One of my missions during the holidays was to re-organize my office. After clearing off my crafting table, I was able to start a new scrapbooking project — a calendar for journaling. Basically, you write or draw a little something every day in the box that is typically devoted to a particular day on a monthly calendar. I got the idea off of Pinterest. Here’s the example that inspired me.
One of the advantages of being a Creative Memories consultant is that I always have plenty of scrapbooking materials to hand. I decided to make use of Picfolio album* and some coordinating paper packs to craft my calendar journal. I’ve created a calendar page for each month of 2013 and am previewing January here. I plan to share each month’s calendar page at the start and finish. It’s no small commitment when you say you are going to journal every single day, so I’m hoping that promising to post each month will motivate me to stick with it.
Here is what January’s page looked like after I laid down all of the days of the month and titled it:
And here is what it looked like after I did some more decorating and journaled on the first of the year:
In addition to journaling, I’m taking inspiration from some of the other journals I’ve seen and adding little mementos from each day. Yesterday, I added part of a wrapper from a yummy raspberry chocolate bar that I ate.
*BTW, we have an awesome album sale going on during the month of January!