This year I'm taking part in Ella Publishing's Take Twelve Photo Challenge. Well, it's a scrapbooking challenge, too, encouraging scrapbookers to take 12 photos of everyday life on the 12th of every month during 2012. Since my husband is truly the photographer in the family, I enlisted his help, which he was more than willing to give. Phil took twelve photos centered around a suggested theme, which this month is Collections.
I found this theme and a wonderful page template in the Take Twelve Guided Inspiration Kit. I can't praise this ebook highly enough. It also gave me an excuse to buy this 2" square punch to make assembling my page go even faster! (like I need an excuse to shop)
After mounting my photos on white cardstock in three photo strips, I chose kraft cardstock for the background and some of Lily Bee's Harvest Market patterned paper. Did I mention how quickly this page came together?
I'm leaning towards using this design for all of my Take Twelve layouts, to give the whole project continuity. What do you think?
If you would like to see more January Take Twelve layouts, you can do that right here. The participants are showcasing an amazing variety of projects! There's also a Flickr group, a hashtag #take 12 on Twitter, and some pretty fabulous prizes! While all that is wonderful, the main attraction of this project for me is the flexibility. This is something I can keep up with each month, and I love that Phil and I are teaming up to get it done. Anyone else doing Take Twelve? Or some other project to document your life in 2012? Do tell!