Sunday, November 7, 2010

December Daily Foundation

I decided to do a December Daily album this year. I tried to last year, but didn't have the foundation done before hand so it didn't quite work out. This year I took Ali's advice & made it early. I'm using an American Crafts 8x8 D-Ring cloth album. The cover isn't embellished yet, just in case the pages end up being too thick to fit ("That's what she said," yeah I've been watching "The Office" reruns..), but I plan on keeping it simple. I'm using red, green, pink & teal as my color scheme- might add in some brown too. The pages are 9x8 & mostly October Afternoon & Cosmo Cricket. I decided to do the dates back to back because I don't take that many pictures & one side should be enough. I might add in December 26-31 but haven't decided yet. The album came with 10 page protectors, which I think I'll sew across to make two pockets for extras or journaling cards for some of the days. For each day I also plan on having a piece of textured cardstock printed with a numbered overlay, but my printer is out of ink at the moment, so I'll have to wait to do that & will add pictures once it's done. Here's the book so far:
These last two pictures were of some fun Knock Knock Christmas cards I bought last year. Not sure where in the book they're going to be yet but I definitely want to include them.
Most of the papers I used were double sided & some weren't Christmas related so I made sure to use overlays after the backsides of pages that fit with my album. (Does that make sense?) I will probably stitch this together later.
For details on which paper is from which company, check out my Flickr. I used plain "reinforcement dots" (not sure what they're really called!) that I colored with colored pencils so the paper don't rip too easily, since I'm not using page protectors on the pages. 
To make the tabs, I used two different images from Inkadinkado's Paperwork Greetings set & Martha Stewart ink. I love how they came out! The numbers are from Martha Stewart's Toy Transportation set, which I got on clearance at Marshall's for $1!! It took a while to cut out all those numbers!
I left the pages pretty plain for now so I can decide what embellishments work best with which photos & events of a certain day. I went through my supplies & pulled out a bunch of items I might want to use & put them in a basket so once December comes, it'll be really easy to complete a page each night. I'm glad I got this out of the way because I definitely need a break from this project.

12 comments:

Keshet said...

Wow, this looks great so far! Can't wait to see the final product!

Lynn Stevens said...

Great book!!
Thanks so much for entering my giveaway and best of luck!
Lynn

Maddy said...

Looks great!! I wish I had the time to do more projects like these! Unfortunately, most of my time is stuck behind a computer these days :o/

Monika Wright said...

where did you find your 8x8 AC album? I ordered one but they sent me the wrong size!

morgandkim said...

what a nice idea.
cool
kim

Valerie said...

Looking good Milena! You won't be sorry you took this on - it's work but it's so worth it when it's all done :)

Kalyn said...

Your project looks great so far!

missusem said...

Love the 8x8 format! Doing the same myself :)

Maureen F. said...

Beautiful album !!!

Rosie said...

I love the tabs and the numbers on them. Looks great!

Ginny said...

I'm using the same album!

Kimmy said...

Love the tabs... what a great idea. Lots of space for many photos, findings and journaling! Love. ~ kimmy