A major bonus to Jared’s job is that he has several weeks off between semesters and we’ve been spending our days enjoying lots of family projects–building race tracks, going to the movies, making cookies and waffle breakfasts, reading books, painting the living room, cleaning out closets, planning an after-Christmas party.
Our evenings have been lazy with movies, too many holiday goodies, and for me, some scrapbooking.
The main project I’ve been working on is an annual “girls’ getaway” themed album. Three years ago my mother-in-law, sisters-in-law, and I left the kiddos with our husbands spent a couple of days exploring Seattle. We had so much fun we decided to make an annual “getaway” tradition.
It’s become my unofficial job to create the getaway scrapbook.
This year we decided to keep our girl’s getaway local and less expensive by taking a “staycation.” Rather than staying overnight we took just one day and spent it exploring new-to-us sites and shops in my mother-in-law’s hometown. We spent our time shopping vintage and consignment stores, eating out, and getting our nails done.
To carry on the old downtown theme I processed the photos so they’d have a faded feel, and then used funky papers, vintage-y elements and Altered Game Cards by PixelWorks.
I’m feeling so accomplished! Can’t wait to get this album finished. Coming tomorrow, tips on creating a themed album.
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