Basically the idea--if you don't want to go chasing all over the internet with my links--is that you/we take a bunch photos on the 25th of each month, every month for a year. Then we put all/some/most
The photos, in general, should document our lives either that day or in general or whatever we want. It's flexible.
So far today I've taken photos of: my alarm clock when I woke up, my morning cappuccino, my lunch, my "studio," my feet, a glass of wine, the computer, the stamps I used to make the album, etc, etc, etc.
And I finished my calendar/album. I used BasicGrey's Stella Ruby papers, which I might not have used had I thought about the fact that most of it will be covered up, and whenever I use BasicGrey papers I like as much of the paper to show as possible since they are
Since I haven't finished taking photos today all the pages in the album are still blank. Here is the cover:
25 (as in the 25th of each month) * 12 (as in 12 months) = details. I love it! When completed, this album may or may not accurately reflect a year of my life--but it definitely will reflect some details of that year! The cover is made of bookboard (from PaperSource) that I painted with Making Memories Scrapbook Paint and then covered with the Stella Ruby Paper. I punched the holes with my McGill drill punch and then because the binder rings were going through the holes and making me crazy, I put big eyelets in each of the holes... a nice touch, I think! I love happy accidents! Everything except the word "details" is Close To My Heart acrylic stamps with Chocolate ink, "details" is a Lisa Bearnson foam stamp with MM paint. (Isn't this paper beautiful?)
Here is the "Title Page."And a detail close-up of my journaling. You can't see how cool all my sparkle pens look on here:
In addition to previously-mentioned supplies I used Heidi Swapp foam stamps, Sassafrass Lass stamps, and Sakura gel pens.
The rest of these photos are the blank pages for each month that I will add photos to as we go through the year:
The Inside back cover, with space for my journaling after I finish the project in a year:
And, finally, the back cover:
All supplies on these pages are the BasicGrey Stella Ruby Papers, DCWV textured cardstock (from the stacks), Close To My Heart (CTMH) Chocolate Ink, and CTMH acyrlic stamps. Let me know if you have any specific questions!
Woo-hoo, can't wait to put photos in it tomorrow!