Wednesday, January 7, 2015

14 in 2014

So this is the time of year where a lot of us scrapbookers share our top favorite layouts from the previous year.
I have to say this was an interesting post for me to put together because I ended up discovering that I in fact only had fourteen layouts total photographed from last year.
These three 8 1/2 x 11 pages which were all created from sketches.
Here are a few 12 x12 pages and all but three were created for Paper Issues during my design team term. Which brings the total to twelve.
And the last two layouts are my most recent (cough, cough...not since October.)
So I guess I would have to say that the fourteen layouts I photographed are my top layouts for 2014. :)
I did a few more, but frankly I didn't want to take the time to take a picture.
I think that is one of the reasons I decided not to be on design teams anymore. Seriously don't like the photographing and editing process, and it was extremely stressful for me at times. Now I kind of look forward to doing it occasionally to casually share here on my blog.

But I also realize that I created quite a few other projects throughout the year though besides layouts.
 I did a few cards...
and a mini tag album.
Plus all the work I put in on my Summer Project Life album.
So even though it didn't look like I got a lot accomplished as far as scrapbooking, I guess I did :)


  1. I hear you on the photographing and editing part ... then's there's the writing of posts! It does get hard sometimes!! I loved everything you created in 2014 ... I hope to see more in 2015!!!

  2. Oh I am with you too on the photographing and editing part... it doesn't get any easier with time (for me anyway)! It has been lovely to see your 2014 creations all in one place - Happy New Year to you! Anne xx

  3. Love how much variety you have with your layouts! Well done!

  4. A wonderful review of your beautiful projects, Mary Jo! Photographing and editing definitely are not my favorite parts of creating. :)

  5. A great recap!! Ive gotten quite lazy and take 99.9% of my photos with my phone!!!

  6. Wow those are all so gorgeous. I don't think I have even done 14 layouts . Trouble is my kids are all grown so I have resulted to odd things or my grandbabies. I think trips went to Project Life mostly, and I do a ton of cards.

  7. All of your layouts are so lovely.
    It was great re-visiting them all :)
    I always think I don't accomplish that much in a year, but when I actually look through my photos, I did more than I thought I did.

  8. I know what you mean about the long, painstaking process of photographing and posting projects. Sometimes, by the time I'm done, I find myself thinking, "I could have made another layout in the time it took to edit those photos." LOL

    You have a nice collection of work here, and I wouldn't worry about posting "only" 14 LO's. It's quality, not quantity, that counts.

  9. I love your work! I definitely agree that the photographing, editing and blog post writing process is time-consuming. I am shocked sometimes at how long all that takes. But I do it and I am so grateful that others do it. I love seeing everyone's work. :) Great projects, Mary Jo.

  10. Photographing my layouts is my least favorite...I have definitely not mastered the art of capturing the layout and it make for a very frustrating process. Your layouts are beautiful!

  11. You may not have had a lot of time to craft, Mary Jo, but they are all gorgeous projects!

  12. Fabulous pages and projects! Remember it's quality not quantity!

  13. Love these. I totally agree with Madeline!