Friday, November 25, 2011

December Daily

(If you are stopping in for my Friday Spellbinders series...it will return next week!)

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping in today! If you are coming from the Fancy Pants blog, welcome! If not, you may want to check out the Fancy Pants blog today because we are sharing December Daily albums. :) I told myself I wasn't going to make one this year. They always take more time and work then I think they will. But in a spur of the moment decision, I decided to go ahead and do it. So today I am sharing the whole thing with you.

Process
  • I cut 16 pieces of kraft cardstock at 4.5" x 6".
  • I then cut .5" off each piece leaving a tab section at .5" x 2". So each piece is 4 x 6 with a tab.
  • I decided I wanted to splatter paint all over my pages. (I must admit, I was kinda frustrated that day and I was splattering kinda hard..a bit much, but it helped me take my anger out).

  • I had these covers...don't really know where they came from, but I bound it all together to form my book.

So that is what I started with.

This year, I am doing things a bit differently than in the past. I am choosing to focus mostly on journaling. This year has been a tough one for me, a very different year then the previous years, and I just think this is more what I need. I may occasionally add a small picture to a page, or more likely add a picture every now and then simply by punching the binding holes in it and placing it directly in the book as is in between the pages.

Here is my completed album, ready to add journaling and the occasional picture. It uses the fabulous Saint Nick collection from Fancy Pants.

















I am actually really excited about this now...now that I had decided to make it more of a personal journal for me, rather than worrying about filling it with all the Christmas-y details of this time of year. We'll see what it really ends up like. :)

Anyways, thanks so much for stopping in today!!!!! We hope to set up the tree and get the decorations out! Yeah for Christmas time! :)

Have a wonderful day...and if you are heading out for Black Friday shopping...good luck! :)


18 comments:

Paola said...

Pamela, it's wonderful!!Thanks for instructions!

Deb said...

Wow Pamela - absolutely gorgeous, and a sensational idea - thanks for sharing

Deb ♥

Johanna said...

Man, it turned out beautifully! I hope it helps you release the stress and feel better... xox

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is AMAZING!! I love the paint splatters and I think its awesome you are going to be concentrating on the journaling this year! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

The paint splatters look great on this beautiful album!

coconut said...

just amazing!

Lynn said...

this is awesome. i love it from the fainting to the finished product.

Bonita Rose said...

so so beautiful!

Ursula Schneider said...

that turned out beautifully! I keep seeing those binding things and am thinking I might like to have one like it

Sylvia said...

stunning and absolutely amazing!!!
Sylvia xx

byondbzr said...

It's awesome. I admit, I love to splatter paint. It is messy, real, therapeutic... Enjoy the process!

Heather Jacob said...

love it so much .... full of yummies and gorgeousness .. hugz x

Hannie C said...

So pretty! What a great idea to have some messy fun!

Jackie said...

I really love this, it's amazing! :)

sutty said...

Love the paint splatters and the book looks gorgeous and will be a super memory.

Sandie said...

That's a great idea. A real personal touch. Look forward to seeing it come together.

Connie said...

It looks amazing and amazing it will be!!!

tweetypie said...

Love this! It turned out great!