Another 6×8 Christmas Album

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*** Have you entered my Christmas Giveaway yet?! Be sure to leave a comment on THE POST BELOW by Sunday night to be entered! ***

I’m back again today to share with you the album pages I did for my 2014 album. For this album, I chose to go with a brighter color scheme, using the Project Life Merry & Bright Mini Kit cards as my inspiration.

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I pulled in items I had in my stash that went along with this color scheme. A sheet of October Afternoon stickers, chipboard pieces by Studio Calico, gems, and even stickers from the Dollar Store.

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I purchased an older October Afternoon Christmas album kit and sprinkled those cards in as well.

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Some of my pictures aren’t that great … just pics from my phone, but they are still part of the memory making so they go in the album!

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I love the smaller Jolee stickers as accents in this album … I think I used the entire sheet!

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I rounded out a few areas with some stamped images.

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It’s fun to capture all the games and hanging out together as a family on Christmas break.

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Christmas present exchange between siblings on Christmas Eve always gets a little rowdy and silly

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Magical Christmas Morning Snow and Gifts

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Playing in the snow on Christmas Day

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I was even able to use up some older brads by My Mind’s Eye.

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How is your Christmas album coming along? Do you work on it throughout December or are you like me and wait until after Christmas to get your pictures in your album?

Thanks for stopping by!

JanaBold

Giveaway & Christmas 6×8 Album

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I know a lot of you out there are in the middle of creating your December Daily albums. I don’t create a daily record of our December, but I *do* put our December photos in a 6×8 album each year.

While working on my 2014 album, I realized that I never shared the pages I made for 2013. So, today I thought I would share my 2013 pages, and later this week I’ll share my 2014 pages.

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I really like to use 6×8 pocket page protectors and pocket cards for my Christmas scrapping. For 2013, I used the Project Life Christmas Wish set. I LOVED that this set included die cuts along with the cards. It made embellishing my pages really EASY and FAST! Gotta love that!

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I add strips of washi tape along photos where I need an extra color. I loved that a lot of the cards had silver foil on them. It made my album feel more special and shiny without any extra effort!

I mostly used the die cuts from the kit, but did add in buttons, enamel dots, gems, twine,and star stickers here-and-there.

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I love working with these kits so much, that I picked myself up the “Deck the Halls” cards and die cuts at the American Crafts Warehouse Sale to use for my 2015 album … and guess what?! I picked up an extra set to give away to one of my readers!

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Leave a comment on this post by midnight on Sunday, December 13th, 2015. I will randomly select one winner to receive the prize package shown above. This pack will include the Deck the Halls Project Life Cards, coordinating 6×6 paper pad, 4 Christmas glitters, Sizzix Snowflake and Flower embossing folders set, and Pink Paislee Yuletide puffy stickers. I will announce the winner here on my blog on Monday, December 14th, 2015. Good luck!

JanaBold

So You

Do you ever have those moments where you are just floored by how quickly your kids are growing up? I know you do. It’s crazy, isn’t it? Lately, I’ve been thinking about my son a lot. He is such a joy to have in our family. He is taller than me now, and is joining in on the adult conversations at family gatherings. He loves “older” music (like John Denver, James Taylor, Queen, BeeGees, etc.), collects cassette tapes and vinyl records, loves anything vintage, being outside every chance he gets, and just loves life. He is a happy guy, kind and thoughtful, and watches out for his sisters.:) I’m so proud to be his mom. It’s been awhile since I’ve snapped some photos of just him, so I made him stop his homework the other day, so I could take a few.

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I came across these cute pics of him wearing a coonskin hat the other day and had to scrap them. We were at a pioneer tea party for his sister and because I was focused on scrapping my daughter and her friends, I had missed printing these ones out. But they are just so HIM. I’m grateful I stumbled on them again, so I could get his cute personality in our family album.

I pulled out a Kaisercraft collection I had in my stash and put it to use. Can you tell that I’m loving using my stash lately? Hehe!

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The title is a phrase by Karla Dudley that I found in the Silhouette Online Store here. I love using my Silhouette for titles! I never have to worry about running out of the popular letters and love that I can size them to fit my page perfectly. I cut the title out twice in two different colors (I do this a lot), and then used my scissors to trim out the word “you” so I could create a layered title. I embossed the red layer with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and then decorated the center of the letter “O” for some added detail and color.

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The tree was trimmed from a die cut page that was part of the collection. I cut the hearts from another patterned paper and sprinkled them throughout the tree accompanied by phrase stickers (by Fancy Pants Designs).

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I’m gearing up for Thanksgiving this week. I LOVE Thanksgiving! It’s the perfect time to catch up with family. If you are looking for a meaningful project for Thanksgiving Day, may I suggest downloading the FREE Printable album by Bella Blvd found HERE? (Stephanie, you ROCK for putting these together to share! Thank you! Thank you!) I put one together in 2011 for my family and it makes my heart smile every time I read it.

Here’s a peek at our 2011 book. The ironic thing is that we weren’t even at this Thanksgiving dinner with my family. We had a small Thanksgiving dinner here at home with our own family the night before we were supposed to travel to my sister’s three hours away to stay with her for the weekend. We ended up all getting sick and couldn’t go (this is why Maryn and Camryn were both thankful that we had a dinner just ourselves … or else we wouldn’t have had one that year).:) I gave the book to my parents to have everyone fill out, and even though we weren’t there, their words remind me of all that was going on that year in each of our lives, and how much I love them.

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I love reading my parents thoughts and love for each other. I cherish this because when do you get your parents’ to write in your albums, right?:)

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My nieces and nephew even took the time to fill out the pages.:)

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If you are interested in the older versions of Stephanie Hunt’s printable albums you can find them on the links listed below. Even though they have the years on them, I think you could still use them for other years (I’m thinking you could print out the new year on little blocks and adhere them over the other year).

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!

JanaBold

My Mind’s Eye Record It – Just Splendid

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The last project I created for the My Mind’s Eye CHA booth this year was a mini album featuring their new Record It – Just Splendid collection. The colors and wood elements (Um, … Hello! WOOD Dots! Eeeeek!) of this set just make me smile. It would be a perfect set to record practically anything! I used it to record our 2013 Summer Vacation to Missouri and Illinois. Here’s a look through the book. (Hey! That rhymed! Hehe!)

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I kept the overall design of the album fairly simple to go along with the clean lines of the Record It line. The pictures themselves are quite busy, so this seemed to work out really well!

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I used my Silhouette Cameo, the 6×6 paper pad from the collection, and cardstock scraps from my stash, to create decorative page dividers. The decorative tapes were perfect for adding colorful borders. I even used the tapes on the page protectors themselves.

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I love all the words on the blue decorative tape. I snipped them apart and used them throughout the album to accent photos.

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Tickets to vacation attractions, make great page accents!

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I had a couple of maps and brochures that were too large to fit on the pages. I took them to my local copy store and had them reduce them to fit on the page.

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I really love these 6×8 scrapbooks! They are the perfect size to hold vacation memories all together. It was such a fun trip and makes me excited for spending time with my family on vacations in the coming year.

Happy scrapping!

JanaBold