Monday, January 31, 2011

January Review - February Preview

This morning I decided to add a new feature to my blog - an end of the month review of my creative projects, just a simple wrap-up list of what I've completed during the month. And then as I was surfing around the blogosphere, I was inspired by Sue's post and S's post to include a preview of the upcoming month.

January Review
*14 layouts completed: three were 2-page layouts and two were digital, most were 12x12 in size, however there was one 8 1/2 x 11 and one 8x8
*1 mini-album completed - December 2010
*11 cards completed

Here's the last layout for the month that I completed earlier today. It's a two-page layout and all the materials are from a 2007 Stampin' Up Just Delightful Simply Scrappin' kit that I picked up for a couple of dollars at a flea market back in December.  The January 13 weekly challenge in the Library of Memories Community was to browse through our oldest storage binder and clean out photos. I'm working on my early 2008 storage binder; it's not the oldest datewise but it was the first storage binder I filled up when I began the LOM system last year. The inspiration for this layout came from this post at Get It Scrapped!

Journaling reads: Robbie is an avid trading card collector, and he often shares extra cards and sets with Pun'kin, Paige and Laurie. I don't know if any of them will become collectors of trading cards, but as I see them developing their own tastes and building collections of favorite items, I'll always see a little of Uncle Robbie's influence teaching them the joy of collecting.

February Preview
*I'll be continuing my Healthy Living Weekly Posts on Fridays and will publish a Sunday Musings post most weeks.
*I am excited to once again have a spot as a Guest Designer for an upcoming Sketches in Thyme Thursday Takes sketch challenge - watch for that post on February 10.
*I'll be participating in the BPC workshop Embrace Imperfection. (There's still time to sign up for this FREE two-week workshop taught by Karen Grunberg.)
*I hope to complete each week's LOM Community challenge.

Thanks for stopping by - hope to see you again in February!


  1. And add to that list some RED projects to go along with my RED quilting projects. Can's wait to see what you come up with.

  2. You were really productive in January! That's cool to see what you've accomplished listed out like that. Cute layout! I'm sure it feels good to get some of the older photos scrapped. February sounds fun. :)

  3. Thanks for the mention and link back to my blog! Love the idea of a monthly summary - you were very productive in January! Great layout with wonderful journaling. I'll be taking the same BPC class at the end of February and can't wait for it to get started!

  4. Your layout looks great. Loving the breaks between photos with embellishments and the way you've attached the jnlg block.

  5. I love that double pager and the sentiment behind it - an uncle who can teach and encourage collecting is a fine uncle indeed!

  6. What a lovely idea! A productive month behind you, and lots to look forward to through February :-)


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