And I'll be honest, for many of those years, I have limited photos or photos that are in boxes, needing to be scanned. In my basement, I have boxes of journals and pictures and special things I've collected. These are all gathering dust and if I died tomorrow, my children would have no idea what most of those things even meant!
Please tell me I'm not alone! Raise your virtual hand, if you find yourself in the same predicament! If you raised your hand, then this project is for you! I can't promise that all past years will be caught up, but we'll make a dent on it! We won't be scrapping in chronological order because my 37 years might be your 5 or 15 or 20 or 45! But if you follow along with the weekly prompts, you'll have quite a stockpile of layouts ready to print and be organized into albums!
Let's get started! Shall we? January is all about wrapping up the old and unwrapping the new! This week, we are going to focus on a year in review-but not 2011! That will come later! The last week of every month, will be focused on scrapping the current-but the other three will deal with the past! So, what I want you to do, is think of a year, any year in your past and scrap a Year in Review layout. Try to think of something from every month of that year (if you have a picture for each one-Great--if not, no worries!). We're not worrying about all the little details-just get the bullet points! If you have energy to do more than one-go for it!! This will not only be a great way to remember whatever year you choose, but it will serve as an outline when you get ready to scrap more about that year!
We're also going to have a weekly contest! Once you have scrapped your layout(s), post the link in the comments of this post by Thursday night of this week. I will do a drawing and the winner will receive a $3.00 coupon to my store! How fun is that? Scrap 1 layout and you have 1 chance! Scrap 10 YIR layouts and you have 10 chances!! I can't wait to see what you all do!
Here is a freebie to get you started:
I'm also beginning a blog schedule, so each day of the week will have a different theme! Check in tomorrow for photo tips and inspiration!!