Project 12: January

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The very lovely Ki Memories Sew Cute calendar pages inspired me to tackle Project 12. I want an entire year documented, especially this one, my first year as a post grad professional.

I ordered all 12 calendars and picked this lovely white and gray one for January. I have no idea why but I immediately thought of metallics for this project. I thought they'd be pretty with the white and gray. Seems I've been drawn to neutral metallics lately, in more than just my scrapbooking.

I guess stars were a secondary theme. For no other reason other than that stars are typically done in metallic colors as well. I cut these using scraps and a die from Papertrey Ink. Then just added bits of paper, masking tape, did some stamping and some masking with spray ink.

Along with my calendar, I wanted to do an additional 12 x 12 page with photos from the month. This month, I was fairly light on photos. I'm still getting into the habit of taking everyday type photos.

I continued the neutral kraft, silver, gray, gold, white theme on this page as well. And just added bits and pieces here in there. I decided to staple down the corner of the layout, as symbolism for a new year and the idea of turning the page on the book of your life.

I loved this metallic cluster, with the gorgeous silver rose brad (Dear Lizzy, American Crafts) and the id tag (Tim Holtz), with the mirror paper punched with a Martha Stewart border punch.
And this is by far and away my favorite photo from the month. My lil mama is just too adorable! She's like an over grown kiddo with her high top Converse that were hand-me-downs from my 15 year old cousin, Emily. Why does everything tiny always look so much cuter?!

So yeah, a bit late in coming but better late than never! I might get February's done early...or late. We shall see. Until then, happy scrapping!



  1. absolutely love this. what a creative project for the year- the calendar page is FAB- love all the details, the titlework, the # stickers on some days- lovely!

  2. I absolutely adore the way you have gone about doing project 12. You've really inspired me to tackle it myself because you made me realize it doesn't have to be huge, just something simple. Thanks for sharing!!