Hi there! Stephanie here with you today! Are you enjoying this wonderful month at write.click.scrapbook. All of the gift ideas, holiday decor and paper crafts are just so amazing and inspiring, don't you think?
Today I wanted to share with you a few pages from my December Daily album. I have been working on my book throughout the month whenever I have the time. I don't stress about trying to get a page completed every day. I actually find that I work better when I have a few days to do at a time....especially since I am using the page protectors and like to sew on my pages. It's easier to complete the front of my page when I have an idea of what the back of my page will look like. I'm also a big fan of using chipboard pieces, dividers and smaller sized page protectors in my album. I love the texture and dimension they can add to a project.
As you can see, my book is already packed with photos and memories. Let's take a peek inside!
Day 8. The left side of this page is actually a piece of trimmed chipboard. I measured the dimensions of the outside of a page protector and then cut my chipboard to those measurements. I adhered a piece of white cardstock on top of the chipboard before adding my paper layers, photo and journaling. The flowing ribbon, clothespin and tags add so much fun and movement to my book.
Day 9. We had a hot chocolate bar on this day so I just had to document the cute cups and all of the yummy toppings. I kept this spread pretty simple by printing my photos at 4x6 inches. I had a few extra photos that I wanted to include so I created a fun little photo strip as you can see in the bottom left photo. This is a great way to include more photos without taking up too much space in your album. To finish these pages, I typed my journaling directly onto my photo and then decorated the remaining pockets with either a date card or a pretty embellishment.
Day 10. I used a three different pages for day 10 of my book. I had pre-planned my day 10 by sewing a confetti pocket on the bottom of my page protector, so I knew I wanted to use a larger photo for the top section. I wasn't really sure about our daily activities when I planned this page, but we ended up writing our letters to Santa on this day. Sometimes planning ahead makes things easier; sometimes it doesn't. But in the end these pages worked out really well. I ended up adding my journaling and a few "filler" cards on the left side of the spread and my large photo on the right. I had a few extra photos of my kids writing their letters, as well as photos of their actual letters that I wanted to include, so I backed my photo with a vellum bag and added the additional bits in. Perfect and easy!
Day 11. My favorite day so far and a perfect example of what to document when you don't really have anything "Christmas-y" to document. Some days are just typical and ordinary during the beginning of the month and this was one of them for us. We didn't do anything too grand that deserved it's own page, so I decided to go through the house and snap a few photos of our Christmas decorations. I love doing an "around the house" type of page because it captures us here and now. They are always my favorite pages to look back on.
I used a coin page protector for this day so I could include a variety of smaller photos. The pockets are each roughly 2x2 inches so they are great for photos and smaller embellishments.
And that's it from me today! Thank you so much for joining me and for letting me share a few of my December days with you. How is your album coming along?