Tuesday, May 16, 2017

2016 in Books

One of the NSD challenges from Studio Calico was to scrap what you were reading, so I thought it was the perfect time to get this layout done.  This is the fourth year I've done a Year in Books layout (2015, 2014, 2013), and the third year I'm using October Afternoon's Public Library collection.  What can I say, it's the perfect collection to use, and I still have plenty, so you might see it again next year.

Anyway, I went with a grid style layout this year.  My book list is much larger than it's been in years past, 129, which is impressive, but over a quarter of those are juvenile fiction which is a much faster read than a regular book.

I have the full list of books (computer print out) in the envelope, and used the tags to document my favorites as well as the roll up of genres.

The tag I used is my Classic Tag 1 die from Neat & Tangled.  I love this size tag!  I accented the top row of tags with a stamp from an old Studio Calico documenter kit which I colored with Copics.

The alphas are Bella Blvd.  Once I had the tags in place, I accented the layout with some stickers from the Public Library Collection.  Oh how I miss OA!

That's all for me today, do you document what you read each year?  If so, please link me up below.  I'd love to see how you do it!

Also, just a reminder that the sale at Ellen Hutson goes through today, 20% off all in-stock items using code momsday17.  I broke down and put in an order for 'practical' stuff.  I needed a Copic refill, and added a few colors (in the orange category) that I'm missing as well.  It's an extra good deal on Copics since they are 25% off normally at Ellen, but with the extra 20% off the markers are now $4.80.  I also got some storage items and one splurge item (affiliate links):


  1. What a great way to remember what you read!! Love the fun grid style that you used on this. I should just write down what I read as I haven't a clue I read so much!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  2. Oh this is awesome, Miriam! Love it!

  3. Woah, 126 books! That's one every third day!! Super impressive, even if some of them are juniors. Love the October Afternoon lines too ... you've used them so well on your layout!

  4. I am amazed at how much you can read and still do everything else. I just finished an audio book (listen to it in the car) and was very proud of myself! Ha! Great layout I am going to pin this one.

  5. Such a cool page and perfect way to record all those book choices! When, oh, when do you ever find the time?! My list would be children's book after children's book after children's book. I need to branch out.

  6. What a great idea...love your sweet page.

  7. WOW! What a great way to document alllll those books you've read! Awesome!

  8. What a fabulous idea!! Love it, as well as your adorable page. Like your handwriting too. :o) Thank you for sharing and inspiration. :o) xx