What do I do with all those photos of our lives? I make a photo book, of course. “Capture Life” is what I named my Project Life Book for 2012. After years of capturing our daily lives in a scrapbook form, I wanted to switch to a digital version.
I created a digital template and input photos, project life cards, embellishments and journalling in Photoshop. Then I organized my pages to create a book with Blurb in a 12×12 format.
You can find various templates, project life cards and embellishments all over, but my favorites include:
Losing a pet can be overwhelming. After our cat died recently, I felt so lost and alone yet the memories were so vibrant in my mind. I knew I had to find a way to channel the energy into something that would help me overcome the sadness. A photo book allowed me to tell her story in photos and words and start my healing.
I searched my photos on Lightroom using keywords pertaining to my cat and put them all in a “Collection”. I used the Lightroom “Book” mode and created a quick and easy book linked directly to Blurb. The simplicity was just right for this project where I wanted to quickly get my words down. I made a 7″x 7″ soft cover book.
The following are some excerpts of the book:
How she came to be with us.
What she was like as a kitten.
Her relationship with the other animals.
Her relationship with people.
How she played and her favorite toys.
Fun photos and a story about a specific day.
Favorite details – her sounds.
Her physical characteristics.
Her favorite treats.
Her favorite places.
Her impact and what she taught us.
And a good-bye.
We all miss you soo much. We now have this wonderful book to look through and remember all the things we love about you.