Hello December album
I said I would pop back in and show you how my Hello December album is progressing. As you know I followed the video instructions I shared with you earlier, and which you can watch below, to place all of my Hello December Project Life cards in my album and cut down some of the cards as recommended and added plain cardstock to fill some more of the pockets. You do need to have the Hello December Project Life Cards and Accessories to decorate your album following the video, hopefully you took advantage of Extravaganza to get yours at a discounted price. So all I had to do was sit down with my album and my photos for the first couple of days and add the pictures. I used MDS and my home photo printer to print my photos to 2″ x 2″ which made it very simple. Now, let me share with you the cover of my album, I added some of the gorgeous Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon over the green binding on the Album and tied a knot. I added a row of the Mini Pom Pom Trim down the edge of the album binding using Tombow Multipurpose Glue. Then my decorating went slightly wrong. I used the star mask from the Hearts and Stars Decorative Mask and my Gold Wink of Stella – big mistake for me, the Wink of Stella ran under the mask and I got horrible blobs of colour on my album cover (total user error). So I added some Emerald Envy card to the Album cover and added Crumb Cake card on top which had been inked with Crumb Cake using the star mask. Yay Success! I also cut the numbers from Real Red card using the Large Numbers Framelits Dies.
The first and second pages inside the album are just like the ones in the video. I didn’t change a thing and it was simple to add the Hello December Project Life cards to Real Red card and pop them in the sleeves. The first page with photos is actually from the 30th November but we had to decorate our tree one day early as Abigail had a birthday party on the 1st December and the grandchildren like to decorate the tree altogether. I used the Project Life Date It stamp set to create the November banner. My tree has a rather haphazard collection of decorations, some hand made, some gifted from the family and some that I have had since my girls were little. It won’t win any prizes but the grandchildren love to have a free reign and put everything on. At least now they spread them round the tree and don’t just put them straight onto the front. After the decoration we took a couple of goofy photos and then they all had a swim to cool down. The second page of photos shows some of the decorations up close. An old Santa that lights up and was a gift from my grandmother to my girls when they were small. It is supposed to change colours but manages only a slight dimming now. However, I love that my grandchildren love to put this up and see it working. The Advent Calender was constructed by my dad and decorated by me a couple of years ago. The grandchildren love to fill the boxes and they love even more to empty them. The 1st of December also brought some great news as Ethan was chosen to become School Vice Captain next year. I am so delighted for him. His selection follows on from Abi having the same position this year. My journalling is handwritten and even holds a mistake or two but I know that in the years to come it will serve as a great reminder of the fun we had when the grandchildren were all small.
I did add a couple of extra bits of journalling and because I had a few cards left over, I cut some of them down to create the journalling spots. My Memory Keeping can be a bit haphazard over the year, but December is one month that I love giving the full treatment. It’s such a busy, happy time of year.
Here is the video for you to view once more, if you haven’t already started on your December Album.
Bye for now,