I worked on 2 gift albums for my parents for their Christmas present this year. Unfortunate for me I never start my albums early enough where I really get to enjoy the making process. Instead I am rushing around last minute trying to get it done! These 2 albums were no exception. I started them about a week before Christmas and finished them on the Friday before Christmas. So they took about 6 days to make. Of course I really only had time in the evenings to work on them. Work kind of got in the way!!! I made both albums the same so that essentially I would create one page and then make a copy for the 2nd page. That definitely made the process go much quicker. Luckily I have hoarded scrapbook supplies for a while and I just so happened to have 2 8x8 purple DCWV albums. Think I scored them for only $2 a piece at Joann's on clearance several years ago. Love when I get a good deal like that and then actually use it. I managed to only buy a spool of ribbon, a packet of flowers, and 10 sheets of cardstock. The rest of the supplies I had at home! I was really surprised at how much stuff I had that matched and could work with the albums. I did decide to keep the pages really simple and not dress them up too much. Saving time and product. I also knew it would be quicker if I kept the pages simple. So in no particular order here are the pages in the album. I did run out of time so the last page of the album is a pocket page with extra photos. And if I did not mention before these are photos from our annual Christmas card photo shoot. I was so please with them I wanted to do an entire album!
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