Project Life: April-June Shutterfly Fan Ann Abbott

by Ann Abbott Posted on September 26, 2012

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I believe I am the official memory keeper of our family. It also doesn’t hurt that I love taking photographs of my family in action. As a result I end up with file and files of digital images on my computer. In the past I would print out hard copies of all of our events and keep them organized in albums or boxes by the month. To say the least, I started to run out of room but if they stay on the hard drive, nobody ever sees them.



Each month I vowed to take the time to put my favorite photos I took of “us” and put them on a page. . I discovered that Shutterfly designed a style of photo book with this idea in mind. This year I took on the idea of Project Life 2012 and started making an annual photo book of our family. It is so easy to take on this project on a monthly basis. Some months are slow for the natural photo opt moments, like birthdays or holidays. In these months, I work on getting the everyday shots. Other months are filled with so many family events and highlights; I end up with more than two pages for that particular month.


I am already having fun looking back at what I have created so far for this year. I know the family will love this book when it is in our hands. Check out Shutterfly’s Project Life photo book styles as a jumping off point to do your own family annual year book.


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  1. Earl J Says:

    I checked this book out after looking at your later posting. You have created a terrific record of events. I especially like May and June – what a month June was.

  2. Joey Says:

    I love the idea of Project 365 – I have started this book too. I may have to do two books!
    I love your pages Ann. Fun project and great memories to look back on

  3. AnnAbbott Says:

    Thanks so much Earl. I am really have a great time doing this project. I love seeing how the year is developing.

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I am a stay at home mom of 3 kids. I love photography and making Shutterfly photo books. I am also teaching myself Photoshop Elements to take my photographs and books to the next level.

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