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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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Hi! Odessa here with a cute SN@P! layout using Say Cheese Halloween. I paired my layout with the Yellow Designer binder because I love the polka dot pattern on the inside and the yellow goes great with the spooky colours in Say Cheese Halloween.

The colours and icons Say Cheese Halloween are so fun and playful, so I had so much fun putting this layout together! I’m really into adding interactive elements to my pages lately so there is a photo flip as well as a little protector strip that’s kind of like a bookmark. Around it are lots of cute photos and journal cards from Say Cheese Halloween.

On this page I used a couple of the journal cards from Say Cheese Halloween and a photo from the adventure I was documenting with my kids. I embellished simply with word stickers, stickers, embellishments and alpha stickers to tell my story in a bold graphic way that matches the collection.

In the middle of the layout is one of my current fav elements. I use the Page protector with a long 2x8 strip with two 4x4 pockets. I cut off the 4x4 pockets to make a long strip that’s kind of like a bookmark in the middle of the page and fill it with fun! I put a photo I really liked in it on the black and white stripe of the Frankly Frightful cardstock and added some stickers to finish it off along with a tab sticker on the top.

On the other side of the 2x8 sticker I layered some of the adorable kids from the Say Cheese Happy Halloween Kids Bits & Pieces that reminded me of my boys. Adorable!

I really really like the Photo Flips. They might be one of my favourite Simple Stories accessories and I use them a ton! They’re great for adding that one extra photo to a layout that you couldn’t fit in the pockets or adding more dimension to a story. Under our doughnut photo I squeezed in some journalling and a photo of my son in full donut bliss.

I filled the little 2x2 pockets on the page with some cute embellishments and journal cards. Say Cheese Halloween is such a fun collection! I didn’t have any great recent Halloween photos to use so I used the collection with some everyday photos and love how they worked together. Everyday can be Halloween!

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