Monday, November 9, 2009

Christmas 2009, here I come



My holiday prep has begun and one of the things I needed to finish in this fine month of November was the framework for my December Daily album. So, yesterday I got out my collected stash of supplies and got crackin'.



This year I took 6x6 page protectors and sewed little pockets for photos, journaling cards and cutie whatnot.



I love the effect! It makes me feel like there are secret around every corner.




I left a couple of pages without pockets. These will house 6x6 photos and I attached the journaling card to the front of the page protector.






To record the date on each page, I made these circles with numbers that I will attach as I assemble each page.



I'm so happy with it and I can't wait to begin!

29 comments:

MagicLady said...

What a fantastic idea - I never would have thought about sewing my PPs!!

Looking forward to seeing the album as it grows :)

Babs x

shimelle said...

your album looks lovely!!! can't wait to see it all filled with christmas goodies. :)

Lisa said...

oh, i love your daily! it is beautiful. i did one last year and i still love it!

Nellie Mae said...

Great start so far! Can't wait to see more!

Wendy said...

This is just beautiful, Robyn! I've tried to do December Daily a few times and I always burn out after about 4 days. Maybe I'll try to at least add to it this year....

Karen said...

Lovely! My Journal Your Christmas album is a 6X6 this year and sewing the pages is a great idea! I need to get busy decorating the cover. I have all the papers, etc. put together in a ziplock bag, but I like to wait until I decide on the prompt before I choose the papers for the day.

6p01156f3ca993970c said...

Beautiful job!

Liberty :) said...

i never thought about sewing them either! im so happy you posted this! its gorge!

Nadine said...

it looks lovely and if I were you,
I'd be totally psyched to start (:

Susan said...

Awesome, Robyn. And, for some reason, I really love the effect of your hands in the pictures. Was that a conscious decision?

dottydotty said...

love your album have been putting mine together will add some picks to my blog later:)

Val from shimelles class

Robyn said...

Q: I was trying to show where the clear pockets are because I think they are hard to see laying flat. I like it too though. I wonder if you can see the effects of my Mary Kay Satin Hands set. ;) I LOVE that stuff.

MagicLady: It was sooo not my idea. I follow Ali Edward's blog and she's been sewing pockets in her page protectors for a while.

sharyncarlson said...

Love what you did with this album. What a great idea to sew the page projectors; I'm adding that to my list of techniques to try. Thanks for the inspiration!

Ruth said...

That looks amazing! Santa is bringing me a sewing machine, hopefully, so I'll definately have a go at stitching on page protectors!

Deb said...

Love what you've done with it so far! Its going to be awesome when you're all done! tfs

Jennifer said...

I think I might try to do a December album, too, this year! I love seeing Ali's and yours. I'm going out to town for Thanksgiving and I'd like to include New year's Eve, so I might do 25 days somewhere between them. Because, frankly, there are some days that do. not. need. documentation. And I can just skip those days! Thanks for the reminder. I need to get crackin'

Tara said...

Well done you for getting your album done, I am nearly there - just a few more pages to go!!

Melissa said...

I'm clearly in the minority here. What's is a daily?

Annette said...

Really like your album. Looks like you'll have fun putting it together in Dec. (I'm a Blogging 4 Scrapbookers classmate.)

RachelB said...

Wow youhave been busy, your album looks fab. Can't wait to see it through December.

scrapcraft said...

Love your album. I really need to work on mine.

Michelle said...

I haven't even thought about mine, this makes me want to get all my goodies out....

Nobody Puts Mama In A Corner! said...

Love this album!! So clean lined and so classy! What treat! Thanks for sharing!
Mam Holli

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

What a lovely album you made! Great idea sewing the pages. What fun you'll have filling this up!

Ali said...

Love the stitches!

Kim -today's creative blog said...

love that. thanks for linking.

Leanne said...

What a great idea. I love it. I'm having a giveaway if you'd like to stop by later.

Mariangeles M said...

It looks great!!! TFS

Emily R. said...

I love December Daily albumn. I did one last year. Yours is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing it all filled up!

:D Wow Ali commented on your blog! Yay!