The Cricut Circle Blog's January's Monthly Challenge 2012 was the following:
The Year In Review Challenge!
The year 2011 has come and gone and now we want you to take the opportunity to look back at what this year has meant to you. Create a scrapbook page or mini album celebrating the events of 2011. It could be a page that uses just one photo, like Shantaie’s, or 12 different photos (one summarizing the events for each month). You might not want to use any photos at all and just use journaling to tell your story . . . it’s up to you!
I decided on a 2 page LO because I thought I could get a lot of pictures in it. =) I used a sketch from PageMaps. I learned about this fabulous site from Cindy, a fellow circlet that creates a lot of layouts using this site. It offers a monthly downloadable PDF containing PageMaps (sketches) for you to print and follow. There is also an archive that goes back several years and card sketches if that's your thing. I can't wait to start browsing this site and creating more layouts. It will help so much when I need a creative jump start!
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