November 1st is just a few days away and I'm gearing up to document gratitude every day for the entire month.
The Thirty Days of Thankful album project is something anyone can do (you don't need my template sets to play along) but if you'd like to try them out this year, I've got three videos to walk you through the basic steps.
This would be a perfect beginner project for anyone interested in learning about digital scrapbooking because it's a very minimal, stripped down design. You can keep this as simple as you like. My approach will include photos and words. That's it.
The first video shows you what's included in the packages as well as walks you through working with the basic day pages. (Note: the video tutorial uses the 6 x 4 album set for the example. All the sets include essentially the same pages although some designs for title pages change because of the different sizes.)
30 Days of Thankful Album Tutorial, Part One from Cathy Zielske on Vimeo.
The second video shows how to use the Bonus Photo Overlay pages.
30 Days of Thankful, Part Two from Cathy Zielske on Vimeo.
And the third video demonstrates how to use the Title Pages.
30 Days of Thankful, Part Three from Cathy Zielske on Vimeo.
All video instruction is presented using Photoshop Elements 11.
You can click on any of the links below the videos to watch over at Vimeo, or simply click on the Enlarge button to view them in Full Screen Mode.
Many of you have asked me what size I will do. I'm going to create a 6 x 6 album and then create a 5.5 inch softcover book from Artifact Uprising.
I have really fallen in love with those little softcover books. You can read more about my experience with Artifact Uprising here.
If you're a fan of the 6 x 8 album size, there are two albums I've found that I really like. One is the Studio Calico handbook. The other is the 6 x 8 Snap Album from Simple Stories. You can mix and match page protector sizes in each album, using either the 6 x 4 pages or the 6 x 8 pages. I was very tempted to mix my sizes and use one of these binders, but decided to go with the softcover book.
I'll share a video tutorial in early December showing you the process of creating an album with Artifact Uprising, as well as share the final printed book.
Until then, I will be sharing my digital pages every Friday during November and would invite you to join in and share your links.
For more information on the 30 Days of Thankful project, read this post.
My 30 Days of Thankful 3 x 3 wood veneer cards have been re-ordered at Studio Calico. I'll let you know when the link is back up, for those interested.
Once they are restocked, my blog readers can also take advantage of a special Project Life™ kit offer from Studio Calico.
You can get the Project Life™ Antiquary kit for just $10 when you use the promo code GRATITUDE.
To purchase any other 30 Days of Thankful album sets, click here.