I Made a Layout!

I used to read about designers who would lament about never making layouts and I always thought that was really dumb. However, what goes around come around, and I'm finding myself in the same situation! I'm doing a lot of reworking and uploading of older projects, and also I'm working on kits that aren't necessary applicable to my own photos, so I'm in a bit of a layout desert. I am trying to take more photos this month to have something to work with...and I'm pondering my Egypt photos, but I don't think the time is quite right for them yet.

Anyway, yesterday I suddenly realized it was March and back in January I had determined to do a review layout every month. So I quick made my list for February. Despite forgetting my promise to do this, I think it will really be great to look back at these monthly pages. The list format is short enough that it doesn't take a ton of time, but it still captures those special moments you're likely to forget.

Feb Layout

Here's the list so you don't have to squint:

1. Valentine's Date: Saw the new Die Hard Movie.
2. Rereading Mary Russell Series.
3. Won tickets to Cirque de Glace.
4. Song of the month: "Fell on You" by Francis and the Lights.
5. Enjoyed the school play "Peter Pan."
6. Movie of the Month: The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
7. Also enjoyed movies "Argo" and "Robot & Frank."
8. Buying sweaters at the special table at the Friday Market.
9. Oscar Party! I had the most correct predictions, 15!
10. Spring arrived before the month was over!

The template is up too if you want to make your own list. The kit I used is one that will be coming sometime...

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Olivia Lee
Olivia Lee Tue, 03/12/2013 - 11:19

This is a great idea! Sometimes I forget to take pictures of an event, but this would be one way of making it a memory without pics! Excellent!
Instead of a list of numbers, you could also do a list of dates in the month with events listed instead.

Heather Johannessen
Heather Johannessen Thu, 03/07/2013 - 19:55

This is a great and quick idea.. I am going to try to do it... sometime. :/ I realize that is pretty much the opposite sentiment of the post but I think you understand. I think there is just too many great things in life that I don't want to say no to any of them.

Keisha Dawson
Keisha Dawson Thu, 03/07/2013 - 19:49

Super great idea!

Meridy Reeve
Meridy Reeve Thu, 03/07/2013 - 10:36

Cute! Love the list and the extra frames especially.

Liz Wiff
Liz Wiff Thu, 03/07/2013 - 10:35

I love your idea of doing a monthly review! We've moved recently, so I can totally relate to having no time to scrap. Maybe I could sit down and bust out January and February, at least to hit the highlights.

Brooke Gazarek
Brooke Gazarek Thu, 03/07/2013 - 05:36

I need to do your monthly list idea. I really like the concept. I love the mix-matched alphas in this layout - so fun!

Lana Fischer
Lana Fischer Thu, 03/07/2013 - 01:07

Love the layout and the idea!

Janet Scott
Janet Scott Wed, 03/06/2013 - 23:15

I completely understand what you mean about work taking over. During the busy photography months, I'm lucky if I can get photos of my girls let alone do anything with them. That said, I really do think it's important to keep trying. If you're anything like me, as much as you love your job it's easy to burn out on work stuff if you don't get to do the things you love from time to time. :)

Oh, and of course, love the layout!