Welcome to the June Take Twelve Roundup!
School is out where I live, which means we've settled into new summer routines—amazing what a difference that makes in the schedule! Summer used to be a little slower-paced in my house, but with three active girls, the summer days already seem to be a mix of activities, play, friends, and sweaty little heads from morning 'til dusk.
Last month I focused on my youngest daughter's birthday party for my Take Twelve photos, but this month it was back to capturing the everyday—I really love the glimpse the Take Twelve photography project provides. I switched gears a little and made a digital page this month (mostly because my craft table is an absolute disaster, partly caused by the supply of tape runner I stocked up on in photo #2.) Does anyone else go digital because of a paper mess?
Read more about my photos here.
Take Twelve Team Member Monica Bradford had a special day to capture this month: a week long church camp called Reunion that her family attends every year. As much fun as it is to see the ordinary moments collected for Take Twelve, it's kind of exciting when a special event falls on the 12th, too! Monica was inspired by a layout Maggie Holmes created for a Studio Calico challenge.
Read more about Monica's layout here.
Margie Scarpignato is in the midst of an international move but still found time to put together a layout about a favorite recipe she used to create teacher gifts at the end of the school year. I love scrapbook pages about recipes; few things provide us the tangible connection to our ancestors as having one of their recipes that can actually be recreated exactly as it was in a kitchen of the past. What a great way to knock out twelve photos at such a busy time in Margie's life, too!
Read more about Margie's layout here.
Team member Van Nguyen is dealing with a difficult time—her husband's current training and impending deployment—so the everyday nature of her photos this month is even more important. Her desire to protect the ordinary routines of her days also doubles as a snapshot of her life apart from her husband to share with him. I never cease to be amazed at how scrapbooking is so much more than photos, pretty paper and embellishments.
Read more about Van's layout here.
Angela Gutshall took her camera outside for the day and captured all the little details that make summertime glorious. She created a cool look by breaking up her photo mosaics on her page—a simple trick that resulted in a very fresh look! A great mix of vintage and modern embellishments makes her page shine.
Read more about Angela's page here.
Don't forget to check out our other Take Twelve Team layouts for June:
Some of our Ella Friends are playing along, too:
and whatever you do, do not miss this great post by Jennifer Wilson about Take Twelve. If you've been sitting on the fence about joining us, she'll definitely convince you to join in!
Congratulations to this month's lucky participant, LeAnne (#15) who will receive a spot in Nic Howard's new workshop! Here is a look at LeAnne's delightful June page:
We'll see you back here in less than a month as we kick off the second half of the 2012 Take Twelve photography challenge!