I'm going to be participating in the December Daily™ tradition of holiday memory keeping this year. It's a concept created by Ali Edwards that a great big group of people do as well; a documenting of your holiday season. I did it last year and really enjoyed it, and now that I've gotten so much more comfortable with printing photos, pocket pages etc. since participating in Project Life® documenting system, I'm betting I'll find #decdaily even more fun this year. Although you can do it any way you want to, I chose to buy the Ali Edwards/Studio Calico kit which includes a binder, the pocket pages and lots of products for filling the book. You certainly don't need to buy a kit to participate though, so if you're interested, don't let that throw you off. Seeing that tomorrow is December 1, I thought I'd share some of the foundation pages I've started. I plan on using these somewhere throughout the month.
This first one was made by sewing a bunch of silver paper alphas to a pocket page that had been cut to size. The alphas were from the Target dollar spot. I bought three sets, so ran out of some letters, and had to cut up some extra letters to make do as you can see here:
It's not perfect, but much easier than another Target run...hoping to avoid that for the rest of December! Once I stitched them on with my sewing machine, I just slid that page right inside one of the pockets, easy peasy. (See picture at top of post for that visual.)
I did a similar thing with the gold glitter stickers ...didn't need any sewing to do that one!
I do love the see-through nature of these pages. Getting peaks at the pretty that lies behind is fun.
I think most of these cards and stickers here were part of the kit. I just painted some of those wooden embellishments before tucking them in.
I found paint daubers to be supper easy to use for this. I used this brand, purchased previously for the colors, but any daubers would do, of course, use what you have! I just didn't feel like using acrylic paint with a brush and getting my fingers all painty at the time, those pieces are itty bitty, so the daubers made it possible to keep my fingers clean.
Love when pockets look as pretty from the back as from the front. Love that reindeer too. That was from a Kelly Purkey stamp set, (I think). I used this watermark pad with pink embossing powder. Getting crazy up in here!
Some washi tape on cards is super easy prep for writing later.
I also made some journal cards for the pockets using this stylus on an ipad with the SketchBook Pro app. And that pretty much sums up all I've pre prepped for these next 25 days of documenting. You can see lots of other foundation page prep linked at the bottom of this post of Ali's. And, of course, I'll post more here as my book develops. Happy December!