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I've gotten a little behind on documenting my family's stories recently, so I've decided to try something new this year.  At the end of each month, I plan to go back through the month's photos on my phone and print my favorites. I want to keep it simple, so I'll put these photos into an album and document each month's highlights.  January came together super quick!

 
 
 
I used a 6x8 Sn@p binder and the Freezin' Season collection 
for these pages. I love how my die-cut title fit perfectly in the 2x8 space on this pocket page.
 
I live in Georgia and we rarely get snow, but January is a winter month so these snowflake and embellishments worked great!
 
I love the little house die cuts in the bits & pieces package.  They were appropriate next to a picture of Rylee in the playhouse at her favorite store.
 
 
I love the patterns in these papers (Snuggle Up and the back of the 4x6 element sheet).  The swirls and dots reminded me of wrapping paper so I used them for my son's birthday page.
 
This was so easy! I'm looking forward to the end of February when I'll pick out my favorite photos from this month! Thanks for stopping by!
 

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Recent family photos have been sitting on my desk just begging to be added to an album, and when I saw Kissing Booth I didn't immediately think of these pictures. It's a beautiful Valentine collection, but my family photos were taken in the fall. Would it work? You bet! I'm thrilled with the way I was able to document family love and togetherness with these pretty papers!
 
Family photos courtesy of Capturing Bliss Photography
 
I used a black 6x8 Sn@p album and incorporated black and white card stock in with the patterns. The die cuts are so pretty ... lots of flowers, hearts, and cute sayings that are perfect for Valentine's Day or general everyday family moments.
 
 
 
Even though I love the divided photo sleeves, I used more of the full 6x8 pages for this album. I enjoy creating full scrapbook pages, and with this size I don't have to commit to an entire 12x12 page.
In addition to bits & pieces die cuts, I also used chipboardpuffy stickers, and combo stickers throughout the album. And by the way, my granddaughter IS sweet, don't ya think :) ?
I confess that the Feb. 14 chipboard doesn't match up with the photo I tucked into the pocket, but I loved the piece on this page.  I'll add Valentine photos of this little sweetie when I have some in a few weeks.
 
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Happy New Year (almost) everyone!  Today I wanted to share a super quick album that comes together easily and would be a wonderful gift for a New Year's party hostess, or your own celebration photos.

I just love the 4x6 snap albums for gifts!  They are easy to create, unique, and perfect for saving memories from a special occasion!
For this album, I used the Simple Stories 2019 collection.  
A little bit of silver and black card stock work perfectly with the black & white scheme in the papers and stickers.
The 4x6 photo pockets make it simple for the gift recipient to add their own photos to the album after the party!
So there it is ... easy peasy!  Hopefully I've inspired you with another handmade gift idea.  
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!!

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