For this weeks memory keeping Monday, I thought I’d share how I plan on documenting 2019. From 2000 until 2018 I’ve used a 12×12 album as a family album, with some years having 2 albums to hold it all. This year I’m changing it up. It’s time to try something different.
I’ll still be recording things as I have the past couple years but in a 6″ x 8″ album instead of 12×12. I find that as the kids have gotten older I don’t take as many photos and we aren’t as involved in their lives so there just isn’t as many things to take photos of. Don’t get me wrong, I still take quite a few photos but not enough to fill an entire 12×12 album. At least I don’t think so! We’ll see how many 6×8 albums I end up using to document 2019! lol
This first photo is my album title page. I was inspired by 12×12 layout that I saw either on Pinterest or Instagram that had a black and white plaid background and circles but instead of the year, she had photos. I loved it so much that I decided to make it my title page.
I think it’s the perfect page to welcome 2019 and it showcases my love of plaid:)
Then the back of that page is my first 2-page spread for this year – our trip to the Ice Castles. I used products from the Snowflake Showcase suite that were available in November – I still love those snowflakes!
The background of the full page is a sheet of our watercolor paper. I created a wash in the background and then stamped some of the snowflakes.
I love how it turned out. The photo is just matted with several layers of card stock and then I added a few die cut snowflakes.
Visiting the Ice Castles was the first item on my 50 before 50 life list that I completed. So while everything was out I created a 3×4 card and printed a photo for that album. Once I have a few pages from that album done, I’ll share some photos or do a flip through. If you missed my 50 before 50 post, you can find it here.
Have a creative day!
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Note: the following items have retired and are no longer available: the black and white plaid dsp; the snowfall thinlits and the snow is glistening stamp set; the large numbers framelits.