I’m on Ella Publishing’s Take Twelve Team and a Giveaway!

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I’m on Ella Publishing’s Take Twelve Team!



Each month we are committing to taking 12 photos on the 12th of the month and then create a layout of those photos.

This is my first design team. I can’t believe I just wrote that. I’m on a design team. This is one of those things that if you told me ten (heck even two) years ago that I would by on a design team, I would have said you were nuts and that is not something I’m interested in doing. Oh, how things change.

I’m still not sure what my approach might be. I think I might use my iPhone. I work outside the home and have no interest in carrying my DSLR with me to and from work. I also have a lot of iPhone photo apps that I really want to try out and experiment with. I think that this project might be perfect for this experimenting.

I’m also not sure how Take Twelve will fit in with Project Life. I’ll probably just select one photo from the 12th to add to my layout for that week in Project Life.

You can enter to win a copy of the Take Twelve Guided Inspiration Kit.



There are several ways you can enter for your chance to win:

  1. Leave me a comment below. Tell how you might approach Take Twelve.
  2. Follow @scrapworthy on Twitter. Come back here and comment to let me know you follow me on Twitter for an additional chance to win.
  3. Like Scrapworthy Lives on Facebook. Come back here and comment to let me know you like me on Facebook for an additional chance to win.
  4. Follow me on Google+. Come back here and comment to let me know you like me on Google+ for an additional chance to win.

This giveaway will close at midnight Central Standard Time (Chicago, IL, USA) on Saturday, January 14, 2012.

If you can’t wait that long, you can purchase a copy of the Take Twelve Guided Inspiration Kit for 12% savings through January 12, 2012. If you purchase (or have already purchased the kit) and you win it, Ella Publishing will refund your purchase price.

I want to quickly thank Angie Lucas, Wendy Smedley, and Elizabeth Dillow for inviting me to join the Take 12 Team. I’m really excited to join in the fun!
Stephanie

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  • Anne

    I would approach Take 12 by doing a little day in the life on the 12th.  We are 4 people in the family, maybe I should take 3 photos highlighting what each of us have done.

  • Yay Stephanie! So happy for you!

  • Hummie

    I found your message through your twitter post and joined your G+ circle.  I think it is time I start recording more about me!  I think this would encourage me to make a mini “About Me” book, but not be a burden of every day, but only once a month.  That is more manageable.  I am wondering what days of the week each “12”th day falls on for variety of daily activities.  I am going to blog this for you.  🙂  Hummie

  • Kate

    I think I might approach take 12 by capturing 12 photos of one family member each month, then choose a different family member the following month.

  • I’m so far behind and I try to do 365 – but it never works out for me – what I was thinking though was I do at least take 12 pictures within the month…so maybe using the 12th of each month to recount 12 picture worthy experiences….just a thought.

  • Glynis

    I’m so busy researching family tree & wondering about the lives of those in it that I’ve avoided doing anything about my life & maybe one day my kids’ kids might wonder about my life.

  • Judy

    I think that this is a fun way to take more photos and also show “A Day in the Life Of.”  Thanks for this chance to win the Inspiration Kit.

  • Judy

    Just back from your Facebook page, liked (as alias Clive Scrap) so here is a second chance to win.  Thanks again.

  • Christina

    I just got a new iphone for Christmas so I will be using that for my 12 on the 12th photos. i’m so excited to begin!

  • Christina

    also, I just started following you on Twitter — @me_and3boys

  • Lynn W

    For Twelve I anticipate some of my pages going in my son’s albums (they are grown-up now), my grandson’s album and then current photos (we’re empty nesters) in my PL albums.  Photos that I take on the 12th may end up in PL or I may save for the photos I love album.  I’m trying to really hard to keep it all flexible and decide these questions more in the moment.

  • rjw807@juno.com

    Congrats, Stephanie!!  That is awesome being on Ella’s Design Team!!  I am so happy for you!

    Oh, I would really enjoy Take Twelve as it would give me a chance to document those wonderful things that are so important to me.  Thank you so much for the chance to win these goodies!!

  • Kim

    I’d love to win the inspiration kit! Thanks for the chance to win and congrats on being on the team. I’ve already purchased the kit, along with the layered templates. Everything is fantastic!

    I took 12 photos on the 12th of each month in 2009 and made 12 layouts (exactly the same design for all 12). It’s very doable!

  • Kim

    I follow you on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

  • Ali

    1: Take twelve sounds so thought provoking… One month, would likely take closeups of things in my daily life — on the 12th of course! LOL. Love how closeups get to the nitty gritty! I think every month would be different though. Maybe focus on 1 child each month (=4 mos done that way) and the pets each one month…(another 4 months done…) and then maybe a month with Pete and I together… one for Kate’s horse… LOL, that is getting close to 12 mos! 
    2:  I am a FB Follower… have been for awhile. 🙂  Just had a chance to go over this AM and leave a cpl comments on things that interested me. 🙂 I love the questions you come up with! Take 12 is a thought provoking project, love the idea! TY for the chance to win! Congrats on the Ella DT! ~ Ali 

  • Ruth

    I like the idea.  I bought a new camera last August and besides our vacation to Canada and Christmas, I have taken very few photos.  I need to start looking for things to photograph every month and the Take Twelve idea would promote that practice. 

  • Kim S.

    first, congrats to you! how exciting!  I have been struggling with how to tackle PL.  I think you helped me form a plan.  Maybe 12 photos per month, spread out over the month?(?…a little extra when the month is jam-packed with happenings.)  Then I won’t feel the need to document everyday!  that’s a little much for me.
    thank you for the chance to win. 🙂

  • LynnW

    Congratulations!  That’s so exciting!  For me Take Twelve is an opportunity to look at life and my surroundings a little closer one day a month – mostly give it more thought and try to look at things in a different way. 

  • Luniegirls

    My approach would be just everyday life. With two granddaughters, 1 and 2, that is all there is time for right now. It would be fun to document this time. Thank you. Julie

  • Renee J.

    Congrats, Stephanie!!  That is awesome being on Ella’s Design Team!!  I am so happy for you!

    Oh,
    I would really enjoy Take Twelve as it would give me a chance to
    document those wonderful things that are so important to me.  Thank you
    so much for the chance to win these goodies!!

  • Renee J.

    Oh, I am following you on Twitter and I just retweeted this giveaway to all of my followers. Yayyy! 

  • Julie J

    I heard of something similar today, but that was 12 themes per month and 144 LOs in one year – no way would I even consider doing that!!!! I think trying to do 12 photos on a LO every month without it looking samey or formulaic could be a challenge.  Good luck.  And IKWYM about the ‘i can’t believe I’m on a design team thing.  This time last year I had just done a complete fail on completing Journal Your Christmas – now I have my own blog and am on 2 DTs.  This year’s aim is to get a LO published.

  • I could do 144 layouts, but not on suggested themes and everything else I want to scrapbook. That is not doable to me. I think it will be hard to keep these layouts from looking formulaic. I’m not sure what mine might look like as the year progresses. I have certain go-to looks I use, so with this number of photos, it will be hard to keep it fresh.

  • Thanks!

  • Thank you!

  • Great! I imagine most of mine are going to be just everyday life layouts.

  • I’m not sure if I looked at anything much differently this month. Honestly, January 12 was a very hectic day. I hope next month I can approach it a bit differently.

  • We’ll see if 12 on one day once a month is too much for me or not. I think it will be a nice challenge. I don’t think it is something I could do every year. We’ll see. 

  • Yes, that’s part of it. The layout is almost secondary. I know I am going to use this project to really get to know my iPhone camera. 

  • I think some months I am going to focus on a specific topic. January was really random. The day was hectic. I didn’t know I would be doing this project until just a few days before the 12th. I had no time to plan my subject, just my method. I hope to do more focused subjects for some months.

  • Thanks!

  • By using the same design, does it get boring or seem formulaic? I have a feeling that I’ll be somewhat repetitive, but don’t want it to get formulaic.

  • Cool. I like keeping things flexible!

  • Thank you!

  • Me too! I think I might use my DSLR sometimes, but my main camera will be my iPhone for this project.

  • Thanks! I wondered about that name. 🙂

  • I do like it as a day in the life approach, but I usually take way more photos for those types of projects. I think I’ll have to be a bit more focused in future months so I don’t end up with dozens of photos each month. 

  • I think it would be a really easy way to get some everyday if you normally are more focused. 

  • There is no way I can commit to a 365 project. 12 on the 12th seems much more doable. 

  • Cool. I like that approach.

  • I like making it an “about me” project. I think that might be my focus at least some of the time.

  • Thank you!

  • Nice. I like that idea.