A Year of Scrapbooking

25 09 2012

053. Scrapbook a year [more info]

I can’t believe that I had forgotten to cross this goal off my list (this also applies to a few other goals; considering my project officially ends in FIVE DAYS TIME, I should get onto it!).

When I originally made my Mission101 list, I added some scrapbooking-related goals because I knew that digital scrapbooking was something that I wanted to get into more seriously. I had dabbled in it before but didn’t have the time alongside work-related things (namely children’s portfolios). Even though we weren’t pregnant at the time, I hoped that while my project was underway I would be blessed by pregnancy and being able to scrap a pregnancy (or baby’s 1st year) album was a goal of mine. I purposely didn’t make any of my goals pregnancy/birth-related in case this didn’t happen for us – in fact, part of the reason I chose to make a Mission101 list in the first place was to focus on the little things in life rather than dwell on what was (or wasn’t) becoming a reality for my husband and I.

So, long story short (or the TL;DR version), for the past two years I have digiscrapped a LOT. My pace has slowed down a bit in the past few months since returning to paid work (after finishing maternity leave), but it is something that I really enjoy – plus I have a wonderful (well, so I think!) “1st Year” album I have created for our son Rowan, as well as an album documenting my pregnancy with him. I have also been working on a 2012 album (with all sorts of miscellaneous things in it – family life, work, musings etc). None of these projects are quite finished – although I have under 10 pages left to complete in Rowan’s album and 5 to go in the pregnancy album. I would have liked to have shown pictures of completed projects as evidence of completing this goal, but digital images will have to suffice.

Did you know that in the past twelve months I have completed over 100 layouts? I’m impressed too! (if I counted properly – rather than guestimating – that number would probably be closer to 150, I think).

Here are a few of my favourite layouts from the past year:

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Project 365 Week #2

18 01 2011

052. Scrapbook six months [more info]
053. Scrapbook a year [more info]

Layout for week #2 (click image for bigger)

Project 365 Week #2





Project 365

17 01 2011

052. Scrapbook six months [more info]
053. Scrapbook a year [more info]

During 2006-2009 I completed the Project 365 challenges (documenting life with one photo per day over a year and posting here), taking a break in 2010 to work on other things. But I’m back into it again this year, choosing to digitally scrapbook my pictures instead of posting them individually.

Here are the layouts for Week #1 (January 01-07)

Project 365 Week #1

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053. Scrapbook a year

23 01 2010

When will I have achieved this goal? When I have scrapped a year’s worth of pictures and shared some of my layouts on this blog. 

Why did I choose this goal? Finishing a project I start is a big achievement for me.