Saturday, March 13, 2010

Layout #16

So, because I can't think for myself and do everything Haley does, I started a Christmas album. I have to laugh, because the layouts that are in there to start are OLD.... like basic cardstock only layouts! No embellishments, no nothing.
I certainly don't think I am all that when it comes to scrapbooking, but I do have to admit that I have definitely grown in my willingness to try new things, and to add stuff to my pages!
I also noticed that I didn't have anything to include for Avery's first Christmas, because all of those layouts were in her first year album, and I didn't want to take them out, so I did this on my weekend retreat. Again, Fancy Pants, and again, simple. But it can go into the Christmas album!

1 comment:

Cindy said...

My girlfriend LeeAnn (who has an extremely large family) was the first person that I know of to do a Christmas album. In the beginning, there was a very poorly decorated tree in the background(they were both going to school and did not have any spare money for decorations). Then there was one baby and a few gifts and as the children came (6 in all) the tree got larger and larger and the presents abounded everywhere and there were more people in the photo. On the opposite page, LeeAnn puts the family newsletter, which she had maintained all along, from the first year until this year. The book only comes out with the decorations as the holiday approaches and then it is put away for the year. Now there are about five grandbabies in the photo and spouses and the photo is ENORMOUS!!! They have so much fun reading the happenings in the newsletters from years past and looking at all of the photos from long ago. It is probably the most looked forward to part of their holidays and LeeAnn faithfully brings the book up to date before she puts it away each year. I hope you enjoy your Christmas albumn as much as her family does!