2010 In Review | A Scrapbook Layout

Well, even though I’m few days late, I wanted to share a quick layout that I just completed.

2010 in Review

Supplies: Paper – Basic Grey Max and Whiskers Clarence and Patches, Bazzill Cream Puff and Saltillo. Embellishments – Basic Grey Max and Whiskers decorative clips, brown crochet thread, button. Title – cut with the Silhouette SD.

 
This is a super simple page with a block of 4 photos and a large block of journaling. This may look like an unusual year-in-review page because I did not include a lot of photos. For this layout, I really wanted the journaling to be the focus. I didn’t take a ton of photos in 2010 (which I know is a shocking admission from a scrapbooker) so this page was more about my thoughts and feelings on the year, not really on specific events.

I just discovered that in my journaling, I left out the scariest event of the year — the flooding in Nashville in May. I included a photo, but I didn’t journal about it. I love how the layout turned out so I’m not excited at the idea of taking it apart. I think I’ll just add a tag with my thoughts on the flood behind the journaling. Being flexible is a good skill for a paper crafter!

I used the Max and Whiskers line from Basic Grey. I love the colors in these papers and didn’t let the fact that I don’t have any pets stop me from buying a few sheets of pattern paper. You can’t tell from the ones that I used that these products are pet themed. So don’t be afraid to buy products that you love even if you’re not crazy about the theme. I figured out how to use these papers in a way that has nothing to do with the “theme” of the paper.

I used another one of my favorite finishing touches here, crochet thread. I was tempted to sew the seams with my handy dandy Sew Easy tool, but I stopped myself. I think that just adding a bit of crochet thread through the button, on the clip embellishment and along the journaling border was all it needed. I have crochet thread in many different colors. It’s so inexpensive and it lasts forever. You can find it in the yarn section at any craft store.

(Note – crochet thread not the same thing as embroidery floss that comes with 6 threads in the skein. This is thicker than embroidery floss but much thinner than yarn.)

I haven’t done a year-in-review layout in a few years. Probably because the last few years have been tough. But this one was fun. I think it will start the tradition up again. Only this year, I will take more photos!

I’m so looking forward to great things in 2011.

17 Comments

  1. Fabulous page! I love the bold red title and BG paper. Such a great idea – you have inspired me to journal more! TFS!

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    • You’re welcome! I don’t journal on every page, but once in ahwile I let it out! LOL. 🙂

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  2. love the page–basic grey is my favorite!

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    • Thanks. I have sooooo much Basic Grey! I always hope that I don’t care for the next lines coming out because I don’t need to buy more. But of course I will. It will get used……eventually….

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  3. I really like this idea, sort of like a Christmas letter, but just for you and those looking at your album! Ha! Cool tip on the crochet thread, I’ve embroidered tea towels before, but never knew about crochet thread!!!

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    • I like this analogy! That’s exactly what it was. You are welcome! It’s good stuff….and you’ll want to buy it in every color…… 🙂

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  4. Another great layout!!

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    • Thank you, my friend! 🙂

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  5. looks like you had a FAB 2010!!

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    • No complaining here. A trip to Europe was more than enough to make it an awesome year. 🙂

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  6. There is nothing like standing in front of Eiffel! Love your layout!

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    • Thank you – it was kind of surreal. You’ve seen it a million time on TV but until you are really standing there….it’s just an experience!

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  7. Love the year in review. I have never done one though.
    Nicely done.

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    • Thanks Tracy. 🙂

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  8. Great layout – a nice way to review the whole year. I’m hoping to finish my December monthly overview layout this week and then do a year in review journaling layout next week. Thanks for the extra inspiration!

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    • You’re welcome! I want to see it when you finish. 🙂

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  9. Love the Basic Grey paper and the fact that you focused on journaling. I think a Year in Review page can be anything you want it to be – I’m working on mine this evening!

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