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Twenty22 Family Yearbook: Chapter Two

Today I am excited to share the February pages from my 2022 family yearbook. Chapter 2 consists of a title page, five double-page spreads, and an end page with a QR code for the January video I created in the One Second Everyday App. You can click on each double-page spread for a larger view.

Pages were created using the following products/apps:

Title page was created by using the Design W template in the Project Life app. One of the title cards from the Chapters of February kit 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.

In the spread below you can see the 6x12 Calendar Card from the February Edition of the Chapters Collection. This is place in the Big Shot A Template from the app and I will ALWAYS use this template on the left hand side of the first spread for each month. Using the Affinity Photo App, I place a single photo in the 4x6 Pocket Frames No1 (A + B files) for a few of the photos on each side of the spread. I exported the photo to my camera roll then place those pictures in the 4x6 place holders. I chose not to add the text in Affinity Photo, but instead add text using Free Form Text in the PL App.

You can watch a video tutorial of how to use the Pocket Frames in Affinity Photo for iPad here.

In the second spread below, I used a journal card from the 2022 Monthly Calendar Journal Blocks and Cards Kit. The title on the large 6x8 photo and the 4x6 picture of the muffins was added using FFT. And how about my photo shoot with the strawberries! Anyone addicted to Replica Surfaces??? I have quite the collection of these things. I'm totally addicted to them. Not sure what they are? Check them out here.

The journal card you see on the left in the spread below is one I created in the Project Life App. If you are interested in seeing how you can create your own journal cards in the Project Life App using a Chapters Kit, check out this video tutorial.

The journal cards used in the 3x4 placeholders below are actually 4x6 in size! I made the "just run" filler card directly in the layout by placing one of the colored papers from the Chapters: February Kit in the 3x5 pocket and used Free Form Text to add the word art. Easy-peasy!

The events unraveling in Ukraine right now are hitting close to home. Our family live in the city center of Kyiv 20 years ago while my husband was the Marine Attache at the U.S. Embassy. Our hearts are breaking right now.

I used an Editorial Template in the app for the page on the left. On the right hand side, I used the Design P Template. The map you see is actually a screenshot from Google Maps I took of Kyiv and used Affinity Photo to callout some landmarks. We didn't have digital cameras back then, so the two photos you see of me and my boys were ones I scanned in. The "watch this" 4x4 card is from the Chapters February Kit. When we lived overseas 20 years ago, I was scrapbooking with physical products, using Creative Memories albums. While flipping through one of the albums I made in Ukraine, I came across a spread documenting their Independence Day Parade, celebrating their 10 years of independence of the Soviet Union. I'm still wrapping my head around that Putin was at this parade. You will see a photo of that SOB in the video.

The final page for February is another QR code, leading you to my One Second Everyday video for February. I am having so much fun with video this year!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read! The March Edition of Chapters will be available sometime during the week of March 14!


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