January 6, 2012

So Long 2011!

Just finished up my last week of 2011 and I'm thrilled!  Still can't believe that I managed to stay caught up throughout the entire year!  I think the reasons I was able to do this were: 

First, making it a priority to upload and order my pictures every single week.  Even if I didn't get to Costco to pick them up, at least the photos were chosen, edited, and ordered.  For the most part, this worked.  Costco is fairly close to pre-school, so I tried to pop in and grab them when I picked up B.

Second, I am so fortunate to have a space that is just mine.  This is HUGE.  I can set things on my desk  away from little hands...I can work on it when the time allows then leave it unfinished and it won't be bothered or in the way.

Other than that, it was just a part of my week that I really look forward to.  I enjoy this project.  I treasure it actually.  It is a creative outlet for me, and has helped me to look at life (especially through my camera) in a different way.  I am so very thankful that I have this album (these albums) to look back through.

Moving on...here is my very last 2011 completed week.  Yay!
Very simple.  Nothing extra...just pictures and words.  
 Anyone else amazed at how much supplies they have left?  I used them sparingly throughout the year for fear of running out, but to my surprise, I have a zillion journal cards left???  Also a few title cards left over, so i used one above for my instagram photo.
My brilliant cousin Tara gave me this awesome tip...shrink down your subway art (like these) to 3x4 and use it in a journaling spot for a seasonally appropriate filler card.  Love this idea!!!  I will totally be doing more of these this year.
 I wasn't in the mood to do anything clever with my back cover page.  Too excited to move on and work on my Clementine title page.  I just used the basic cards and included one of Becky's new Big Envelopes for some of Bryce's "artwork" from school this year.  
Have to get something on that title card.  These are awesome!  Almost everything I put in the envelope was flat, so it didn't take up that much space.  It also fits nicely because I split 2011 into 2 albums. I had several extra inserts and didn't want to strain the rings and make it difficult to flip through.  (learned that the hard way in 2010) 

I am super excited to get started with 2012.  I love that so many people are on board with this project this year.  I love that a creative team has been put together to share their creativity.  I am so inspired by the ideas I've seen.  Can you tell I'm giddy?  NERD.  
I just had to share this title page from last year...This is exactly why I love this book.  I flipped to the front of my album when I finished up my last layout and was blown away at how much Sydney has changed over the last 12 months.  I have every single tiny change documented in these 52 pages and I can see how much she's grown right in front of my eyes.  Amazing!


Colleen said...

Everything looks so great! I am so anxious to get started as well.

Tara Sobie said...

Always honored to be mentioned in your blog Sara :) Love hanging out with you .. wish it could happen MORE!

The Wallace Family said...

Your pages are so inspiring to me. You say they are simple and I see so much more:) I love your title page from last year! WOW!! Can't wait to see what you have for 2012! I am sure it will be even better!!! Look forward to your weekly post, and my goal this year is to also send pics to be printed every single week! Have a great weekend:)

samone said...

Love the idea from Tara. Love your album and thanks for the inspiration x.

Abby Devine said...

Love your title page. I am new to project life this year and found your blog through a friend. You have already given me so many great ideas and inspiration for my first project life in 2012.

Can't wait to see you what you do this year.