Hey out there! Yesterday, I was still contemplating the idea of participating in Ali Edwards’ December Daily project. Last year, I only got around to making the pages and felt a bit overwhelmed after I saw the amount. Then, I got the urge to create a mini and knew what that meant – tackle a December album. Although I’m not quite sure yet what direction it will be – daily, weekly, or a regular old monthly album, I think it will be great to log whatever memories I am able to include in the album. I’m just a little unsure about how much activity the album will have – even if not daily, something will be there to cherish our December 2011 memories.
I also had the idea to do one page at a time. I probably will get behind, but since I am planning on small 3.5″ x 5″ pages, I think I may be able to handle that (even if I get behind a day or two)! So, I sat down and just started – with the cover. The cover is sometimes the most fun part. I kept it traditional and elegant. I’m just hopeful that starting it and actually posting a sneak preview will provide more incentive for me to complete it. Now, I’m getting excited to see what December has to offer. Thursday can’t get here fast enough!
For this album, I am using Simple Stories’ (25 Days of Christmas) and Papertrey Ink’s (Holiday Flourishes & Swirls). These two patterned paper collections really pair well together. I also used an Tim Holtz Ornate Plate as a focal point for the cover along with a star die cut. Calendar Basics came in really handy to customize the month and year for this album. I also used the set to stamp the corner embellishments. The cover is from Maya Road’s Scroll Edge Chipboard Mini Album. I only plan to use it for the front and back cover. The inserts will be 3.5″ x 5″ pages to try to reduce the size of the album a bit, that is, if I choose to go with the daily version!
Thanks to those who responded about their Black Friday shopping experience (even those online shoppers)! I also appreciate your feedback on the December Daily albums. It helped me decide to try and make one.
So, here’s another question: Do you complete a page a day? Let’s say complete December 1 page on December 2? Or do you wait a few days and complete them when you have time? I want to hear ways to not get overwhelmed (like I did last year with those empty pages)! I look forward to hearing your methods.
I hope you have a great day! Thanks for taking a peek.