Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Year In Review

January is the perfect time to begin a Year In Review project for 2011. I keep a folder in iPhoto and at the end of every month a favorite picture goes into that folder. By the end of the year I have 12 great photos ready for a layout. Here's the Year In Review layout I made for 2008.
What I Like: the photo collage - being a paper scrapper, I remember working hard to make all these photos fit correctly!
What I Don't Like: the lack of journaling - I know what the photos represent, but will anyone else if I'm not there to tell them? Bad move on my part!


For 2009, I saw an example - pretty sure it was on Cathy Zielske's blog - and used it to create this Year in Review layout.












What I Like: everything - the design, room to journal, the photo sizes
What I Don't Like: nothing - this one was a winner!


So what did I do for 2010? Well, I say, if it isn't broken, don't fix it!



18 comments:

  1. This is a great idea! What a nice way to sum up your year!

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  2. your right if it is not broken dont fix it--love your layout! i have always wanted to do this--maybe i will try it for 2011

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  3. great idea! you are doing a good job with the double page layouts!

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  4. Love this layout! A great way to look back.

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  5. Great layouts. I have not done this before.

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  6. I love this idea!! What a great way to close an album for the year...love the layouts, you did a great job!!

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  7. Sue, these look great. I totally agree that it's a wonderful feeling when your photo collage all fits so nicely! I did digital monthly overview pages for 2011, just got the last one printed. I still want to do a year in review page to go in my chronological album as the first page of 2011; I think it will be only one or two photos with lots of jounaling with my thoughts.

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  8. Looking good Sue! I really enjoyed the different pages in this post and your thoughts about them

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  9. What a great idea- and the last few layouts are perfect for the idea that you wanted to create great job. Years ago(were talking at least 10)I use to take all my doubles of pics and cut them up and collage them for each child and put them into a frame for that year. I still treasure these photo frames and now I'm starting to give them to each child for Christmas gifts. What great memories!

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  10. Great idea !!!! Fab LO's and such wonderful memories.

    Deb x

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  11. Great idea... and great layouts! Love the red chipboard numbers - my faves!

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  12. These are great! I know you will enjoy looking back on these.

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  13. That is such a great idea! I love seeing how your year in review has changed/ stayed the same over time! That is really cool! Great job!

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  14. You are exactly right - if it's working, keep on doing it! Love your layout. I might borrow the design if I actually take some photos this year! LOL

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  15. Exactly..why fixed something thats perfectly fine!!.... This is so brilliant Sue!!! Amazing... lovely photos too... TFS... very inspiring!!...hugs...xoxo

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  16. I love this idea. You have the best scrap booking ideas.
    I am so going to try this....added to the never ending list :)

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  17. These are awesome! I never thought of doing a year in review page - I may have to try this!

    Lauren

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