Monday, December 6, 2010

December Daily 2010-Cover, Foundation, and Days 1-3

Well I finally got 'er done!!!!  Last year I went ALL OUT on my album and spent a long time on it. SEE IT HERE.  I LOVED it.  But guess what?  I didn't finish it.  I have all the photos and the journaling, but I have to finish putting it together.

So jump to this year.  I decided to go a much much simpler route.  8.5 x 11", so I could buy cardstock already to size and a 3 ring binder to put it in.

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I found this awesome binder at Target and thought is was perfect for a holiday album.  I added some trim, chipboard pieces, vellum quotes and stickers to deocrate the front.  SIMPLE!

My foundation pages were also very simple.  I used 8.5" x 11" cardstock cut in unequal halved both vertically and horizontally.  Then I cut patterned paper to make up the difference. 

I LOVE patterned paper, so I wanted to make sure I had a lot of it in my album.  I used Basic Grey Jovial, Figgy Pudding, and Lily Bee Christmas Town.  The cardstock is all different colors.

I then stitched the seams of all the pages with red thread.  My favorite pages are the blue and brown ones with the red thread!  I love the contrast.

For each day I plan to do one or two 4x6 photos on the foundation pages, and then I have a whole bunch of filler pages that hold 4x6 photos if there are days where I have a lot of photos.  I have also put a few photos on the back of the foundation pages, too.

Each page is also going to have a journaling spot with hand written journaling. I pulled out a whole stack of journaling cards that I am keeping by my desk to write on.

Then for embellishment, I am pulling out a few things from my pile here and there.  I have a box of stuff right next to my desk so I can just get it when I need it!

I made the number labels last year on my cricut which took forever, but i made four sets!   I love the colors.

Here is a bit of info about my first few days.  I will share my journaling here and there once I get into a better routine of jouranling and posting.

Day 1: We decorated the tree and finished decorating the house.

Day 2:  We decorated outside in the warm sunshine.

Day 3: We went to the park in the morning to play.

I plan to post once or twice a week with my updated pages!  Thanks for looking!


Jamie Lane Designs said...

Love your album and those photos of the tree decorating are perfect!

jacque4u2c said...

You did an amazing job!

Unknown said...

Very cute. I love looking at all the December dailies!! Can't wait to see it in person.

Unknown said...

Your album is looking beautiful! The green binder is perfect - got to love Target!

patti west said...

love your album, audrey! such sweet pics and the cover is fab!! :)

Aphra Bolyer said...

I love your album. Your cover embellies are super!!!

dragonflydreamer said...

I love your album! Thanks for sharing your process and the completed pages. I don't know why I find it so intimidating. My sons are grown and so I don't have so much to document, but I want to fill mine with maybe special ornaments, family recipes, traditions...

Anonymous said...

This is great. I LOVE the cover of your binder!

Dawn said...

Love the cardstock and Patterned paper mixture! Will be watching with interest to see what you do this year!

Unknown said...

AWESOME binder- I love the idea. Who makes the binder? I'm looking for a few for a swap. I'm excited that it also fits document protectors without them sticking out.