Sunday, January 15, 2012

Take Twelve: January 2012

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!

20 comments:

  1. I love your design layout! Seems to be very manageable while still showcasing all 12 photos.

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  2. oooh. I love the layout. and yes, I think it would be great if you kept the same design through out. You can always mix it up with different paper and embellies.

    wonderful. I did make some progress and have all my pictures ready to go..will scrap them when i get home from an out of town work assignment this week. and I think it's really cool your hubby helps. wish mine would get into photo taking with me.

    Have a great week. =)

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  3. Wow, that looks really good! Beautiful pictures and the layout looks just awsome! How fun thath you are doing it withh your DH! I took my 12 pictures but didn't have time to work on the layout yet. Hopw to have ot ready in time! :)

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  4. I love the design of that page and I would definately use it throughout the book! I have my photos printed, but I don't know how I am scrapping them yet.

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  5. What great photos. I love how you matted them in strips. And the kraft base really makes them stand out! Woohoo to your hubby for helping out! :)

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  6. Oh yes, keep it going - it's simple and effective. What's not to love?! I also like the idea of having another photographer in the house. That would be handy

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  7. I love everything about this layout, the strips of paper, the little button, your choice of Thickers, the mounted 2" photos...everything! Also love the idea of using the same layout for each month for some continuity throughout the project!

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  8. You did a fantastic job showcasing his photos that really focus in on your collections. I love how the page reminds me of a bulletin board. It's so great you have hobbies that complement each other.

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  9. Great design! Love the look of the photo strips. Documenting collections is a great idea too. :)

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  10. Great job, I loved your "take 12" photos! Love Penny

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  11. Great design Sue..you should definately keep it...love your collections too!
    Alison xx

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  12. Love this design! I really like photo strips. Way to go Phil for capturing some awesome images. I opted not to do this one...so many projects, so little time. But I love the idea and will be excited to see your progress through theyear. :)

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  13. Awesome layout, Sue!!
    Love how you put the photos in strips :)
    And how you made a theme for your twelve photos!

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  14. AWESOME....I totally love the pictures and the design of the LO, and I love the collections!! :)

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  15. Love this -- I used the same design -- but I like yours o much better! Great colors and I like how you chose a theme -- things we collect. I would keep the same scheme -- will keep it simple and easy to assemble -- great start to this year's project.

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  16. I love the idea of themed photos for take 12. I did remember to snap 12 photos, but mine are far more random :). I was thinking of a variation on photo strips as well -- once I get around to it, that is. I love the layout you've chosen, and those Lilybee papers always make me happy.

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  17. I love this layout, Sue, and am totally going to scraplift it. I'm going to take some collections photos around the house today and maybe put this together tomorrow (a friend is coming over to scrap with me). Thanks for the inspiration! Phil did a great job on the photos.

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous, Sue! All the colors just mix so well together. And your album collection caught my eye!

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  19. I love this idea, the layout, and your 2 x 2 photos mounted on white. What a fun way to document your life in 2012. Fun to see a peek into your collections!

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  20. Love that LO and also that you have picked a theme for the month. Great team work.

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