Just popping in quickly to share the cover for my December Daily. If you're unfamiliar with what this is go to Ali Edwards site to check it out. In a nutshell- it's a photo album/scrapbook/journal/catch-all for the month of December. This is perfect for me because I am a Christmas nut. By far my favorite time of the year, especially now with the kiddos.
Many people choose to do a small album, maybe 4x6 or 8x8. I opted to go with something larger, 8.5x11, only because I know I will have tons of pictures, stories, keepsakes from the month. I can't remember where I got the album (Two Peas or Amazon?), but it's by American Crafts. It has a chipboard cover which is nice because it can be altered. I picked red for obvious reasons, but it did come in a variety of colors.
To be honest I don't know how I came up with the idea for the cover. I was in the midst of a Christmas card making frenzy and had some left over felt snowflakes and twine. Then a day or two later I got my number dies in the mail and thought it would be fun to use them. I stamped some white cardstock with the Hero Arts Flower Dot stamp, cut the numbers, and then adhered them. I added some buttons and twine to the snowflake, stamped the word December, and the rest is history.
I will be working like a mad woman to get (most) of my pages done this weekend, since the whole premise is to have the album prepared ahead of time so you have little work to do when December rolls around.
If you are doing a December Daily and have pictures send me a link so I can check it out! I'm always looking for inspiration.