One Jan Day {Take Twelve}

I had so much fun participating in Ella Publishing Co.’s Take Twelve photography and scrapbooking challenge. For January I decided to take a photo each hour. I began at 9 AM and took one every hour (or close to) until 8 PM. It was the first snow day of the year so I got to include both boys in my photos. Here are the 12 I chose to use for my layout.

  •  Design Inspiration: I used one of the sketches from Ella’s Take Twelve Guided Inspiration Kit. It’s been awhile since I made a 2 pager!
  • Color Inspiration: The first paper I selected was the yellow number paper. I built the rest of my color palette from there.

Each photo is sized 3×4. Since I only had one sheet of the pattern paper I decided to use it in the middle of the layout. However, I did not want to waste 6 inches of paper behind those pics. So I cut two 3.5×12 in strips, cut them in half and attached to the cardstock.

To create the title I found some large chipboard letters and spelled Jan. I tried to use some white rub-ons (see the one above the Jan) but they just didn’t show up. So I found some black stickers to use instead. Just put them right on top of my mess up. Can hardly even see it!

To create a visual triangle I used three clocks in varying sizes. I added some embellishments to each one for a little color. On this one I added the date as well.

To attach each of the clock transparencies I used a bit of Glossy Accents. It’s an excellent adhesive and it dries clear.

For the journaling I stamped each hour I documented. Then I wrote a general description of what we were doing. And with that I had a scrapbook page full of everyday life moments!

I gotta say, I had a ton of fun with this project! Want to see what the other members of the Take Twelve design team have come up with? Check out their blogs below! You can also check out what others have created in Jan by visiting this post over at Ella and clicking through the links! Lots of inspiration out there!


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  1. Posted January 19, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    I love how you journaled based on the time and then integrated the clocks everywhere! Love!

    • Posted January 20, 2012 at 7:07 am | Permalink

      Thanks so much Van! I’ve been wanting to use those clocks for awhile and this seemed like the perfect opportunity!

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