I've been looking through my boards, getting inspiration and deciding what else I want to make. Well, that isn't true, I find lots that I want to make but I have to pick what I have the supplies for or that I can get supplies for easily. Michael's and Hobby Lobby are 40 minutes away so making a "quick" trip to get any supplies doesn't happen. I should also add that with Christmas and an upcoming birthday party, I haven't had time to focus on my little projects/challenge.
I have not forgotten about my plan to start the quiet books either - but this was not the time of the year to start a big process like a quiet book. My goal this month is to lay out some more pages and make a list of any needed supplies so that I can everything I need to get started in January.
So, what project did I put together this week? I worked on this idea from Design Sponge for creating a Calendar.
This time of year, it is hard to find a fruit basket like shown in the picture so I went digging to find the perfect "holder". I figure that throughout the year(s), if I find a pretty basket that works better, I can always change out the basket. I went to the dollar store and picked up a pack of large index cards and then cut them in half. Instead of postcards, I am going to pick out 12 photos from recent photo shoots and use those to separate the months; eventually I would like to get some postcards or other pretty scenic pictures only so that I don't have to replace photos every year :-) I also am taking the easy way out and am writing the dates on the cards as I go through 2012. So, this is my simple version of this great calender :-) I will post a picture later, probably in another post, because I haven't ordered my photos - I'm waiting until I get the latest pictures from a recent photo shoot !!
I also wanted to share this idea from I love it All for another great journaling idea for 2012.
One last idea that I like as well and I think I want to work on this coming year are Life Story Binders for each of the boys from All Things Simple. I like what I see so far but also need to spend time looking at it more closely and decide if it is something that I can keep up with.