Thursday, November 17, 2011

December Journal: pre-pages


I spent  the whole day yesterday making my pre-pages. Ali Edwards pre make her pages every year but for some reason the idea did not catch on with me. When I made my album last year,  I felt overwhelmed after a few days. So, I do believe pre making the album will be a huge factor in simplifying the process this year. I loved every second making these pages. I am already thinking of how to finish them... You can see more pictures in my Flickr set.
A few things that I used:

1. Studio Calico December Daily Kit.
2. Ali Edwards Digital elements: Advent Boxes Brushes and Stamps
and 6x8.5 overlays.
3. Gold paper & dotted gold white paper from Michaels.

(edited to add)
My process: What I have found in years past making a December daily album, is that I can't do 25 days of Christmas. Last year I decided to do 20 days and I could do that... it worked for me. So this year I am recording 19 days. so if you go through the Flickr gallery and see days missing it's because I planned it that way! : ) btw... i also did not show all the pages in the flickr album. A little irony: I spray painted the cover silver but ended up using only gold inside. (a good thing there are no December daily police lurking somewhere).

If you have a question... leave me a comment!
love and a kiss

17 comments :

Michele H. said...

Your album is simply amazing! That cover...WOW! Simply Stunning Wilna. Looking forward to watching your album come to life.

...Niebo z widokiem na Raj... said...

Hello.
I am Ceylon. Some time ago I found your blog and I am full of admiration for what you create. The most I like your albums. They are full of light.
May I inspire them to create my diary? I will be happy to send you some pages ready. Of course, if you want and you give me your e-mail.
I cordially greet the cold and snowless yet Polish.

Rene' Sharp said...

It is looking gorgeous Wilna!! You certainly are creative. Sending you smiles from Dundee South Africa :)

paperpaisleys said...

It's absolutely gorgeous Wilna!!! Can't wait to see how it all comes together!

ejmom said...

Every year I look forward to seeing your december daily. As usual, it is absolutely lovely. Thank you for sharing. I can't wait to see you fill it up.

Jen said...

i LOVE what you have done!! i personally can't seem to pre plan pages either...not sure what it is.
i decided that my DD mantra this year was going to be,"i can't possibly capture EVERYTHING, but what i do capture will be amazing and i will cherish it." i put too much pressure on myself last year. just going with the flow for 2011. happy holidays! xo

Sheri Twing said...

Gorgeous album Wilna. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I have a question though. Are your Christmas watercolor images used in your heading and on your album cover post available for purchase? I saw last years available at 2Peas but I love the colors of the designs on your heading.
Thanks again for your inspiration!

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

Wow Wilna! This is just so incredibly gorgeous!

Nitasha said...

This is beautiful, Wilna!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty Wilna!

caro said...

Beautiful! Love the "bracket shape" dividers.

gleestormont said...

Wilna, what did you do to the inside cover? I'm trying to figure out how not to get paint all over the metal fixture. Thanks! ;)

alexa said...

So very beautiful - how wonderful to have completed so much already!

swellcupcake.com said...

Beautiful...I'm thinking about making a mini-album for a friend. Love the pink and gold combo!

Anonymous said...

Not to sound stupid but what is a December Daily??

its gorgeous but i have no idea what it is

Bohème Circus said...

I like very much your choice of colors !

Drycha said...

wow, so clear colors as for Xmas. Really like it!