I started 2014 with a new plan for my Project 52 / Project 365* layouts, having learnt a lot from my first year in 2013 (yes I admit I haven’t quite finished the pages yet). I like the simple approach of using just papers and no embellishments so I simply rotated the template so it looks different to last year’s layouts. I also improved my templates so it is easier to mix and match the photo and text sections. It may have taken until now to complete my January scrapbook layouts, but my new method works well, as long as I keep on top of identifying the photographs for each week and continue to sort my scrapping supplies as I’m still recovering from my external hard drive failure last year.
If you visit regularly you may recognise some of these pictures from the Sibling January scrapbook layouts I’ve already published. I intend to have two scrapbooks at the end of the year. One will be a collection of pages showing events and occasions and will include the monthly sibling pages. The other will be all the weekly pages showing one picture a day telling the story of that day. Of course there will be overlap but the first book enables me to show several pictures for an event (for example my layouts from January last year) and in the second I can include ‘random’ pictures such as the sunset and frost below that tell the story of our year, but don’t fit into specific events.
Key events of January 2014:
- Flooding in Oxfordshire
- Seeing Frozen at the cinema
- Reunion lunch for a project I worked on for many years
- Attending the village pantomime for the first time
- Arrival of our new bed (first piece of new furniture we’ve bought since moving in)
* Project 52 / Project 365 – are photo challenges encouraging people to take photographs regularly through the year. Project 365 encourages a picture every day while Project 52 is about capturing a week. I aim to take a picture every day, but do weekly layouts which may have 5 – 8 pictures depending on the week. Therefore I think my project has overlaps with both Project 52 and Project 365, but probably doesn’t fulfil either of them properly.