Over at Scrapbook.com there is a challenge called "Scrap A Page A Day".
The goal is to have 365 layouts done by the end of 2013.
As amazing as that would be there is no way I could do it!
Now that my kids are getting older I have a lot more free time, but even w/ the extra time to scrapbook a page every day would not be an achievable goal.
Despite the inability to play along w/ the challenge, I decided to use it as inspiration and create my own goal for the year.
I have never created a goal like this before. Instead I just counted how many layouts I created along the way and at the end of the year had a total.
For 2012 I created a total of 48 layouts.
I know that doesn't sound like a lot, but considering I only scrapped from July 13, 2012 - December 31st, that equals approximately 9.6 layouts a month.
My layout totals grew as the months went along: I started w/ only creating 2 layouts in July but in December I had created a whopping 14 layouts!
Based on these figures, I decided to set my goal at 10 layouts a month which would equal 120 layouts for the year.
So that's my goal : 120 layouts for 2013.
So far this year I have created 6 layouts. Thats more than half of my goal for the month and we are only in the 2nd week.
I just hope I can keep it up.
BTW - after coming up w/ my own goal, I came across another challenge over at SB.com called "Volume Scrapping" and it's goal is for each player to decide how many layouts or cards they want to create for the year and work towards that goal using the "challenge" as a way to motivate ourselves and others.
Apparently "great minds DO think alike"!
And just cuz I hate blog posts w/ out pictures, I'm sharing one of the layouts I made this month:
"1st Pic 2013"