Year-In-Review Scrapbook Layout

Hi We R fans, Aimee here to share a layout that reviews the past year 2015!

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Can you believe that my boyfriend Kevin and I have a picture together from almost ever month this year. You have a very proud scrapbooker here. There are so many different ways to display photos from a period of time. Today I choose to go outside my comfort zone make a single layout using multiple photos {this is so very NOT me!}.

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I thought the best way to do this was to use the Photo Sleeve Fuse and some waterfall sleeves. What I like the most about this was I don’t usually journal, and the sleeves allowed me to slip a little bit of journaling behind each photo.

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I used a 12×12 piece of FUSEables paper from this paper pack and this 6×6 paper pack, & mixed with pieces from this FUSEables card kit and pieces from the FUSEables ephemera pack.

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I first layered my {trimmed down} 5×7 photo on top of {trimmed down} 6×6 FUSEable paper. I actually did adhere the FUSEable paper before I “Fused it” that way when I ran the Fuse over the paper, the paper doesn’t move.


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I then added all the FUSEables pieces with the fuse to look like I stitched it with my sewing machine. I choose my 6 different photos I wanted to show case in the Waterfall Sleeves. After I printed my photos, I knew I couldn’t write legibly on the photos so I printed up a little story for each photo.

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I then lined up the sleeves where I wanted them and “Fused” the sleeves to the FUSEable paper. I didn’t exactly get them straight! But I think it gives the layout a bit of whimsy. Next time if I really want them to be straight I might trying just a tiny bit of adhesive to hold the sleeve in place while I fuse it.

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I actually really love this layout with all the info it holds, all hidden behind each photo. This past year was a whirlwind and I feel so very lucky that I have such a fun way to preserve my memories. I can’t believe 2015 is almost over! What will you create to preserve 2015?

Supplies Used:

Photo Sleeve Fuse
12×12 FUSEables Paper
6×6 FUSEables Paper
Instax Waterfall Sleeves
2×2 Waterfall Sleeves
Jen Hadfield FUSEables Card Kit
FUSEables Ephemera

Year-In-Review Cinch Book

One thing I love about the end of the year is the opportunity to look back over the past year in review and record the highlights and favorite moments.  I always like to scrapbook those moments in comparison somehow, and this year I decided to create a 2013 Year-In-Review Cinch book.
The Notable collection was perfect for a year in review project, and the coordinating Albums Made Easy cards made for easy accents.  I decorated some edges with the Trellis 2 Edge Punch to add some interest.
I used some 8×8 chipboard and created a separate spread for each month. The easiest way to find photos and events for this project was to turn to my social media accounts–everything’s already organized by months!  I gathered my favorite Instagram photos from each month and made a photo collage using Picasa, Google’s free photo editing software.  Then I printed the 8×8 collages as 8×10 enlargements, trimming the excess, and used them as one side of each spread.
For my journaling I cut and pasted some of my Facebook status updates from each month, printed them, and added them to the opposite side of each spread.  The Notable papers with their fun bold colors coordinate well with all the different photos.
With so many different colors and photos I kept the design simple and repeated it throughout the album, adding a cohesive feel.  Then I bound it all together with my Cinch binding tool.  As far as mini books go, this project was quick and easy, but I’m so happy with the result.  It’s so fun to browse through this and look back over our year as recorded in my social media.
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