We had so much fun on our snorkeling cruise last month that we decided we just had to go again. Shhhhh – don't tell my husband that I really just wanted to take more photos for more Project Life by Stampin' Up! pages! Not really – but that's what happened!
Here's the first page that I made following our cruise this past Thursday. It's not so much the pictures that I'm sharing with you as it is some new little touches I put on my page.
I'm really taking this whole Project Life thing in small steps. For my last pages, I started using some cards from the Stampin' Up! Everyday Adventure Card Collection. I even used stamps from the Project Life Day to Day Stamp Set to make my date stamp.
This time I branched out into the Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack and to another stamp set that I bought just for my Project Life projects, Around the World. Even if you're just going around your home area, there are stamps to use for memory albums! I also used the Project Life Corner Punch to round the corners of all the pictures and cards on this page.
Besides my photos and the Project Life cards, I also included a photo from one of the brochures put out by the snorkel cruise company. I just grabbed a brochure as we were boarding the boat and I'm glad I did, because I found a lovely aerial shot of Kealakekua Bay, which is where we went snorkeling both times.
Even though I said I'm not focusing on the subject matter, just the format, I have to tell you that a highlight of the trip was the spinner dolphins greeting the boat as we entered the Bay. They were having so much fun, as were all the people on the boat! They move so fast! I was lucky to get the shot of one of the cuties who flipped over on her back and splashed the water with her tail. Definitely a "Wow" moment! As for getting a photo of them all in the air as they did some synchronized swimming – impossible for someone of my skill level. So I resorted to taking a video. Then, when I got home, I played it on my computer and caught a freeze frame image that I used for the large photo on the right.
I've found that my method for laying out a page hasn't changed. I still pick out all the photos that I want to use, crop them to 4" x 6", then print out wallet sized photos to lay out on the protector sheets to decide which are going to be which size and which orientation. For this page, I ended up using one fewer photos than I'd planned, and that's fine. I got the gist of the beginning of our outing into a Project Life by Stampin' Up! page! Now on to make some more – it's a great weekend for doing this!
All of the Project Life by Stampin' Up! products that I'm using are available for purchase NOW! You don't have to wait until the new 2014-15 Stampin' Up! catalog officially launches. But once it does, there will be even more fun products to use for our pages – I can hardly wait!