Michelle’s December Daily Mini

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HIYA!

Christmas has come and gone.

This year was a whirlwind due to work schedules, family visits and a toddler who insists she can only really know something by climbing and jumping off of it.

Fun times.

I wanted two things from this year’s album:

  • a red, silver and white color palette
  • a stark modern look using black and white photos
I used my trusty ipod to shoot the photos and instagram to keep track of my dates and caption info. There are special apps to keep track of ongoing photo projects like Project Life but I think this system works fine for smaller projects.

I used my trusty ipod to shoot the photos and instagram to keep track of my dates and caption info. This year’s album is also larger than usual. I used A9 flat cards as my base.

There are good things and bad things about delaying your holiday album crafting.

On the good side: you aren’t rushing because you need to get your shopping/wrapping/cookie baking done.

It’s also great for perspective. I took photos everyday but I found my ability to edit got better the longer I waited to pick photos for each page- hindsight is 20/20 after all.

I knew I would be covering some of the same subjects  again so this year I experimented with some fun filter effects in the Hipstamatic app. For moments like Christmas day presents opening I went back to my traditional camera and color film.

I knew I would be covering some of the same subjects again so this year I experimented with some fun filter effects in the Hipstamatic app. For moments like Christmas day presents opening I went back to my traditional camera and color film.

I must admit that taking your time usually means no one cares when your album is finished.

December is over. Most people have moved on to the next thing.

But that’s ok- keep working and get it done. Like all good things, the older your project, the greater it’s value.

My new favorite finishing technique is covering the chipboard with Ranger Distress Paint Dauber in Picket Fence and while it's still wet sprinkling it with silver glitter embossing powder.

My new favorite finishing technique is covering the chipboard with Ranger Distress Paint Dauber in Picket Fence and while it’s still wet sprinkling it with silver glitter embossing powder.

When all my pages are completed, I will use book binding tape on the outside spine and call it a day.

I used the following products in my book:

Christmas Tree, mini item#2007384

Ornament pack, mini item#2007385

Snowflake, mini item#2010008

Christmas words, mini item#2008249

Hope you are having a great week!

Michelle

3 Responses to “Michelle’s December Daily Mini”

  1. I admie you for this work!

  2. admire of course

  3. THese are amazing!!!!