What is one to give the 18 month old little girl who has everything? Answer--scrapbook pages! When my niece was born, I gave my sister-in-law a scrapbook full of pages just waiting for her to plop some pictures in. I guess I spoiled her, as she was so disappointed when my niece's 1st birthday rolled around and I didn't give her more pages. So, this was a perfect gift for Christmas. In fact, my sister-in-law said this was the best present ever! I think she may have been exaggerating a little.
However, I found myself with very little time in the weeks before Christmas to create all of the pages I wanted to. After all, I have my priorities---Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of Christmas must come first! So, I decided to design one page, create a sketch from it, and then base all of the other pages off that first one. I actually made 2 sketches and did 12 pages off of each, but I am going to save the other twelve to share with you on a rainy day (or a inspiration-less day, whichever comes first).
I made the pages very simple to save me time and to make it easier for my sister-in-law to use lots of photos.
Here are a few of my favorites...
one for winter
one for Valentine's Day
one for her birthday
one for a picture with Daddy
one with a patriotic theme
one for summer-
the title says "It's so HOT it will melt your popsicle"...
so I added a popsicle journaling spot
and one for Christmas
It really didn't take much time at all...just a few rerun episodes of Grey's Anatomy and I was done!
So, scrapbooks and scrapbook pages make a FANTASTIC present. Just be warned, if you give a scrapbook or scrapbook pages as a gift...they may want more!