Do you ever think about what you did last December? I do . . . nearly every year!
And just think—all the good memories, all the activities, and all the cherished moments will be gone if we don´t capture them with pictures.
If you‘re not the type of person who wants to try and do your own version of Project Life—that´s okay! There´s no need to capture every single moment . . . but it‘s great to see pictures from past years and remember what you‘ve done during the Christmas season.
All you need is a small album with space for photos and a little journaling.
For my WinterJOY 2014 Album I used the All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper. I really love the colors.
I strengthened the cover using two Canvas Creations sheets; I sewed both layers together using a sewing machine.
Then I created pages using Whisper White Cardstock and White Vellum 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock. As you can see, I purposely made the sheets in different sizes . . . to add a little interest!
After arranging my pages, I sewed them to my cover. I always use a straight stitch to secure the pages. (And don’t worry—nearly all sewing machines can sew paper as well as fabric.)
To embellish my pages I used cards from the Hello December Project Life Card Collection and the Hello December Project Life Accessory Pack.
Add a little journaling describing the cookies you baked, how big the tree was, and which gifts were under the tree.
There will be plenty of space for photos. And they don´t have to be perfect; just use shots from your smartphone or a Polaroid camera. J
For my cover I used All Is Calm Designer Washi Tape, Frosted Sequins, and some Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
I hope this post inspires you to do your own December Memories album. It´s really easy. All you need to be sure to include are the things that matter most to YOU!
2014–2015 Artisan DesignTeam
All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper (item # 135823)
Canvas Creations (item # 129375)
Whisper White Cardstock (item # 100730)
White Vellum 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock (item # 101856)
Hello December Project Life Card Collection (item # 135831)
Hello December Project Life Accessory Pack (item # 135833)
All Is Calm Designer Washi Tape (item # 135844)
Frosted Sequins (item # 135835)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (item # 119246)