Monday, December 2, 2013

December Daily Album - 2013 DAY 1

So it has been a whirlwind of a year... but we are coming to a close.  It is time for the December Daily albums to flood the internet.  I have wanted to do one of these for several years and never really jumped on the tracks for it... this year is different.  I have most of my foundation pages set I have now completed day 1!!!  (Gotta start somewhere right?)

Let's take a look at what we have so far:

Here are the foundation pages for the intro page, and page 1.
For this album I am using an 8x8 American Crafts red album.  With a plethora of page inserts and sizes.

For the introduction page above I used a Martha Stewart red page divider.  You can find these at any of the office supply stores.  I think I got mine at Office Max.  This is the 5x8 size all I had to do was repunch the holes to make it fit the binder.  (Something I am finding myself doing a lot in this process) 

The first page I used 6x8 page protector from Simple Stories.  I added in the December Calendar page from Bo Bunny's "Misc Me Magic Elf Journal Pages" 

 I liked the backside of Bo Bunny page so I am keeping it just that for the Day 1 pic & journaling.

Here are the completed pages for Day 1 (plus the intro page):
I was not quite all inspired to do the cover yet so it is still bare... soon maybe on a slow scrap day I can get that done!

 For the front side I used Stampin UP new Chevron punch and punched the bottom of the plastic divider.  Added In Doodlebug boarder sticker, a freebie from, some Maya Road photo corners, ribbons from Doodlebug and Michaels crafts store, the holly and berries are from the Dollar store, and the rhinestone stars are from Michaels dollar rack section.  I used Tim Holtz tiny attacher for the ribbon at the top and just stapled it to the front.
 The backside of the intro has: Magic mesh (dark green), Target dollar store rhinestones on the side of the word strips from Chic Tags.  The envelope seal is a sticker from the $1 deals from JoAnn's.
 For Day 1: I added in a pic and story of our advent calendars.  The overlay is a freebie from A Vegas Girl at Heart, the sticker boarder above is from Doodlebug boarders as well as the "believe" tab on the photo and the word strip again from Chic tags.  I added in the left over stars from the front of the intro page to the pic and some rhinestones by Recollections.  Below the pic I added in a half journal card from Gossamer Blue Life Pages kit.  The arrow is Studio Calico, the trees are felt trees from Michael's $1 rack.  The washi tape on the right of the page are from Teresa Collins "Santa's List" collection and My Minds Eye "Magic" collection.

 Here I used washi tap from the OH Deer Me (by freckled fawn) embellishment kit.  I ran it up both sides of the fold (front and back) to create a boarder and hole punched that so I could place it in the album.
Here is a photo of the letter so you can see it is able to be open and read without any hassle.

Finally here are the foundation pages for Day 2 and 3&4 (on one page).  As soon as I have their story and finished pages I will post them as well!

 This is an 8x8 page protector from We r, from Target.  The top 2x8 insert is a cut paper from Teresa Collins "Santa's List" 6x6 notepad.  And the 4x6 title card is from Simple Stories.  The bottom green grid card is from We r notepad from Target as well.  Becky Higgins had a special on HSN for these overlays (part of the Just Add Color Collection).
These are all the backsides of the same products listed above.

Thanks for looking!