Hi everyone :)
Gee, it has been a long time since I blogged. To be completely honest, I had still been wrestling with my thoughts about sharing things online (as I had previously mentioned here) and was unsure whether to continue to blog or not. With December approaching once again though, people have been finding photos of my December Daily album posts on Pinterest and I have received many messages and emails about my work. It has made me remember why I share my creativity online in the first place...to inspire others and to connect with fellow creatives. I have realized over the last couple of days just how much I did miss it so I have decided to get back into blogging and to share some more photos of my December Daily album with you.
I thought I'd start by going right back to the beginning of my album to share my title page with you. This was one of the very last pages that I made. I just prefer to work that way as I feel that it provides a more cohesive look to my album. Each to their own :)
I used items from the kit which I put together from my stash. I showed you how I go about putting together my own kit in this post. For these pages in this post here though, I have used mostly pieces from the Simple Stories December Documented and October Afternoon Silent Night collections. I also added some old pieces of striped ribbon from one of my beloved Love Elsie collections that was designed by Elsie Larson of A Beautiful Mess many years ago now. The large gold glitter stars are Studio Calico while the gold glitter cardstock and tiny gold and silver sequin stars are from a local craft store for a couple of dollars. I just sprinkled them into the plastic page protector then stitched it shut at the top after I was done taking my photos. I love them so much! I think that they add a little something extra special to the title page to make it stand out more from the rest of the album.
As an extra insert, when you turn over the title page in my December Daily album, I decided to add in a page explaining what the album is all about. Here I also documented the traditions that are special to my family and I (as I mentioned in this post, I did not follow the traditional method Ali Edwards uses in her December Daily and went my own way with the album instead). Again, I used elements from the Simple Stories December Documented and October Afternoon Silent Night collections, a piece of striped Love Elsie ribbon, a large gold star by Studio Calico and sprinkled some more of the little gold and silver sequin stars in the page protector. For the adjoining page, I simply cut a piece of gold glitter cardstock to 6x8" size and adhered a Simple Stories Snap
4x6" card to it with a random washi tape sticker. It kept it simple to delineate it from the rest of the album's pocket-page style.
That's all I have to share for today. I do hope you enjoyed looking and reading about my pages. If you would like to see more of my album, I will post some more pictures of it here on my blog in the coming days and weeks in the lead-up to Christmas. Thank you so much to everyone who has contacted me and encouraged me to share more of my work here on my blog. It's so lovely of you. Thank to all of you for visiting and I will see you again very soon.