Last year I decided to participate in a monthly “highlights” album along with many other scrapbookers out in cyber world called “Project 12”. After a lot of thought I decided I really didn’t want this to be a 12x12 album, but I had some fabulous 12x12 calendar pages created by Studio Calico that I knew I wanted to use. I also wanted to include scraps from our everyday life, not just the traditional scrapbooks supplies. My solution was to make a 6x12 mini album using a technique I learned from Mary Ann Moss in her Remains of the Day class.
I think this will make a very eclectic keepsake that I will enjoy looking at a few years down the road.
This is the cover. I’ll eventually add a picture of our family under the tab with 2010. I just don’t have a family photo of us from this year. I’ll wait until I have one I love, and then I’ll tuck it behind the tab.
This is January’s highlight calendar page. It seems a little scarce to me but I have to admit, I felt totally uninspired in January. I didn’t even pull my camera out during the first half of the month. I’ll blame it on the “return to work” blues after a fabulous three weeks off during the holidays.
Here is the second page of January. The subtle pattern and color of the calendar pages is perfect for adding an assortment of photos, memorabilia and journaling. Anything goes in this album, which I love. No rules, no pressure.
Looking back, the only thing that is wrong with the January layout is that I don’t have any photos of Wyatt. I didn’t take a single shot of him in January. How could that be? I’ll definitely make up for that with February’s layout.
I picked up some mod fabric today that I will use for the cover of the album. I hope I can get started on it sometime later this month.
Thanks for taking a peek. I'm really excited to be participating in this project.