I love the idea of doing a Daily December album and I love looking at what everyone does. But, I know I could never do it. I've tried. I've failed.
I've tried setting up the base of an album before hand and quickly learned I can't scrapbook like that. I can't have my page pre-designed before I know what I'm going to be putting on it? Know what I mean? I also can't do it daily. The stress of missing a day and then feeling behind would make it an impossible thing for me to complete.
But, I do want to do a Christmas album. I want to capture our precious memories. And I want to be able to play along while everyone else is making these fabulous albums.
So I'm trying something new this year. I'm doing a 25 Christmas Memories album. I'm using an 8x8 album with divided photo pages. I'm doing it this way because I'm super excited about doing Project Life this year. But, I don't want to get started and then quit (I know myself too well!). So, I thought if I did my Christmas album in a format similar to Project Life I could get a feel for what works for me and get in the groove before the new year!
So far I'm loving it and I don't feel stressed about doing it at all!
And the cool part is that the way I'm doing it works perfectly with BPC's 12 Days of Christmas class (which I'm an instructor for)! I'm mixing our family activities with the prompts from the 12 Days of Christmas class. This lets me make the memories and capture my thoughts and photo's while they are happening and then after the holiday's I can work on putting my pages together. Without stress! I know the class is setup for 12x12 layouts, but I figure I have an 8x16 rectangle to play with so the dimensions are the same and I can make it work. I'm super excited!
Here's what I've got done so far. This is my title page.
And then it will open up to 25 memory pages.
Here's a look at my first one.
These divided page protectors are fun because I can see through them to see peeks of what's behind and use the little pockets to put in little things, like these stars, and be able to see the pictures behind.
The only thing I'm worried about is that I'm thinking this album I started with is going to be too small. I've only got 4 days (not even the full 4 days) worth of stuff in here and it's already getting full.
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