I did order my pictures for the week in the life project. But I didn't fuss over them too much. During the week I uploaded the days pictures every night. Then in the morning I would sift through them and just do minor editing on the ones that looked really bad. (too dark usually)
So I had the hard part already done.
I also came up with a bit of a plan for my layouts last week too. I sketched four 8.5 x 11 landscape layouts just to look at as a guide. I planned on 4 layouts for each day.
Yesterday I just uploaded the entire weeks worth of pictures and ordered 1 copy of each. I didn't spend any time thinking about it. That was sort of a good thing, sort of a bad thing. The thing I hate is that so many times, even though I choose "auto edit OFF", my pictures come back from the printer just a little lack-luster from what I see on my computer screen. It's a little disappointing. But I went with it anyway.
Last night I sifted through them all, putting them in groups by day. Then I sifted through those and picked out the ones I liked best. I ended up with about 15-20 per day. Then today, I sifted through those and chose 4 I liked from each day and could easily be cropped into 2x2 squares.
And tonight....I have 6 layouts completed (one for each day) with pictures and patterned paper. Still need title/words and then they'll be done. So I'm like 1/8th completed with my album! LOL.
So anyway, I'm hopping sticking with this plan I can get it done. I'm taking advice from my friends and going with super simple.
I'm not intending to turn this into a scrapbooking blog....back to our regular scheduled programing shortly.