After my last post, it feels awkward to jump to photos of scrapbook pages but that's what I have been doing a lot of these last few days. Relaxing, taking it easy on myself and scrapbooking. I saw the term 'scrapbook soothing' used on a forum and it seems the perfect description.
So, I'll start with this Christmas card that I added as an insert to Day 26:
Day 10, the right half:
I set up the album with this divided page protector as an extra between the two Day 10 6x8 pages. I'm not going to be doing that again! I like the divided pockets and will continue to use them, but just not as extras. If I find I don't have enough space, I can always add a page to the album as I work on it.
Not sure why I took a close-up of the back and not the front. ;) A printed transparency and I hand stitched around the number 17. Definitely want to do that again.
When I was setting up the album I turned a piece of vellum into an envelope, then added letter stickers and embossed alphabet stamps way back in December. The insert contains a copy of my blog post, and on the back I have screenshots of phone messages and Facebook.
This page had me stumped for quite a while. The day's numbering was a little unimpressive stamp up the top and I didn't actually take any photos that day. Once I decided to cover the stamp, it all started falling into place. I created some text about what I had been doing that day and cut it with my Cameo. I printed a photo from a few days later onto vellum and placed it under the text. The photo gives a hint of the subject, and dulls down the pattern to make the text easier to read.
Note to remember: if something previously set up if it isn't working, just change it!
And with that, I have just one day still to complete. Of course it happens to be Christmas Day, with 9 pages in total planned for it! Oih. At least I've already completed 4 of those pages - one as a photo collage and three pages of my family answering 'What I love about Christmas is...'.
One day, five pages and it will be complete. Finally.