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