I decided to participate for the very first year in Ali Edwards December Daily project. I know over the past few years, I have not been in the Christmas spirit per say, I really was just going through the emotions. I wanted something to remind me about the joy and the love I used to have for Christmas, I used to enjoy it so much. I'm hoping to use this as more of a journal, each day will be Christmas related in one form or another. I'm excited, I want to share my favorite memories from Christmas past, traditions that my family has always had and maybe journal about the new traditions I hope to start with our family.
Here's my December Journal completed and ready to be filled. I kept it real simple but I'm happy with the way it turned out. I just used three jump rings for the binding and tied a Christmas ribbon to each ring...a Bind-It-All is on my Christmas list so keep your fingers crossed for me. The outside is chipboard covered with a pattern paper and the interior pages are all recycled manila office folders. The tag on the cover is another manila folder that I cut down, added a calendar of Dec 2010, a safety pin with tree charm and a simple green and white ribbon. The word journal is just die cut letters in a green patterned paper and then I added some white ink to the sides to give it a little dimension. I also inked the edges of the interior pages with red brick distress ink. The album size is 6x8 and once I start filling it I'll have to share the inside pages.
What do you think?