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Friday, January 2, 2015

Low Pressure Theme Albums

I love theme albums - the topic is finite and you don't have to mentally change gears as often as you do with a regular "chronological" album. Two of my favorite albums that I work on once a year are my Halloween and Christmas albums. We love watching the boys grow up and it's a great way to remember gifts,traditions and costumes and which year they took place in. I plan to work on these books until the boys are 18 and I have figured out how many pages I can do each year to accomplish that (3 sides for the Halloween album, 4 sides for the Christmas album.) Do you have a favorite theme album? Thanks to Shutterfly I already have all of my pictures from 2014 in my hands so it didn't take any time this Christmas break to choose 8-10 favorites for my Halloween book and to place the first pictures in my Christmas book.

The CM Group's traditional 12X12 and 8X8 coversets and refill pages are great for theme albums, and so are the Fast2Fabulous albums! I am starting 2015 grateful for continued access to the safest, best made albums out there - my 2015 workshop and retreat schedule is already set and I would love to help your album projects come to life in any way I can!

 8X8 and 12X12 Creative Memories coversets
 The start page of each album
 This took no time - 2014 in the books!

 Our first Halloween with Christopher!

 Oh my goodness, Andrew was just a baby!
 I like to include our family Christmas card in every annual layout
 Okay, busted! I never journaled last year's! Better do it while I still remember everything
 2014's 4 page spread is off to a good start! The hardest part isn't finishing the pages, the hardest part is narrowing hundreds of Christmas pictures down to the best 20 or so!