Part 2: Come take a peek inside.
So my theme for this season is blue, red and white. I went with something a little less traditional this year. So without future ado here are some of my favorite pages and a little explanation of each of them.
Here is the inside cover. I completed all of the details on the brown cardstock before adhering it to the binder. That envelope is actually from Starbucks. I asked for an extra one last weekend when ordering Peppermint Hot Chocolate and a cranberry bliss bar. It has the cutest quote "Stories are Gifts. Share". I thought it was so fitting for the album/scrapbooking in general. So I sewed it to the brown cardstock and I plan on putting a story from the holiday season in there.
This is day 1. I love the Basic Grey pattern paper and the '1'. The little Jillibean cardstock sticker was the perfect touch and soooo appropriate for the album!
Throughout the album I used transparencies by Hambly. I love that you can see the blue/red/pink plaid paper through it. I snipped a little tag piece in half to have something to anchor my number at the top.
So here you get a glimpse of 5 & 6. I adore that Jillibean snowman paper more than anything. I made the envelope using some old pattern paper I had in my bin. Behind that you can see a chipboard page I covered with simple brown pattern paper and added a little embellishing to give it some weight.
Day 7 is a two pager. It's a Tuesday but I anticipate it will be busy. It's parent teacher interviews at school that night. On the right is an old Basic Grey paper I found while in Syracuse.
Her you can see Day 9 & some of 10. Day 9 is a clear acrylic page. I'm planning on putting an 8*8 photo on the other side. I love the idea of a whole photo as the page. Day 10 is a piece of the new Christmas line from Basic Grey tucked into a page protector.
Day 12 is a two-pager again. It's a weekend so I anticipate we'll be busy. I love the '12' stamped with the Studio Calico stamps. The my mind's eye paper has a little glitter in it but you can't tell from the photo.
Page 15 is a baseball card page protector just cut down to size. I added a little embellishing to the slots I filled in. The others will be for photos. You can also see Day 16 through the page. It's just an 8*8 piece of pattern paper tucked into a page protector.
A little mist jazzed up a plain old 7 Gypsies pocket for Day 18. More places to tuck some stories away.
Day 23 takes up three pages: the 8*8 page, the 'Snow' bingo card and the transparency. It's one of my first days at home in Newfoundland and the day M comes home so I anticipate a very busy day!
I love how the 25th turned out. This is a two page spread of course. The pattern paper was so cute. The 7 Gypsies pocket is tucked into the page protector for now but I'm not sure if it will stay there. I've been saving that 'Ho Ho Ho' phrase for two years. I finally bit the bullet and used it. I LOVE how it turned out.
I always have extra bits and pieces I want to save from the season so this year I made myself a little pocket out of a transparency on a black chipboard piece.
So there you have it. The shell of my December Daily 2010. I am very excited about it. I LOVE it. I'm going to try and keep it from expanding too much which means I have to lay off the 3D embellishments or at least use them sparingly. Wish me luck with that!
I hope you enjoyed the preview. Stop by again in December to see the end results.