I picked up where I left off. I don't worry about each week fitting within one or two pages. If they spill over or not enough for a page, that's fine...I date stamp them. This is life and a huge project, and I love it like this...breaking rules ;) So instead of using the backside of the pattern papers I had there already in the last two pockets (it didn't work with the photos), I picked out different papers, and moved on.
I am slowly getting faster and getting into a groove. One thing that helps is using Photoshop Elements. For the small pockets, I open a document/canvas in the custom size of 2.88x3.88.
Sometimes I will use the phone apps to make collages, but this works just fine too. I drag and drop the photos (all of these are iPhone photos), I resize them to fit next to each other and so that I can at least add a little journaling.
Since upgrading my Mac's operating system, my Epson R1800 printer won't let me customize any size to print anymore. So I trick it to print this 2.88x3.88 size. I open a 4x6 document/canvas, drag and drop the 2.88x3.88 document/canvas and position. I put more than one to save paper and print.
Opening a 4x6 document/canvas...I also use this for the 4x6 pockets.
I drag and drop...but I know the pocket is 4x6 (because that is the pocket next to fill), so I play with the size and position as if I were placing photos on a 4x6 piece of paper. Once I like it, I push them together, add any other photos that will fit (to save paper), and print. I usually make sure there is enough room for journaling and maybe some embellishing.
When I look at this now, I realize it may not look simple, but it really is. Now that I have my photos printed for their corresponding pockets, I cut them out and grab papers, stickers, embellishments. I don't want to spend as much time as I used to when I first started this project. This is for us to look back on. So I pick papers, stickers, embellishments fast. If it looks good, great, if not, grab something else. Could be better options, but I again, too much energy spent on it, and I move on.
I have loved being able to capture the little moments with the iPhone or like at the zoo, I don't want to bring the big camera, but enjoy the visit and being with my daughter. But I do get very tired of the poor quality, so there is nothing like taking the photos with the DSLR. Those pictures, get printed a little bigger and take center stage. Photography is my passion and it's one of the ways for me to also be creative.