Sunday, August 2, 2009

Year in Review

Back in May, I went to a scrapbooking event hosted by Green Tangerines. As one of their prizes, they gave everyone their January kit including the supplies to make their new Month-in-Review page. This is something I had thought about doing previously and had a template fairly similar to their calendar style layout. But I never really got into the idea until I saw their sample layout in the store. After putting together the January one they gave to us, I was hooked. I have been wanting to do some sort of favorite photos album and this will allow me to do that, while at the same time recording events that happened during that year. I plan to use every day stuff too so when we look back on these albums, we not only see what we looked like, but what the things around us looked like too. This is definitely not taking the place of my regular layouts, but it's somewhere to have a little taste of events and allow me to focus more on the Library of Memories approach to scrapping of not feeling like I am "behind."

Unfortunately, (or maybe fortunately since it saves me a lot of money) they only allow kit club members to purchase their Month-in-review layouts, so I had to improvise. But I am totally loving my version so much more. And there is an added plus to finally using some of these papers and scraps that have sat in my stash for years! So here is the one that was provided to us from Green Tangerines with a little of my own spin since I didn't use their embellishments or hand write my journaling...

All the supplies (except the black #'s and the labels) are from Green Tangerines Kit Club
You can see their sample that it's based off of here.
Papers are: October Afternoon, Scenic Route, & Cosmo Cricket
Letters and Red #'s are American Crafts Thickers
Black #'s are American Crafts Remarks
Labels: Lynn Grieveson for Designer Digitals
Font is Ashley

And here are the ones I made on my own...

All Papers are Stampin' Up
Pink Letters and Numbers are American Crafts Thickers
Glitter Numbers are Making Memories
Journaling Blocks are Ellie Lash for
Font is CK Anecdote

All Papers are Stampin' Up
Orange and Green Letters and Numbers are American Crafts Thickers
Black Numbers are American Crafts Remarks
Labels are made by me
I can't seem to find the journaling file so I am not sure what fonts I used. Ooops!

Papers are Chatterbox and My Mind's Eye
Yellow letters and numbers are American Crafts Thickers
Butterfly Punch is Martha Stewart
The little circle ebellies with the dates in them are made by me
And I have no idea what I did with the April file to find out those fonts either. That's what I get for cleaning up my desktop!

These were all layouts I started at a crop night a couple weeks back. Hopefully I can finish another four months at our next one!

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