Day 11 is a pretty simple set of 4″x6″ pockets. Instead of writing out captions for each of the photos, I decided to make one long title to tell the short little stories of each of them. It was a low-key day!
Because I had a full-page photo for the next day, I made a 6″x8.5″ (did you know that’s the actual size of the page protector for a full-page in the Simple Stories albums??) layout for Day 12. I used some old Making Memories letter stickers (from one of their last wedding collections) to give each photo pair a title, and then I used a print-and-cut label (using my Silhouette) to add a little story. The vertical stripe of snowflakes (rub on from Lily Bee) is sort of tongue-in-cheek, since the day was warm enough for me to go for a run outside in short sleeves!
See HERE on the blog for a similar photo to the full-page one of them looking at the lit Christmas tree early in the morning of day 13.
We had a lot of exciting things that we did on day 13, so not only did I include the (in my opinion) beautiful photo of my kids in front of the tree, but another whole front-and-back of a page. We went to see an abridged Nutcracker performed by a local ballet school with a dear friend of mine. I chopped down the program (which was just a photocopied sheet of paper) to put behind the title to my page.
To help the numbers stand out, I punched a circle of washi tape and added a silver-sprayed die-cut flourish and some rhinestones.
On the back of the page, I included photos of a gathering of our church small group.
We had a big day the next day, too! We celebrated Christmas with my side of the family. All of us except Husband (who had to work!) went to the aquarium together for the day. I took a LOT of photos and I wanted to include quite a few, so I added some flip-ups to the 3×4 2″ square divided page protector to add in some extras while still being able to add lots of journaling and to embellish. Speaking of embellishments, I made the top right square into another shaker pocket so that the number 14 from the following page shows through.
More photos fit on the reverse, and I had room for even more journaling.
I punched holes in our aquarium tickets and added them right into the spread.
Our festivities continued into the evening, when we opened some gifts and spent time together as a family.
Aren’t these little present puffy stickers cute? I got them from a friend who was clearing out some of her craft supplies.
After two very busy days, we had a couple quieter days (at least, in terms of my photo-taking!) Days 15 and 16 went together onto one page. I kept the design unified by using the same format for the numbers and using the same combination of letter stickers to give a bit of a title to each photo.
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I’m using the Crate Paper “Peppermint” collection as the main set of products for this album, supplemented heavily by BasicGrey’s “Nordic Holiday;” but I am also adding in various Christmassy and not-themed products (including doilies!) from my stash. If you have any questions about a particular product, let me know in the comments.
See all my posts about this album HERE.