Yeah, the "Family Adventure" thing is a bit hit and miss. My sisters-in-law and sister are still playing along with the Take Twelve photography challenge, but they don't always create their layouts in a timely fashion. And that's okay! The important part is to take the 12 photos on the 12th of the month.
June 12 was an interesting day for me! I happened to be in Los Alamos, NM, helping a friend who is wheelchair bound for another 6 weeks and still recovering from a serious car accident that occurred at the end of April. She has a little boy 3 weeks younger than Keira, and I can tell you one thing: I have a newfound respect for moms of twins! Luckily, she's been participating in Take Twelve all year long as well, so we were able to swap photos and share picture-taking ideas (in between referreeing the toddlers).
I was getting bored with all the horizontal grids I've used on my past Take Twelve layouts, so I went for a completely different look, although the 12x12, 2-page spread part hasn't changed. This photo collage was SO easy to create using Aperture's Light Table Feature. (If you're interested, read more on that below.)
My layout this month is sponsored by a pile of FUN new products I got from Stampin' Up! Their new catalog is out, so it just might be time to get a hold of your consultant (or find one here). I especially love the kraft backgrounds with embossed designs (called Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper if you're searching), which is responsible for my wood-grain background. Everything else on this page is from Stampin' Up! as well (apart from the chipboard letters, which I've had in my stash for quite a while).
I also created a pair of cards, while I had all these fun supplies at the ready. I do love this Bright Blossoms stamp set! I played with it for literally hours last night.
About Aperture's Light Table Feature
If you're an Aperture user, select the files you want to work with, then go to File > New > Light Table, and you'll be able to drag photos and resize them in a flash in relation to one another, and then print the collage at whatever size you want! For this layout, I printed two collages, one for each side of the spread, on 8.5 x 11 photo paper. Easy!
So, how did your Take Twelve adventure go this month? It's hard to believe we're already halfway through 2012!