Take Twelve

Take 12 photos on the 12th of each month. Scrapbook 144 memorable moments this year.


If you missed the January 12, 2012 start day by a few days or even months, you can STILL participate!  Find out here a few ideas for getting involved, even if you had a late start.

Join us for an exciting photography and scrapbooking challenge to keep you inspired throughout 2012. The idea is to take 12 photos of your everyday life on the 12th of each month and create 12 awesome scrapbook pages that feature 12 photos each. It's the perfect way to celebrate 2012!


And we'll be right by your side, keeping you motivated and inspired all year long.

There are lots of ways to participate!

  • Get a free email reminder sent to you on the 11th of each month, so you'll never forget to take your photos. Click here to sign up for our email list.
  • Take 12 photos of your everyday life on or around the 12th of each month. Need ideas for what things to photograph? Get our Take Twelve Guided Inspiration Kit!
  • Turn those 12 photos into a scrapbook page, using your own supplies and ideas—or get help from the sketches, journaling lists, printable titles, and mini calendar accents in our Take Twelve kit.
  • Visit our blog on the 12th and the 19th of each month to see Take Twelve layouts from our team and from other readers too.
  • Enter your layout into our linky party on the 19th of each month for a chance to win great prizes from our sponsors.
  • Feel proud of yourself for making a commitment to preserving precious memories this year.


Read the latest Take Twelve news and updates on our blog!


Get the Take Twelve Guided Inspiration Kit

It's like FIVE proucts in one!


You'll get:
12 monthly photo checklists
12 bonus project ideas
12-month mini-album idea
12 layout sketches
12 printable + .png journaling lists
12 printable + .png titles
12 printable + .png calendar accents


Peek inside before you buy!



Get the Take Twelve Templates

You'll get:
All 12 of Donna Jannuzzi's sketches from our Take Twelve Kit turned into easy-to-use digital templates
Layered Photoshop files that make it super easy to create 12 different collages of 12 photos each
The option to build a full digital page from the template
The option simply create the photo collage, print the photos, and trim them for a paper page
Usage instructions included with your download
Options for 12 x 12 and 8 1/2 x 11 pages, single pages and spreads

Here's how they work:

Just $1 per template!

Peek inside before you buy!



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Meet the Take Twelve Team!


These talented ladies will be sharing pages, ideas, and inspiration all year long! And they are, from left to right:

Aliza Deutsch
Amy Prior
Angela Gutshall
Jennie McGarvey
Lisa Ottosson
Stephanie Medley-Rath
Van Nguyen
Margie Scarpignato
Valerie Bishop
Monica Bradford
Lisa Day
Janette Kincaid



Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to start in January?
Nope! The ideas and inspiration in the Take Twelve kit are relevant no matter when you start. You can start your project in March and finish next February. If you missed the January start, consider starting on your birthday month and continuing for 12 months from there. We'll keep the email reminders coming through the end of 2013, as long as there's interest!


Alternate idea: even if you're discovering this idea in May, but you want to scrapbook 12 on the 12th throughout 2012 (which has such a nice ring to it!), simply adapt the project and select 12 photos you've already taken from throughout the month to complete your pages from January through April, and then at the end of each new month, simply select any 12 photos taken throughout the month and make your page.


What if I can't take my photos on the 12th?
Then take them on the 10th or 13th or 18th! This is your project and you can adapt the ideas however you'd like.


Can I participate and enter the giveaways if I don't buy the kit?
Of course!


Can I participate in the giveaways even if I don't take my photos on the 12th?
The giveaways on the 19th of each month will be restricted to pages featuring 12 photos taken during the current month (or the previous month for those who are doing a variation to include 12 photos taken from throughout the month). But we don't care which day you take them, as long as they're uploaded to the linky party by the deadline.


Does it matter what camera I use?
The best camera is the one you have with you. Use the camera on your phone, your point-and-shoot, your digital SLR, or your webcam—or a combination of all of these! Whatever it takes to get the job done.


Can I use the Photo Collage Templates even if I'm not a digital scrapbooker?
Yes! Even beginners will be able to use these templates, as long as they have Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. (Download a free trial version here.)