I have been following along Stacy's summer class Have More Fun and really it's more than having FUN. In August she was explaining photo album scrapbooking and I realized it was an album like that, that sparked our relationship. It's what she calls an ONgoing Album Project - an album that you update on an annual/ongoing basis. An event for me is Christmas. Remember the 'days' when Christmas photos meant you were doing 8 to 10 layouts??? Or I remember some people would dedicate one whole album to that ONE day! Well after reading Stacy's first book Simple Scrapbooks, I realized the freedom I could have with 'theme' albums - that I did not have to scrapbook chronologically or I could within a 'theme' album.
So I started this Christmas album - which I had Stacy sign when I met her for the first time! :) These pages are no longer in that CM strap hinge album - but I did take a picture of the cover before I gave it away.
Each year has four pages - first page that features the Christmas card we send out, second page is a pocket that holds the special cards we receive, third and fourth pages are a collage of pictures. I use the same format for each page, just changing the colors and using very little embellishments.
Here are the Christmas day shots: