Last year I got so excited about making a December Daily album. Working on was the most fun I have ever had scrapbooking because it was a "hodge-podge" style which is a complete change from my normal style. I took all the pictures and wrote journaling but then didn't get started on putting it all together until mid-January. I worked on it for several weeks and finally let it sit unfinished for the remainder of the year. I knew I would get re-motivated around this time. I am determined to finish it up this weekend! Here it is, in it's sad little state of unfinishedness....
This year, I am more determined to stay on top of it and actually put my pages together on a daily basis. I already have the foundation for my 2010 December Daily laid out and I'm making sketches.
Here's the album cover in progress. I'm still deciding on how to finish it....
I want it to say "Countdown to Christmas" and possibly the year. I've been moving around pieces of paper on top for days. I'm so indecisive.
Last year, I went with vintage style Santas and all cream papers and accents. Scenic Route, October Afternoon, K&Co. and other vintage style images all worked well together. This year, I decided to use up some of my bright papers and more whimsical embellishments. I pulled together this pile and I'm loving it so far. I've had some of these things for YEARS. SOOOO glad to be using them!
I'm making a lot of interactive elements this year like pages that open up, pull-out tags, pockets, etc.
The pages will be a mix of sizes but the largest and most common page size will be 6" tall by 8" wide.
I'm using a 6x6 American Crafts D-ring binder but without the protectors.
I can easily fit a 6x8 page in it and this works well to put two 4x6 vertical pics side by side if I so desire, which I plan to!
Also, I plan to make all my foundation pages and numbers and keep them in a pile and then add them on after the page is complete.
I feel like this will allow me more flexibility than if I have actually number each day and it's a done deal.
I just need to finish last year's before I can really get started on this one.
I will share every page in last year's this weekend when I get it finished!
I want to get both of these done by 12/1, along with an advent calendar project I'm working on and a banner for my house.
It feels good to have craftiness underway around here!