By doing this project, I feel like I can be "free" to create whatever "fun" pages I want because I have so much documented in this album. In a nutshell, I don't feel the pressure of having to create a page for everything because I still have it documented in this book. AND to be perfectly honest with you, when I am looking to do a...what I call "fun" page, I will go through this album to jog my memory.
My approach to this project last year, included these four templates. I used Jelly Alpha No. 18 by Maplebrook Studios for the word "Week". I used an alpha for this portion of the title because I knew it would be there every week and I could easily change the number of the week by using the text tool.
In this album, I included "special events" pages in addition to the weekly pages. I felt like this made my album so much more complete than my previous run at this project. When I selected which template to use, I always wanted the large photo to be opposite one another (one on top and one on the bottom) to give the page balance. You can't really see my journaling because it is so tiny but it was just basic tidbits about our entire week and not what was just pictured in the photos.
Each year I have learned something new from this project. I thought about using this same template set again for 2012 because I REALLY liked it but decided to do something different just to stay fresh. I'm in the process of finalizing my system for this year. I'm excited to get it rolling.