My 2016 Album Review

A few days ago I posted this photo on instagram. You can even see my happy dance if you follow me. I was so excited to be putting together my 2016 album! 

Today I have a little review and a few more photos for you. You might remember that I made this same type of album last year. The main reason I chose a 3 ring binder type approach with page protectors is for the durability of it. I have 7 kids. That's a lot of little hands and fingers flipping through our scrapbooks. I find this to be the best way to keep my pages safe and clean. My little 2 and 3 year old can flip through these pages without me having to worry about them accidentally tearing a page. It's also easy to wipe of the pages or replace a page if I need to. I've made several other types of albums (Shutterfly, Blurb, Various Layflat Albums, and More). I've really been happy with them, but for our big yearly albums this one works the best for my family right now.

I waited for a sale to order my 12x12 page prints from Persnickety Prints.  They always seem to have a sale on Super Bowl Weekend. They had a prepaid package deal where you could get 50 prints for $75. That's $1.50 a page. Which is really a great deal for a 12x12 print. I ordered my 12x12 We R Memory Keepers Classic 3 Ring Binder in Navy and 12x12 page protectors from Then I just waited for it all be delivered. It took less than a week to get both my prints and my album. Then I just had to put it all together.

The image above is before the pages were placed in the page protectors. You all know I love Persnickety Prints. I've never had an issue with any of their prints before. Their colors are true and vibrant, I never have to worry about the edges of my pages being cut off, and I've never had an issue with orders or customer service.

How thick 105 pages look in a 3 ring binder. The only issue I have with these books is how much space they take up on a bookshelf.

The 3 ring binders make for easy turning and I could easily add in a few more page if I needed to.

And just some pics of the inside of my book.

I love how big all the photos look on 12x12 pages. The journaling size is just right too.

He's a HUGE fan of my scrapbooks. He wants to look at them every day. He likes to point and show me everything as if I haven't seen it before. :)

This is why I scrapbook, and this is why I print my pages.


P.S. If you would like to take a look at my whole album you can check it out here on Flickr.

Monthly, Weekly Projects, and Calendars - 20% OFF

Today I have new installments in my weekly and monthly album sets. Enjoy the 20% new release discount on these products through Sunday, February 26, 2017. 

My Life Templates 3 - 2017 is a new set of double page spreads in a pocket style, with full page blocked photos sections.

February Month in Review '17 Template is a double page layout for scrapping your best memories from the month. Remember: if you scrap just one double page of memories each month, you will have a fantastic album at the end of the year!

And finally, 2018 February Templates is a set of calendar pages in several different formats.

 And here's some inspiration from you from my Creative Team and the Polly's at TLP.

by Aaron - Using 2018 February Templates

by Abish - Using 2018 February Templates

by Dagi - Using Using 2018 February Templates

by Jenn - Using February Month in Review '17 Template

by Kim - Using February Month in Review '17 Template

by Iowin using My Life Templates 3 - 2017

Week 7: Party, Piano, School, Sickness...

My Life Templates 2 - 2017 by Scrapping with Liz
Counting the Weeks Volume 1 by Amber Labau
Using February BYOC Products:
All Things Considered Papers by One Little Bird
All Things Considered Elements by One Little Bird
Puppy Love Papers by Pink Reptile Designs
Love is All Around Papers by Lynn Grieveson
Loves is All Around Elements by Lynn Grieveson
I'm just going to share the journaling from my pages this week. It sums up our week anyway. No need to rewrite it here on the blog.

Left Page:

This week we had visitors for a little Valentine's Party. We made pizzas and decorated Valentine's cards. It was so much fun hanging out with the Allen Family.
Ashlyn also started teaching Matthew & Lydia piano. It sure is something to see your oldest daughter teaching her younger siblings.

Right Page:

 On Wednesday we always do map work. The kids are getting quite good at drawing Europe and knowing where all the different countries are. It's one subject they can't wait to do!  On Friday Matthew and Lydia received their very own Bibles. It's tradition that when they can read well they get their own Bibles. They were so was momma! On Saturday Shawn took Emmie, Kyla and Lydia to the Father Daughter dance at our local private school. They had so much fun. Abi was sick and Ashlyn had gone to a piano clinic with her teacher and a few other students.

How are you doing scrapping 2017?

50% OFF One Day Only: Recipe Projects and Page Templates

Today I some recipe cards and pages, and a new set of Recyclables on sale. Enjoy the 50% SOSN discount on these products today only, February 22, 2017.

Recyclables 52 is a new set of templates that were past freebies or challenge prizes. This set has some Christmas inspired designs, and several of the templates have quite a few photo spots for scrapping lots of pictures.

If you want to work on some recipe projects this year, like a recipe book or a set of cards, I have several sets that I made last year. They have spots to put pictures of your meals, and places for quotations about your favorite dishes. These two are 50% off today:

Here's inspiration for you!

Made by Anne using 8.5x11 Recipe Page Templates 1.

Made by Christine using 4x6 Recipe Card Templates 1.

Made by Donna using Recyclables 52.

Insta Review Album Inspiration by Katya

Katya created this Album with my Insta Review Templates. I think it's such a great, easy way to make an album to review the year. It's simple, it has a lot of photos, and gives a great idea of what the year looked like. You can't go wrong. 

She used to print her album. It's 20x20cm on photopaper.

Check out these close ups. I love the shadows. It gives is a real paper look.

And here are all of the pages.

I may need to do this!

Monday's Highlight: I Wish I Could by Alyna

Edge Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Stay Positive by Becca Bonneville, Red Ivy Design & Two Tiny Turtles
I love how Alyna scrapped this photoless page. All the little journal bits around it really convey the feeling that she's trying. I especially love the actually, I can journal bit at the bottom with the pops of color around it. It's like a bright spot in the grey. Her clustering is  gorgeous and the paint splatters on the wood paper give it a nice touch. Nice job, Alyna!

Make sure to post your pages in my facebook group. I like taking a look at what you are creating, plus there's a chance to be highlighted on the blog and win a coupon to my store.

Hope you have a happy Monday!

My Faves - Templates 1 and 2

Liz has some fun new digital scrapbook collections in The Lilypad store. These aren't completely new. They are retired designs that Liz herself has used and are among her favorites. She has freshened them up a bit, reflective of the styles of today. Both sets have lots of variety, with small photos, large photos, just a bit of journaling, or large text blocks. These are on sale, 20% off, through February 19, 2017.

Erin Scrapped this lovely page with My Faves - Templates 1.

Rebecca scrapped this lovely little baby girl page with My Faves - Templates 1.

Christine scrapped some fun playground photo with My Faves - Templates 1.

Rebecca scrapped her four kiddos with My Faves - Templates 2.

Ellen scrapped this fun page with My Faves - Templates 2.

Grab these classic templates now on sale!

Week 6 included our own halftime show....

My Life Templates 2 - 2017 by Scrapping with Liz
Counting the Weeks Volume 1 by Amber LabauDecorative Stitches by Valorie Wibbens
Using February BYOC Products:
All Things Considered Papers by One Little Bird
All Things Considered Elements by One Little Bird
Puppy Love Papers by Pink Reptile Designs
Love is All Around Papers by Lynn Grieveson
Loves is All Around Elements by Lynn Grieveson

Week 6 is gone and done. We had a pretty simple, low key week. It started with our own little Super Bowl Party. With 9 people in our family we can have a party whenever we want to and not have to invite anyone over! We usually do have a party but it sort of slipped past me this year (still getting used to this 7 kid thing!). The kids put on their own halftime show for us. It was pretty cute (check out the video below). It's been really warm here for February so we've enjoyed a lot of walks and playtime outside.

We had our normal school days along with piano, co-op and Library. It really was a nice, simple week. Always filled with lots of memories.

Best halftime show ever!

Hope you week 6 was as fabulous as mine.

50% Off One Day Only: Numbers and Letters

Today I have some fun Overlays and Number Templates. These are great for scrapping birthdays, lists, and school pages. Enjoy the 50% SOSN discount on these products today only, February 15, 2017.

1-10 Overlays contains several clipping masks with number clusters, in solid and outline formats.

Alpha Overlays is a similar set with letters of the alphabet.

1-10 Templates is a set of two scrapbook page templates, featuring bold layered number clusters.

Tiffany used 1-10 Overlays to scrap turning 40!

Marnel used Alpha Overlays to make a beautiful background for her page.

Amanda scrapped a Spring list with 1-10 Templates.

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