I didn't do any 12x12 layouts. I am a 'prolific scrapper' and would usually churn out heaps of pages. This time was different...and I liked it.
I started the weekend doing some stuff in my art journal, played with layers and paints before opening up a smash book that had been waiting in my cupboard for some time (3-4 years?). I had printed a few photos before leaving home and made a start with these. No order to how they went in (same event photos together) but I treated each spread as either a double layout or single pages. The size of this book will make storage and the collecting of photos and memories into pages simpler.
While I enjoyed this relaxed process, it's not to say I will never do more 12x12 pages, in fact, I will be more selective about the photos and memories that become 12x12 pages.
The smash books were great as they already had a patterned paper page that just needed altered in some instances - paint, mists and other bits of paper helped here. I was able to embellish the pages as I would normally.
I have ordered a CTMH Everyday Life album and My Crush to explore as a way forward with this simpler form of memory keeping...Watch this space (hopefully not till next year Kim).