Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Monday, October 22, 2012

2007 Title Page - Not-My-Typical-12x12 Week

Welcome to Not-My-Typical-12x12 Week here at Daily Life - Bits & Pieces. Each day this week I'll be sharing a layout that is not my traditional 12x12 layout. These layouts will be various sizes and formats. The six layouts I'll be sharing do have one thing in common - they all showcase photos/stories/memories from 2007. I decided it was time to clean out the remaining photos from my 2007 storage binder, and with these completed layouts I'm almost there (just a few more to go).

This first layout is 8x8 in size and will be the introduction page in my 2007 album. Yes, that's right, I have a chronological album for 2007. This is a little change from the Library of Memories system and my Category Albums. After giving it a lot of thought and taking Shimelle's Cover to Cover class, I have made some adjustments/ updates to how and where I store my layouts. However, that's a post for another day . . . so back to my 8x8 layout.


I like the simplicity of this layout with matted square punched photos, a strip of ribbon, a strip of washi tape, and some chipboard numbers and accents.The reason I chose to do a 8x8 layout for this introduction page is very simple - the second layout in the album (the one that will go in the page protector behind this one) is an 8x8 that I created some time back.

Do you have an album (or albums) for each year? Or do you store your layouts by category? Or a combination of both?

13 comments:

alexa said...

This is a great design, and your plain and patterned papers work so nicely together here. I'm a chronological scrapper myself ...

helena said...

looking forward to seeing what you do this week. I used to have categories but since last year everything goes in my Project Life album at the time I create it

Jane said...

I've recently changed all my albums to years I much prefer working that way now.

Sian said...

I love the design here, too.

My albums are roughly by year - I put my pages away one after the other when they are finished and I start a new album whenever I need to

Ellyn said...

I love the simplicity of this page too...

humel said...

This is great, perfect for a title page :)

My layouts are all over the place! I scrap as the mood takes me, and they get filed wherever there's a space... The one exception is that we do have an album just for our trip to California last year :)

Elizabeth said...

I like the clean design of your 2007 cover page. I also like the 8x8 format. I find it easier to use when I only have a photo or two.

Cheri said...

Of course you've left me very curious about what changes came about as a result of Shimelle's class (didn't take that one). I do love the simplicity of this layout.

Ann said...

Great page, I should do a few of these for my albums.
Album organization plan goes something like this. Started Chronological up to 2005 with CM albums. They are stuck in there so that is where they live. Moved to 3 ring binder albums and Stacy J LOM. Like it for a while, but I didn't like that every time you looked at the albums you saw the same pages.
Took Shimelle's cover to cover class, rearranged again. Like how my albums tell the story about my life.
So 2012 process is all chronological for the year. Do have an All about Us and Friends and Family Places and Things. This will house those pages that really don't have a time frame but something I wanted to do. I don't think I will do the full blown project life for 2013 like I am doing for 2012, but I will probably do it monthly because I really does capture the simple things in life that we are living today and also I like the chronological to see how things were back then. ~Ann

Karen said...

I'm another fan of this page design, and also of the colors you chose!

S said...

Simple works - really well. That is a great page. I don't do chronological scrapping, and I didn't take Shimelle's Cover to Cover class, but I have been thinking lately about filling in gaps in albums and doing some specialty albums for major vacations both of which address continuity, I think.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Catching up on all your "not my typical" posts. They're all great, but this is my favorite. I love the colors and the design of it, as well as the simple embellishment.
Rinda

Valerie said...

I try to have an album for each year but I have too many photos to do an 8x8. Sometimes I make a separate album for an event if I have a lot of pictures...and I usually do! This a cute page. I like the simplicity of having the photos across the bottom with the date a swirl being big!