Love playing along with Ali Edwards' December Daily project? So do Jody Dent-Pruks and Monika Wright... check out their in-process albums today plus download a few freebies to include in your own album from Karen Grünberg!
A Note From Aussie Jody
I have followed along with Ali Edwards each year as she puts together her December Daily album. I tend to do my own thing each year but this year went with Ali’s downloadable pages and then made the rest of the album. Having this already to go now means that I am just adding photos and a little journaling now in December, which is always very hectic.
A Note From Monika
This will be my third year participating in Ali Edwards’ December Daily memory-keeping project. And since my very first in 2008, I have made several mini-albums along the way. My two youngest children have seen me make my albums and journals and are always interested in doing their own projects sitting right beside me.
This year, I’m going to make it even easier for them to play along with Mommy!
I pulled a black chipboard Ethan album by Cosmo Cricket from my stash and separated the pages into two piles. Lucky for me, I’ll have 3 pages for each of the girls’ albums.
Using the Mitten Weather Crafting Pack by Cosmo Cricket, I had plenty of choices. The only extra things I added were a few more binder rings, a small strip of gingham ribbon and used my letter stamps. Ultimately, I embellished 12 mini-album pages with the Mitten Weather kit and there’s plenty of crafty goodness left over.
I’ll show you the back covers now.
For my older daughter, I chose the journaling spots that had space for her to write a short note about the photos she will choose to highlight in her December Daily. For my younger daughter, who is just learning to spell a few words, I used the embellished die cut accents. We’ll let her practice writing her thoughts on a separate piece of cardstock and then adhere it to the album.
When designing the album, I only adhered the border strips at the outer edges, leaving the middle portion of the strip without adhesive so that we could slip the photos under the patterned paper border strips.
May you be blessed with the warmth of family and friends this holiday season and have a few moments to sneak in some crafting time!
A Note From Karen...
I wanted to make some holiday themed overlays to use on my December Daily pages so I thought you might want some, too. Here are the six overlays in this pack:
You can download them by clicking here.
In case you haven’t used overlays before, you can see a video on how to use them here:
All of these overlays are PNG files and they are transparent which means you can change the color of the overlays, as well. Here’s how to do that:
I can never have enough journaling spots. I wanted to make some for the holiday season since I journal every day in my December Daily album. So here are six journaling spots I’ve made.
You can download them by clicking here. I hope you enjoy them!