What better time to complete my 2022 Family Yearbook than in the middle of 2023? That's ok. Most of the pages are holiday related, so it's like Christmas in July! There are eight spreads for this month, so you may want to grab a snack or drink and settle in to read!
The pages were created on my iPad Pro using the following products and mobile apps:
The Project Life App
Affinity Photo for iPad, Version 2
One Second Everyday App
QR Code & Barcode Reader App
Title page was created by using the Design 9 Template from the Free Pack (formally the W template) in the Project Life app. One of the title cards from the Chapters December Edition was placed in the center placeholder (there are two 6x4 Title Cards included with each kit). 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.
All of the first spreads in our 2022 Family Yearbook will have Template 7 from Pack 5 on the left side. The template on the right is Template 1 from Pack 17. Some of the placeholders use a both Square Pocket Frames and Mixed Pocket Frames. Pocket Frames are one of my favorite products in the Pixels to Page Shop. They are perfect for fitting more photos and journaling on a page!
The white "label" is actually a text box made using Free Form Text (FFT) in the Project Life App using a large letter "I" rotated so it is horizontal. A second text box was made to add the journaling.
Oh my goodness! I just love templates with 6x8 placeholders, don't you? Journal cards are from the Chapters December Edition. Many of my December spreads are from a weekend stay at Disney World. I love visiting Disney Springs just as much as I love going to the different parks!
I'm really happy with the way this spread turned out. It was fun taking a photo of each of the trees on the Christmas Tree Stroll. I was bound and determined to find them all and earn what I thought was going to be one of those nice collector's pins. But it turned out to be a cheesy plastic pin instead. Chris and I had a good laugh about it!
More pics of trees in templates with big placeholders! I'm so glad Becky and her team have added more template collections to the app. Especially those with the larger placeholders. I get a lot of use out of them. The template on the left is Template 6 from Pack 9 and the one on the right is Template 8 from Pack 5.
These pages are actually made using Editorial Templates. The left side is Template 3 from Set 1E and the right side is Template 1 from Set 1A. All I did with the templates was drop the photo in the placeholder and exported them to my camera roll. I then opened each of the pages in Affinity Photo for iPad to add the titles. After, I exported them to the camera roll again, then place those images in Editorial Template 7 that come free with the Project Life App. I just love the way this looks! If you are wanting to learn more about how you can document your photos + stories using Affinity Photo for iPad, check out the new Affinity Photo Classes just released in the classroom!
Last Disney Spread. The combination of Free Template 1 and Template 7 from Pack 8 just works. There is that "invisible" line between the two pages, which is the gutter above the photos along the bottom row, that flows from from the left to right that "connects" them together. The repetition of the red filler cards also provides continuity, giving the spread a cohesive look!
Just some random pics simple December joys (just like the journal card says!). I used more of the Pocket Frames on this page to increase the amount of of photos and journaling in the space.
I rarely use templates with 4x6 vertical placeholders, but for this spread they worked–and of course I had to use a template with a 6x8 placeholder for the overhead shot of the mess on Christmas morning. I usually don't put many photos of Christmas Day in the yearbook because those photos and stories are reserved for my December Daily album...which is still a work in progress! Template 7 from Pack 6 is on the left, Template 3 from Pack 16 is on the right.
Feel free to scan the QR Code to see some other snippets from December! The video was made using the One Second Everyday App.
Well that feels good to have 2022 done! What about you are you still documenting 2022?
As mentioned at the beginning of this post, the kit used in these layouts is the December Edition of the Chapters Collection. There are 12 kits, one for each month, in the Pixels to Pages shop. They are also bundled as a collection. Check out the Chapters Collection here.
Thank you so much for reading! Feel free to comment or ask any questions below!