Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed the holidays! 2012 is here and I can hardly believe it. There is just something about the new year that makes me feel like I am getting a fresh start. I really worked hard to finish up my projects for 2011 so that I could indeed have a fresh start. I don't like lingering projects. I'm very much a "get it done" kind of person.
This morning I plopped in my last picture for Project 365 and ordered it. It feels really good to have this album complete. I REALLY enjoy this project. This is the second year that I have done an album such as this. The kids were just going through the first one yesterday again. My first attempt at this project was to include a photo a day for the entire year of 2010 and that is exactly what I did. When the album came back, I wished I would have included more photos from our special events day so I decided to do that for 2011. I feel like this album is a lot more complete.
There has been a lot of talk about Project 365 and variations of it. I think that there are a number of people who are interested in attempting it but scared for the long haul. I can say without reservation that this is the easiest project for me to do. I love photography so it certainly isn't a problem to take a photo each day. I use a very basic set of templates. I happened to create the templates for 2011 inspired by a template that I had seen of Anna Aspnes. I have a set night each week that I plop the pictures in and that is about all. It really helps me enjoy scrapbooking more because I don't feel stressed to keep up. In fact, I will go through my album to jog my memory of pages that I still want to scrap. I would highly recommend it. Keep it simple, keep it fun and at the end of the year, you have a whole year documented...what could possibly be better than that. I wish I would have started this years ago.
If you are interested in taking a peek at my entire album, you can find it here.
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This week my goal is to figure out my approach to 2012. I know it will be clean and simple....I just need to figure out the rest.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!