Here's a couple of pics from some cover designs by Ali: And some of her interior pages.
Pictured above are some Christmas embellishments from my scrapbook stash, a tiny stapler, some scissors, the binder and pages/pockets I'm using for my album (purchased at Target), and some FREE December daily printables I found online. That's right folks. F-R-E-E.
Here's a closer look at some of thoses free printables. The one on top I found on Ormolou's site. Here's the link: Ormolou free December Daily printables
If clicking on the image doesn't automatically make it larger and give you the option to print, save image as a 'target', not a picture, and try that. It worked one way on my laptop and another on my desktop. Go figure.
The next free printable I found came from Creativityprompt.com
Here's a closer look at those:I used a circle punch to cut out the numbers (you could, of course, cut them by hand) and am using them on each of my pages.
Here's a pic of a cute mitten clip I found. It's random and just really cute. Had to share. Moving along...
Here's my title page. See? Super simple-
the foundation is craft paper, again- from my stash. My goal was to really use stuff I already had on hand. Basically the only thing purchased for this was the album and pages. I actually could have used cardstock or copy paper cut down to 6 x 8 pages to have stayed even more on the cheap, but ah well....
The only things added to title page were a giant M sticker (for Mathews) from my stash,
a tiny little clear star which I stapled on,
and the December Daily ticket from one of my free printables.
Did I mention those babies were free?
After my title page, I added an envelope from one of those Christmas embellishment kits I already had. I'm going to keep Oliver's list of things he's wishing for this year because, not only will it be cool to keep forever and ever, but will also be a sample of his handwriting from this year.
Here's day one, with the date circle attached at the top with a mini staple. simple simple
Sweet MM in her pack n play. What ever would we do without pack n play's?