Welcome to the Scrapbooking Global December 2019 Blog Hop! Our theme this month is a holiday one. This could be interpreted in many different ways. The obvious way, at this time of the year is featuring the Christmas holidays.
A few weeks ago I shared a flip through of my prepped Document December album. If you missed it, you can find it here. This was a class I offered at the beginning of December. I do have a tutorial available to purchase on my tutorials page.
Document December Album Update
Having these pages prepped in advance makes a world of difference! I spent a couple hours printing and editing photos, adding them to the pages and doing some journaling and I’m already midway through the month. There’s no way I would have been able to do that much in such a short time if I hadn’t done my base pages first!
I have had to make a few changes along the way to accommodate the stories or photos I wanted to include. For example on this first spread I hadn’t left any room for journaling because I honestly didn’t think I would really have much of a story to tell for our tree photos. I should know better, something ALWAYS happens and I end up with a story. The journaling could have been written down the side of the tree photo, on the olive card stock, but I didn’t want to take away from the tree photo. Instead I added a tag behind the 4″ x 6″ insert in the upper right. It worked perfectly!
This second page had a white 4″ x 6″ piece in the lower right corner that was intended for journaling but I wanted to include a photo instead. Pocket page scrapbooking is so forgiving! It’s so easy to do base pages and then adjust as needed when you add your photos.
Here are a few things I’ve learned about prepping an album beforehand:
- it’s easier to create the album pages without photos
- having things tucked into pockets means there’s no commitment to leaving them there. I can remove whatever doesn’t end up working and save them for a different page
- Because the base pages are done, I can have my album right beside me and print my photos in the size and orientation I need to make them work in my pages.
- It’s easier to keep up because all the design work is done!
Thanks so much for visiting today! Be sure to check out the other blogs participating in the Scrapbooking Global December 2019 blog hop to see how the others interpreted this months theme. Click the next button to see what Cynthia McQueen created for the hop.
Tropical Interactive Album Class
If you’re interested in doing a fun interactive album like this, I have another class scheduled for the end of February. This time it will be a tropical, holiday themed album using some gorgeous new products from the upcoming mini. If you’re interested, you can find all the information here. For those who aren’t able to participate in the in person class, I will have a tutorial available after the class has been held.
Have a creative day!