My apologies in advance to the poor soul who requested “less lists” in my 1st Anniversary survey…because I’m afraid the list craziness is just beginning my friend, hehe.
If you’ve been around NettioDesigns for long enough, it’ll probably come as no surprise to you that I LOVE lists. Between my Faves series, my 28 at 28 list and numerous other list-inspired layouts I’ve done over the years, it’s pretty safe to say lists are a have of mine.
I mean, does it get any easier storytelling-wise than jotting down a few random thoughts in list form? Not in my book.
Which is why when I heard I could get 30 days of list-inspired prompts in March for just $8, I jumped at the chance…
30 Days of Lists: March
Each day on the private 30 Days of Lists blog, they post a new list-inspired prompt. You then create your own list based on that prompt and the great thing is anything goes – your list can be as artsy or simple as you want. There are people creating mini books and then there are others writing out their lists on post-its or on their blog. It’s so fun!
You can see a bunch of examples in the 30 Days of Lists Flickr gallery.
My 30 Days of Lists Plan
After all the fun I had with my Holiday Faves mini album, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to tackle another mini album.
So I decided to create my lists as 5×5-inch digital pages which at the end of the month I’ll have printed at Persnickety Prints and then insert into this adorable mini album I made…
The album is by Maya Road, all the letter stickers are by American Crafts and the fabric is something I picked up forever ago in Denver and have been dying to find a good reason to use.
Here’s a look at the entire album. The spine is painted with Cranberry paint by Making Memories.
For my digital list pages, I’m using this super adorable Happiness is… kit by Zoe Pearn:
This kit includes a bunch of journaling cards and bits of tape which I knew would be perfect for this project.
My Lists: Days 1-5
Since today is Day 6, here’s a look at my Day 1-5 lists:
Day 1: Challenges To Accept
Day 2: This Month’s Goals
Day 3: My Perfect Weekend Recipe
Day 4: Things I’m Putting Off ‘Til Tomorrow
Day 5: Words To Live By
My Process in Photoshop
And for all you curious types like me, here’s a peek into how I’m managing it all in Photoshop:
To keep things simple, I’m using the same basic design and just alternating between left and right pages and swapping out new papers and elements.
Right now I’m using a single file for all my pages (if it gets too big, I’ll just split it up). Each page is grouped and I’ve created eight versions of the pages, one left & one right that I’m using as templates. To create my page, I just duplicate the group of the list style I want and add in my journaling, papers and accent.
I may turn some of these lists into digital scrapbooking layouts eventually, but for now I’m loving this project, especially since it only takes a few minutes to put together my list each day. I can’t wait to see all 30 lists together!
Now It’s Your Turn
So what about you? Anyone else playing along with 30 Days of Lists? Anyone have any fun projects they’re working on for this month? Let me know in the comments!