For the title block on the front of my album, I used the back of the packaging from some Jenni Bowlin Bingo cards - you'll see shortly how I'm using the actual Bingo cards.
One of the pre-class assignments in this workshop was to take photos of the numbers one through twelve. I spent a day in December walking through the house snapping photos of numbers and came up with a very colorful collage. The title page of this album uses those photos. Rather than calling my album Photos I Love, I decided on A Glimpse Of 2012 (reminiscent of the i.scrap 8x8 album I created as an introspective look at 2010).
1 - the spine of the first Harry Potter book
2 - on the front of a box of old paper dolls
3 - the side of a boxed set of exercise VHS tapes
4 - the side of the Connect Four game
5 - the Speedracer Mach 5
6 - bottom number on a clock
7 - a barbell in my exercise room
8 - magic 8-ball game
9 - playing card
10 - side of a timer
11 - front cover of an old Superman comic book
12 - inside page of a Bible
Each month we are punching squares of the various papers we use in our layouts. I am using these squares to create a border around the 8x8 page, then matting my favorite photo from the month on black cardstock, adding a short sentence of journaling and a Jennie Bowlin Bingo card to complete the page. The yellow bling I've added to the Bingo card is the same item I used to track my January layouts on my Twelve checklist.
Journaling reads: Here I am at the beginning of the new year 2012, relaxed after returning from our 10th anniversary cruise, wearing my new cute red leather jacket, and ready for whatever the year ahead brings.
I'm excited to get this album set up and ready for the year. I've slipped the remaining Bingo cards in the page protectors for each month and already have a pile of scrap squares for my February layout. I'll be sharing my layouts as the year continues. Are you working on any year-long projects for 2012?