I'm a little behind in my documenting and that is ok. I had to focus on a home improvement project (which is still ongoing), but I did manage to carve out some time every so often to work on my July pages. Today I am sharing the pages from Chapter Seven (July) in our 2022 Family Yearbook. The pages were created on my iPad Pro using the following products and mobile apps:
- The Project Life App
- Affinity Photo for iPad
- One Second Everyday App
- QR Code & Barcode Reader App
- Chapters July Kit
- 4x6 Pocket Frames No. 1
- 4x6 Pocket Frames No. 2
Title page was created by using the Design W template in the Project Life app. One of the title cards from the Chapters July Edition was placed in the center placeholder. Other placeholders were filled with the white card found in the Neutral Kit in the app. Shadows were turned off on this page. The PDF that is included with all Chapters Kits shows how this is done.
In the spread above you can see the 6x12 Calendar Card from the July Edition of the Chapters Collection. This is placed in the Big Shot A Template from the Project Life app and I will ALWAYS use this template on the left hand side of the first spread for each month! I love consistency! The page on the right is the Big Shot 7 Template, however, it is in its reverse. I wanted the 6x8 placeholder to be on the outside edge of the page. This is a technique I use all the time with the help from the PicTapGo App. This is what I do:
- I place all of my photos and journal cards in the template. Do NOT add journaling yet.
- Selecting the edit tool in each placeholder, I tap the PicTapGo icon.
- When in PicTapGo, select the "crop" icon.
- From the options at the bottom of the screen, select the the third icon from the left to reverse the photo or card.
- Select the checkmark in the bottom right corner of the screen, then select "done" from the top right of your screen.
- You will do this to all images on your layout. But note, you may have journal cards like you see on my page with no word art on the card, so you wouldn't need to reverse that one.
- Once your images have been reversed, export your page to your camera roll.
- Open the Project Life App again and create a new Editorial Page, selecting the full 12x12 layout.
- Place that page you just exported to your camera roll into the template.
- Select the edit tool and use the PicTapGo feature to reverse the image, just like you did above.
- You photos and cards should now be facing the right direction.
- Use the Free Form Text option to add your journaling.
I teach the above technique in a video tutorial and so much more in my Memories Matter and Memories Matter Project Life Design Series Classes. Now through Sunday, September 11 you can save 20% on classes in the Project Life Classroom! You can view the classes by clicking on the "Classes" link in the nav bar at the top of the page. Use code: btschool at checkout. If you have already taken the classes, share the code with a friend who may be wanting to learn how to document their photos and stories using mobile apps!
A template from the 4x6 Pocket Frame No. 1 Kit was also used on this spread. The little labels with text on them are just Free Form Text boxes made with a capital letter "I" using a bold, sans serif font.
We had some special guests from Ukraine come and stay with us for about 10 days in July. I won't write about it here in this post as I explain everything on the layout. Just click the layout to enlarge it and read the story! Templates used are Big Shot 7 on the left and Big Shot 6 on the right. The 6x8 journal card, 3x4 and 4x4 filler cards were created in Affinity Photo using the colors from the July Chapters Kit. They resemble the Ukrainian flag. Journaling was added using Free Form Text (just so you know "West Wind" is the name of the team).
I continued my story about our Ukrainian visitors in Spread Three, using more filler cards in the blue and yellow colors for consistency! The page on the left is the Big Shot 20 Template. The page on the right is the Set A No. 1 Editorial Template, but in its reverse. I did the exact same steps as written out in Spread One, however, I opened the exported photo in Affinity Photo first, and did my reverse there. Then I added my word art. Once I was happy with my word art, I exported the photo to my camera roll, opened the full page 12x12 Editorial Template in the Project Life App and placed the picture in it. Then I added my journaling using Free Form Text. So love the way this turned out.
Really simple pages using journal cards from the July Edition of Chapters and a Pocket Frame template from the 4x6 Pocket Frame No. 2 kit! I think the bokeh cards are perfect! Can you tell the Big Shot 7 template is one of my faves?
I really like incorporating Editorial Pages in our Family Yearbook. The page on the left uses Editorial Template Set 3C No. 4. Love those cookie pics! The page on the right is simply Design A! All filler/journal cards are from the July Edition of Chapters.
Feel free to scan the QR Code to see some other snippets from July! I love adding video to my albums using the One Second Everyday App. I am using the free version of this app right now, but I think in 2023 I am going to invest in the paid full version. I've used it consistently each month this year and I fell the paid version will be a good investment!
July is done, now it's time to move on to August! Thanks for reading! If you have any questions, leave them below!