Yesterday I headed to Michael's with my birthday gift cards in hands. I've had them for over one whole month...HA! I knew I was going to use them on some Christmas-y stuff as I had bought lots of Halloween stuff in the last couple of months. I was browsing along, spotted this and could not leave it. It was also 30% off...YAY. Last year in December, Santa's elves started leaving leaving little gifts for J in December at random times. She loved finding these little treasures and the sparkle in her eyes was pricelss. So, you can imagine how excited I was when I found this little mailbox complete on a little pole. This is where the little gifts will be left this year i.e lip gloss, crayons, socks, bath toys. Of course, it's also where J will write and leave the little notes she writes to santa and the elves.
When I received the new Scrapbooks Etc, I came across Ali Edward's December Daily's. It where you document the month of December. I love this idea and decided I wanted to do this.
I bought an 8x8 album a few months ago and knew as soon as I saw this project, I would use this album. So last night, I created all the base pages which she recommends you do early. I plan on keeping it simple with the pictures and documentation as the main focus. So far for the project I used items on hand - kraft paper, photoshop for the little doodles and calendar, my printer, album and my paper trimmer. I plan on using my Luxury Kraft gift wrap (Christmas wrapping paper) which I bough a month ago at Costco as my patterned paper. So far, I don't think I will have to buy anything for this project. Oh wait...maybe some extra ink...hee hee!
Here are a couple of the pages I did last night. They are really simple but lots of fun to do. I am really looking forward to creating and seeing the end result of the album.