Welcome back to December Daily® 2018 Days 24 and 25. I hope you had a wonderful holiday.
Today I'm sharing how I wrapped up my album. I love this project but I also love finishing this project and moving on to the next thing on my list (for me at this time of year that is One Little Word®). I'm also one of those people who often likes to take down our Christmas decorations as soon as possible. This year I want to just sit and read but it won't be long before I tackle the clean up.
Before we dive into the end of my album I wanted to share what I ended up doing with the calendar at the front of my album:
Rather than adding words (in fact I covered up some that I had on there in the beginning), I looked back though my month of photos and chose one for each day and cropped each one to 1/2 inch square and then adhered below the stamped date. The photos are tiny but definitely a fun way to see the month at a glance at the beginning of the album.
Now let's take a look at my last two days:
My Christmas Eve and Christmas Day stories/spreads are often simple.
For Christmas Eve I printed a full page photo. On top of that I used a circle punch to punch out the sentiment from one of the journal cards in the Main Kit along with a puffy heart and gold foil numbers.
The second page features the mixed-texture tree I created for Product Play 2 that was stitched onto a trasnparency and I added my words to the back:
When I created my textured paper tree I saved the template I used and was able to use those pieces to hold my journaling for Christmas Eve. I did end up missing one of the pieces so I cut from the tag I had initially included in my foundation pages. Love how that turned out.
For Christmas Day I printed a full page photo of my feet and presents. One of the things I love about this photo is it shows some of the tags that Aaron made - he loves playing with names and words and making puzzles out of them.
On top of the photo I added a chipboard number, a chipboard phrase, and the grey stars - all from the 2018 Main Kit.
For my Christmas Day journaling I used Photoshop to set up my photo and journaling together. On top I added the "Christmas memories" chipboard from the Be Merry + Celebrate Chipboard set.
The full page "what I want to remember about this season" is a cut file from the December Daily® Product Play 2 workshop.
I loved saving this "what I want to remember" journaling for the end of the project. It was a great way for me to think back over the month and identify 10 things I wanted to remember about this year.
I finished up my album with one more 6x8 photo with the plastic "magic" on top along with a word/phrase sticker and chipboard.
Here are a couple of other images of my finished project:
On the spine of my album I used the gold foil numbers from the Main Kit.
Here's to 25 days of stories from December 2018. I continue to be so thankful to this project for the way it helps me pay attention to my life as I'm living it.
As always, thank you for being a part of this community. Here's to more storytelling in 2019!