Thanks for the comments on the last post. They helped. :)
So, onto my Daily December Album. I had high hopes to add to it this weekend, but ended up with a Brownie field trip, two different sleepovers, and a bunch of other unplanned activities that took up my weekend. So, I don't have any completed pages to show you, but here's what I'm starting with. Right now, I'm just making sure to take photos each day and jot down some notes (or file them away in my head) about what we're doing each day and what I want to remember. When I get some free time, I'll print the photos and the journaling and add them to the album, with some more embellishments.
One thing I wish I'd done is to not embellish the cover so much. Since I made this album, we've started decorating the house for Christmas. As we were working on the living room, I noticed that last year's album was laid out on one of the tables. Emily had brought it out and wanted to display it. Since then, all three kids have gone through the album numerous times. So, knowing that this album is going to be handled a lot, I would probably have gone more simple on the cover. In fact, I may change the cover as I continue to work on this one. We'll see.
Basically, all I've done so far is add in some blank pages. I started with a 6 x 8 clear album that has clear tabbed interior pages. Then, I simply cut down some of my favorite papers to fit the album.
I didn't cover the backs of the pages yet because I'll do that as I add photos and journaling. So, the backs of many of the pages are raw, so to speak. As you can see above.
Some papers, I cut to 6 x 8, and others I made tags from. Some vertical and some horizontal to add some interest to the finished product.
Other pages are simply pre-made journaling cards or transparencies.
Sigh. I just love the ornament paper above. It's foil and to die for!
I also used some die-cut paper and just cut off the edge. I adhered this edge to one of the clear tabbed pages.
I rounded the corners of some of the pages and also used some punches and scalloped cardstock.
For this page, I just used a scrap of paper cut down to 3 x 5. I had just a bit left of this paper and love it so much I didn't want to waste it.
I had a large Heidi Swapp clock transparency that I was never going to use, so I cut it up and added it here.
See the edges on the red paper on the left? And you can see more light green paper with the same scalloped edge on the right. I punched those edges with a Martha Stewart punch. Love, love it!!
You'll notice that I didn't put numbers on my pages yet. Except for the 25th. This is a pre-made Teresa Collins journaling card. Last year, I put the numbers on my pages before the photos and the journaling were done and it bugged me. I ended up designing around the number placement and I didn't want to have to do that again this year.
Some more paper scraps that I used for some of the last pages.
And the last few pages. Now to find the time to add the good stuff that will make it meaningful. :)
If you're doing a Daily December project, link me up in the comments. I love to look at these projects!