The Story: Showing the new ornaments we got for our Christmas tree in 2006. This was the year we got married, so we had some special ones. The Sleeping Beauty ornament came out that year — it was totally meant to be. He proposed to me at Sleeping Beauty’s castle in Disneyland and we had Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Waltz played during our wedding ceremony. Did I mention that her dress changes color and the ornament plays the song? It’s pretty epic.
Just tree pictures? Yep. I didn’t grow up in a family of holiday picture-takers so it’s only been recently (especially now that I have an adorable niece and nephew) that I’ve been documenting holidays. It doesn’t bother me too much. Some years I’ll just show ornaments, other years will be more detailed.
Cataloging Ornaments: I didn’t take these pictures in 2006 but am using this process to slowly photograph our ornament collection for my scrapbook.
Careful when using translucent paper: The gold paper with the Christmas headline is translucent. It’s really hard to glue it down and not show the glue (or tape). Duh. *smacks head*
Previously: See my holiday layouts from previous years including 2003 (in college), 2004 Christmas and ornaments, and our 2005 ornaments and theatre trip.
Fonts: Pacifico, Ostrich Sans | Tools: Silhouette SD (headline, snowflake), Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Pioneer SJ-100 Jumbo Scrapbook (scrapbook & pages), Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos), Fancy Pants Designs/All My Heart (patterned paper) | Ephemera Included: none.
The Story: All of our new Christmas ornaments from 2005.
Cataloging Christmas Ornaments: Read more about this project here. All of the pictures for this layout were taken in 2012 when our tree was up.
Lots of Little Stories: This year, I wanted to include a few thoughts about each ornament. That made it challenging to come up with a layout that supported many pictures and stories. While there is a lot of white space on these pages, it was necessary in order to fit everything in.
Travel: There are two ornaments from our trip to New York that year, which started our travel ornament collecting tradition. There’s a Statue of Liberty and a baseball Santa Claus (we picked up Santa in Cooperstown).
Previously: Check out my 2004 Christmas Ornament layout here.
Font: Pacifico, Nevis | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos), Silhouette SD (headline) | Supplies: Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos) | Keepsakes Included: None.
I’m still plugging along getting pictures of all our Christmas ornaments! See that Statue of Liberty ornament? I bought that on the New York trip that I just finished scrapbooking!
The result? I can make cool layouts like the one below, showing what new ornaments we got for our tree each year.
Yep, the ornament photos on that layout were taken 8 years after they were purchased. Does it even matter? I don’t think so.
I’m hoping I’m completely caught up by next year!
For more information on my ornament/picture process, click here!
Back at it – here’s the second part of my Christmas from 2004.
Inspiration: None for the grid. For the label over the grid, I looked at this template from Ali Edwards.
I decided to
go ultra lazy experiment with printing all the photos one one sheet and not cutting them out / not gluing them to the page separately. I also experimented with adding the label digitally over top of the pictures instead of printing and gluing it separately.
Result? I’m happy that it didn’t take as long, but don’t love the look that much. I’ll probably cut them out individually next time. I like the depth I get from layering stuff.
Why I documented this: I want our kids to be able to see which ornaments on the tree came from what part of our lives. I have the benefit of hindsight and know we still use that tree star, so it’s worth documenting!
I added a strip of patterned paper and another headline on the right to jazz it up.
Fonts: Pacifico, Californian FB | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos), Silhouette SD (headline) | Supplies: Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos) | Keepsakes Included: none.
Winding down this 2004 album!
Inspiration: None specifically, I designed this to work around the keepsakes I’d saved.
Why I documented this: Aside from the fact that it’s Christmas? This was Mr. P’s and my first Christmas living together. There are a lot of firsts in this album.
I was working with a menu from my company’s holiday dinner and a boarding pass from when I visited home. So happy that we took pictures of our first Christmas tree – I added those as well.
I rounded everything out with a headline and a bit of patterned paper.
Fonts: Pacifico, Carton, Californian FB (body text) | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos), Silhouette SD (headline) | Supplies: Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos) | Keepsakes Included: Menu, boarding pass.