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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Album

It's the time of year to start thinking about my December album. Last year, I was so excited... I bought an 8x8 album, spent a lot of time getting the cover just right and then completely lost my mojo. I deconstructed that album and just did regular layouts. Looking back on it, I realized the problem was the size of the album. There is no way I can cram all my December pics into an 8x8 album.

This year, I purchased the Holiday kit from Cocoa Daisy and I'm using an 8 1/2 x 11 album. Today, I did my album cover and I'm really pleased with the results. Deciding on what to use for the cover is always the hardest part for me, but I knew I had to use the snowflake template from the kit.

Here is my kit with a few other pieces thrown in...

American Crafts 8 1/2x11 album

I adhered some Bazzill kraft cardstock to the album and coated with Mod Podge. (I used painter's tape to protect the binder fabric) I then used Glimmer Mist Sand to spray the template. I also outlined the template with a Gelly Roll glitter pen and did some embossing to the snowflakes.

I added a little ribbon along the edge of the fabric, some bling in the snowflakes, stamped the title and here is the final result...




There are so many wonderful ways to document the Holidays -- it doesn't matter which method you choose as long as you DO it! I'd love to see how you preserve your Holiday memories. Post a link in the comment section to share yours!

6 comments:

  1. I'm just waiting for the last of the papers I want to use to arrive. I DID swither with using 81/2x11 but have stuck with 8x8 again...love what you've done with your cover
    Alison xx

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  2. This is lovely Sherry. Your scrap room is to die for!!!!

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  3. I love your scrap space.. u hv a great lot of room.. good for you! xo hugs I am participating in journal your christmas this year too! xo

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  4. bazzill...cough cough....LOL! ;) It's awesome. You know how much i LOVE it!

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