Dear Santa Layout

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Today is Day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas posts on Laurel Lane. 

Merry Christmas! I hope you’ve enjoyed the holiday time.

Tonight I’d like to show you my last two Santa layouts that are in the Santa album.    Last night I showed you year one.  Below you’ll see years two & three.   Year four can be seen here

Throughout this book I am sticking to the same layout for all the pages.   It’s based on a sketch by Allison Davis. 

Both of these were done 2-3 years ago right after the photo with Santa. 

Year Two

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I used the same Basic Grey paper for both layouts. The great thing about this layout is that it doesn’t take much paper. Since the photos are so large I don’t add extra embellishments. I want the photos to be the focus of the layouts.

Year Three:    As I look at the photo I see I need to add an astrosphere to Santa’s in the title!  Funny how I didn’t notice before. 

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This wraps up my 12 days posts.  I’ve had fun doing some scrapbooking scrapbooking this month and am always motivated by a challenge.  I have a few more winter layouts I’m planning to to finish up this week so that I can move on to another portion of my long scrapbooking to-do list.    I hope you’ve enjoyed the increased posts the last two weeks. 

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See all pages of the Santa album here.

Supplies:  Fruitcake Collection (Basic Grey), Cardstock-Bazzil, Sketch – Allison Davis (Scrapbook Generation), Sticker Letters-Thickers

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First Santa Visit Layout

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Today is Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas posts on Laurel Lane.

I’d like to share another Santa layout from our first year visiting Santa.  When my son was a baby I started a Santa book and now every year I add the new layout too this 12×12 book.  It’s a great way to keep all the Santa photos together and to see the big changes in the kids each year.

I only use two photos on the layout, a big 8×10 and then a 5×7.  I’ve used the same sketch for all years so far and it’s been a great way to keep some consistency between all the layouts.    

Here’s the layout:   I made this layout 3 years ago and have since been adding a new Santa layout to the album each year.

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I’ve already shared year #4 in this post last week.    Next I’ll let you see the other two years.  I like having theme albums because they are motivating to do since there’s a structure to what goes in the album.  The layouts seem so easy to tackle. 

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Merry Christmas!  I hope all your Santa wishes come true.  We celebrated with a feast here tonight, a yummy home cooked dinner and great time with our family. 

Santa Time Layout

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Today is Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas posts on Laurel Lane. 

One of my favorite things about scrapbooking is creating traditions.  I love taking my kids to visit Santa and have an album that has all the photos since they were babies.  This is the page from last year with Santa and it’s the 4th layout in the book.   

There’s always so much focus on mini-albums, this is a themed album all the way through but it’s a maxi album because it’s a big 12×12!  It’s a beautiful red Christmas album.  I love putting this album out at Christmas time.  I am planning to fill this book up with photos of the kids visiting Santa for as long as they’ll let me continue to take them!  15 more years is my goal!!

I’ve used this same sketch since starting the layouts 4 years ago.  Always have a big 8×10 and then a smaller 5×7.   I do vary the size & placement of the paper so that there’s a little variety but I do want to have it look related throughout the album.    When Gavin was a baby we started going with some of his baby friends.   It’s fun to have other friends to go with and we’ve had some fun lunches after meeting Santa.   

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The great part about this sketch is that it highlights the papers & accents very well.    As you can see Gwen cried when she left my arms, she was just 6 months old and it was her first time meeting Santa.  This years trip was last week and she cried again (more persistent than last year).  I am hoping she’ll have fun next year at her 3rd visit, that’s when Gavin finally realized he liked Santa and smiled. 

We always go to Nordstrom for the photos, I love their set and the photos are high quality.     I’ll share photos of the other Santa layouts in the book as it might be fun to see the progression.

What are your favorite holiday photo traditions?  I’d love to hear about them!!

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Supplies:  Pattern paper, chipboard accents-Basic Grey (Nordic Holiday Collection),  Cardstock-Bazzil