Saturday, December 03, 2011

December Daily - getting started

I decided to do a December Daily minibook this year.  I love Ali Edwards spare style and her discipline in keeping to her colour scheme, but I'm so not her - low boredom threshold, too many stimulating ideas etc. So ages ago I treated myself to the Simple Scrapbooks ' 25 Days of Christmas' collection, and a set of 6 x 12 page protectors, some whole, some divided - very traditional colours and style but great with kraft paper and lots of options and left it at that.

Later I rounded up my Christmas stash - not too much of it after the Christmas book I made a couple of years ago, to use up.  I found some Teresa Collins numbers and Making Memories numbers, some old cards, tickets and some mini luggage tags which I hope to incorporate into the book and put it aside again.

On 1st December I duly did my journalling and took some photos, and finally today I got to sit down and put together a page or two.  I still need to print photos but I have got more or less up to date, and I'm not sure I'm sticking to the one story a day idea but hey! it's my book and hopefully I will get a book I really love at the end.

I was fortunate enough to have an event to attend for the first day, which kicked things off nicely.  For Day 2 I concentrated on our new Christmas decorations, and today is not Christmassy at all, as I've been painting my bedroom wall!


Sandra said...

You've got great syle Ali, nd your album is looking fabulous.

Jo said...

Having seen you start putting you album together I can't wait to see it finished x