Friday, January 13, 2012

Staff Project: Diane's Christmas Journal

Last fall, I posted about the December Journals being made by many of our talented staff members. (If you missed the post, you can check it out here.) In a nutshell, a December Journal is a small album created to capture daily memories throughout the month of December. You prepare the album pages ahead of time, then add photos, memorabilia, and journaling throughout the month. At the end of December, you have a special holiday keepsake.

Our store manager Diane just finished her Christmas Journal for 2011. (Yes, you read that right. Diane has already finished her album, and I haven't even put away all of my Christmas decorations yet! LOL) Diane is one of the most productive scrapbookers I've ever met. She enjoys making projects like this with a vintage, eclectic style. Her album is amazing!

Diane used a Fancy Pants journal as the foundation of her album. She made the album back in October so that it was all ready to go for the holiday season.

Diane inked, stamped, and sewed on her album pages. This type of project is a great way to use up little bits of this and that!

I really like the small photos she added to her album pages. Printing small images allowed her to fit many on each page.
Diane added photo sleeves between a few of the pages. This is a great way to incorporate 4x6 photos into her framework. Notice how she wrote on the photos with a white pen!

I love the little bits of tinsel and bling! On this page, she created a diagonal pocket.

Here's another pocket to hold special cards received.

Throughout the month, she kept track of wish lists, invitations, and more...everything that made the holiday season special for her family.

She even kept her shopping lists!

I'm so impressed with all that Diane packed into a small journal. What a treasure this will be in years to come! If you have any questions about creating a December Journal, please ask us at Memory Bound. We would love to help you get started! It's not too early to create your journal for next Christmas!

Thanks, Diane, for inspiring us with your amazing project!

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