It's Time to Take Twelve!

It's January 12, and you know what that means—the official kick-off of Ella Publishing Co.'s 2012 Take Twelve Project! It's a project with a simple commitment: take twelve photos (or narrow down to twelve, who am I kidding?) on the 12th of each month throughout 2012.


Take Twelve photography and scrapbooking challenge


Hundreds of scrapbookers, photographers, and bloggers from around the world will be clicking away today, and we sure hope you're one of them! The best part: this is a project that is 100% doable and 100% finish-able, especially with the inspiration you'll find in the Take Twelve Guided Inspiration Kit and the ease of use you'll experience with the Take Twelve Templates.


Can I just tell you how awesome it feels to have completed a project in December that you began in January? Take my word for it—it's Awesome. With a capital "A."


Here's a quick overview of some important Take Twelve information:


+ There are no rules. Use whatever camera—or combination of cameras—you like. If you happen to miss the 12th of the month, don't give up! Just take your pictures on the 13th. Or the 18th. No one will ever know. It will be much harder to forget with Ella on your side, though, because once you purchase a Take Twelve Guided Inspiration Kit you can sign up for handy reminder emails. As everyone knows, elephants never forget!


+ The 2012 Take Twelve Team will be at your service to inspire and encourage you every step of the way! Ella would never let you Take Twelve alone. Speaking of which, bookmark the 2012 Take Twelve Flickr Group so you can upload your photos and layouts to share with other participants all year long!


+ Want to quickly connect with other Take Twelve participants? Use the hashtag #take12 on Twitter or Instagram to easily connect with others playing along.


+ Not ready to join in just yet? You can jump in at any time and simply continue for 11 more months. (Or go February to February or March to March. It would be super fun to start on your birthday month!) This is a flexible project, and we invite you to participate in the way that makes most sense to you! The Take Twelve Guided Inspiration Kit and digital templates will return to full price tomorrow, but you'll be able to snag a discount on the 12th of each month if you decide to jump in later. Bargain!


+ If you are ready, you'll be eligible for prizes! That's right, each month we'll be randomly choosing participants for terrific prizes just for showing up (and linking your visuals below). This month's Take Twelve giveaway sponsor is Big Picture Classes:


How about a spot in Cathy Zielske's new typography class, Ten Tips for Better Type? Or May Flaum's new creative layout class, The Curious Scrapbooker's Field Guide? All you have to do is stop back at this post and link us to your visual by January 18 for your chance to be eligible to receive a class pass.


2012 is a clean slate, friends—let's all go out there and document it together!


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