Saturday, February 27, 2016

December Daily 2015 - it's a wrap!

I finished my December Daily before August this year! I'm happy with how it turned out and it is all done and finished until next year :)

Here is my wrap up video:

Even though I've done this several years in a row now, I'm still learning as I go. The one thing that I can't stress enough is to BE PREPARED. Next thing to remember is to use a good adhesive! I went back and took a look at some of my old albums and had to reassemble some of the pages because I used a glue stick when I ran out of my regular adhesive. The one I have listed below is the best, longest lasting adhesive that I've found.

I felt like I had a really hard time keeping up with everything this year. Now it could be just because I'm getting used to the craziness of having two kiddos. And I also changed my album at the last minute, which I don't recommend!

This year, I really, really want to be prepared. Which means that you may be seeing 2016 posts soon!

Here are the links to the tools/products I used this year:

Half sized binder mechanism 1" from binding101.com

I also used an old encyclopedia with the pages taken out, and washi tape from eBay.com (by far the cheapest place to find washi tape!).

I hope that you're all doing well on your projects and remember NOT to worry if you're behind or still working on your albums. Give yourself grace and enjoy the process!

Happy scrapbooking!

Love and Craziness,

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

December Daily 2015 - chugging along

 Christmas is almost here! Here is a quick video on my progress so far with December Daily 2015. 
 

 
I'm not worrying about getting everything done ASAP, so the journaling and some of the photos will come probably in the next few months. And that's okay! The most important thing to me, is taking time to enjoy the project and still have time for my family and for the holidays.
 
If I don't post before then, have a very Merry Christmas and a happy and safe new year!
Love and Craziness,

Friday, December 4, 2015

December Daily 2015 - here we go!

It's normal to switch gears and completely change your album after the project starts, right? Right?

Well that's what I did. I had a new album all whipped up that had a different size and layout....and I changed my mind. I'm not really a fan of change. Here is the album I started out with.

 
Here is the album I'm going with this year, like previous years I'm using a repurposed encyclopedia with the pages taken out and a binder mechanism riveted in. 
 
 
With the new album the pages are a larger 6" x 9.75" with room for a 5"x7" photo on the main page. I'll keep the old album on hand and will probably use it in the next few years.
 
I'll be uploading another video in the next week or so with my progress. Stay tuned!

Love and Craziness,