Yesterday I had the great honor of being featured at Sian's From High in the Sky. If you don't know her blog, hop over for great stories and wonderful scrapbooking. Sian is an absolute genius at putting embellishments together!
I created one layout for her post about the birds we spied while in Florida. Since I haven't shared it here, I'll include it now.
I made an envelope to hold the journaling as well as the birding checklist from the wildlife refuge where we recorded the birds we spotted.
The scrapbooking is chugging right along---one layout a day! Saturday will be my first challenge as I have to be a Church Leadership Development Day nearly all day, and we may be going out with friends at night. Hopefully something will come to me quickly.
Day Four's prompt was to scrap a goal. I've already scrapped my intentions for 2013. On the same morning I received the prompt I also got an email from Rebecca Cooper from Simple As That that included a template for her monthly photo recaps. Right then, I decided how I'd share my Capture Your 365 photos this year. I'll be using one of Rebecca's templates (she has four) and I'll choose some of my favorites as well as the photos that represent significant happenings. My journaling will stay in my art journal which I started here. So, finally, here's a look at January's favorites:
Most of the photos are from our trip to Florida last month, but I included one of a frosty window in Rochester (such a contrast) and the photo of my OLW-"DO" for 2013.
Day Five's prompt was Scrap Your Honey. That was easy. I found a photo from our cruise to Alaska two years ago when we celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary. Should have scrapped that one a long time ago.
I had the perfect stamps as embellishments. The camera is from Shutterbug Special (PTI), and the title "We Just Click" is from the one stamp set I picked up last weekend in Buffalo by My Favorite Things.
Day Six was to scrap a photo you've put off scrapping. The photos for my last month recap layout for 2012 has been laying on my table since early January. It's good to have it done.
The tag pulls out with a summary of the month's activities:
As always, December was a busy month. We started the season by getting our tree up and lighting the first Advent Candle for the chapel worship service.
I spent more time than usual with a camera in my hand since I took the Twelve Days of Christmas class with Cheryl Johnson. It got me out of the house and I took some more creative photos of our decorations this year.
The best part about the holiday is always family, and this year Matt was home for five fabulous days. We saw lots of him, and got some great time with Betsy and Skylar as well. The whole family was here for Christmas dinner--18 strong this year. It was filled with laughter and great fun.
We had more snow this month than we did in all of 2011, but it didn’t interfere with our social life. We saw “Lincoln” with Mary & Jim and had dinner afterwards, entertained the bridge group, had Bill & Anne for lunch after the church Advent music service, & had Karen, Mike, and Nancy for dinner. I had meals with Nancy (and a trip to MAG & Image City), with Jane at the Gate House Cafe, with Marie in Honeoye Falls, with Barb & Ev at the new Brewery cafe, with Sue at Biaggio’s, and with Karen & Deb at Veneto’s. Matt & I had lunch at T.R.A.T.A. No wonder I have trouble losing that last 5 pounds! We ended the year at a lovely New Year’s Eve gathering at Dan and Jeannie’s.
I made 16 cards (not counting the 75 hand-made cards I mailed for Christmas), nine bookmarks, & completed my seventh Christmas Journal. That was all the scrapbooking I could manage! Although I did read, it appears I didn’t finish any books this month.
Off to read today's prompt. We're anticipating another big winter storm tomorrow. I'm hoping it doesn't interfere with our church conference on Saturday. Every year we seem to have significant snow, but we've never had to cancel. This year one of the speakers is coming from Albany and staying with us. I hope he has safe travels.