April’s Take Twelve

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Take Twelve

It is time for Take Twelve again. Each month in 2012, I’m joining Ella Publishing’s Take Twelve challenge. The goal of the 2012 Take Twelve Project is to take 12 photos on the 12th day of each month for a full 12 months—and scrapbook them! You can join in the fun any month of the year. 

This month I used The Take Twelve Guided Inspiration Kit to guide my picture taking. I used their special theme idea for April: technology.

I have no journaling yet. It is fitting that I opted to use the theme of technology and then I ran into technological difficulties getting my photos into my photo-editing software yesterday. I completed most of the layout last night, but am opting to get this post uploaded before I go to work so the journaling will have to wait.

My plan is to journal about one sentence for each photo.

I had issues this month. I was all set to take my photos on the twelfth. I forgot to take any photos until about 6 p.m. on the twelfth. Since my focus was on technology, I decided I would just take twelve photos the next day on the theme. I had trouble deciding what to photograph. I didn’t want my focus on technology to be all about “look at all the cool gadgets I own.” I wanted the focus to be a very broad-based interpretation of technology.

I have used Instagram for the first three months of this project. This time, I used Instagram for most photos, but also I just used the regular camera function on my camera, too. I probably could have run those photos through the Instagram filter before printing, but I honestly did not have time for any more tasks in order to get this online today.

A quick breakdown of my photos:

  1. A photo of my daughter on her bike, a bike as a piece of technology. I included a couple of photos that were taken a few weeks ago, too.
  2. Despite owning an iPhone, I still mainly listen to podcasts on my iPod Touch. I love podcasts. My favorites: The Paperclipping Roundtable, This American Life, The Moth, Office Hours (a sociology podcast), Stuff You Should Know, and Stuff Mom Never Told You.
  3. We set-up our old desktop for our daughter to use. The keyboard is wireless. One evening she brought the keyboard and a piece of paper onto the floor and set it up like a typewriter. I have no idea how she came up with this idea and she called it a typewriter. She will probably never use an actual typewriter. I’ve only used one a couple of times in my life.
  4. I use the Nike app to track my running. I love how technology makes it easier to track things like this.
  5. We live in the middle of nowhere. I do a lot of shopping online. I have begun venturing into the world of auto-shipping. I love how technology is making shopping for things we use a bit less frustrating.
  6. These are yummy items I get from Trader Joe’s. Thanks to our car, we can get to Trader Joe’s. Our nearest TJ’s is a good two hour drive away. We manage to get there about four times a year.
  7. My daughter playing with my iPad. Recently she has begun learning about the planets thanks to a couple of apps. Who needs an encyclopedia? (Though I secretly would love one of the last encyclopedia sets.)
  8. We hunt for morel mushrooms each spring. This year, me, my dad, and my husband hunted while my daughter stayed with my mom. I took this photo of a turtle and texted it to my mom to share with my daughter. How fun to show my daughter something cool from the middle of the woods without her being there!
  9. I do a lot of work online. This is a photo of one of the homepages for one place I do work for online.
  10. My washing machine. My washing and dryer were the first big purchases I made after getting my first real job after earning my Master’s degree. They aren’t flashy and do nothing special but they have lasted through several moves over about eight years.
  11. The last two photos were taken by my daughter. I think my favorite part of my iPhone may be how easy it is for my three-year-old to take photos. I end up with random photos of stuff in a store (I asked her to hold my phone while I was getting stuff out of the cart) and a random photo of me.
  12. I have a feeling that not only will my daughter belong to the most photographed-generation in human history, but I will belong to the most photographed-generation of moms in human history.
I hope you enjoyed my brief tour of some of the technology in my life. 

Check out my Previous Take Twelve Photos and Layouts:

And the Take Twelve Design Team:

Like the Car
Nihao, Cupcake!
Janette Carter-Kincaid
Scrap Inspired
Scrappy Wife, Happy Life
Day by Day
Right Here-Right Now
The Scrapbooking Haven Diva
Scrapworthy Lives
People of the Scrapbook
My Little Blessings
Life is Sweet
A Swoop and a Dart
Endless Possibilities
Yeah, Write

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  • Love this page and the filmstrip along the side! Great to get a peek into your life each month. 

  • Thanks. I love including a piece of “old” technology alongside all the “new” technology.

  • Van Nguyen

    What a fun layout and great way to document the day!!  And the space/ technology theme is super cute!

  • Thank you! I’m so happy I had the perfect paper for the theme.

  • Awesome page, Stephanie! Love all the square photos, the fun theme, the cool paper. Great accent with the film strip and journaling space (when you get to it!). Your Take 12 pages are turning out great. 🙂

  • Thank you! This is a really fun project!