Bring in holiday and Christmas scrapbooking, and I'm basically of no use! For some reason when I sit down with holiday papers and photos I normally find 1 million other things to do instead. Since I'm more of an everyday scrapper, scrapping events puts me in a deadlock on ideas. Go figure!
What I have found myself doing more often to get those holiday photos scrapped is to go a more non traditional route, whether with subject or with paper.
Use Non Themed Papers/Embellishments
Sure, there is some red and a bit of green in here, but I predominantly chose papers and embellishments from lines/manufacturers that have no holiday theme whatsoever. I seem to work better that way and ideas come to me a bit quicker.
Aside from the Santa tag/circle, not a holiday paper or color in sight and I rather prefer it that way! I tried to use holiday papers for this, but I simply pushed paper around for a while. I bagged it and went a completely different route and was done within minutes with this card.
Scrap Holiday Photos on Non Holiday Layouts
Because I still take tons of photos during the holidays and want to scrap most of them, I try to find different ways to incorporate them into my books. My daughter took a big part in making the Christmas dessert one year and I wanted to document her love of cooking rather than that specific dessert on that specific day.
A Different Take on a Big Idea
It's no secret that Ali's December Daily is a huge hit with scrappers. I love the idea, love the concept and would love it if I could in my life complete one! I'm horrible, especially when it comes to a time limited, time intensive project. I tried last year, but stamped a giant FAIL on the front because it still sits in a heap in a drawer.
This year I still wanted to document our holiday because we have a lot going on and there is no way I can sit a make 10 layouts about the holidays when it pains me to do even 1! I went a different route this year and am making a December Journal instead of a December Daily.
I'm still documenting our celebrations, traditions and excitement of the season, but more in a journaling format than a daily format. This way there is no pressure to get something done each and every day!
I still won't be done until January, but I feel like with this route I am more inclined to get it done because I won't be behind "x" amount of days, but behind by a few ideas. Much more doable for me!
So those are my non traditional ways of dealing with traditional photos and holidays. I know I'm probably not the norm on this and many others really enjoy scrapping these holiday memories, but this is my take on how to still get those precious photos and memories scrapped for the wee ones to look back on.
What are some ways you scrap non traditionally for these traditional holidays and photos?