Week in the Life

collect app & week in the lifeI have to say that I never thought about doing this particular project. I heard about it from a few of my scrappy friends and decided late Monday night that I would give this a go. Hence my Monday doesn’t have many photos for a project called A Week In The Life. This is a very photo heavy project and I am trying to document our family’s daily life. You can get more information about this project by going to Ali Edwards site and you can really see what the project is about because she has been sharing her days on her blog.

I generally take the majority of my photos with my iPhone so I decided to stick with that method for this project. Then I realized that I really wanted to get into the story of why I took that food and that is where the Collect App came into play for me. I started adding my photos and really journaling about the photo and what I saw when I took the photo.

I am also journaling every night in my journal about our day and getting deeper into my thoughts and feelings about the day. I still have not decided how I am going to put this whole project together but the Collect app is helping me keep all my thoughts and photos in one spot.

I created a short video for you all to see how I am using the Collect App to document my Week in The Life.

 

Here are a few of my photos from yesterday

 


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It’s Finally Here!

Finally the wait is over and the Project Life app by Becky Higgins has been released I have been trying to write this review all day long but the little munchkin of mine had other plans for me today. I did manage to play with the app, which is simply AMAZING.

First things first, when you first launch the app Becky has a really thoughtful message for all us scrappers which I thought was a really nice touch. From there you get a brief tutorial on how to create a layout.

The next time that you launch the app you get a screen that looks like this.

project life app

I love that you have options to create a layout, create a photo collage, check your library or get info. The library is where the layouts that you have created are saved within the app.

In less than ten minutes you can create a layout, share it to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Instagram for the social media outlets. You can also message or email the layout directly from the app as well. Of course once you have exported the layout in the size that you prefer, 12×12 or 8×8 you can save it to your phone and then order prints through Shutterfly or Persnickety Prints.

Not only can you create layouts in the Project Life app but you can also create photo collages (this is the same thing as all the collage apps that I have shared with you in the past). There are 4×6 collage sizes and 6×8 collage sizes. The best thing about the collage option is that the templates for all the different collages that us scrapbookers love are right there at our fingertips! You can even use the filler cards that are available.

You get 11 different layouts for free with the app purchase and then there are extra layout packs that are going to cost you $.99 cents. You don’t need these extra layout packs unless you want that specific layout. You get 4 kits with the app which are Kraft, Midnight, School Themed and the Strawberry kit.

You can purchase several other kits between $.99 and $1.99 but the 4 kits that it comes with are enough to get you started and creating. Personally I know that I am going to have to purchase the Amy Tangerine Plus One Mini Kit and the Just Add Color Edition in order for me to feel satisfied!

All I can say is that this app is super easy to use, a ton of fun and a great way to get those photos off of your phones and into your albums in no time at all. By having this app you literally do not have any excuse to not get your photos off of your phones and into albums. There is no reason why you can’t document your lives!

Here are a few layouts that I created today.

So what are you waiting for go and get the app now and share the layouts that you create in the Facebook Group!

P.S. You still have until the end of the day to enter the giveaway here and get yourself some goodies!

 

 


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Guest Posting at Digital Scrapbooking HQ

selphy & collectWith so much going on over at Take Heart Ideas I completely forgot to share with you that I guest posted over at Digital Scrapbooking HQ yesterday. It was an honor for me to be able to guest post for Melissa who is currently on maternity leave. Melissa has wonderful classes available on her site for how to scrap digitally with Photoshop Elements. I have taken some of her classes and they are simply amazing! To learn more about Melissa and her classes pop on over to Digital Scrapbooking HQ.

I shared with Melissa and her readers how I use the Collect app and Pic Stitch app to get my photos printed from my iPhone and into my album in 20 minutes or less. It was a ton of fun creating this post especially since it is a question that I often see asked. I also created a tutorial video for you about the Pic Stitch app and how you can print your photos from your iPhone using a Canon Selphy printer.

You can watch the video here and don’t forget to pop on over to Melissa’s site and check out my tutorial about the Collect app.

Do you get your iPhone photos into your albums on a consistent basis? Let us know in the comments.


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