My motto for this year is "keep it simple and get it done!". I've a terrible habit of overthinking when putting albums together (which means they take forever to do..) but I just don't have the time for it this year. Cue the Life Crafted Album and page protectors! Teamed with the December Life Crafted Kit and December Add-on and I'm happy to report that I am managing to stay up-to-date, yay! And after a few months break from scrapbooking, I can't tell you how exciting it is ;)
I am using the Black Life Crafted Album this year and I painted the gold plate on the outside white.
On my spine I've added one of the Crate Paper Snowflakes chipboard pieces (from this store this month) along with a "December" sticker (from the Christmas Stories Kit - sadly it sold out in record time!) and added a white tag from my stash with the year stamped on it (stamp from the store too, Heidi Swapp Winter Wonderland).
I was worried painting the gold plate might not work out (and I'd ruin my album, ha) but it's actually finished up looking rather nice I think! Just taped up the cloth area around the plate using washi tape then spray-painted it with white paint. Fiddly but easy enough!
And rather than blabber on I thought I'd just take a heap of photos sharing my album - here's a look through of what I've done so far (lots of photos to follow!):
As you can see - there's not much to my December album. Lots of random moments, not all of it Christmas-related, but I'm getting those moments recorded. And keeping it simple means that I get it done!
Sticking with the 3x4 Page Protectors and 4x6 Page Protectors also keeps things consistent and it's so easy to just run the photos off on the printer, pop them into a pocket, add a few little stickers here and there to suit and add some journaling on top. All of my journaling is typed up on the computer then printed out on plain white copy paper (then I fix it in place using machine stitching or staples) - it's something I can do every couple days without stressing!
Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today - I hope you're having as much fun with your December/Christmas Album!
Take care, Emma xo