Happy New Year!  Today I am sharing with you my opening page for my 2016 Album!


I love the way my album progressed last year.  I took an approach that was more manageable with our current pace of life, and decided to document the weeks/events that stood out to me.  I included the big and little moments, yet didn’t feel the pressure to format a spread for every single week.  I look to approach this year with similar structure.

Cover pages are one of my favorite pages to design!  I love adding photos and elements that describe my family.  We had a family photo session this fall, so I used a few of our favorite photos.  I printed them all black and white, except for one photo to add a pop of color.


I primarily used the January 2016 Kit for this spread.  I also added our fabulous Adore You Acrylic and Vellum Hearts as large focus pieces in the pockets.  I absolutely love the 2016 Calendar 3×4 Tags!  I added the “B” side of January (“Fresh Start”) to a pocket for my intro page– the perfect sentiment for the New Year!


Products used:  Elle’s Studio January 2016 Kit, Adore You Acrylic, Elle’s Studio November 2015 Kit, Vellum Hearts, Letter and Number Stickers- Red2016 Calendar 3×4 Tags


  1. Kim says

    Gorgeous!! you have inspired me! last year I started pocket pages mixed into my 12×12 traditional pages. I was able to keep up with the year this way & am just waiting to complete my December Daily this weekend to do December in the big book so that 2015 will be COMPLETE-UNHEARD of for me!!

    I plan to continue this style to keep 2016 up to date & go back & do 2014 at the same time.

    Thanks for sharing your work!

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