It will be housed in this 8x8 American Craft D ring album that I had picked up at HomeSense for a steal last year.
I will be using mostly a mix of new Christmas collections from this season; Studio Calico "Wonderland", Pink Paislee "City Sidewalks" and BG's "Aspen Frost".
I am going to try to keep it simple. After all, that is the concept behind this project. For me, this means that my focus will be on getting the memories recorded and not the design of each page. Embellishments will be kept to a minimum and along with this the lumpyness too! Paper and layering will be my main embellishment.
My foundation pages will all be prepared before the beginning of December. These pages will have some kind of border and the number representing the date. My album will span December 1 through the 25th.
I will take my photos daily and jot down my journaling on scrap index cards to be referred to at the time of scrapping. Photos will be developed once a week. Some LO's will have more detail while others may be more basic and simply added to the foundation page "Smash Book" style.
I may add some pages to my album that are not in plastic protection sheets, some smaller pages, an envelope and some smaller tags to add dimension and interest while going through the album.
I might do some splattering, stamping and heat embossing. Stitching too!
So that is it in a nut shell. I'm going to make this a stress free and fun project! If I miss getting a photo one day, I may have a photoless LO that focusses on journaling instead. I may even scrap a photo from a Christmas past!
I'm excited to photograph our lead up to Christmas, as quiet as these days are for us in this phase of our life. More importantly, I want to record the stories of the simple everyday things that happen in December. I'll post my foundation photos soon. :)