Making Memories 366 Days This Year – Year In Review Layouts and Albums

Image created using 365 Stamps by Wild Blueberry (altered)

I LOVE creating year in review layouts and albums! It’s the perfect way for me to take some of my favorite photos from the year and put them on one layout. A year in review layout is a fun way for me to showcase events that happened each month through out the year (since I normally don’t love scrapping events).

We’ve done posts on this before:

Typically, when I’m creating a year in review layout, I go through my photo folders by month (they are organized chronologically by year, then month) and pull out the photos I love and that represent the year to me. I use FotoFusion to automatically create a collage for me with all of my photos. Here are some other programs that will create collages for you:

For one of my year in review layouts for 2012, I decided to document my travels, which were abnormally frequent this past year:


Layout by Steph, supplies used: free map template by Nettio (there is also a tutorial for creating your own), Vagabond by One Little Bird, font is Smith Primiere Schutzy.

I have a New Year’s Eve tradition where I work on a Year in Review Album and I’m looking forward to that again this year (I missed last year). I will most likely do photo collages using one of the programs mentioned above OR some scripts that will place photos in a template for me.

I thought I would share a few of the fun templates I’ve seen popping up around digiland:

Michelle Batton’s templates that are included in The Digi Files through the end of December 2012:


A year in review by Penny Springmann


From Studio Basic:


I think this is a GREAT idea and would create a super quick Year In Review Album:

This Life: 2012 24x12

This Was Our Year by Janet Phillips

Cindy Schneider has a lot of Year in Review templates. If this link doesn’t pull them up, just do a search for “year in review cindy” and it will pull up 6 packs. Here’s the link to the templates below.

Cindy's Layered Templates - Year in Review III V1 by Cindy Schneider

There are many, many templates out there that can be used for a Year in Review album. They don’t need to have the months on them in order to work. Just look through the template section of your favorite store, you are bound to find something great!

Have you created a 2012 Year in Review layout or album? Link us up in the comments! We would love to see your work!