Friday, November 07, 2008

Year at a Glance Album

As mentioned yesterday, my custom deck of cards from Artscow arrived last week. There’s an option to turn off the numbers from printing on the cards. Since there are 52 cards in a deck, I thought it would be fun to upload a picture from each week for the past year and have them put on the cards. Then I had Steve drill a hole through the whole deck and I held them together with a standard office binder ring. (Note: I’ll be buying a smaller ring. This was just the only size I had in my stash right now. I’ll also tie some ribbons and stuff on the ring to “pretty it up”.

IMG_6437Final IMG_6440Final I had uploaded a design to put on the backs of all of the cards, so I just took a Sharpie marker and wrote a little bit about each photo on the back of them.

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In Photoshop, I put a little “strip” on each photo and typed “Week of _______”.

IMG_6450Final IMG_6452Final IMG_6457FinalIt’s been fun so far. Just looking at it this week, we discovered that during this week last year, there was some snow on the ground. Far cry from the almost 70-degree day we’re experiencing today. LOL! The girls get a kick out of it and we end up talking about the picture and some stories from whatever event the picture is from. Good stuff. :)

8 comments:

Tink said...

Wow, that turned out great! You are hands-down the most creative person I know.

Allison said...

Tink! You should totally make one of all of your WWC photos! You could just type the word right over the photo in Photoshop before you upload it!

Kelly said...

Those are very cool! So you wrote on the back after you got them back? You've got neat handwriting!
You should make it into a font.

M said...

That is so cool...maybe that would make me not feel so guilty about running out of steam on the 365 project. You are so creative. :)

Ratzlaff Reflections said...

Wow! What a cool collection!! I'm totally jealous. Wish I was organized enough to find 52 pictures that I really wanted and then wait patiently as they upload. Ugh.

BTW - your photos are FABULOUS!!

Chelle Y. said...

That is the neatest thing ever! I feel so guilty that I am a year behind in my scrapbooking! It was my goal this year to get all caught up, and it's only getting worse!

Amber said...

This is effing cool! Is it harder than, say, just laminating them woudl be? More durable?

:)

Scully said...

omgosh I love this idea! I also think instead of a project 365 we should make a project 52. SO much easier uploading photos once a week than daily. (says the person that updates her blog once a year-ish)