Some of the photos are wallet size and some were 4"x6" that I cropped.
I try to fit as many photos as I can on each layout. This album helps me to take more photos- I grab my camera more often. For the journaling, I just make a list of what we did during the month (for example: March 14-went to the beach, March 23- family birthday party for Dad). Very easy and very quick.
Because of the envelopes, there's room for extra photos- see the piece of pattern paper sticking out on the left. I also place other things in the envelopes like our church newsletters and invitations or announcements that we've received during the month.
This album is such an easy project. You prepare it ahead of time by using six pieces of pattern paper and alternating them with six 12"x9" envelopes that are cut in half. Once you place them in the album, each layout needs a journaling strip (I used ledger paper that I cut to size) and the month placed on there with stamps or stickers. The background doesn't need to be fancy or busy because it will wind up getting covered with photos. You can bind it all with office rings.
This is a nice style to use with vacation photos as well. All those envelopes have lots of room for travelling mementos.
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The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy.