Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December scrapbook

I have a little project to share that I am really excited about. It's a December scrapbook. I plan on taking pictures of the holiday happenings around our house every day until Santa comes. I will document the pictures and forever preserve them in a scrapbook. Sounds easy enough. I dug around in my scrapbooking stash, ah come on girls, you know you've got one too! I found this album from way back, it was a wedding gift from Pottery Barn, no joke! I got out my Christmas scrapping supplies, I keep them all in this pink box and went to work. It took me about an hour and a half to gather and compile and assemble.
I used a page kit (from Hobby Lobby) to put patterned paper on each page. The first and last pages will not be a two page spread, just a single page (can't find refill pages for a 8 year old scrapbook!). There are just enough pages for 25 layouts, how convenient!
I basically just cut up the paper and put it randomly on the pages. I plan on adding photos and other stuff (receipts, tickets, lists, drawings, whatever) as I go.

Here is the title on the front. I like the mirrored front of the album, that made me choose this retro-looking page kit. This is a sticker mounted on green paper, simple, I like it.

Then I made 25 tags (one for each day until Christmas- all using scrap patterned paper and black number stickers) and gathered a bunch of premade journaling squares and tags. The journaling pieces are not all matchy matchy, some are cream, some are white, some have red, some have green. I figured it was more important to document the story instead of match.

It is my plan to journal as I take the photos (on the journaling tags or papers) and then print photos, when Walgreens has a sale of course, and I think it will be easy to stick everything down. I wrote myself a note to take pictures every day and hung it to the fridge. I am excited to see this album. I do not think I'll have it done before Christmas but I think it will come together quickly afterwards. I am excited to have this documentation saved for years to come, especially when the kids are older and they can see what we did, where we went, etc. I'll keep you posted on how it turns out. I cannot take credit for this idea on my own. I saw it on Ali Edwards' Blog for the past couple years, you should check hers out, way better than mine. She is a professional scrapbooker and her stuff is awesome.

1 comment:

Murillo Family said...

I love, love, love this! You are such an inspiration! Any ideas for teacher gifts?

p.s. my "word verification" is "thenati"-hmmm, is someone spying on us? I mean Cincinnati is called that right? do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do