Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Two-Page Tuesday: Year In Review

I've completed my Year in Review for 2011. Three years in a row I've done a layout like this. It's one of the simplest things I create, and one of my favorite.
I use the same template every year. If I remember correctly, it was designed by Cathy Zielske. Doesn't it look like her clean, graphic style? Lots of photos, a good space for journaling, a bit of paper and it's done!
A page like this is easy enough to organize. I keep a folder in iPhoto for the current year and add a favorite picture every month. By the end of the year, I have my collection of 12 photos, and then it's just a matter of choosing sizes and printing. Do you make any kind of yearly summary page? 

20 comments:

  1. This is a great idea. I love the layout and all the pictures you were able to fit on it.

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  2. Congratulations!! that takes some committment to get to the end! Your pages look fabulous!!

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  3. I really feel like I should after seeing this one!

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  4. Super cool, and you make it seem SO easy!

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  5. Love how you used enlargements, too!
    And numbered the photos :)

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  6. I love this idea. How smart to select a photo each month as you go so it is quicker to put together. Happy Valentine's Day.

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  7. Great page! Love the colors against the black and the larger photos!

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  8. Adding a picture a month is a great idea for keeping organized. I made my first year in review LO this year! Think I'll try to keep it going.

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  9. It's a wonderful idea to do! And never too late to do one - I haven't done one! LOL!! Great job - love all the different pics!

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  10. Love the emphasis on photography here. The template is fantastic and works GREAT for showcasing your photos. I will have to try this myself!

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  11. Love this design - tons of photos but they don't feel crowded. It's the perfect balance across the two pages. Love that you keep the same design every year. If it works, why mess with it? :) I have not done a year in review page this year yet. But you are right, it's never too late!

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  12. Love this so much. I haven't done one of these, but I am teaching a month in review class at my LSS, but this is really nice to have it all in one layout. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Love this 2 pager... this is beautiful!!! Love the design too... Hugs..xoxo

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  14. This is a fabulous 2 pager. I love the layout. And are those vintage Lil Davis chip numbers?

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  15. Very nicely done. Fun photos and I love how there is one larger photo bordered partially by smaller ones. It does look like CZ's.

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  16. Great collection of fun photos to sum up y'all's year Sue!

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  17. It's good to know you're just as organized with your pictures as you are with your layouts -- what a cool idea! It's only February, so maybe I'll sort through January and catch up -- see you next year ;)

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