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: My nephew was still new and squishy, so Mr. P and I went to my Sister-in-Law‘s house and cooked them Thanksgiving dinner. It was a lot of exciting firsts: my nephew’s first Thanksgiving, our first time cooking a turkey, good stuff.
Repeating a Concept: Same idea here as with my football roadtrip page. The photos vary in size but hug an invisible line down the middle of the page.
Fall Colors: I wanted to use fall colors, but not the elementary school Thanksgiving palette. Know what I mean? The colors that you make a construction paper turkey out of. Anyway, I wanted something that wasn’t brown/orange/yellow. I searched “fall colors” on Pinterest and love this olive/burgundy/mustard combo!
Fonts: Oswald (headline) | Tools: Silhouette SD (headlines, logo), Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Pioneer SJ-100 Jumbo Scrapbook (scrapbook & pages), Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos), Simple Stories/SN@P Color Vibe/Green Dot/Stripe, Fancy Pants Designs/What a Wonderful Day/Remarkable (patterned paper) | Keepsakes 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.
The Story: My mother-in-law treated Mr. P and I to a trip to see White Christmas on stage.
Playbill: No, I still can’t cut up Playbills for some reason. I have no idea why — they have a ton of advertising in them! I just love the way they look, though. See other layouts with Playbills here, here, and here.
Ephemera I didn’t use: I got a picture of this again. I had two Playbills and two tickets. I ended up tossing one of the Playbills.
Blue and Red: I made the headline to compliment the Playbill. I like that it doesn’t scream “Christmas!!”
Font: Pacifico, Rockwell | Tools: Silhouette SD (headline) | Supplies: Die Cuts with A View Silver and Blue Shimmer Stock, Fancy Pants Designs/All My Heart (papers) | Keepsakes Included: Program, tickets.
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.