This was my first hybrid mini album undertaking. And dare I say it? I think I’m so much more into making albums and photobooks than I am into making individual scrapbook layouts. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going to completely stop creating individual pages or anything crazy like that but doing this december daily album has helped me realize that I work better and have more fun within the scope of a theme/project.
the “be merry” text is from my serendipity kit
Day 2 – Eric’s birthday. Originally, this spread was just 12×8 photo of him with the “happy birthday” text on the bottom right corner. A few pages into the album, I came back to day 2 and added the two smaller photos.
I almost left the back side of the insert blank because all I could think of writing was, “We love you.” Cheesy no? I ended up writing down how the girls are saying their I love you’s. Audrey’s is, “I love you my da-thee,” and Madeline says, “Love you teuw.“
Day 4 – Quote from Audrey: “Milk comes from the cow’s butt. Right?”
Day 5 and 6
Day 8 – No photos on day 8. Seemed like a good time to have a little fun with this letter Audrey wrote to Santa. so technically, this didn’t happen on day eight- she actually wrote the letter back in November – but it’s her first dear santa letter so I wanted to include it somewhere in this album.
I scanned the letter in at 600dpi, cleaned it up (just erased the lines), sized it down to fit on a 12×8 canvas, divided it in half and printed each part on a 6×8 sheet. Then I went to town with glitter glue.
Day 9 and 10 – Day 9 was the night of Audrey’s holiday performance at school so there are lots of pages.
Day 11 – Another no photo day. Part of the day was spent addressing holiday cards so I included those here. Here’s the front of the envelope.
Day 13 – Dinner and shopping that evening.
Day 14 and 15
Day 16 – holiday cards displayed on our mantel
Day 17 – holiday gathering with friends
supplies that I used:
not shown: vintage blank label stamp by purple onion designs, American Crafts Thickers, dymo labeler