I am really enjoying it again this year. For all the information about this wonderful project just click on the button to the right and it will link you to the website.
I decided to make a few small changes this year from last.
Number one: Not as much extra stuff! Not as many inserts! It's not that I don't enjoy those, and I am glad I have them from last year, but the binder is difficult to close! I managed to keep the whole year in one binder, but it is crammed! This year, I want to have a little more "breathing room" in the binder. So far I have only added one insert to the first week.
Number two: I am using my own scrapbook collection of papers and embellishments. That was a hard choice to make because the ones available are SO DANG CUTE! I really wanted to order the Clementine kit. But I have so much stuff that I bought in the past because I loved it, so why not use it? I collected some papers that seemed to coordinate (in my mind at least) and cut them to size for both the large and small spaces. I am also using my collection for embellishments. There is no chance I will run out of stuff before the end of the year. So I saved money, and I am using products I love. And it's an original! Win, win, win.
Number three: Not corner chomping this year. I know, it looks so cute to have all the corners rounded, but really, it saves SO much time to just pop the papers and photos in without the extra step of rounding the corners. I like the look and yes, I will still use some leftovers from last year that have rounded corners. The different looks don't bother me a bit.
Other than that, it's pretty much the same as last year's.
Here's the photo of the title page. I will add a photo of the kids to this when I get one this year that I really love. I'll also anything else that seems to need to be added. I included an exerpt from the blog about the new year. This is just my starting point.
No, it's not finished yet. The post it note is to remind me to print a photo off of Bill's camera.
I use post it notes to label as the week goes along if I want to remember to include something.
They are quick and easy, and I can always rearrange them if I decide to.
Sorry for the less than stellar photos. Just wanted to share the basic idea.
Now go order your own...
It's really fun!