The 4x6 album is linen-covered and I wanted to keep it simple, as I have the last two years.
snowflake on the Silhouette from Powder POW and strung it onto a small safety pin with a white tag. On the safety pin I added a few clear seedbeads (from my jewelry making days) for a little extra sparkle. The white tag was stamped with a Stampin Up calendar stamp and the badge and veneer numbers were part of the kit.
badge to the ribbon with a small jewelry tag, veneer snowflake and rhinestone.
With 20 page protectors, 10 chipboard pages, 5 transparencies and 5 of my own patterned transparencies, this was my pattern :
(repeat 5 times)
So the opening page was a clear transparency that I decorated with several layers of embellishments.
Ribbon, number clips from my stash, veneers, a diecut and mini tag. Here is a closeup :star with gold Mister Huey's.
Jenni Bowlin malted milk paint. Just a thin, somewhat streaky coat to add a bit of texture. Right now I'm thinking these are the pages I'll mist on or add more paint layers too. Plus there will be photos and/or journaling to cover up these not-so-perfect pages.
As the month goes on, if I think it's getting too full, I'll probably cut down on the weekend/double spread pages. 'Make it work' is the theme for this project but I am not afraid of a chunky album.
I have an IKEA Raskog cart that I keep my most often used embellishments in. I relocated the items in the top tray so I could put the contents of my kit in there.
my last post, I got some questions about planning for those 'ordinary' days where you don't think you have anything to document. These links have great ideas that I referred back to several times last year.
Check out the huge compilation of links and inspiration on Ali Edwards blog.