cover page | project life

I found myself saying “Do not lose your mind. Do not lose your mind.” over and over as I re-worked my cover page this morning. Easier said than done right? =P

I was planning on ordering my first week or two of cards from Persnickety Prints and was going to re-order my cover cards anyway. In the past few days I’ve seen a few cover pages that begin with the 6×12 page protector and I thought “I like that”. Then as if by some fortunate twist of scrap fate, Cathy Zielske offered a freebie on her Blog today and I just adore her clean and graphic approach to things, even if it’s not something I can pull off easily.

I created a very simple cover sheet pulling from the colors in our clothing. However, this left the photo of the five of us sitting on the blanket a bit too yellow and when I swapped it for a black and white copy, the entire page felt too drab. I ended up taking a cue from one of Cathy’s 4×6 cards and traded Grace’s black and white picture in (even though I *adore* that shot of her!) for a color version so we could get more of that awesome plum-colored sweater. Sold! I finally love this enough to be like “Hey Blog friends. Here is my cover page. Yet again.” =P

Since I obviously don’t have the reprints yet, I am sharing my mock-up that I created in Photoshop this morning. Which honestly, I like a heck of a lot better than taking a photo of something in plastic with glare. But I digress.

The left plum patterned side is a separate 6×12 sleeve. Then when you open that up…

I think somebody should hold my album for me under lock and key because this is going to be one looooong project if I am redoing pages on day 4! Photoshop and time is a dangerous combination in my world. :)


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