I love creating little projects, which are sort of mini project life books or an expanded mini book. Last year I did a 'Autumn 2012' album and a December Daily. This year I did Week in the Life and am still working on Day in the Life every month. I skipped my Autumn album this year, though we did a lot of stuff so I'm sure I could go back and make one if I only had the time. I am super excited to do December Daily this year again, even though it looks like we won't be able to travel home to PA. I'll be 8 months then and it just seems to risky, especially since you never know when a flight will be easy or super stressful.
I think I will still have plenty to document around here and I do plan on putting our Diwali activities into this book as well. I still haven't come up with a title, but last year I simply titled it "twenty twelve JOY". I will do something simple and non-binding this year as well. The idea of doing it daily is nice but not always realistic for me these days, ha!
I am working with the Ali Edwards kit from Studio Calico again this year. I did 8x8 last year, but I'm excited to work with the 6x8 Handbook size, though I really enjoyed the 8.5x11 size I used for Week in the Life a lot too. Isn't this kit so lovely? I love all the gold and wood veneers.
I also gathered a big collection of holiday-themed washi tapes for this in my shop. They are such a simple and easy way to add color and patterns to the little pockets. I like mixing in some teal, navy, lime green and chalkboard with the usual red and greens. Gold and silver of course too. Don't worry, you can order your own set too.
I thought I would be pretty good with these things but when I saw the new wood veneers from Elle's Studio I just had to add them to my DD stash. You know I love wood veneers and the designs are just fabulous.
My game plan is to work on days as they come. I will probably also include Thanksgiving in my album as well. Somehow I find my Thanksgiving layouts to be really dorky on their own, don't know why. I will get a start on my cover soon hopefully, when I get a little more caught up on PL I think. So, are you working on any fun Holiday projects this year?
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