Ali Edwards embarks on her traditional "December Daily" every year and the result is just amazing! This will be my third year of completing a December album and it is, by far, my favorite project each year. I love pulling out my albums at the beginning of the holiday season and flipping through our memories. My kids and husband especially love them, which make them even more special!
Today I thought I would focus on "getting organized" since that's the sometimes the biggest part of the project....and the most fun, I think! I keep all of my Christmas supplies tucked away in plastic bins and only pull them out when Christmas is in sight! It keeps them "magical" and new!
Once I pull out my supplies, I try to organize them to see what I have to work with. I love using random little bowls and muffin tins when I organize. Cups, bowls and smaller dishes make it easy to transport your embellishments and other supplies when working on your album.
Glass jars are perfect for storing your supplies as well! They keep everything in sight, and like the bowls, are easy to transport from place to place!
Baskets are great for storing larger items like sticker sets, bags, stamp sets and alphas. You can often find great baskets at the dollar store of the dollar spot at Target!
I keep loose items, like tags, trimmed papers and die cuts, in a small suitcase. When I work on my album, I dump everything out on my table and then rummage through them to find the perfect embellishment! To clean up, I just add everything back into the suitcase and then close the lid.
So go get your supplies out and start organizing! I promise you will be inspired to create once you get everything unpacked and out in the open!
I will be back tomorrow to continue on our "Documenting Your December" week!