I have been working on my Documenting December (DD) album over the last few weeks and trying to get most, if not all of my foundation pages together. This way, when December comes I will just need to take and print photos and pop them in.
As I mentioned previously I have been lucky to be working with Michelle from The Stamp Spot as one of her design team for this project. For those who are new to this idea of creating a December album, December Daily® was created by Ali Edwards. In her words. "December Daily® is a mini-album project that documents the 25 days leading up to Christmas. The simple goal is to capture the spirit of December via one story per day." As part of the design team for The Stamp Spot I hope I can do the gorgeous kits justice and that some of you find some inspiration for your own December albums.
These are the Gold (main) and the Teal (add on) DD kits from The Stamp Spot. These have been very popular and are now all sold out. The kit was put together by Michelle using Teresa Collins Designs Tinsel and Company Christmas collection, kraft, gold, white and teal cards, glitter cardstock, stickers, enamel dots, flairs (made by Michelle), sequin pockets in various sizes (also made by Michelle), twine, god ink, embossed cards, wood veneers and lots of other yummy goodies. Michelle has done an amazing job putting so many kits together.
First the album. I don't tend to decorate the album itself as it will sit with my other albums in the bookcase. A few alpha stickers from my stash popped onto the bookplate is all I did.
The basis of my DD pages will be using the page protectors (pp) with two 3x4 pockets on top and a 4x6 pocket below. A few 4x4 Instagram pp will also be used occasionally. Also I have the pp with four 3x4 pockets for those days with extra photos.
I plan to have all my prep done before the start of December so when the 1st comes around all I have to do is take and print photos and pop them in daily (or at least every second day). I'll be using my iPhone for photos, my Epson Picturemate for printing photos at home and also may take a few Polaroid photos using my Instax camera.
Firstly is the cover page.
I've used a Simple Stories 6x8 pp with 2x2 pockets. This style I love. Lots of little pockets to fill.
As mentioned, I've used the Gold main kit and the Teal add on kit from The Stamp Spot. I added a couple of coloured and patterned transparencies (from my stash) to some of the pockets. Wood veneers also added (the letters of SBJ - our initials)
I placed a flip flap 3x4 pocket with sequins (from TSS Teal kit) in the middle and adhered on the spine. Added a Freckled Fawn 'hello' wood veneer which had been embossed in red Zing. A little sticker 'December' from the kit and complete.
This is the back of the cover page.
Next I will show just a few of the days/pages I've completed using these awesome kits from The Stamp Spot.
The right top pocket is a gold glitter card with a white chevron overlay (my stash) on top. Added the teal letters and a few enamel dots. The Christmas tree on the left is from Freckled fawn and is actually cork - embossed with gold Zing and has teal glitter paper behind which show through the stars.
With the top right card I just placed a half glitter piece on top of the card to make a little pocket. The teal card on the left has another white chevron transparency piece on top and another of Ali's digital elements 'jolly'. The 4x6 pocket is a kraft paper from the kit with another (told you I love transparencies!) from Studio Calico.
Day 12 is all from TSS kits. Michelle made the right side pocket - just added a tag and some wood veneers from the kit. Left card used the teal numbers and some enamel dots. I've tried to be organised and even popped white card on patterned cards where I want photos and/or journaling to go.
The 4x6 card will have a photo from Christmas Day - just added a stamped cork piece (was also in the kit) and attached to card (stamp from Kellie Stamps).
This is a little 3x4 washi filler card using washi, glitter tape, glitter card and teal words all from TSS kits. Think it looks great.
Day 15 Instagram date card. This is a 4x4 card using supplies from the kit. I must admit I'm not a doily person and challenged myself to use it. Think I like how it turned out !!
Hope you have enjoyed looking through this post.
I'm really enjoying all this prep work and can't wait for December 1 to start getting some photos into my album.
Thanks for stopping by and having a look.
You can find me on Instagram as @bluepondbee and I will also be linking up to Ali Edwards December Daily posts on her blog.
Also stop by these other great blog posts on December Daily:
Michelle Hunter http://www.thestampspot.typepad.com
Tanya Watson http://photosandcrafts.wordpress.com/
Stacey-Lee Collis http://www.getonwithitalready.me
Beck Holder http://beckholder.weebly.com
Melinda Sweetman http://www.melindasweetman.blogspot.com
Amanda Horne http://www.scrapping-our-blessed-life.com/
Bernii Miller http://weekendatberniis.blogspot.com.au
Gabrielle Ingerson http://mostlysunshineandrainbows.blogspot.com.au/
Kirsteen Young http://lifeinthecraftlanek.blogspot.co.uk/
Amanda Miller http://mypladventure.blogspot.com.au
Amy Tangerine http://www.amytangerine.com/blog
December Daily® is a December mini-album project initiated by Ali Edwards that documents the 25 days leading up to Christmas. The simple goal is to capture the spirit of December via one story per day.