Here's to going with the flow and being flexible with these albums. Just because I make them in advance does not mean that I'm "stuck" with what I set up for myself. I still love the process of setting it up in advance but am thankful that I always have a choice in what to do each day. Tis the season!
Originally I had a different page set up for Day Seven. Here's a look at the original:
As I started working on the last few days I decided that I just wanted to use this cute photo of Anna that my friend Kim took. I thought about printing it out and sticking it in the pocket but that wasn't really what I wanted. I thought about just adhering the photo to the back of Day Six and then adding something else to the pocket or using it for Day Eight (except that I had already done Day Eight…yep, I do them out of order sometimes too) but decided to keep it simple. For me, keeping it simple today meant going with just the photo and simply pulling out the canvas pocket page. It might show up again somewhere else in the album.
I went with big, smilely face Anna for Day Seven:
SUPPLIES : American Crafts Letter stickers (turn the "I" on it's side to make a line separating the letter and the number)
Day Eight is a page protector page. For this one I wanted to play with one of my layered templates (this one is from Volume One) and go for a hybrid page (Cathy had a great video tutorial on her blog yesterday about working with digital elements to create hybrid layouts – definitely worth checking out if you are interested in this approach).
Before printing I added the photos, one pattern, and a couple numbers to the template (resized to 8×8 from 12×12). Here's what the page looked like fresh off my printer:
After printing I trimmed the page to 8×8, added my journaling by hand, and placed a circle accent from American Crafts in the center. I did need to open up the page protector (I had stitched it to the back when I added the number originally – see photo below) and then slipped the finished page into the page protector. On the date tag (on top of the page protector) I added part of my shopping list.
SUPPLIES : AE December Daily Layered Templates Volume One; American Crafts Circle Embellishment; "merry" card from Elles Studio; Michelle Martin Noel Paper (coming to Designer Digitalsthis weekend); American Crafts Precision Pen
Here's the original:
On the back of Day Eight I created a continuation of the front by adhering an envelope onto a piece of pattern paper. Inside the envelope I tucked a couple tags from things we picked up at the store.