Saturday, December 28, 2013

2013 captured

As the December draws to a close, I like to look back at the year gone by and remember some of the details. Sometimes, we are so busy living each day with the ups and downs of regular life that we can lose track of the bigger picture. By taking each month and thinking about the highlights, I get a better feeling of all the little events that have built up to make the year.

Why not join me in going though your photo library for 2013 and picking a single photo to sum up each month of the year? By printing them out in a small format, it's easy to fit all 12 onto one page. If you just want to write a few words about the top highlights, then you can add that under each of the photos. If you want to add a lot of journalling, you could make your layout into a spread, or even use my favourite technique for adding a whole lot of journalling onto an additional 6x12 page.

I printed my photos 2.5" square to make three rows and kept the whole design really simple with just a few ink splats, a couple of embellies and a little twine so that the focus is on the title, the photos and the journalling block. I brushed a little gold mist around the photo mat to add a little depth and that was about it. No piles of layers and papers and clusters for me this time around. Just photos and words. Simple but does the job!

If you take the time to make your own 2013 captured page, it would be great if you shared over at Mr Linky (here).

Thanks for sharing our December with us. See you in the New Year!



  1. Love this layout! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Great idea. Especially if you feel you need to "catch up"

  3. Thanks for the inspiration! I need to do this...

  4. Absolutely LOVE this idea, thanks Lisa :)


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