Monthly Photo Collages + Project Life

Back in 2010 I started a tradition of putting together a photo collage at the end of each month to highlight a few of our favourite family memories. It was a quick + easy way to get those photos documented and at the end of the year it was such a satisfying feeling to look back at all the collages I’d created!

You can take a peek at all my photo collages from 2012 here. I plan to put them all together in a photo book but haven’t gotten around to that yet, though its a project I can’t wait to get done!

Even though I’ve joined the Project Life party this year, I still want to keep up with my monthly photo collages – I love them too much to quit now! I have a new template for 2013 available for free download here and I’ve been making my collages each month to add to my 2013 project life album. Along with this collage of photos typically taken with my big camera, I’m also including a 6×12 collage of instagram photos.

I seriously LOVE these monthly instagram overviews! Its such a great way to document a whole lot of photos all at once and the little hashtag photo descriptions serve as my journaling. Simple + quick, just the way I like it! I coordinated my collages each month so I could add them to my album as a two page spread and I’m really loving the way they look!

Here’s a peek at the months I have in my album so far, along with a few journaling tidbits for my own records:

celebrating alivia’s birthday | starting project life | a delicious dinner out for our 14th anniversary snowshoeing in waterton lakes national park | potty training | addie’s first talk in primary | chores

ice fishing with my family | playing hookie from school to go snowboarding + skiing as a family | building a cub car | racing a cub car | valentine’s day | hiking bears hump in waterton

rainbow crafts with the little girls | wearing green to church for st. patrick’s day | celebrating cousin cait’s first birthday | easter egg hunts | emily’s first year playing basketball | fun at grandma + grandpa’s farm | easter sunday

Not only do I love creating these collages, but looking for photos for my collage at the end of each month is a great opportunity to sort, delete + backup my photos on a regular basis. I typically take an afternoon to go through each of my photo folders from the past month while looking for photos for my collage. I delete any unwanted photos, download + delete images from my iPhone + then do a backup.

For more information about my monthly photos project and to download any of the collage templates I’ve offered in the past, visit this post.

To purchase a copy of my 6×12 and 12×12 instagram templates, visit the Simple as That digital shop or check out this post for more info.

If you’re using any of my collage templates in your own memory keeping I’d LOVE to see what you’re up to! Share a link in the comments or shoot me an email at [email protected]{dot}com!

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Rebecca Cooper is a 38-year-old wife and mother of four from Alberta, Canada. As a photographer, crafter, author, and blogger, she finds joy and fulfillment in celebrating everyday moments. She loves to read and eat chocolate, and is a firm believer in afternoon naps. Rebecca shares her family’s adventures, photo tips, simple craft projects + more right here at Simple as That.

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  1. Powers Fam says

    I love your collages! What a great idea. I’ve just recently backed up 8 1/2 years of photos to DVD’s. I plan to go back through them little by little to scrapbook book them using Project Life or traditional/digital scrapbook pages. These collages will be a huge help. I am now a follower on Instagram! Thank you for also creating collages for Instagram. I just purchased your templates and can’t wait to get to work.

  2. says

    I need to check Costco Linda and Persnichety Prints… Would it be possible that they deliver to Finland…
    But I’m so inspired of your lovely monthly collages. Have been doing mine since Jan 2012. Thanks for inspiration and advice Rebecca :)

  3. julee says

    Rebecca, thank you for these templates, they are amazing for a quick review of the month. I’m curious to see how you like doing PL and your monthly collage as I feel like I’m repeating myself alot..haha….

  4. Trish White says

    Love the monthly collages – thank you for sharing your beautiful photographs!

    P.S. love your Easter dress. The colors are perfect on you! By any chance do you remember where you got it?

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