Don't be fooled by my late posting of this. I've had it done for a while, but I've neglected to take pictures and upload and blog them. :)
So far my organization for this project has worked out very well for me. Last week I couldn't make it into my office and I got a week behind for the first time. It was far easier than I thought it would be to remember what I needed to put in there because of my system. Whew!
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Here's week 1:
I thought it'd be hard to fill each layout, but decided it wasn't so hard after all if I remember that my goal here, and the whole reason I started this project, was to capture everyday stuff, not a billion special things. I've found the everyday to be special enough and that's what I really want to remember.
On the left side here I've got shots of the girls at a new gymnastics class. We'd had to change days after O's birthday to keep them in the same class. Same teacher but different day. Olivia was excited to be in the same class as Rae, she feels like such a big girl.
I also have pictures from a mall date with Rae, she's such a shopper. Antoher pocket holds a picture of the cover of my album from last year (where I did a layout a month). I was really focused on finishing it and I did! I also took a pic of my One Little Word journal, Focus, as I embark on that for a new year. I put my Week In Review on the right side of that picture.
The 24/7 embellishment card was something I made from my stash, which I'm trying to do a lot more of. I used bits of crumb cake card stock and the Comfort Cafe DSP. The brown scallop trim is from a really old Simply Scrappin' kit and the 24/7 is from (if I'm remembering correctly) a "side notes" set from a year or two ago.
For the "Focus" / Week in review card, the yellow patterned paper is more from the Comfort Cafe collection from Stampin' Up!. The lined paper is from my stash and was a scrap, I have no idea what it's from but I'm pretty sure it was a local scrapbook store. The stamp I used for the title along the top is from "Just Believe" which I believe it retired. I used soft suede ink for that and wrote out my journaling with a Midnight Muse Stamp N' Write marker on a little scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock that I layered over the stamp.
Please forgive the glare on the right side. I just couldn't seem to find an angle where it wouldn't show. Here I have pics of them "snow painting" and a pic of the final result. Josiah got a haircut and lost another 2 teeth. I also decided to put my title card on the right side of this layout. I'm not feeling tied to any one location for my title cards so you'll likely find them in lots of places as the year progresses.
For my son's smile with less teeth, I wrote directly on the photo in photoshop for my journaling, then had it printed that way. The tag tucked behind the photo had a joke from the tooth fairy on it and I kind of planned it sticking out a bit more than usual to make the end of the tag and the ribbon hanging from it part of the title card, visually speaking.
The title card uses a blue herringbone paper from the Comfort Cafe collection again, a die cut "1", a scrap of twill tape left over from a long time ago, as well as a piece of washi tape. I printed the "Week" on my computer on regular paper and sponged a little soft suede ink on it.
I'll be back this week with more of January. For now, if you would like any of these materials, you can get the ones that are still available here.