Today we are featuring the Daily Flash system's potential to help make the capturing and/or recording of ongoing events a quick and easy process. Maybe, as Amy did, you have school photos piling up year after year and have never taken the time to include them in your scrapbooks. Perhaps, as I (Vivian) did, you never get around to recording the trips you take as a family. Or, it may be that you have endless photos of soccer seasons, or birthdays, or date nights, etc.
Here's where Daily Flash comes in. The Daily Flash system includes 6" x 8" albums and pocket inserts with various page formats:
Our challenge to you today is to pick an ongoing topic you haven't yet recorded, and, using the Daily Flash system, develop a double-page spread model you can easily follow to get those memories recorded. Amy and I are sharing our designs to help get you started.
First up is Amy's school photos album:
Here's what Amy had to say about this challenge and her album: "When Vivian described to me the thoughts on this week's challenge I was very excited. I've been meaning for some time now to create a book of each of my kid's annual school photos and this was just the push I needed to get started! I chose to create one side of my spread with a large version (5x7") of my kids' photos along with the opposite spread being the sleeve with the 4x6 slot at the bottom and two 2x3" sleeves at the top. This provides me with a spot for each year's class photo (resized to 4x6") some journaling and a filler card, if needed for that year. Because of all the colors in the two photos, I decided on a basic black, red and turquoise color palette to pull the spread together on both sides. Thanks so much, Vivian for this fun challenge! I look forward to keeping up with my school photos book for years to come!"
As Amy moves forward, she now has a simple design that she can follow to include each year's school photos, and those memories will be captured for her and for her son for years to come. I need to take a cue from her and get a school photos album created!
I had a good chuckle when Amy sent me her images, as I used a very similar color palette to create the two-page spread for my family trip album:
Like Amy, I used as one of my pages the one that includes two 3" x 4" slots and one 4" x 6" slot. The other page includes twelve 2" x 2" slots. I decided that for each trip's double-page spread I would journal key details about the trip on one 3" x 4" piece of white cardstock and add three key memories, each on a 2" x 2" piece of white cardstock. I also created a photo formula: one 3" x 4" family photo, one 4" x 6" scenic photo, one favorite 4" x 6" photo, and three more favorite photos, sized to 2" x 2". I added Daily Flash stickers and die cuts to embellish my photos and journaling blocks. With this quick and easy formula in place, I can't wait to create pages for our other family trips, and am even considering using the same format for the trips my husband and I take on our own.
We hope we've inspired you to consider creating an ongoing album, whatever your topic of choice may be! Please post album pages to our October Afternoon Flickr gallery so we can admire your work!