them again at Costco to finally have prints of good enough quality for my pages.
From now on I will be posting a week behind, which I've decided will actually be a lot better for me. Then I won't feel like I'm under pressure to get the last photo taken on Saturday, put everything together in time for Tuesday, and get the the actual pages photographed and edited. You've probably notice I edit out a lot of personal details and any neighbor's for privacy.
I'm not like some Project Lifer's who work a little bit at a time all week long. I need to have all my photos at once so I can figure out what I want to use and where to put it. I do upload photos almost daily and journal ahead of time, so it's really just laying things out I do all at once but it can still take longer than expected and be time intensive at the beginning of the week...time I do not always have.
karenika and photo template from paislee press) as well as some journaling directly onto the photos. I love how it looks and know I'll be doing that a lot more in the future. It also frees up more space for including photos and other fun stuff in the bottom pockets, another look I love, like the pictures of two art projects ER brought home that are way too big for including in an insert. I learned how to include the Facebook status update about playing peek a boo with LB in his carrier on Theresa Marie's blog.
Linking up to The Mom Creative and One Happy Mama.