Saturday, 17 December 2011

Christmas album

I have a pile of Christmas photos from years gone by, that I wanted to scrap in their own album.  I thought I would probably use Shimelle’s Journal Your Christmas prompts, or maybe Ali Edwards December daily, but in the end, I have just done my own thing!

I have a few empty 8.5in x 11in American Craft albums, so I picked a red one for my Christmases past album.  I also had some divided page protectors that I bought for Ali’s One Little Word class that I didn’t do.

So here’s a peek at what I have been doing:

This first one is from a JYC prompt, a title page.  This is my ‘word’ for this season.  I want to feel Peace this year.  The photo is from 1982!  I am always amazed at how good some of our older photos are.  We had Pentax ME Super camera bodies and various lenses.  Maurice thinks he used a filter on this photo, to get the ‘misty’ effect.

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But we did take some really awful photos too!  These taken at our first Christmas together, look how badly they’ve faded, and the shape of the Christmas tree, UGH!!!

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More 1982, and there are lots of photos for 1984!  It’s difficult to remember exactly what we did at these Christmases, so I am going to do a bit of research on the internet and see if I can find out what was on telly, what was the most coveted gadget etc!  What fun!  How we love reminiscing!  Happy timesSmile

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Here’s what the divided page protectors look like. I love this! Lots of work though to make each individual little page!!

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Sian said...

I love these old photos! I can remember Christmas 1984 - that was a good one!

Wishing you a peaceful Christmas in 2011

Alison said...

Great idea Linda,to make a 'Christmas Past' the pics! Wishing you a happy and peaceful Christmas
Alison xx

Shari said...

What a fantastic album Linda - I love those old photos too. We got married in 1982 so I have very similar photos! I think we had one of those Peanuts christmas cards too :). I too have some divided page protectors that I didn't use from Ali's class!!
Great job with your album.