Guess what I did this past weekend..... Hint: I am pretty fired up that I am this far ahead of the game!
It involved scrapbook paper, Jessi, and a couple of large Sonic drinks!
Then Todd got all crazy on us and brought us a sausage and cheese tray, and a bottle of wine. I think he thought we might be there a while! And I've discovered his love language of acts of service! I kinda like it!
He even remembered the spicy mustard. But I digress!
Back to the task at hand... getting our December Daily mini scrapooks ready for pictures.
We both have been pinning all kinds of ideas, but when we really got right down to it, we pretty much just started taping paper to paper to get that sucker done!
We had the girls pleney of projects to do while we slaved away at our books. Kaitlyn made a canvas and lots of handmade ornaments.
Oh, and a cross for her friends and a mini canvas. How CUTE has this kid gotten? She's in middle school now!
You don't come to Miss Melanie's house and leave without a project. It just doesn't happen!
So the above right is my cover and the above left is Jessi's. Well, you know... unembellished. She chose a chalky green distress ink for her edges and I used an opaque red. We were surprised that although we used the exact same paper pads for our books, they turned out looking very different because of the inks, we suppose.
Here is one of the reasons I am so glad to get 2012's book all ready to go...
Because 2011's is still not complete. Just SO not cool! I do not like whne I do this. It is easy to go back and put all the pictures in the book that is basically completed and just waiting on the pics, ut to remember all the details of the season, well... that is highly unlikely. and sad!! That's the reason you do a book is for the memories.
This Daily December book is from 2008, Gabbi Girl's first Christmas.
This is where I toted her in a little carrier across my chest to the St. Jude marathon. (and Ness, do you FB? If so inbox me, and I'll give you some deets on the upcoming weekend. If not, let me know in comments and how to email you.)
And this is the last Christmas we had with Jake. 2005.
Talk about GLAD I have this one completed, and journaling to support almost every page.
I want to encourage you to do a December book, even if it is super simple. What I used was a chipboard bound book. Mine is bound with index card rings, but some are spiral bound. Then, I bought a pad of Christmas paper and a tape runner. For extra effect, I used a stamp pad to deepen the look of the pages (for instance in Jake's pics above, I used black). Just cut all your papers to fit the pages of your book. And you can also incorporate envelopes or tags, or 1/2 pages, IF you have a ring bound book vs. spiral. Come on. You can do it. And you'll be SO GLAD you did!!