Okay, I know I've gushed on more than one occasion about how much I adore Ali Edwards. About how much she inspires me. Well, I decided to prove it. I totally fell in love with this project of hers, her little "December Daily Album". (Okay, I totally fall in love with nearly everything she does, but that's beside the point.)
So I said to myself, "Okay Debra Anne, just do it!"
To which myself answered, "Yeah right. When the hell am I supposed to find the time for that?!!"
Then I smacked myself upside the head, and said, "Make the time, you idiot. Frozen pizza for supper and little toothpaste left in the sink isn't going to kill anyone."
And guess what, I really did it! Granted, my version isn't nearly as cool as Ali's. But who freakin' cares...I'm totally in love with my little December Daily album. And I'll only love it more as each day of December leading up to Christmas goes by and I add my photos and journaling for the day. And yep, I'll probably subject you to pages as they fill up, but I figure you all know how to hit that "mark as read" button so it'll be okay.
Before I started, I made myself a few "rules" to follow:
1. I was only allowed to use things I already owned...and scraps, leftovers, and "trash" were most preferable.
2. I was not allowed to plan anything ahead; I just had to make the pages without worrying what came before or what would come after. (This was very hard for me...I'm anal to the nth degree!)
3. I was not allowed to stress. This was to be pure fun. Perfection is not only impossible, it's boring.
Anyway, here's a picture of the album I put together:
And a peek at the inside pages:
(The front cover is made from an old piece of chipboard saved from somewhere. It's covered with an old Christmas card and scraps of cardstock. Handy dandy Dymo label maker for the title strips. Back cover is the back of old steno pad, covered in cardstock, with a piece of ribbon from a former Christmas gift woven through the holes.)