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It doesn't stay cold in Georgia for very long, but given the weather here over the last few days,  it seems like we went from summer to winter and skipped fall all together!  So with chilly temperatures on my mind, I decided to create some pocket pages from recent years using Freezin Season.

I love the colors in this collection!!  That touch of pink with the aqua and teal work well with my photos even though those colors aren't in my pictures.
Since I have a lot of photos, I added a folded card (4"x8", scored at 4") and slipped it into one of the 4x4 plastic sleeves.  This gave me space for an extra photo and a fun 4x4 phrase card.
 
I used another folding card (6"x8", scored at 4") on the layout above. I adhered a 4x6 element card to the front, and a journaling card and photo inside.
 
Stickers from the 4x6 sticker pack were perfect for adding tabs, phrases, and snowflakes throughout the pages.
I also added in some journaling spots and cute die cuts from the Bits & Pieces package.
 
 
I hope I've inspired you to document your winter memories in a fun snap album.  I used the 6x8 Robin's Egg Stripe Designer binder since it coordinates beautifully with Freezin Season.  Have fun and stay warm!

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Hi everyone!  For my project today I want to share a gift idea with you.   What hostess at Thanksgiving dinner or a Christmas party wouldn't want to receive a beautiful handmade gift like this memory album?

Family and friends would also love one!  All you need is a 4x6 Snap album, some Simple Vintage Christmas paper and embellishments, and some cream card stock.

I used card stock to add six 4.25"x7" scrapbook pages in between the plastic photo sleeves.  I didn't add photos to the album since this will be a gift and the recipient will add their own pictures.

I used pattern paper from the 6x8 paper pad and lots of cards from the Simple Vintage Sn@p Card set.  

On the cover of the album, and on the page above, I included chipboard frames from the layered frame set.  I LOVE these!  The one for the cover was cut down so that I could just use the lower left corner of the frame ... I love the dimension the chipboard added to the cover.  For the frame above, I added pattern paper to the back of the frame and punched holes for the binder.
The die cuts shown above are from the Bits & Pieces pack, and the stickers throughout the album are from the 12x12 Combo sheet, chipboard, and 4x6 sticker set
I hope I've inspired you to create a handmade gift this year!  Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my album!

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I realize everyone is thinking about fall, and pumpkins, and Halloween these days ... and I'm not usually one of those people that starts planning for Christmas far in advance.  But when I received the Merry & Bright collection I fell in love with the colors and was eager to start a new project!

I've been wanting a Christmas album, with just a few photos from each year, to set out for the holidays. Since I have older photos, the creams in this collection really worked well.  This is my son, 27 years ago!  

I used papers from the 6x8 paper pad for this album.  I love the interest and fun that pages like this Santa add to the album. 

I also used a combination of divided photo sleeves and full 6x8 pages.  The full page design allows me to play with lots of fun papers and embellishments.  

On the page above I used stickers, bits & pieces die cuts, and chipboard.

The binder album that is part of the Merry & Bright collection is great too!  It comes with add in pages that include the pocket above.  I decided to use the pocket to store a few Christmas cards, but extra photos, holiday recipes, letters to Santa, and gift lists would all be perfect in this pocket!
The outside of the album is really pretty by itself, but I added a green ribbon, a few chipboard pieces, and some gems to give it a little shine.  
 
I have a long way to go to get my album ready for the holidays but this collection is so much fun to play with I'm looking forward to documenting all of the other years!   Thanks for stopping by!
 

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