Scraps & Stash July 12 2014

Welcome to Week 1 of Scraps & Stash Saturday Christmas in July. Last week I shared the contents of my Christmas stash kit. I knew I had a ton of Christmas photos in my backlog, so I purposely put together a really large kit. Originally I planned to make lots of double page layouts with some single pages mixed in, but when I made an honest assessment of where I really was with my Christmas photos, I changed my strategy to also include some pocket pages. Here’s what I’ve gotten done so this week:

Double page layout – Mother/Daughter Sleepover

Christmas Layout Left Side Christmas Layout Right Side

I was able to get seven photos scrapped with this spread, telling the story of our first mother-daughter Christmas get together, which took place in 2005.Double Page Christmas Layout

Next I put together a pocket page layout. The front is full of photos from Christmas Eve 2005Christmas Pocket Page Layout 1

and the back has photos from Christmas Day 2005. Christmas Pocket Page Layout 2

Moving on to 2006 – this single page is untitled and features photos from our second mother-daughter ornament exchange. The photos are so similar in nature to the 2005 layout, I didn’t feel the need to use enough to make another double-page spread. I *did* want to include the event, though, because as it turns out, we were only able to keep up this tradition for a few years before we lost Mom.Christmas Layout

Most of our Christmas 2006 photos will be included in our Disney World album, but this leaves me with photos from extended family get togethers, so again, I reached for a divided page protector to get the story told. Here’s the front of our Feliz Navidad page, which includes a title topper, journaling box, and three photos.Christmas Pocket Page Layout 3

and the back, where the rest of the photos are on display. I may actually go back and add another photo to the topper so it won’t feel so empty. Tip: Because the top pocket in this particular configuration was open, I used a strip of washi tape to hold in the title strip. Christmas Pocket Page Layout 4Now here’s what’s left: Lots of patterned paper, plenty of stickers, ribbon and brads. Hopefully enough to finish out the rest of the photos I need to scrap in order to get caught up. That would be the years of 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, and 2014. Yikes! Week 1 Christmas in July Kit Leftovers

Are you scrapping along? Making any Christmas layouts? I’d love to see them! Leave me a link in the comments so I can be inspired by you.

Till next week – cheers!

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