Scrapbook Year in Review

Stacy Croninger, Digital Managing Editor

Stacy Croninger, Digital Managing Editor


It’s hard to believe that 2013 is finished and it’s now 2014. As the year comes to an end I find myself thinking back on the past year – where I went, things I accomplished, people I hung out with, etc. As scrapbookers, we often record the individual events but do you ever create an album that captures the highlights of the year? Here are a few ideas you might want to try.

This first example is by Jana Eubanks and uses a chipboard album that is 12″ x 6″. She used each page for a month in the year and included a variety of small photos, simple embellishments, and journaling. Notice that she used the same paper line for the entire album, but varied the patterns she used from page to page so it didn’t become boring.

Looking Back 2009 by Jana Eubank

Nicole Harper created her album using wallet-sized photos, soft colors in her product choices, and journaling that was simple but told about the photos on the pages. You can see all the information about creating this album here.

Remembering 2010 by Nicole Harper

While the approach that Aly Dosdall used was to create the album as she went through the year, the concept and design ideas work well for doing it all at once. Her album is comprised of page protectors that she slipped photos into the pockets, added embellishments and journaling and voila, month documented. With all the Project Life products available now, this type of album would be a snap to make.

Take 12 Challenge Finale by Aly Dosdall

And finally, this download from the Creating Keepsakes January/February 2013 issue has great questions to get you thinking about the photos and memories to include in your year in review album.

Have fun reminiscing and capturing your year in an album.

Stacy Sig





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