Yes, indeed, it’s almost the end of another year. We are officially entering the “silly season”, when tinsel appears everywhere, Jingle Bells plays at least 17 times a day in every mall and children suddenly start being nice. Every year seems to hurtle past at terrifying speed, accelerating as we get older. Can it be possible that another year has almost flown by already?
In the craziness of life, it is so important to treasure and remember the little things, the everyday moments that make life what it is. One way I have chosen to do that this year is with my Day2Day project. To be completely honest, I have started several Day2Day projects before, but tended to fizzle out after a while. I’ve not made it to the end of one year – till now! This year I decided to take the pressure right off, and just take photos that say something – anything – about my life – what I’m doing, what I’m looking at, where I am, things I notice around me. Some of the photos are pretty good (if I say so myself), some are pretty ordinary, but they tell a story. Some days I forget to take a photo at all, yesterday I took 161 photos and I have to choose just one. Sometimes I “cheat” and use a spare photo on the days I forgot. Once I missed a whole week, so I made a page for that week all about one event. Sometimes I don’t leave my house for days at a time, and life seems unexciting, but there’s always something to take a photo of. Most of the photos were taken with my phone, and I have an app that reminds me every day to take a photo in case I forget. I am a bit behind on making the pages, but catching up fast. I am so close to making the year I will not let this one drop.
I am so looking forward to getting my book printed. Scrolling back through the pages brings back so many memories – fun times, travel, family, friends, food, the weather, where I live, everyday things, special things – life with all its twists and turns.
I am already excited about next year’s Day2Day album. and I’m especially excited because next year I will have no excuses for getting behind, because Forever have just released the PERFECT kit for a Day2Day project. It not only has seven photos on each page, it already has the months and days labelled so I literally just have to pop my photos in and the page is done! Of course it is all customisable, and you can add any digital content you like, but for me this album is all about the photos & stories, and I think I will stick with plain white backgrounds. The new kit is called 2017 Day2Day 1st half pre-designed book, and it comes in 12×12 and 11×8.5. The Pre-designed book is based on Forever’s Design Maps 9 which features the same layouts. I’m not a lazy scrapbooker – I love to tweak and ponder over my pages, but even more than that I love to finish projects and get them ordered and printed, and these kits are going to enable me to achieve that goal for my Day2Day album in record time.
Below is a page I just created using the Design Maps 9 Kit. You can see my whole album (so far) on our p2P Facebook page. You don’t have to have a Facebook account to view these images, but I encourage you to sign up if you haven’t already, and join our community there.
And here’s a sneak peek at the 2017 Day2Day 1st half pre-designed book It’s going to be such fun to fill with photos!
So how about it? Who is going to join me in a Da2Day project in 2017?