So early in January I posted about Photo-A-Day and how I was hoping to grow and change as I took one photo per day for all of 2012. Click here to read more!
I wasn't sure how I would organize them and display them after I was done. I have figured out what is working for me!
First - Shuttercal. I love that it shows me a calendar of the month, with a thumbnail of my photos, making it very obvious which days are missing. It helps me keep on track - I don't want to see that blank square staring up at me! Shuttercal membership is free - but if you upgrade to the next level you have the ability to set your account to private. This is important to me and I chose to pay $19 for the yearly membership to be able to control more of the settings (especially privacy) for my account. Because I have my account set to private, I've included a screen shot of my calendar rather than a link.
Secondly - StudioJ. Studio J is the studio (digital) scrapbooking tool from Close to my Heart. I have used StudioJ for the last year and a half, but in the last 4 months I have started to complete most of my scrapbook pages digitally rather than traditionally. Studio J has many options for paper (kits) and for patterns that use 7 photos in a 2 page layout. I will be completing a 2 page layout each week. Right now, we are on the start of week 5...and I have successfully finished taking all 28 photos for each day so far this month AND completed the first 4 weeks of layouts. They are in my cart ready to order! :) Since I haven't ordered them yet, I don't have a finished product to share, but here is a screen shot of my week 4 layout in progress:
Studio J has a membership as well - but it is optional. If you do purchase a membership, there are more kits and patterns available to you. The layouts that you purchase are reduced by 50% and each month one order of 5 layouts or more is shipped free. Studio J has an option to order just the JPG files of your layouts, allowing you to print them to Costco or another store.