Thursday, February 18, 2021

Scrapbooking | January 2021

I modified a digital template from my stash to use as the design for our 2021 monthly layouts. This two-page spread has room for journaling and lots of photos. My plan is to change the background colors to match the focus photo each month.

Journaling reads: The year began with us continuing to stay home due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Robbie’s work-from-home CFO position with Katsumi is going well, and he enjoyed building his COBI B-17 Memphis Belle model. Melissa began coaching in the Photo Freedom online class with Stacy Julian and spent weeks sorting her Grandma’s lifetime of photos. For the first time in 18 years, the Cleveland Browns were in the NFL playoffs. We got a light sprinkling of snow on the 10th. Our great-niece, Penelope, was born on the 19th - she and Natashia are doing great. President Joe Biden & Vice- President Kamala Harris were sworn into office. We drove out to visit Mama & Daddy at the end of the month. Here at home, we had the chimney swept & the fireplace refurbished and watched all three Lord of the Rings movies plus Seasons 8 & 9 of Heartland.

By modifying the right page template, I was able to create a title page for our 2021 chronological album as well. I'm still contemplating whether I will do an all-digital album this year or incorporate a variety of layouts into one album as I've done in the past.

Have you gotten a start on your 2021 scrapbooking? What format will you be using this year?


  1. What a great start to your scrapbooking year!

  2. A good start to your scrapping year. I am SO glad to see that you are one of the Texans with power. Hopefully all will be restored soon across the state.

    I use a combination of pocket pages & full 12X12 pages.

  3. I'll put in a bid for a hybrid album. :) I really like how the grid design looks.

  4. I echo what Karen said - what a great start you've made. I have decided on my approach for 2021. I plan to do a mix of full size layouts and pocket pages. I have kept up - only because Covid has slowed us down still. So the January full pages are done, and I am vowing to get the pockets done before this month ends. A lack of photos means I may only need 1 pocket page per month - not even a double spread - unless we get out of lockdown soon.

  5. Love both those designs - I'm always a sucker for a grid :). Love the Little Red Riding Hood look! I'm doing both a digital as-and-when photobook and a weekly paper-scrapbooker planner this year, and enjoying the best of both worlds.

  6. HI Melissa. I switched to a 9x12 album for 20201. This is the first time I have used this format. I think I will like the smaller size. The 12x12's are so large to hold and flip through. I plan to mix it up with a combination of sizes and pocket/non-pocket.


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