I've been making minis for several years, but never one for Christmas. All my Christmas pages have been going into a 12x12 leather album by CTMH. That has been overflowing for some time, and with this new inspiration, I decided to start a mini.
I did create a 12x12 layout before starting the mini, and although the two pages are created as one layout, and utilize the colors from our decorating scheme this year, the fact that the teal page on our left is more of a pastel version, and perhaps because I didn't create the entire layout as one unit, it does not feel cohesive to me. I MUCH prefer the pages viewed separately.
I started with a 4x6 photo album.... it was already purple, one of my Christmas decor colors this year. Each page has a photo window, therefore providing a built-in pocket for journaling and any other items I want to include.
Oreo, our tuxedo kitty, and also our newest addition to our family, is TOTALLY living up to the typical get-into-mischief and crawl into every box or container feline personality traits.
Quality time was spent with dad, learning how to assemble his first Star Wars models.
Video games have also been a big interest of Wesley's, to a fault.... as with many kids, we have to limit the amount of time he spends playing them.
Wesley made me a tea light at school, as well as purchasing me a beautiful ornament and liquid potpourri diffuser, both in our Christmas colors. Michael gave me 2 wolf-image sun catchers from a local shop.
Need I say more?????
Wesley bought Michael a specialty screwdriver set from the school's Christmas shop. Some of the moms purchased items locally and set up a store for the students to shop from. GREAT idea! Wesley also bought both Grandmas a gift there.