Remember when I did that review of the Lemome 2018 Planner notebooks?  Remember when I casually mentioned that it’d be cool to make a mini scrapbook by printing a photo each day and adding it to the daily box? Yeah… that random idea has kept coming back into my brain for the past few weeks. I’ve finally given in to the temptation and this is my 2018 project! A 365 Photo Challenge using all my bullet journaling and planning tools to create a mini scrapbook of my year of memories.

Will you join me? 

Let’s do this together! C’mon! It’ll be fun. There are no rules, but I’ll tell you how I’m going to do it. Then you can make up your own method.

Photo-a-Day

TAKE A PHOTO – Each day I will take at least one photo each day. It can be something that defines my day or something beautiful or eye-catching from the day. No rules on what kind of photo. As Seth Godin says – the point isn’t how much or how special the thing you make each day, it’s the fact that you’re making something every single day.  So my goal is to make a photo every day. I love photography, but I’ve fallen away from this hobby in favor of being busy with other things in life. This project is a way to get me back behind the camera.

USE ANY CAMERA – Speaking of the camera… it doesn’t matter which camera I use. My phone is probably the most common camera I use, but I also have a DSLR, a GoPro, and more. So it doesn’t matter which camera I use each day, what matters is that a photo is captured.

PRINT THE PHOTO – Raise your hand if you have a hard drive filled with digital photos that you never print. When was the last time you actually sent some photos to a photo lab to get physical prints made? For me, it’s been a long while. Not only is this challenge a way for me to take more photos, but it’s also a way for me to remember my love of physical photos I can hold in my hand.

WRITE ABOUT THE PHOTO – The Lemome planner book I’m using gives me the perfect size to place a photo on each day’s box and gives me just enough room to write a few lines on each day. I’ll write about the photo or the moment that photo represents, or something completely different than the photo. Just a few lines will do.

SHARE! SHARE! SHARE! – I’ll be using #365photosSN ( add the SN at the end so everyone playing along with Stationery Nerd can browse the whole group). I’ll be sharing regularly – not every single day because I want to make sure my daily Instagram and Facebook feed is diverse with all things stationery. But I will share regularly. And if you guys twist my arm hard enough, I’ll even do a few video updates as we go along.

Tools and Recommendations

NOTEBOOK or ALBUM – I’m using a pre-printed planner notebook because I just happen to have a few lying around that I won’t be using otherwise.  I also love the idea of having the accountability of 365 daily boxes to fill up.

PRINTING PHOTOS – I already own the HP Sprocket for the small 2″ x 3″ prints. I use it regularly for my travel journal, but I’m ready to dust it off and use it more regularly. However, I also have a Canon Selphy that prints larger photos (4×6) but I could adapt the size to print more than one on a sheet. I bought the Sprocket because I wanted something that was more portable, but if I’m using the Selphy at home, why not dust that one off too! And if all else fails (like if I neglect to order paper/ink supplies) then there’s always the local photo lab – I usually do one-hour printing at Walmart or CVS. The idea is to print every single day, but in reality, I know there will be days when I will have to catch up (and I’ll give myself grace when that happens).

HP Sprocket_Stationery Nerd

Let’s Do This!

Will you join me? Drop me a comment below to let me know if you’re going to play along. Will you be using a pre-printed planner or a standard photo album? Or will you be adding your photos to your current bullet journal and just adding them to your daily spread?

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