OK, a few photos of my album in progress, I have used the Teresa Collins bracket book as a basis for my album, this is supplemented with a few sheets of her transparencies, a first for me, in six years of scrapping I haven’t really embraced transparencies !
I bought a few sheets of patterned paper some are from Teresa Collins others are Basic Grey, Sweetwater, Making Memories and Jenni Bowlin, I am also using Bo Bunny,s back to backs dot card along with some good old kraft cardstock.
My front cover is relatively simple, I added a strip of dotty black card along the binding , then I dug through my boxes of embellishments and re-discovered the making memories mailbox numbers which I used for the 2010.
The metal bookplate is another making memories find along with 7 gypsies gaffer tape month. The star is a chipboard tag I think it is a bazzill one which I covered in card then cut out and added a smaller star from patterned paper finishing it off with a home made printed tag and a silver star brad.
Most of my embellishments are going to be years old, I recently downsized all my scrapbook supplies from our spare bedroom to a three foot by two foot chest in my living room, and I am not buying anymore new stuff until the old stuff has been used up.
I decided as I was on a roll with this project I might as well get ahead and start putting the bones of the other pages together too, I have put little post it notes onto the pages where I want to add a photo or if I want to remember to cover a particular topic.
I am using the transparency pages mostly as “number/date” pages I have on a couple of them added a scenic route tabbed graph paper page to journal on.
Photo wise, hopefully I can manage to get one photo a day that evokes some aspect of the season, I cheated slightly and have added a couple of photos from last year already, one I took of our outside lights and one of my all time favourite photos of my eldest son. I don’t think it matters that they were taken in December 2009, when I failed miserably once again to do my December Daily album. Its the memories they will help to recall many years down the line.
One of the get ahead pages, a festive type page I designed.
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