and aside from the cold, it is my favourite time of year! I thought I would jump ahead this fall and create my Christmas album early so I was ready for the photos from all of our holiday activities and created my album before I even have the pictures back. Plus, I could not wait to play with the beautiful papers in the Merry Days of Christmas collection!!!!
This album is one of my Trinkets and Treasures albums, as I call them, and have used the same format in several of my classes this past year and created numerous versions by just changing out the papers. What I love most about them is that not only does it house the photos from a particular occasion or event but can safely stores many of the Trinkets and Treasures collected as well, hence the name of the album/ class.
Each paper inserted onto this project usually serves a double purpose as this book is bursting with pockets and flaps on every page to add even more trinkets and treasures.
The Merry Days of Christmas Collection pack, complete with the co-ordinating die cut sheet provided most of the needed elements for this project. All I needed to add was some tulle and ribbon and a few pieces of bling (because bling is a VERY good thing!). OH! I of course needed the book base and would you believe me if I told you that all I used were office envelopes? YUP! It was that easy!
So although this book may look incomplete, it really is ready for my photos from this holiday seasons' Trinkets and Treasures. There was plenty of paper and die cuts left over in the kit that I can easily add more tags or embellishing f needed (but I think I covered the bases here!).
It's not very often I can say I am prepared way in advance of anything! Oh well... I am happy that I could be this time and that has got to count for something, right?!
Anyways, I hope you take the time this holiday season to create plenty of memories with your friends and family, collect the trinkets and treasures from your journey and document those cherished times in a project of your own using your favourite My Mind's Eye collection.