January Resolutions & Free Download!

by Lain Ehmann on January 1, 2012

Hey there, and happy new year! I hope you remembered to “Rabbit, rabbit” it this morning (I did!)

I’ve been thinking a lot about resolutions and intentions. I’ve chosen my one little word for 2012 (which I revealed in last week’s scrapbooking podcast), and I’ve started writing down some of my scrapbooking goals for the year. Oh, and I have some personal goals, too! One of the big things I want to do is spend more time connecting with my older kids. I do a great job of spending time with them, but not so much CONNECTING.

To that end, I’ve come up with a new scrapbooking series I want to add to my albums. I’m calling it the “A-List,” and it’s a series of pages based on listed conversations with my 11-year-old, Kinsey. Since she’s been tiny, we’ve had a shared journal that we write to each other in, but I thought it would be fun to create some scrapbook pages that reflect information we share with each other. The first one is “Favorites.” Here it is!

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Here’s the process: I created quizzes and made journaling cards based on a Katie Pertiet bracket ribbon design, and printed them on white cardstock, Then I had Kinsey fill out hers, I filled out mine, and we had fun sharing our answers!

And because I love you guys so much, I’ve saved these journaling cards as PDFs for you to download. All you have to do is make sure you’re signed up to my email list, and I’ll send out the downloads tomorrow (Monday). Note: even if you are reading this later, sign up because I’ll still provide you a link where you can download these cards.

Here’s a close-up:

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I’ve got a series of 12 of these layouts planned, all with hybrid journaling cards, all of which I’ll be providing to you — so go sign up now if you haven’t already!

  • Sassynagle

    coolio!  Thanks!

  • Vanessa Roberts

    What a fabulous idea! Love these journalling cards

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWFA3AQBASSAFX2JD3TWZZ2EJQ Lola

    Love it!! Just what I was looking for!

  • Anonymous

    Yay! I am so glad! :)

  • ScrappyGadgetGirl

    Love the layout. TFS

  • Anonymous

    Thank YOU!

  • Laura Pinto-Nguyen

    Oh Lain, I have been wanting to do something like this for a while with my kids so thank you for facilitating the process…I just finished creating my “2012 Goals” journal a few minutes ago and since I have 1/2 hour before our dinner starts, I think I will print out this quiz journaling cards and have the kids fill them out either tonight or tomorrow afternoon when they get back from school.

  • Joanne

    Thanks Lain! I think I’ll get us each to fill one out to put in the start of my Project Life Album! Perfect timing!

  • Christy Strickler

    I think I really need to do this with my son. This page came out so cute!

  • Anonymous

    Definitely do it and show me your result!

  • Anonymous

    Very fun!!

  • Anonymous

    I want to see what you come up with!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZXAUN4NHCZH7OYKB2JA7WBCWKY Bente Gulbrandsøy

    Thanks a lot Lain, love the idea <3

  • Anonymous

    So glad you like it!

  • Flowerbat

    That’s very nice, good thing I came cross your videos on YouTube, I’m just starting in the scrapbooking world. I can’t wait to get started:)

  • Anonymous

    Welcome! :)

  • http://www.creativelyyourssketches.blogspot.com/ Ali

    Thanks Lain, you’re a gem!!! 

  • MaryS.

    Great idea!!!

  • MaryS.

    Happy New Year Lain!! These are great! PS…. I love love love the scraphappy goodies we got for Christmas !!!  It’s been a tough month for me personally (had unexpected health issues – rotten especially this time of year) and getting this ScrapHappy mail was such a boost. AND… I LOVE your new hairstyle!! Too cute!! Looking forward to all our ScrapHappy goodness in 2012!

  • Anonymous

    You are so sweet! Hope 2012 is better for you. Many HUGS.

  • Anonymous

    Awww… thank you! :)

  • Lisa in OKC

    Hey Lain, I love these! When I tried to print them last night neither one would print completely. I would get the ribbon and a couple sentences but never the whole thing. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous

    That is strange. What are you printing them from? Mac preview, word? I can try to troubleshoot. :)

  • Drivers133

    Such a neat idea…but I did not get the link in order to print.  Is there another way to get the doc?  Thanks diane

  • Anonymous

    Did you sign up for the email list? It went out today.

  • tracy4

    I really love this idea, but I also did not get the link. 

  • Anonymous

    Are you on the email list? Specifically the Dot?

  • tracy4

    Yeahhhhhh me! I found it! Thank you!!

  • Lzepponi

    awesome layout!  thanks for the handouts!  I can’t wait to do this with my 9 yr old son!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/militzagm Militza Garcia Mendez

    Hi Lainie I just signed to get ypur emails, could you please please pleaseeee send me the link to get this printable, thanks a lot. :D

  • Anonymous

    Hi Militza – it should come automatically!

  • Beverley Leeson

    Hi Lain, I have been signed up for your E-Mails for some time now, but would love to be able to get the link for these darling Cards. Unless it’s for new Subscribers only, in which case I will totally understand. Happy New Year to you and yours. Many Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Beverly-
    The links were sent to the whole subscriber list as well last week. Are you getting the regular emails from The Dot?

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  • Kristi

    Thanks so much for sharing these Lain. I just found your site through Traci Reed Designs FB page and I’m intrigued already by this post. :) I’m off to check out the blog.

  • Chris

    Wow!…I am super excited to be part of your followers…..looking forward to your genius. Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/louise.m.boucher Louise Marquis Boucher

    Just found you and am excited to start scrabooking (never got the hang of it). These journaling cards are so great! I am subscribed to The Dot already and wondering how to get these PDFs. Looking forward to more of your genius! Thank you!

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