January was a difficult month for me to scrapbook because I didn’t take a lot of photos in January. I did have a sweet girl turn 7 though, so my camera wasn’t completely devoid of photos.
I had two big events in January that occupied my thoughts. One was the birthday, the second was a trip to California for the CHA convention (the Craft and Hobby Association) in Los Angeles. These two events were very different, so it was a challenge to interpret the sketch to pay homage to both while still maintaining a good balance in design. I’m all about highlighting my month, but it’s important to me that it also looks good too. With that said, here’s a reminder for January’s sketch:
The two photos taken with a friend’s camera in LA worked perfectly for the small horizontal photos in the sketch, but I thought the easiest way to highlight my kids was to include one photo of Morgan on her birthday, but to have a “supporting” photo of Payton on that day for that wee photo on the right side of the sketch. I think it brings it all together. I also want to make sure both girls get on every Project 12 layout. Morgan is all about pink so I had to include it in the color palette for January.
Some other layouts that jumped out at me this month:
I also loved this layout submitted by Sonya:
In particular I liked how she changed the orientation of the photos in the sketch in order to include more of them on her layout. I like the stitchery, the big wave, and how she used patterned paper as her base instead of cardstock or kraft. I also like her layered buttons in the design.
I’m so honored to have so many people participating in this challenge! It is such a great way to include art in your lives and document your history without feeling like you are always stuck at a craft table. Keep it up! I also love running into many of you on blog posts, supporting each other with encouraging comments. I love how creating art can bring people together.
As a reminder, you always have until the 28th to submit your layout if you are interested in winning a prize. By March 28th you will be posting your layouts highlighting your February, so make sure to link them on the blog post where the February sketch was revealed, which is this post:
Here is the February sketch again:
EEEEk. Did you see what you are playing for with your February sketch? It is the “It’s the little things” line from Fancy Pants! I happen to have this line right now and I’m telling you….. You WANT to play along for a chance to win. Oh my.
In January we were playing for American Crafts Love line, AND some Adhesive. The winner of that prize pack from SCT is:
Congratulations ladies! What a great prize!
Now that February is over it’s time to reveal the March sketch. Are you ready? Here we go:
The prize you are playing for when you get to the March sketch is Nikki Sivils. The winners will receive the full paper and sticker sheet from the "It's Raining, It's Pouring" collection! Fun!
Thank you so much for playing along! Don’t forget to link your posts or email them to email@example.com by the 28th! Again, you need to link your February layouts here:
and on my March 1 post:
Enjoy the month!
(ps..if you are waiting on a Project 12 prize, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!)