So, one of my scrapbooking projects for 2008 was a monthly calendar where I did one layout/month using photos from that month. I've finally been working on some projects and this is one that I finished last week...I just sat down a couple nights in a row and made myself do these layouts! It was nice to create and play, with simple, finished layouts as a result. So here they are:
In hindsight, I am so glad that I did this calendar...I'll be doing another for 2009! It guarantees that I have at least 1 layout from every month of the year, plus, it's fun to read all the tidbits of things we did this past year. Many of you may have heard of Project 365...well, this is my take on it. My reality is that there is just no way I would stay on top of taking a picture every single day of the year (even though I think it is a fabulous idea!), so this is just another great way to capture one year of your family's life...as well as the monthly photo collages from the past couple posts!
I'm thinking for 2009, maybe I'll use my monthly photo collages as my layouts for the calendar, and then continue with filling in the bottom of the calendar with all the details from that month. Again, it isn't a picture/day, but it CAN be a handful of pictures from each month that totally depict and showcase a year of your life. Whew!
And just a few other thoughts...because I organize my photos by the month on my computer, it was super easy to pick pictures from each month to scrapbook. This way, you don't have to stay on top of this project on a monthly basis...when you get the urge to scrapbook, you can do a few layouts at a time. However...I did fill in the "calendar bottoms" on a monthly basis, just so I wouldn't forget anything. And that's easy to do every month. Makin' sense?
Anyways, just wanted to share this stuff. It feels good to be getting stuff done...next on my list: the baby album.