My December Daily album is complete.
And now it will sit for the last few days of the month along side Volumes 1 and 2. Oh for cute.
It’s funny, but the closer I get to December 25 in this process, I’m always ready to be done. Not that I don’t love the project—because I really do—but I’m just ready to wrap it all up and move onto other memory keeping projects.
Here’s a look at my final pages.
The page on the left is one of my favorite pages. I put my coffee and my cookie (and yes, that is a home made masterpiece!) on a piece of mat board and shot down. I plunked my painted gold number in the coffee, added some word art, and voila! A fun page for the album. The rest of the album are Christmas Eve and Christmas Day photos.
I decided to include a closing page. I used the same design approach for my opening page and pulled some of Ali’s word art from this template set to add to the page. And for my last page, I just created one big image. Note: my HP ink ran out just as I printed the page, but I feel like the striations look kind of cool, so I think I’ll just keep it.
And that my friends, is all I wrote for December Daily 2014. Even in a year where things did feel different it turned out to be a wonderful, grounding exercise in telling stories from my life. I feel inspired for 2015 and definitely plan to explore this album size for future projects.
Thanks, Ali! Can’t wait to see the kit for next year.
Happy New Year!
What an awesome little album. And I get you on that thing that happens at the end of longer projects like these. The finish is worth it, but the last mile is a mental beast.
another lovely album Cathy. And I know what you mean about fifteen. 🙂
Beautiful. Also loved the part about having a 15 year old. I have one and a 17 year old, too. Love them, but wonder if I’ll survive the next few years! Teens are tough…
Amanda B says
Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your process with us! I enjoyed every post you wrote about it…your sense of humor stayed constant and I love it.
Love the closing page, and love the back page!
Michelle t says
Your album was a joy to view, thanks for sharing it. Michelle t
Kim Smith says
Love seeing your album come together! Beautiful photos, words and most of all memories! I am wishing the Zielske’s a Wonderous, Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!
Very, very nice. I’m taking my album through the end of the year because we are just getting to my mother-in-law’s house today. But I agree I’m ready to move on to new projects in 2015 – beginning with your class on January 1. Happy New Year
I love it. And your sugar cookies look amazing! I keep wanting to try a DD album but I’m not great about printing my photos on a regular basis and my printer is an ink hog. I do wish I had done something like this when my 21 year old was younger, I could then pass them on to her. Perhaps I can go back and make a compilation of all her Christmases to date, that would be nice! Happy New Year!!