Thursday, January 12, 2012

I {heart} Project 12 - November and December in January

I'm here!  Project 12 is here!  If you've visited the SCT blog, you've seen that changes are in store for 2012, with a different series taking that 1st of the month spot.  That is fine by me!  

I wanted to wait until I was scheduled to share my November and December layouts on the SCT blog before I posted them here.  I know you have been emailing, posting, asking questions.  Project 12 IS still here.  You can still win prizes for November and December.

Project 12 in 2012 is a wee bit different.  This isn't a bad thing!  I am going to be posting about the new challenge on the 15th, so I hope you'll check back, look at the new twist, and play along if it works for you.

In the meantime, this is what I came up with the November sketch.  I don't mind telling you this sketch was a doozy, and to have it during the holidays made it even more difficult to work with.  That said, I really like how my layout turned out, so the challenge was good.  This was the sketch:

Bam!  This is what I came up with:

You can still see the basic idea of the layout, but I definitely ran with my own version.  

The title is long for this month, so I layered the alphas a bit to fit it all in over my journaling block.

I had these fun fall themed embellishments, so I clustered a few things, used some stitching, and added small photos around.  Just about everything comes from Studio Calico kits, but in particular, I was still playing with County Fair, which had the best color palette (still loving the leaves from the Handmade kit).  

I had fun with the edges.  I used stamps from previous Studio Calico kits, and I also used tags and bits of paper before stitching it all down.  Tragically, I canNOT find my Fiskars mini scallop border punch.  It's like losing a child!  But I found a backup that worked just fine (although I really need my baby back, baby back).

The large doilies?  Yep, my Cameo.  I adore that thing.

Normally this would be late for sharing November, but early for sharing December.  That said, I have my December layout to share with you today as well!  bonus!

**Please note**  Those playing along in 2011, please link your December layouts to this post for the December prize.  

Check out the December sketch:

Becky went easy on us for the end of the year, and my layout came together really quickly:

I used Brooklyn Flea this time.  I thought this color palette was perfect for Christmas type photos. 

I liked the embellishments Becky used with her sketch, so recreated my own with a circle and snowflake punch.  They created large shapes, so the layout really didn't need much else besides strips of paper and a few Crate Paper brads.

See that photo of Payton in that box?  It's a horse costume.  We converted a cardboard box into a horse, she painted it, even the face, trimmed it's hair, and starred in Humpty Dumpty in her Kindergarten class nursery rhyme play.  She was....  all the kings horses.  Her part lasted all of 20 seconds but she was so cute.  She was also a stage hand for a few other numbers.  I see performing in her future!

As I mentioned, I will be back on the 15th to reveal the new twist to Project 12.  Project 12 started as a way to document the every day, without the pressure of 365 photos, and it still remains.  I've also taken on Project Life this year, which was Becky Higgin's updated concept on memory keeping, and on the 15th, I'm going to share how you can combine the two, or still continue Project 12 on it's own, without the pressure of daily record keeping.

Have a great day!  Davinie


  1. I am anxiously waiting to see what you have up your sleeve! I have truly enjoyed Project 12 in 2011! Thank you for taking the time to put it together for us!

  2. Here's my December layout. Can't wait to see what form P12 takes - was bummed to think it might disappear!

  3. I can't believe that I started this project 2 years ago. Loved every minute. Here is my December:

  4. Looking forward the changes, Davinie.

    It's going to be my 4th year of Project 12. OK, I have a few gaps, but I love that I can look back and see what happened in a specific month of our lives.

    Thank you for all the inspiration!!!

    (by the way, I tried to leave a comment on the S&C today blog but it wouldn't let me...)

  5. Forget the "by the way", it was probably because I wasn't logged in. Sorry...

  6. Here's mine for December. I can't believe I made it the whole year!!!
    Thanks Davinie for the inspiration.

  7. Here is my December 2011 layout.

  8. My december layout is here:

  9. Got my layout done!

  10. Cool. You are incredible. You are going to keep up with Project 12 AND go to school and be the supermom and superwife? You are amazing. These photos and blog posts always take more time than we think they will. Please ask for help when you need it. I'm still on the old time table and will post my Project 12 by the end of the month. I think for 2012 the only way it may happen is to prepare all the pages this month. i think ,I may go with an 8 x 8 album and prepare each page now. Then each month I'll just drop in the photos, momentos and journaling. Some months may take more than the two page spread. Thanks for your inspiration, Davinie.

  11. This is the first time I have completed a 12 months sketch layout and hard to believe it has been a year since I started scrapbooking. Thank you for the fun time and inspiration throughout all the Project 12 reveals.
    My december layout is here.
    Heaney xx

  12. Here is my December layout. Thanks Davinie for a lots of inspiration, I still can't believe that I finished whole pages through 2011.

  13. Here's my Dec. page:

    I've truly enjoyed the P12 challenges these past couple of years, so thank you! I did Project 365 in '09 and was very much OVER the photo-a-day grind, so P12 really brought me back to a love of traditional scrapbooking. I hope to continue in 2012 with some monthly 1-pagers to document my family's lives. As always, thanks for the inspiration, Davinie!