OK, I'm gonna be honest. I almost didn't finish this album. In January my computer was stolen from my car and a lot of photos I took in December were lost (as well as my sanity for a couple days—heh).
But last weekend we were at Todd and Laura's house and she showed me her December Daily album (my first time to see it in person, which is somehow SO much better than seeing photos), and it inspired me to complete mine with the photos I had on my phone.
I'm so glad I did because this album is so special! I can't believe I almost gave up.
Ready to see?
I shared before, but my album this year is made of three December kits (all designed by my friends, yay!), and Laura and I shared the kits. The main bulk of products used as well as the album is from Ali Edwards. I also used some pretty stuff from Kelly Purkey and Gossamer Blue.
I would have to go back and look to be sure, but I feel like Jeremy was more represented in this year's album. I love that! He has had a lot going on in his career. His new studio is beautiful and his project, Violents, has been taking up a lot of our free time. It's an exciting season!
In December I posted How To Scrapbook Your Memories With Not-So-Good Photos. Here they are in action. I'm learning that grainy photos really don't bother me that much. I might not post them on Instagram as much, but here in my scrapbooks I love and appreciate them because they're our memories with our friends and they make me smile.
From one of my parties, I had a whole bunch of Instax photos. So I used a piece of elastic and my mini stapler to make some smaller pockets that hold the groups of photos inside. It's still pretty easy to pull the Instax photos in and out to peek through the piles. There are some pretty funny party pics in there.
One of our happiest (and most hilarious) holiday memories this year was taking Penny to the mall the Sunday before Christmas to make a build-a-bear. Penny named her reindeer Lovie and it was basically the best $84 we ever spent.
As you can see above, Uncle Jeremy is really good at playing swords with wrapping paper rolls. That lasted… a while.
The end. Till next time. xx! Elsie
Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions.