Happy new year, y’all! (Well, at least from a year-long, memory-keeping kind of place!)
Today I’m sharing my January pages from my Scrapbook Your Year memory keeping approach. This will start the third complete year I’ve used the system behind my e-course, and I gotta tell ya: I love this approach. It’s simple and yet it really does help me to save memories all year long and the results make me really happy.
If you missed my video walk-through of my 2017 printed book, check out this clip below. It’ll give you an idea of how all the pages come together one one manageable (and beautifully printed!) book:
(You can read the full blog post here.)
So let’s dive into January, shall we?
The big story in January was my daughter’s study abroad trip and I’m so happy she sent me lots of images to use! (You can see a scrapbook page I did with some of those images here.) My first page is usually just a mix of images I think will work well. I like to mix in black and whites as needed, but really, it’s usually because the color is crappy and converting to black and white really improves them. I also like to have varied perspectives whenever possible. Some people. Some things. Some close ups. Some distances. It doesn’t always work out that way, but it’s nice when it does.
The other thing that happened this month was a ton of screen shots. I LOVE screen shots as one way to visually tell the story of the month and because my daughter and I SnapChat quite a bit, it’s great that my templates have just the right size of layer masks to pop those snaps in (with a little cropping!). I decided to duplicate the center row of this page so I could have more screen shots. Screen shots rule my world. The other amazing thing? My boy is starting to get his college acceptances. HOLD ME!
Another highlight? Going back to my hometown of Everett, Washington, for a long weekend with my bestie and her family. Oh, how I love breathing in the air there. Didn’t hurt that it was glorious weather. A nice break from the tundra where I currently reside. Bonus points for realized that I looked alarmingly like Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber. This is the reason I need hair products. (And yes, if you missed that little gem, I post some silly stuff to my Instagram Story over at @czdesign. You have been warned, but hey, follow along if you like!)
Also last month? The Vikings did not make it to the Super Bowl. But we will truly always have the Minneapolis Miracle. And I’ll tell you what I learned from that. Play all 60 minutes, my friends. All 60.
If you’d like to see more of this project, check out my 2017 posts here.
And because I love sharing this approach, I’m running a three-day sale on this e-class!
Save 20% off the course price (regularly $36; sale price $28.80) through February 14 at midnight! You can learn my CRAP method and begin to scrapbook your year right along with me!
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