This year I was searching to do some kind of mini album for 2011.
I was inspired by Monika Wright's gratitude album and Karen Grunberg's weekly gratitude project from last year. But I knew I couldn't keep up with a weekly journal.. and I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted the focus to be. Then I saw Karen's (of Karenika.com) 2011 idea - Us Right Now.
While I loved Monika's gratitude album from 2010.. I knew I needed something "easier for me".
So when she posted her 2011 gratitude mini I had a great idea!!
(see how her 2011 gratitude album is shaping up so far)
I took Karen's weekly project... which is an awesome idea, and adjusted it to monthly.. and decided to do an "Us Right Now" monthly mini! As I was mulling it over.. Monika shared a post on her 2011 Snapshots in Time album.. and I immediately thought - perfect!!
Solution: order custom album!
So of course, I asked Monika to design one for me... which she did!
(a custom listing in her etsy shop)
First I'll show you what arrived with my "iloveitall" purchase:
Monika always sends extra goodies :)
She made the mini in my color scheme - (boys).
Here are some of the inside pages:
So here is my first month's entry.
I chose to type because I'm not a huge fan of my handwriting.
I'm pretty excited about how this turned out! All I really have to do is take one family picture each month.
Of course, I haven't taken February yet, so maybe its not that easy :)
But when the year is over, I hope to have a great memory book!!
This mini is a great example of how all my blog-reading inspiration combines to make a project that fits my life and creative goals.
I am so grateful for all the wonderful ideas that make my creative life easier.