I saw this prompt on Stacy Julian’s blog back at the end of December of last year (yes, I’ve had this in my “to-do” folder for that long!) and I loved the idea! Obviously, I’ve let this one sit a little too long, but it has helped me realize that I could easily do this 12 minute project with any set of photos, or even with several folders of photos. I like the idea of setting the timer for 12 minutes and just using that time to find photos that bring up great memories or inspire in some way.
I’m very excited to do this because it is like picking out 12 stories that I want to scrapbook. Now I will be able to come back to this blog post and work on them later on. I would encourage you to do the same, even if you completed Stacy’s challenge at the end of the year.
Here are the “rules” (from Stacy’s post):
1. Create a "2009 favorites" folder on your computer. I’m calling mine “12 favorites”
2. Open up your digital photo library.
3. Set your timer for 12 minutes and press start.
4. Scroll quickly through your images until an image catches your eye.
5. Stop and save this image to your file.
6. Continue clicking and saving until your timer beeps.
After you do that you can then:
1. E-mail them to your extended family.
2. Print them and display them on the fridge or back door.
3. Post them to your blog or Facebook.
4. Put them together on a scrapbook page.
5. Use them to create a 2010 calendar. to create a blog entry!
Here are my 12 photos (selected and journaled in 12 minutes):
My son in 1994 at 10 months. I love this picture of him. My mother-in-law took it while we were all in Cedar City on vacation together.
My kids together at Christmas time in 1996. My son was 3 and my daughter was just a few months old. He was actually scared to go near her so I felt a huge sense of accomplishment that I got him this close to her for this photo! I also had a hard time getting him to look at the camera so I was so pleased when these photos came back from the developer. He was diagnosed with autism about 2 weeks after this picture was taken.
My daughter in 1997. She was about a year old here. Anyone who says there is no difference between a boy baby and a girl baby probably hasn’t had one of each. I was amazed at how early on she was interested in dolls. I did not pose her for this picture. I also like how there are 2 spare binkies (pacifiers) within her reach. Definitely her Momma’s girl on that one!
My daughter on the merry go-round at Disneyland in January of 1998. She was about 16 months old. My mother-in-law took this great photo. Unfortunately there is a date stamp on it – and it’s not even correct.
Making crafts with the kids in 1999. Makes me remember that I still was able to have fun with the kids even with all that we had going on with autism, school,and therapies.
playing in the grandparent’s inflatable pool on the July in 2000.. Still the wrong date on the print – lol! My daughter had to wear the shower cap because she had tubes put in her ears due to multiple ear infections. She was always on antibiotics or having tubes put in when she was little. Her speech was delayed a little because of that but she quickly caught up once the ear problem was resolved.
My son at occupational therapy in 2001. I loved going to those appointments with him because it was just so fascinating. If I had even known that type of therapy existed when I was in college, I would have loved to have become an occupational therapist. This therapy helped him with some of his fears and textural issues related to his autism and OCD.
A particularly sweet photo of my kids in matching rugby shirts in 2003. I’ve always loved this one.
My hubby on our trip to Goblin Valley, Utah in 2005. This is the most amazing place and I have some fun pictures from that trip that I haven’t done much with. I love that he always does silly poses for me. We make a good team – ham & camera!
My daughter’s “bling” phase in 2007. Really glad we’ve moved past this one.
My son looking in the silly mirror at the Children’s Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico in July of 2006. This picture is a little blurry, but it makes me smile.
I carried around my Captain Jack doll action figure during our February 2007 trip to Disneyland just to be silly. I thought it was hilarious! My family thought I was crazy. lol!
Ok, that was totally fun! Now I feel very inspired to do some scrapbooking!