Sunday, January 04, 2009

a year in pictures '08

Here's a look at my "Year in Picture's '08" mini album. I made one of these for both my mom and mother-in-law for Christmas...I love doing these albums (remember mine from last year?) because it's such a great way to get a whole year into one, compact little book. This mini has 108 pictures in it and only measures 4" x 6.5". I still need to make one for myself, but the grandma's were priority before Christmas! Hope you like it.

Some notes about my album:
-measures 4" x 6.5"
-all patterned papers are Basic Grey (this was a GREAT way to use up papers from my stash that have been sitting around)
-most accents and embellishments are Heidi Swapp and American Crafts
-font is Heidi Swapp Clear Alpha Font downloaded from
-all photo collages were created in photoshop and printed as regular 4x6 photos
-attached with a simple binder ring and tulle

It isn't too late to put together a little album like this for yourself of 2008...such a great way to capture a year. I'm excited to do one for 2009 as well. Crazy to think that I'll have 3 adorable little faces in those pictures instead of just the two. Aaaaahh!

Life is good.



Charin said...

It's beautiful!! :) :)
I definitely want to start doing those myself each year, thanks for the idea!

Mindy said...

What a great idea! What a great gift! I'm thinking of doing them next year for Christmas and if I work ahead it wouldn't be too hard to complete at the end! THanks for sharing!

Lindsay Bateman said...

Now THAT is a beautiful heartfelt gift! Wow! It looks fabulous Tal. Thank you so so much for the incredible inspiration (yet again!). Seeing stuff like that just makes me so HAPPY! As for the just made the template yourself or is it premade? Just curious.
Looks awesome.

s a n s k u :) said...

This is such a perfect gift for grandparents!

Kim said...

Super cute :)

Jordana said...

Love this idea! If I get around to do something crafty sometime soon, it might just have to be this. BTW that video of Payton and Gabby doing their dance on Christmas Eve is so adorably cute!

Anne Thompson said...

Wow, this is soo pretty :) I bet your Moms loved it!

Sarah said...

That is gorgeous!