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Katie’s Roundup Album

a-bright-idea It’s that time when we love to look back through the past year and reflect on the events and happenings that occurred. This is something that is particularly fun for digital scrapbookers as we discussed in the Paperclipping Digi Show podcast #29 The Year in Review. During that show I (Katie) talked about how easy it is for me to do my year-end recaps because of my monthly roundup tool. I’ve talked about roundups here on The Daily Digi before, but I thought it would be fun to show you how I simply took the information from this monthly exercise and turned it into a scrapbook album. It was SO EASY! . ROUNDUP ALBUM INGREDIENTS: Monthly roundup prompts as found on my blog. I fill these out at the end of each month and when it came time to make this album, I pretty much just copied and pasted the journaling right onto the pages. Monthly templates. You can design your own or use some from one of your favorite digital designers. I chose Cathy Zielske’s The Monthly album set. Papers and embellishments. I decided to use only papers in my album so it was more like a photobook. All the papers in my project are by Kaye Winiecki. I kept my format very basic by using the same background paper for every page and then adding a different accent color for each month. Of course you can add as many goodies as you want to, there is no right or wrong way! . ROUNDUP ALBUM RESULTS: I compiled at least one page of photographs for every month of the year and then included my roundup on the opposing layout. Each month has a minimum of a 2 page spread that both shows and tells what we did that month. There were several times that I ended up with 4 pages (or more) so I used some of the generic collages and/or altered some of the existing templates to stretch the layouts to include all the important memories from that time period. Here are the main photo pages for each month of this year and the roundup journaling pages that accompany each of them: . CZ_EveryMonth9PhotoGrid copy . CZ_1_January12 copy image . CZ_2_February12 copy image . CZ_3_March12 copy CZ_FullPageJournalMarch copy . CZ_4_April12 copy CZ_FullPageJournalapril copy . CZ_5_May12 copy image . CZ_6_June12 copy image . CZ_7_July12_2010 01 image . 5021565571_fa97b623f6 CZ_FullPageJournal August . CZ_9_September12 copy image . CZ_10_October12 copy image . CZ_11_November12 copy image . CZ_12_December12 copy I still have to do my December roundup. I never roundup the month until it is officially over. . If you’ve been doing your roundups, you have an album just waiting to be put together! Or you can also use the information on a variety of other scrapbook pages. If you’ve never tried a roundup, it’s a great time to start! You can begin with January and if you keep going, you will have the easiest end-of-year review ever for 2011 and plenty of inspiration for scrapping all year long! Find the roundup details here. You can also subscribe to my blog, or check back on the last day of each month for a regular reminder. katie big
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