Here it is…my two-page spread for day one this year! I will refrain from telling you just how long I worked on this, but let’s just say it’s a good thing I create these digitally. I would hate to think what the table would have looked like had glue and scissors been involved! I am really looking forward to my project this year, and building on the foundation I started last year. This time around I am designing a 12 x 12 album with two pages per day. (The 8 x 8 from last year is already getting hard to read and I am not that old! I have decided it’s just way too small.)
Supplies this year were mainly bought at jessicasprague.com. I opted for the Everybody Loves Christmas line from Echo Park, and had the BEST time creating a keepsake silhouette ornament with Holly thanks to Nisa Finn. The journaling on page two reads: The Christmas season is officially underway and this year is all about starting new traditions. For the past few years we have looked at the tree and felt like it was missing something. We knew that we would want to look at our tree years from now and remember special things about each year, so this December we decided to let Holly pick out her own special ornaments to hang. She fell in love with the nutcrackers, or “peoples” as she calls them. I decided my contribution would be to create silhouettes of Holly that I could turn into ornaments. I think we achieved our goal-this year the tree is full of the beginnings of special memories…we can’t wait to see how it changes year to year.
I hope there are some of you out there following along and creating an album too. Be sure to let me know–I love seeing the creativity out there!