I had this idea. It included transparencies, patterned paper, photos, and paint splatters. The ideas were churning. I couldn't wait any longer.
I like a 5x7 - sized minialbum. It seems to be a good size. It's slightly bigger than the 4x6, which to me is more like a stack of photos than a minialbum. It's slightly smaller than 8.5x11, which of course is the size of a regular scrapbook. It's 5x7!
I cut twelve 5x7 pieces from office-grade transparencies and painted the names of the months (shown above). I cut a bunch of other goodies (patterned paper, cardstock, corrugated cardboard, tissue paper) and stacked it all together.
Here's the time consuming (and fun!) part. I went back through my iPhoto archives and printed 4-8 photos from each month. I love how easy this book is!
I loved working on the cover. That's a Hambly transparency, with Basic Grey letters, buttons, an Instax photo, and I'm not sure where I got the corrugated numbers. But you could always cut out your own! I colored in the "m" and the "e" with a sharpie marker and splattered paint on the numbers. I didn't feel like the cover was visible enough, so I lightly misted a bright white sheet of cardstock and put it behind the cover transparency.
I plan on adding my photos and some handwritten and/or typed journaling to tell my stories and attach the whole thing together with jump rings.
2010 has been very good to me, and I want to remember it.