Several weeks ago I encouraged you to purchase both a single photo album and a double (two-up) photo album designed to hold 4×6 photos. I found two adorable photos albums at Target and have been making plans ever since.
I’d love to reaffirm my advocacy for extremely simple scrapbooking with a blog feature called Midweek Make. The idea being that the projects I share are so EASY and so completely doable that you can in fact squeeze it into the middle of your week. The ironic thing is … I’ve been away from my studio this week and faced with less and less natural light for photographing (welcome to Spokane in the winter.) You may already know this, but today is Thursday and for anyone east of the Rocky Mountains, today is pretty much gone. So … my cute ‘midweek’ title isn’t going to work for this project and since I have Christmas List plans for tomorrow, I’ve decided to just set you up for Saturday, so you can be prepared for a potentially productive weekend creating something really, really cute and FUN.
Photo Album Project: Memory Advent
Most of you have so many Christmas pictures that you haven’t scrapbooked (or even printed) that I don’t feel good about telling you to take more. What I’d rather do is help you reconnect through these past and priceless memories to the anticipation and joy of this happy season.
Easy. Gather the following and be ready for some Saturday play.
- One 4×6 photo album
- 24 pictures from any Christmas past. NOTE: My pics come from lots of different years — in my opinion, the more mixed up they are, the more merry the reminiscing will be.
- 5 or 6 sheets of pattern paper in colors that coordinate with your album or your Christmas decor or your current whimsy! Pre-cut 24 4×6 pieces of pattern paper from this collection. You’ll need a few more pieces, but that comes later!
- 24 punched or pre-made tabs that also coordinate with your colors/patterns.
I’m using primarily reds, pinks and greens and this tab punch.