Good morning everyone! We are so sorry that we were unable to release our February sketch on February 1st due to internet connection issues and thank you for joining us today! Did you know we have readers in over 25 different countries participating in Project 12? We would love to know where you are from so if you are participating in Project 12, tell us where you're from!
"It seems strange to say this on February first but…this is it! Bring it on! Project 12 challenge, 2011. At this point, you have finished your album for 2010, 12 layouts that tell the story of your life, or you are gearing up for a new challenge, and are at the gate, ready to depart. I am so honored and excited to share this journey!
To wrap up 2010, I wanted to quickly share my layout for the December sketch:
The sketch this month was intricate and detailed, so I had to break out some math skills to get it finished. I truly enjoyed the process and the finished product. I used the Traditions line from Fancy Pants for most of this layout. It was the perfect sketch to use a collection pack and coordinating patterns.
I like to trim white borders around my photos, so I printed every photo ¼ inch less on each side than the measurements give. It all worked out perfectly.
Before we move on to the January sketch, I wanted to share a quick cover page idea. We have been asked this question many times, as 2 page layouts leave a single beginning and ending page to your albums. Check out what Arlene shared as a title page for 2010:
A collage of prints was a great way to incorporate even more photos into your albums. Another idea might be a simple page about your goals for the year, or what you did on 1/1. If you have another idea to share, please send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can share it with everyone!
And these are the winners from those who participated with December layouts:
From my blog:
I finished this one well ahead of schedule! I am so happy!! LOL!
And from the SCT blog:
Congratulations ladies! And do you remember we told you American Crafts had two beautiful albums and some adhesive for two lucky winners who participated all year? Well we put all of those names into a hat (we really did!) and drew the following two names....
Cynthia Baldwin and Brenda Johnston!
Congratulations ladies! Although we could only choose two winners, we were thrilled by YOUR excitement and participation in 2010. It was a great year and of course, a special thank you to Becky Fleck for her fabulous PageMaps each month. For even more PageMaps, be sure to visit www.pagemaps.com as Becky releases brand new sketches each and every month...for free!
As a reminder, here’s that January sketch I’ll be working with this month. Remember if you would like to play for our prize (American Crafts Love line!), link your layouts to our post on January 1st when we released the January sketch.
And coming up, drumroll please, here is February fabulous sketch!
The prize we are playing for February is "It's the Little Things" by Fancy Pants Designs! See this beautiful line in full right here!
To play for this prize, please link your February layouts to today's post by March 28th!
To help everyone with the dates (if you would like to play for a prize), here is a little recap for you:
January layouts should be linked to the post on January 1st (when the January layout was revealed) or sent to us at email@example.com by February 28th. February layouts should be linked to this post (where the February layout was revealed) or sent to us by March 28th. March layouts will be linked to the March 1st post (where the March layout is revealed) or sent to us by April 28th....etc. You get the idea!
I am honored to have you playing along and love hearing about your adventures for Project 12. Thank you for sticking with it each month, welcome aboard if you are new to the challenge, and lets have a great year!