Well that went by too quickly for me, just like every year. I didn’t get chance to work on the album after the 19th and although I had done some pages and taken photos up to that date I didn’t find time to edit them!
So here we are combining all the remaining days I’ve so far finished into one post.
We start with day twelve. Here’s the pocket I had made in the foundation pages.
If you recall day eleven had a 6 x 4 photo in the bottom section and an embellishment attached to the middle seam of the top two pockets of that page. So for day twelve I added an embellishment on the top half of the page behind the embellishment for day eleven and a photo on the bottom section of the page.
I took the Tim Holtz metal brad with the number 12 and simply added it to the photo along with a label sticker.
Day thirteen is a cut down four pocket page. I added some of the wrapping paper from this year and the number ’13’ along with the word ‘wrap.’ Simple and done.
Just a word about the layers you can see in the photo above. Love, love them! Part of my love for these albums is in all those layers.
Day fourteen had a painted card and a Tim Holtz fragment tag with the number 14 on it.
I took the tag and attached it onto a 5 x 7 photo of Buddy, hand writing the story directly onto the photo after printing.
I backed the photo with some red and white stripey card and a couple of embellishments that you can see below.
Day fifteen was a three pocket page and included a photo of my niece and I with some word art from the Storytelling class, a journal card that I stamped ‘the story of seeing the lights’ onto and an acetate card with the number tag stapled onto it.
Apologies for the poor quality of the black and white photo on this page. No idea what’s wrong with the printer….
For day sixteen I used that star painted card and hand wrote the story again onto the photo. I liked all that white space for the story.
You can see the star card along with the number tag attached in the photo below.
I had quite a few photos for day seventeen as we were on a little getaway. It starts with a 3 x 8 cut down page which holds the writing for the day, front and back.
I used that card with the banner and star that I moved from day twelve and attached two wood veneer pieces. I also included the hotel key card and a photo of Gav, me and Buddy on Holy Island.
Over the page is another pre-made card that I stamped the two people onto and a photo of us with the Christmas lights in the village where we were staying. Then on the right a 6 x 8 full page photo.
I did think that I’d have more full page photos in this years album but maybe the challenges with my printer put me off them a little…..
Day eighteen is three photos and some journalling all printed onto photo paper.
I added the tag and the ’18’ and a great metal arrow paperclip. The right side hold a red envelope which has little bits and bobs tucked inside from our trip.
Day nineteen is pretty blank at the moment although I did stamp the word ‘strictly’ above the magic on that 3 x 4 card. That is to tell the story of our get together with friends to watch the Strictly Come Dancing (Dancing with the Stars over the other side of the pond) final. I will write something on the card below eventually.
Day twenty has the story of an afternoon party at my Mums and my nieces wish to play a particular card game. Looks like I forgot to add the number!
Day twenty one is some typed journaling a vellum tag with the number of the day on it and a photo of my niece.
This day carries onto the next page. Usually I would avoid this and try to make it a spread if it was two pages but this year I just went with it!
A couple of stories on this page. The first is a sweet conversation I had with my niece and the second is all about going to see Star Wars with a group of my family. I took a leaf from Ali’s book and stamped a big comment on the bottom card.
You can also see the first page from day twenty two above. A printed card I made in photoshop with ’22’ on it and a photo of my breakfast.
Then on the back of that cut down pocket page I added the tickets from the Nutcracker that my niece and I went to see and a photo of us. I know it’s crazy but the mirrors in some loo’s make excellent spots to grab a picture.
I rounded out day twenty two with a pamphlet about the ballet. I just punched holes in the booklet.
By day twenty three I was in full Christmas panic mode. Also I felt a little unhappy with the stories I had included in my album and had lots left I wanted to tell. I think this happens every year. To help combat that I took a few photos from around the house and added in a list of the Christmas films I had watched so far.
Again I split the story into two pages front and back. On the back are photos of my two mantles, I cut them down the middle to fit the 3 x 4 pocket size and added a label.
And finally day twenty four.
It begins with an envelope which held the card Gav gave me. Nothing is inside it yet but I am sure a few little bits of memorabilia will find there way inside.
The right page is another with three photos and some words all written in photoshop before printing. I also added the red ‘on Christmas eve’ as a border around the photos to even out the design of the page.
And there we go, almost done for another year.
A couple of things I wanted to document here before I forget. The verdict on using page protectors is still out and I guess that I won’t really make up my mind until next year when I get this album out to look at again. And also that many photos this year were taken with my phone. Although it is easy to grab my phone I have missed better quality pictures. One of the reasons I haven’t done day twenty five yet is the lack of good photos. I must remember this next year.
Hope you all had a great festive season and managed to finish any albums you made.
December Daily® is an album project developed by Ali Edwards. Read all about it over here.