Happy November 19! Can you believe we only have one month left before the Take Twelve Project concludes for 2012? We hope you're taking the message to heart that if you miss a day or a month it's OK... just go back and take twelve photos on a different day of the month, or check out the Take Twelve Guided Inspiration Kit for theme project ideas. When you're all said and done it will be more fun to have a completed project than an accurate one—one one will care if you took your photos on the 14th or 19th or 27th, promise. Just don't give up! I'm excited to share another batch of layouts from the Take Twelve team (plus links to follow for more!).
Though I consider myself first and foremost a traditional paper scrapbooker, somewhere around April I switched to digital pages for my Take Twelve layouts and I've been perfectly content with the results. The old me might have been tempted to redo the first three months of year so they all matched in format, but the working-on-giving-up-ridiculous-notions me is yelling to leave them alone and go with it. What about you—do you fight the temptation to redo things so they match?
You can read more about my photos here.
Janette Kincaid created a beautiful tribute to all the little, ordinary things she is grateful for in this month's page. I especially love how she photographed her "quote of the day" to include—it's a clever way to incorporate more words and create a unifying theme at the same time. She also cleverly used a design she's already used for the Take Twelve Project, though with a different color scheme and different embellishments it still feels fresh and original!
You can read more about Janette's photos and page here.
Stephanie Medley-Rath experienced an extremely difficult October and November and fell behind on her photo-taking and page-making, but in the true spirit of the challenge she didn't let it derail her efforts completely. Instead, she finished up her October page to share with us this month (a themed page about books—an Ella Publishing Co. favorite!) and has plans to create a page for November that she'll include in her Take Twelve pages later. Scrapbooking isn't about rules or timelines, but feelings and stories and photos and the process. Never underestimate the value of our hobby, especially when life is at its most difficult.
You can read more about Stephanie's page here.
Margie Scarpignato's lucky family spent a day off from school (a federal holiday for all in the U.S. and a day off for some) visiting the amusement park at Universal Studios. Margie built her page around the park's map—a super-clever idea that captures the excitement of the day and provides a snapshot in time; as Margie said, parks change so much over time that it's fun to capture them in the present. Her digital layout is clean, packed full of information, and a fun celebration of her son's hard work.
You can read more about Margie's page here.
That's not all, though! Be sure to check out these pages from other Take Twelve Team members, too:
Aliza Deutsch (don't miss our resident New Yorker's experiences with Superstorm Sandy)
and a few of our Ella Friends' pages:
And of course, this roundup wouldn't be complete without a big thank you to our monthly sponsor: Bluebird Chic! Our lucky winner this month is Laura O'Donnell (#8) who will get to pick out a beautiful new camera strap.
Her page is beautiful, too : )
Thanks to all for playing along. We'll see you on December 12 for our last installment of the 2012 Take Twelve photo challenge!