This is Karen, back with another Mix and Match for the month of December. If you're anything like me, December is a very busy month for you, too. Between work and the holidays and working on my December
Daily, I rarely find time to do anything else during this time of year.
However, this time of year is also a very reflective time for me. I like to look back and the year I'm saying goodbye to and look forward to the year I'm welcoming. I like to come up with my word of the year and some
specific projects and goals for the year. And another tradition I started last year is to think about my desired feelings for the year.
This is how I want to be feeling throughout the year. Here, you can see my layout on this from last year.
So, instead of doing nothing, I wanted to challenge myself to see how quickly I could make a layout. I wrote my journaling, which was the important part for reflection. I grabbed a recent photo of myself, which was a core goal for 2014 (get in the photos more) and then I sat down at my desk.
I put the photo down somewhere on the page that felt pleasing to me. Then I took out all the My Mind's Eye tape that I love and makes me happy and just put it down on my page line by line. I let it seep into my other page a small amount to create the feeling of connectedness between the two pages.
I added one big 2015 and spelled "here i come" in little alphas and stitched all around my two pages. And I was done:
I know it looks simple but it also makes me really, really happy.
See, I even look happy in the photo:
You can read the full journaling here.
I like playing with product as much as the next scrapbooker and sometimes I love tinkering with my pages forever or coming up with something creative. And then, other times, I love being able to create a page that makes me happy in minutes.
It's good to have both in my box of tricks.
If you've got some tricks to make super-fast pages, I'd love to see them!