Thursday, December 05, 2013

October Afternoon A Very Merry December Album: MK style

This year October Afternoon has put together a fabulous kit for you to document your December and your Holiday season. You can find info about OA's A Very Merry December kit HERE.


I knew I wanted to do something to document our December but I wasn't sure which direction I would take or what I would use so I pulled my own kit from my stash, I bought a kit, and then the OA design team was told about the A Very Merry December kit and I knew that was the way I was going the other 2 were nixed right then and there. I'm glad I made that choice, I really love the Daily Flash album and page protectors, I love the product included in the kit, and of course because it's OA I can pull other OA items from my stash and it coordinates perfectly. I can also add bits and pieces of my own too. Every week the Design Team is sharing pages from their album on the October Afternoon Blog. I am part of the Wednesday group along with Jill Sprott & Mou Saha(can you say OMG I crush on both of these 2 amazing ladies!). Yesterday we shared the first 3 pages and I wrote that I would give more detail on my blog so look for a post about the added extras I've added here on the blog on Thursday and probably Sunday's all throughout December.

I've changed things up a little bit so that my album will be different from years past(and will be completed by January 1st). This year I'm focusing on the everyday life along with the Holiday season because we don't do something Christmas related daily and my album will also include the days following Christmas. 
This page I cut down a page protector from the kit. Added a Webster's Pages Reindeer. 

The first day of December I was sick in bed most of the day so nothing really happened here. The 1 & Sick day stickers are from older October Afternoon lines: Rocket Age & Farmhouse. The right side is a Project life card from the Midnight collection, the tree is from an old American Crafts line, and the background paper is from Chronicle Books.
Day 2 our Elves arrived. On the left the 2 is from the October Afternoon Farmhouse line. On the right this is another page protector cut down. There is a note Santa sent in the box with Bernard and Eddie. The tag is from Jenni Bowlin. I stitched the tab to the page protector to help hold the tag inside it. 
Day 3 starts on the back of that cut down page protector. Everything on this page is from the kit except  for the October Afternoon Reindeer washi and Date card at the bottom it's from Pebbles. On the Right side the Photo Strip is another cut down page protector. I've added the October Afternoon grey washi. 

Here is a look at the variety of page protectors to give you an idea of how I cut them down to use them. 

I'm thinking maybe a video or tutorial would be good to add after i created the next few pages to share. 

If you have any question about my album you can leave a comment here or email(this can be found under the button at the top). 
Hav a great day! ~MK

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