For a couple of years now, my sisters and I have exchanged scrapbook pages rather than buying gifts for one another. It's been really fun to see what everyone comes up with, and I usually enjoy making pages that I intend to give away so much more than ones I'm keeping for my own albums.
Last year I made these:
(This one is about my niece, Z.)
(I should mention that the "story" elements are digital brushes from Ali Edwards that I purchased through Designer Digitals.)
I remember being so proud of each of these. (Obviously, because in my vanity, I took the time to photograph them before gifting them. lol) Looking back at them now, I'm much more critical. Hadn't I ever heard of common margins? Yikes! Apparently, I had just purchased the threading water punch from Fiskars and was in love with it. I used it on every layout I made there for awhile.
The designs may have been less than stellar, but the sentiments were, and still are, from the heart.
I'm eager to see what this year will bring. Game on, ladies! :)