Ahhh, September. What a fine month you were and today I’m sharing my monthly pages created with the Scrapbook Your Year approach.
Number of photos taken in September: 249
Number of photos used on these pages: 26
September saw some big things. Really big things. Aidan headed back to school for her junior year, this year going back as a seasoned Ole which was so different from last year, when she was the new kid on the block. She’s sharing an Honors House with fellow ultimate frisbee teammates and they’re creating an ongoing program of empowering girls through sports. You can read their blog which covers topics like gender equity in sports, women and body image, and more here.
And probably the biggest thing was Dan starting to teach 5th grade. I said it in an Instagram post the other day, but I’ll say it again: I have never seen him work harder at anything in my life. Teachers, I had no idea. You have my undying respect always and forever. For reals. (Note: if you have a teen who doesn’t want everything in your albums shared online, download my free Privacy Circles.)
September also saw a whole heck of a lot of ultimate frisbee. If I could rewind my sports experience as a young girl growing up in Seattle, I would have played ultimate. We are frisbee people, people. (Of course, if I had played frisbee, I might not have this to reflect upon.)
A simple journal chunk to wrap up the month. (Oh yeah, the other BIG news? My new Kenmore Washer. I have NEVER enjoyed laundry like this before.)
I can’t believe both the year and the album are now moving into the last quarter. I’m also working on a 2011 album, too, and am hoping to get that done in the next month or so.
I truly love this simple, predictable approach to creating a year-long record and it’s been fun to see how the students of Scrapbook Your Year are connecting to the joy of simplicity as well.
If you missed the rest of 2016, here’s the catch up:
April + May 2016
JOIN ME AND MAKE YOUR OWN RECORD OF LIFE! Scrapbook Your Year is an online workshop that is helping women let go of the mucky muck that can bog down a year-long memory keeping project. Learn how setting limits can free you up to share your photos and stories and actually get pages done! To learn more, click on the image below.
CLASSROOM NOTE: I recently added 8.5 x 11 templates to the classroom! Granted, the videos are all recorded using 12 x 12 templates, but you can still adapt your approach using the new templates offered in this size.
Love the simplicity of your pages, Cathy! Always have, always will. In fact, I just signed up for your Scrapbook Your Year class, now that we’re in October! I’ll be ready for 2017! And I especially loved the link to your roller skating days! All I can say is Wow! Thanks for always being real and being honest. I’ve missed you and am glad to be back.
Cathy Zielske says
Glad to have YOU here Wendy! Enjoy the class and let me know if there’s anything I can do to help.
Just got the email about the holiday stamps..looking forward to the digi stamps. Awesome! Enjoy the weekend…and yes, I saw you were shopping for the “bee”! Looking forward to another dance this year!
I LOVE the simplicity of these pages. Do you use a shadow on the photos/cards?
Cathy Zielske says
Hey Suzy, I don’t use shadows on these. 🙂