I've spent the past few days trying to catch up with being several months behind with the journalling for my 2011 Project Life.
Last night I got to the end of November, so all I have to do is select the photos for December, print them, put them in the album and do the journalling. Oh, and finish all the scrapbooking layouts that I have planned to slot in throughout the album.
There's still a lot to do before I can even consider starting the 2012 album. I haven't decided on an approach for 2012, but I know it's going to be a lot simpler and more organised than 2011 was.
Here are the layouts for November 2011 that I finished last night. I've also started putting in different sized page protectors so I can include different things.
First up the two month summary pages, right and left (or front and back). These are where I put 10 of the 'photos of the day' that featured on my blog last year.
After these pages will come the one month calendar page, backed up with the month's "journal in a sentence" to explain the pictures. I haven't printed them yet, but each month will look like this:
Then we move onto some event-specific layouts. First "eleven", where I have used an A4 sheet protector for my journal of the day. It was too much to fit on a single card. (The other side of the A4 will have one of Juniordwarf's artworks.)
Next is the story of Slabs and my weekend away in Oatlands, and I did the same thing with the A4 sheet protector for the story (front and back) and an A5 sheet protector for the tourist brochure.
A page about Juniordwarf's arty pursuits.
Then we moved into the random picture layouts about Juniordwarf. As you can see from the second page, I've been printing titles onto the 3x4 blank journal cards for the 'Design B' page protectors, as the 6x4 title cards don't fit. (They could probably do with some more embellishments, but I don't have time. I just want to get the pages done!) In the third page, I cut up one of the 12x12 cardstock sheets to make some extra filler cards.
Then another themed layout. Here I put a certificate I received in an A4 sheet protector and printed out my blog entry for the day and put that in the other side of the sheet protector.
And the last page (left hand side) to round the month off is "just some stuff".
And that's it for November. It wasn't a huge month of photos, but we certainly did a lot. Apart from the lack of embellishment on the 3x4 title cards, I'm content with it.