“Spring” cleaning continues…I have gathered all the wonderful Holiday cards mailed to us from 2007-2015. I bundled them together by year with ribbon and binder rings. They are now ready to be displayed during the Holidays.
The Girls had Veteran’s Day off of school. I took the day off too! The Girls invited Friends over to scrapbook. We gathered a ton of supplies from my office and gave each of the Girls a 4×6 photo album to create pages and fill with photos. I worked along side of them filling albums with old printed photos. I wanted our precious memories out of the boxes in the garage and in a space where they could be enjoyed easily.
I guess having all those creative minds at our back dining room table wore off on me because I got inspired to create a traditional scrapbook to document our December.
I cleared the table of all the everyday supplies the Girls used and filled it with EVERYTHING Christmas!! We have a gate up for Sophie and I joked with the Kids that they could not go beyond that gate. I was half kidding! LOL The Girls are itching to get at all these supplies. I told them they could have everything I didn’t use. I think I am taking longer than they would like.
My foundation pages are almost done. I left several spaces to fill in with journaling, photos and memorabilia for the month of December. I plan to clean up the mess I created at the Dining Room Table and leave out a small stash of supplies. My hope is to work on my album for a little bit each day. I am also not sure what, if anything I am going to do to the cover. I usually like my covers flat for storage.
**edited to add: I thought my foundation pages were complete but I found some cute things in the $1 section at Target! LOL
I was looking for a red album but saw this one on sale at Hobby Lobby and bought it. I will most likely not add anything to the cover but I did pick up a small wooden Christmas Tree for the spine.
This is my inside cover. I altered the printable I found on Pinterest. I added 2016 in tiny black letter stickers. It opens! I tore the month of December out of a calendar and used washi tape to hold it together. I plan to list all the stories and activities I would like to tell and record in my album. Instead of writing a story about the day’s activities (ie This is what we did today….) like I have done in years past, I plan to write 25 stories of December or maybe more! My title page.
Some of my pages have numbers loosely adhered to them and some do not just in case I have to move things around. I have kept a pile of numbers in my stash to easily grab and complete my page.
This page is a read paper lunch bag with a tag that can pull out. I can write my story on this pull out tag and/or add photos. I can also add more photos to the bag pocket.
This is a 6″x8″ page protector with four 3″x4″ pockets.
I can add photos to the back of this tag if my story takes up the front. It is ok to not add any photos too!
I have placed random tags and journaling cards throughout my album in case I want to jot down a fun memory but it isn’t quite a “story.”
This is a fun page but doesn’t leave space for me to tell my story. I may have to add another page or just punch holes in a photo and add it to my album. I like the look of journaling right on a photo too! We shall see how this one plays out!
I created a pocket to hold Letters from Santa.
We can’t forget to record our Christmas Wish Lists!
My Girls were itching to scrap with the huge stash of Holiday items…I finally let them and they created these pages. I am going to ask them if I can add them to my album.