Happy February 19th! It's a nice little by-product of the Take Twelve project that the 19th gets a little extra attention each month, isn't it? Welcome to this month's February Take Twelve round-up, where I feature some of our Take Twelve team member pages and encourage you to take some time to visit the pages/photos that our creative participants have posted all week long through InLinkz. What amazing moments and memories you're capturing!
If you're following along with the Take Twelve Guided Inspiration Kit, this month suggested to look around for color as you took your twelve photos. Take Twelve team members Aliza Deutsch and Lisa Ottosson both used this challenge on Sunday; you might think their results would be similar, but you couldn't be further from the truth. Check out their photos, first:
Lisa's take on colors
Aliza's take on colors
I absolutely love the contrast of their results. There are so many factors that influence our photography; our personalities, our preferences, our geography... Lisa took her photos within her home in Sweden, while Aliza headed outside in her New York City neighborhood. They both turned their photos into stunning pages:
They might have very different results, but one thing holds true: no matter where you live or what your color preference, kraft cardstock is awesome!
Team member Jennie McGarvey focused her camera on the slow, easy pace of a cold, February day. Doesn't her color scheme just scream cheerful? Her page is a great reminder to capture what you love about family life—sometimes the weeks get so busy and the pace gets so wild that a scrapbook page about a relaxed Sunday is not just a nice addition, but essential to our mental health!
Lisa captured 12 "moments of love" for her Feburary page, and captures the feel of Valentine's Day without being overly Valentine-y with her product choices. Check out how she mixed a wood grain pattern with a chevron pattern—it works so well because of her uniform photo size! Don't feel like you have to journal full sentences and paragraphs every month; notes are a perfect way to convey what's going on in each photo so you won't forget years down the line.
And, coming in at the last minute, Ella owner Angie Lucas finished, photographed, and uploaded her February layout late at night on the 18th. Her page features a traditional Valentine's Day palette, with two color photos taken on her SLR camera and nine black and white photos taken via the Instagram iPhone app.
Like Lisa Day, Angie opted for short-and-sweet journaling this month. And she couldn't resist including stamping techniques in her design, since February is Stamping Month at Ella Publishing Co.!
All of the stamps on Angie's page are by Fiskars, and she used Close to My Heart Ink with Top Boss clear embossing powder.
Check out what some of our other Take Twelve team members have been up to this week:
And finally, let's all give a cheer for DebB, #26 in the fantastic collection of pages you all submitted for this month's giveaway from Stampin' Up! Deb will receive My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up (and the rest of you can try it out for free!).
Congratulations! Just because our roundup is finished for this month doesn't mean the scrapbooking is over... keep working on those February Take Twelve pages and add them to our Take Twelve Flickr group so we can continue to be inspired until March 12 rolls around!