Thursday, March 14, 2013

A month in photos: 2012 photo book

I wanted to share a little bit of my photo book on the blog to show you a quick and easy idea for printing these collages.  Shutterfly has a coupon every once in a while for a free 8x8 photo book, but I usually don't have anything ready.  This time I quickly added my 2012 collages from the month in photos project and added some quotes to fill in the blank pages.  I kept it simple with an all white layout and the cover has just a simple title and the year.

I got this back in January and we keep it on a table in the living room.  It is picked up and looked at often.  This makes me feel so good to see my photos being looked at and not just stored away on the computer.  I've made a photo book for 2011 using Rebecca's 2013 template and plan to order it soon.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013


We all have goals.  Some big and some little.  But, this post is about scrapbooking goals.  My style of scrapbooking has evolved so much.  From digital kits now to simple collages.  It's more about memory keeping and sharing these days with me.  I went from being being very detailed and behind to simplified and getting somewhere.  I'd like to find a happy medium one day of photos, journaling, and embellishments.

There are so many options with scrapbooking today.  You can paper scrap, digital scrap, and hybrid scrap if you can't make up your mind LOL.  One thing that I have really been interested in starting is Project Life.  It's been around for a while, but I have always been a little intimidated by it.  Now they have mini PL albums and mini kits too.  I'm thinking I might order two this summer and work on the kids' baby books.

Smaller goals that I want to work towards with our memory keeping is journaling (read my post here about lists), get back to doing photo challenges (monthly themes and try something new like Simple things Sunday), more seasonal projects (like December Daily), and stay on top of my monthly photos.  What are your memory keeping goals for this year?

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013


I am a list maker.  It helps me stay on track for the most part.  I keep a composition book that I write in.  It's mainly grocery lists and to do lists.  Around holidays it is special lists and before traveling it is packing lists.  You get the picture.

One thing that I have really enjoyed in the past is photo challenges.  As a scrapbooker, in the past photos have been my thing but journaling is always tough.  The Currently weekly journaling challenge by Kristen is so smart.  It's almost like a tiny time capsule for your scrapbook listing all the stuff that you are into.  This could easily be incorporated in to monthly collages or project life.  If you are feeling really "listy" check out 30 days of lists free month challenge here.

You could certainly use these as a jumping off point for many things.  Like use the currently challenge on a monthly basis instead of weekly, on your birthday month try making a list everyday with details about you similar to the 30 days idea, or occasionally include a grocery, to do, or packing list in your scrapbook.

Added 03/13/2013:  Found another list of lists for journaling by Kelli.  Check it out here!

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Monday, March 11, 2013

A month in photos: February 2013

February's collage is done!  Finally!  I some how kept forgetting to put together February's collage.  My intentions for this blog were to start posting more often.  I'll blame it on winter.  BLAH!  I used a template I created for 2013's a month in photos project.  This month I rotated and flipped the template and used a different title block shape since it worked better with my photos this time  You can download the free template here.  Enjoy!