The title may lead some of you to believe that I’m ahead of the game, starting on my Christmas To Do List early. Well my friends, don't be fooled. In fact, my procrastination skills are shining as brightly as ever because I am just completing my Christmas Mini for 2009. Can we all say ‘slacker’ in unison?!
In the beginning, I had grand plans to make an elaborate album to document Nate and my first Christmases together. In the end, I think the number of celebrations (four) and amount of photos simply overwhelmed me and I never even got around to starting it. Since it’s nearly time to start a 2010 Christmas Mini I decided I had better get my act together and get these photos scrapped ASAP or I’d never get them scrapped at all. My quick and dirty solution? Why a digital mini, of course!
I started with a freebie template from Paislee Press and made some alterations. Then, I designed a title page to place on the left hand side of the two page spread I was planning. Next, I placed all of my pictures in the template and added patterned papers and cardstock. I finished it off with titles and journaling (as always, the hardest part for me!).
Since I had so many photos and four separate Christmas events, I limited each event to only two two-page spreads. I have a cover page and a closing page that appear in the album as well.
Trimming the Tree
Christmas Eve Mini (6x6 Digital): Template (Paislee Press Press Plate No. 27) + Patterned Papers (Creativity by Crystal - Sugar Cookie) + Solid Cardstock (Katie Perteit) + Stickers (Creativity by Crystal Holiday Stickers) + Font (Helvetica)
I had the pages printed at ScrapbookPictures.com and placed them in a 6X6 album I already had on hand. While this isn’t as artistic and detailed as I had originally planned, I was able to finish it in one weekend, which is a huge feat. And most importantly? It’s DONE! Looking back in a few years, I won’t care that it’s simple. I’ll care that it documents all of our precious photos and the memories we shared. And really, that’s what it’s all about, right?