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Hi! Odessa here with some wintery SN@P! Pages using Simple Stories Winter Farmhouse. When I saw the new winter collections this one jumped out at me. It’s really wintery where I live so it’s really perfect for everyday layouts and my favourite, Christmas layouts! 

On this page I have some cute pockets on one side and a full page layout on the other side. I kept the pages nice and bright with lots of rich colour pops. The mustard yellow, pine green and cardinal red in Winter Farmhouse are so nice together!

Instead of using a 4x6 card in this pocket I adhered 6 2x2 cards to some cardstock to make a cute patchwork pocket with some of my fav elements from the collection.

Baking is one of my favourite Christmas traditions and throughout this album I have photos of some of the things I’ve baked along with the recipes. On this page I made a 6x8 layout on some woodgrain cardstock from Winter Farmhouse as my base. I layered torn patterned cardstock collections in some of those rich colours I mentioned before to feel like a stack of recipes with little tabs stickers and other things peeking out as well as a big title under the photo.

I used the scalloped border from the Winter Farmhouse Combo Stickers at the bottom of my photo to make the flip element a bit more visible. I adhered the photo to some folded cardstock from the collection so when it’s opened the recipe for the cookies pictured is on the inside with some cute stickers to make it a little more fun.

Here’s another SN@P! Page I put together with Winter Farmhouse. These photos are all about being in a rustic winter wonderland - it was a perfect match of theme and photos! 

I added a 4x6 vertical protector in the middle with a wintery photo. I used various phrase strips from the Winter Farmhouse Sticker Tablet, Combo Stickers and Bits & Pieces to add a poetry-like element and a cute cabin due cut from the Bits & Pieces that went well thematically. The Combo Sticker sheet always has some great tabs perfect for sticking on the side of these smaller page protectors to add more layers to albums.

I adhered a photo to a 4x6 card with a journalling spot in the middle and added a nice title to it. Using the alpha stickers in the Sticker Tablets is a great way to title a group of photos while maintaining colour and theme!

This full sized 6x8 photo of the rustic Otentik a few hours away in Riding Mountain National Park we booked for a few days right after Christmas was one of my favs so I kept it simple. A journaling spot from the Winter Farmhouse Journaling Bits & Pieces along with a snowflake chipboard sticker. I used the number stickers from the Sticker Tablet to add in the date and a cute phrase strip over the door.

I’m having so much fun working on my December album with the winter Simple Stories collections!

 

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Hi! Odessa here with some more Christmas SN@P! pages. Today I’m using the Holly Jolly Collection which is packed with fun!

The Simple Stories Striped Binders are my favourite albums to use for 6x8 scrapbooking so I was pretty excited about a new colour added to the line up! The red stripe binder coordinates so well with Holly Jolly. I love the striped exterior and polka dot interior as well as the nice metal corners on the binder. I kept it simple with a Holly Jolly chipboard flower sticker and a cute Bits & Pieces banner.

This is one of my favourite layouts in my December album so far! On the right I’ve filled my pockets with some photos from when we were putting up our tree. I added lots of phrase stickers in place of journalling and added a simple card with a tree on it. Throughout December I have a box that I fill with little bits from our life and notes so that when I finally get to working on my album I am totally ready. Inside my box was a sweet bag from when I was on our annual special ornament shopping trip which I used as the background for the page on the right. 

I mounted my photo on some cardstock that I tore the edges of to give it some dimension against the background. The layers gave me the perfect place to slide in one of the Holly Jolly Bow Clips.

On the bottom I made some clusters of trees, phrase stickers and emamel dots to balance out the layout and frame the photo.

The Holly Jolly collection has lots of cookies throughout it so it was perfect for documenting one of my favourite Christmas things, baking! I love that christmas cookie SN@P! card. I used one of the page protectors with spots for 4x4 photos just to use it. I also used a 2x2 calendar card on the bottom with one of the date stickers from the Sticker Tablet as a different way to date the layout. On the right I used a large 6x8 photo and kept the embellishing simple with a couple of cute handwritten style Bits & Pieces.

I love layers so sometimes I just fill a pocket with a few stickers or Bits & Pieces to let what’s underneath peek through. Here I used some Bits & Pieces inside my pocket and stuck some of the enamel dots on the outside of the pocket. 

I love to include recipes in my album so this layout is another one all about baking. On the right is another 6x8 photo with a journalling spot from the Journal Bits & Pieces with some cute icons sprinkled around it.

I used one of the journalling cards from Holly Jolly to add a cookie recipe next to a photo from a day well spent baking. The overall layout was quite busy so I kept it simple with an adorable SN@P! card on the bottom.

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Hi! Odessa here sharing some Christmas album inspiration. Christmas memory keeping is my favourite kind of projects to work on. They’re full of family traditions, magic and winter wonderland photos. I used the Country Christmas Collection to work on these pages and it’s so pretty. Lots of vintage-y images and traditional colours that go perfect with all kinds of Christmas photos. There are so many different SN@P! Cards, embellishments, stickers and more that it’s just so much fun to put together a page!

I started out my album with a simple cover page. I had printed some emoji versions of my family that I had made last december and attached them to some vellum. I layered some of the large Country Christmas numbers and a Christmas sticker from the Mini Sticker Tablet to finish it off

The Country Christmas SN@P! binder is so gorgeous and comes with some great ready to go pages including this lovely calendar. I used a bunch of the circle date and icon stickers that were all the same size from the Mini Sticker Tablet. It’s a great way to mark important dates and events that happened over the month, I really like how clean the stickers look on it.

Every year we go to my favourite garden centre to take photos with Santa. It’s so lovely all decked out for Christmas and the visit with Santa is always so special. We had three different Santa photos taken and I couldn’t decide on a favourite so I printed all three on one 6x8 page and used the Country Christmas Border stickers as a divider between them along with a big number. 

I had a favourite candid photo of my kids chatting with Santa that I wanted to feature so I used the Country Christmas 6x8 pad to make a tag to slide in my album. On it I used one of the Layered Frames to frame the photo and a few cute embellishments to finish it off. The Layered Frames are so sweet and a great way to make a quick easy layout to feature a special photo.

Next to that I have a SN@P! page full of fun photos. I had more photos than would fit on the page so I used a Photo Flip to get some more photos in. I used a cute simple paper from the 6x8 paper pad for the back of my giant tag with a great sentiment on it to keep the back simple.

Under my Photo Flip I snuck in some extra journalling and another cute photo. The Country Christmas Mini Sticker Tablet has some great little tabs I attached to the bottom of my Photo Flip to make it a bit more obvious.

St. Nicholas Day is a family tradition from my childhood I’ve continued with my kids. The vintage feel of the Santas in the Country Christmas collection double as St. Nicholas perfectly which I just love.

I used the Country Christmas Simple Basics paper to make a journal card, layering a fussy cut journal spot from one of the 4x4 cards and a big date from the Number Pocket Pieces. I layered some stamps from the stamp set over the big numbers to make it a bit more fun.

A new family tradition we made is going to spend a couple days together doing some cozy glamping at the closest National Park. It’s an amazing winter wonderland there so I pulled a lot of the blues and reds from Country Christmas to go with my photos.

I always save ephemeral bits over Christmas in a big box so that when I’m ready to work on my album I am all ready. I had a map that was not as cute as the rest of the page so I cut down the relevant parts and layered it with some ephemera and stickers to fill my 4x6 pocket. There was a really great calendar stamp in the Country Christmas stamp set that I added to the page to mark the dates we were away. It’s perfect!

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