There are so many ways to do albums like this, and there are no perfect, or better ways, it's what works best for YOU! :) I know this will be the first year I actually finish one of my December albums. I have started so many, but l tend to lose steam half way through, or even worse was the year I only made the cover! I got so worked up about it being "perfect" that I couldn't even start the insides, and just kept putting it off till eventually I gave up. I don't want that to happen to you because it still makes me sad about all the memories I could have recorded and didn't.
This year I am doing things differently, simpler, and not allowing myself to worry about things being perfect. It's more important to me to record these memories while they are fresh! I will share a secret with you guys too. I don't go 100% in order! Sometimes I shift days of the week, sometimes I skip days because nothing happens, and I don't beat myself up over it. I'm simply having fun, and that's okay :)
We had lots of snow this week, and I was so thankful for it, especially since it allowed me to use this incredibly cute snowman card! :)
My next spread is one of my favorites. I love using the page protector with all the 2x2" pockets! I had 6 pictures that I wanted to use so I resized them in photoshop and was able to have them perfectly fit on a 4x6print that I just cut apart to fit in the pockets. Then I went to my dollar store and picked up a pack with multi colored green sequins, and filled the extra pockets with them and sewed it shut. I also grabbed a sticker tab from the Egg Nog line and used it at the top of the page.
The blank card in the upper left will have a picture of our entire Christmas tree, but our photo lab somehow missed that picture and I need to reprint it.
I chose to print all my journaling in this album in a gray ink. I love the look of it in real life, it's less harsh than black, but does make it more difficult to see in pictures, so I apologize for that.
I had lots of pictures and the two cards I wanted for this week wich didn't leave me much room for journaling, so I printed a strip of it and was thankfully able to make a cute banner that can cover the negative space in my two photo's on the right side of the spread. I also love how the December stamp looks in navy! I'm going to try to keep it as a running theme throughout the album.
Okay, so moving on I have the pleasure of sharing some of Alex's pages with you guys! :)
Alex says... "Keeping up with a December Daily album is not always easy. I've learned that it works better for me to scrap 3-4 days at once than to work on it daily. But every day I think about it and decide what I want to make and I take photos and make mental notes. These are my days 5-10."