Monday, January 16, 2012

Scrapbooking: Document 2011: December plus finishing touches

I got my Document 2011 album finished - woo hoo!

Here's a look at the last month of the year...

I decided to cover up the calendar image this month (it was a swan) - mostly because I run out of room and I really wanted to fit the giraffe card in...

My pocket pages are very busy and I used my new (to me, secondhand) scallop circle punch throughout all the pages...
the printout in the bottom left pocket is an email from my Dad which I wanted to preserve in the album



the main page features photos from Christmas Day. The background circle paper has been stashed for a long time and it was time to use it. It makes the page quite busy but I quite like it. I also used some buttons and more scallop circles...


So that's the last month done and here's a peek at the finishing touches to my album...

I made a title page and featured one photo from each month. I printed 4 photos to 6x4 prints and then trimmed them down to 2x2 inches...


For the back page I printed a small portrait photo of each of us and surrounded those around a long journalling strip. The journalling lists our names, ages, address and why I made the album for future posterity. I thought the quote at the bottom suited the project well "May you live all the days of your lives" and is by Jonathon Swift apparently.


I also scrapped a title for the album for the front window - here's a look at that (I actually did this a while ago when the project got it's own album but hadn't got around to sharing it before now)...


I added a scallop circle with the year to the spine of the album so I can see at a glance which one it is when it's tidied away on a shelf or in a cupboard...


And here's a look at the complete album - bursting with photos and stories from 2011 and something we will treasure for years to come...


And that's that. I am so pleased to have finished this project all the way to the end and I am looking forward to completing a similar project this year with a few changes to keep it fun :-)

You can see all of my Document 2011 pages and posts here.

2 comments:

  1. I love it! Congrats on finishing it.... mine is on my to-do list! :)

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