Monday, January 9, 2012

whatever is a gift

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!

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