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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Documenting December - progress 1

Good Day :)  Feeling very inspired lately to work on my Documenting December Album - it may be because Scrapbook & Cards Today is hosting their Crop & Create locally in a few weeks and I'm very excited!!  This album was one of the classes I took last year called December Documented, Nicole Harper was teaching, she's so talented, love her style I was thrilled with the supplies.  The first couple of pages I stuck to following her layouts and then I started to branch off on my own......

I decided my album was not going to be of any one specific year - I wanted to use photos from different Christmases and winters and they are in no particular order.  When I did use a number, it corresponded to that particular day or approx. day of the month.  Once I do my journalling I'll document the dates.

A technique I learned in the class was using embellishments on top of the clear page.  So sometimes the word stickers, or vellum stars or even the numbers are on top of the clear page rather than on the inserted card or photo.

Be warned - there's a lot of pictures!!

This is the cover, love the Studio Calico Album, I do plan to add more of the Pink Paislee metallic rub-ons to the cover and maybe some Studio Calico Shine too ;) and maybe some enamel dots :)

Page 1: this Crate Paper Vellum is awesome

Page 2: love that we used a scrap of wrapping paper here, and it is all on top of the clear page

Page 3: the numbers were stapled with the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

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Page 7:  I used a personalized Christmas card I received from my bestie

Page 8:  a picture I took of my front door and used an app on my phone to add the words 'Hello December' - I edged several of the pictures with silver, pewter and gold Brilliance Dew Drops Pigment Ink and some of the cardstocks were edged with Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red ink

Page 9:  my favourite family ornament, a gift from my step mother-in-law

The rest of the photos are how they are appear in the album:

Hope you enjoyed and I'll be posting more 'phases' of my album.


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Donna said...

Good for you for completing your album. I love that you included different years in your book. I have the same album...hopefully I will get mine done before this Christmas. I journaled every day last December for this album.

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