Way back in October, I was purging through my supplies and realized I have hoarded a large amount of chipboard mini albums. I have no idea why I thought I would need this many, but I did realize I needed to come up with a way to use them soon. As usual, while lying in bed trying to sleep, the idea of a mini per month for 2012 was born. I know this isn't a new concept as there is Project Life, (overachievers ;), and whatnot, but it is a commitment I think I can fulfill.
I, of course, had every intention of having all 12 books covered and ready to fill with memories on January 1, but as life would have it, I didn't. Something called Breaking Dawn, the holidays, and laundry came into play there. I will say that I did have the books all gathered in one place AND even had made a list of which book would be for what month and what papers I wanted to use. I will also confess that at the time of this blog post, I have no idea which notebook holds said list...
The main thing is there are no real "rules" for me. It isn't a daily thing because 1) my life isn't that exciting and if I did it daily, would be 26 days of cat and house cleaning photos with the 4-5 pictures of actual events, and 2) there is absolutely no way I would keep up with a daily journal.
So far, January's book has 26 pages while February's only has 16. That is okay. I will record the days that stick out, the ones I remember to take a photo for. I have almost finished January's book, (printer issues- GRR!!!), and have February's ready to go, painted and papered. This week, I will pull out the March book and start covering it, so hopefully I will be ahead of the game.
Enough blah blah, here are some photos of the books.
I am by no means going to show every page because that would just be tedious to both myself and the readers, but these are a couple of the favorites. I was super excited to learn how to print the photo booth strips from the Incredi-booth app on 4"x6" paper for a cute mini strip. I love things in miniature.
Two books used and two lines that have been in my stash for at least 2 years used. That is a really good feeling.