This month, I couldn't resist trying TWO different approaches for my Take Twelve photography challenge and making two layouts to commemorate the day.
First, I decided to follow one of the challenges outlined in the Take Twelve Guided Inspiration Kit and set an alarm on my phone to remind me to take a picture every hour on the half-hour. No matter what I was doing, I stopped, grabbed my Nikon, and snapped a picture.
Here's the layout that resulted from this experiment.
I kept the design simple. Just a strip of butterfly patterned paper (with some butterflies carefully trimmed out and added on top with pop dots), plus label stickers, and doily sticker, and a clock stamp.
I found that as I was taking photos every hour, it was capturing a nice overview of our day. But there were lots of scenes in between those alarm bells that I couldn't resist snapping on my iPhone, via Instagram. Here's the layout featuring my 12 in-between Instagram photos.
This page is clean, graphic, and simple. I stamped a Making Memories journaling stamp eight times and trimmed around each one (while watching an episode of Mad Men, of course, since I watched four seasons of the show in less than a month. Can you say obsessed?).
Then I chose two patterned papers by Echo Park, added an orange washi tape border, and built little title accents with orange Thickers stickers, a small heart punch, and gray Jillibean Soup letter stickers. (I LOVE the Jillibean Soup Alphabeans Cardstock Stickers, which are a fabulous size, come in upper and lowercase and have several of each letter, plus numbers!) I used Glossy Accents by Ranger to make them dimensional and shiny, like the orange 12 stickers are.
And I can't forget my sister-in-law, Suzanne, who also tried something new this month with her Take Twelve project. She printed her photos, handed them to her 13-year-old and 10-year-old daughters, and let them make the page. And she chose to scrapbook photos from throughout the month, rather than photos taken specifically on the 12th. Such a fun way to involve the kids in the project!