That last bit of catchup covered 13 weeks: four in late February/early March; four in May/June and five from late July and all of August. I learned more about the process and how I like to work as I put it all together. I absolutely love the finished product and I love the creative process ... as long as it doesn't take more than a couple of hours and I'm not playing catchup. In all that excitement I signed up for a three-week on-line class called Project Life Lessons (one of the three teachers is Elise Blaha; I've followed her blog for years and love her style and her album!) Class started Thursday...and week 36 ended Saturday. No more catchup! I certainly hope to have new tips and techniques to incorporate over the next few weeks, but not yet.
My new much-simplified approach is to print all the inserts myself (if anyone wants a barely used Clementine kit, I have one for you!). I did splurge and buy a few new digital products, including both the Seafoam and Midnight Project Life core kits and a few photo/journaling cards from Paislee Press (Elise Blaha designed Seafoam and Liz Tamanaha designed the rest); but I got the album half-price at Michael's! I'm also including a lot less - like half of what I was doing before. Week 36 took me barely two hours to pull together yesterday and I love it as much as some I labored over.
I had more time last night and made the album cover page (I still need to add two photos but I want at least one of them to include Marc and he's not here!) I am kind of in love with the color scheme of black & white, with pops of gold and kraft. Maybe because it seems fall-ish?
...another lesson learned is that quick blog posts are more likely to happen with iPhone photos edited with PicTapGo or Afterlight - and no links!