CLS Winter Blog Hop Bonanza: January “My Memories” Pages

I hope you’re enjoying our Winter Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Julie’s blog, but if you’re hopping out of order you can see all the links at the bottom of this post

January is a busy month for me, and this year I’ve made a goal to keep an updated, current annual family album. It’s just me and hubby, so we don’t have a lot of “family” photos . . . ok, I’ll be honest, it mostly just about me. 🙂 I’ll be honest and say it was a little bit of a struggle to remember to take pictures of the normal day-to-day things happening this month and remember to print them!

Screen Shot 2017-10-31 at 9.44.48 AMI’m using the Creative Memories My Memories Gift Box Bundle as the basis for my album this year. It’s perfect for monthly layouts, and I love the fun patterns and earthy colors. I’ll be creating a 2-page layout each month in this album this year.

BTW, if you’re in Northern Utah and you want to crop along with me and my group this year, check out our Monthly Cropper’s Club. I’d love to have you join us! Continue reading

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The Flexible Be Bold and Flourish F2F Album

I wasn’t always a great fan of predesigned album pages. When I’m scrapbooking, I enjoy the creative process.

But because I AM a fan of finished albums I love how speedy it is to make an album using Fast2Fab (F2F) predesigned pages!

For my honeymoon album, I decided to use the Be Bold and Flourish F2F pages, plus a few other things. I wanted to get this album DONE (my honeymoon happened over a year ago), but I also wanted to be creative and flexible with the predesigned pages. And I found that there are actually lots of ways to use F2F pages in the album without necessarily following the “prescribed” page order and combinations!

Numbers

  • 22 pages (front and back=44)
  • 94 photos (plus LOTS of memorabilia)
  • 10-12 hours spent on the album over the course of a month (including organizing photos, arranging all my pages, embellishing, and journaling)
  • $100 retail cost for ALL consumable supplies (including all embellishments and about half a Tape Runner refill; not including other tools)

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