Hi everyone, its Tara again bringing you another look into my
month long process about capturing those holiday memories. Is anyone else in awe of Katherine’s Christmas Tree? It’s amazing.
It’s December 17th, so where am I in documenting my December? Well, I’ve made my lists and I’m checking them twice.
My bucket list and photo list help to remind me what I want to capture through the holidays. I’m working on a new list as well, the stories to tell. I’m a mom, a business owner, and a full time student. Not to mention I create for 5 amazing groups of digital scrapping goodness. I don’t have a lot of free time on my hands these days. So I’ve started keeping a list of what I want to make it into my albums. Is it just me or do you too get a great sense of accomplishment in crossing items off?
Beyond the lists, I have a habit of not scrapping in any particular order. I like to go with what I want to when and how I want to tell it. That’s ok because I left behind long ago that things have to go in order or be a certain way. Scrapbooking is cool like that. Digital Scrapbooking sort of freed me up a lot when I embraced it.
Here is my layout I made for my Project Life album about us getting our tree. It happened in November, before December so I decided to go ahead and include it there. I used one of Marcy’s printables for a journaling card to sum up our day picking out our 11’ tree – yup, 11 FOOT tree. Of course this is a smaller than normal tree and well it’s a very long story about our need for large scale trees. I’ve filled the pockets up with mostly photos and in this top pocket I added these little wood veneer trees. I’m debating adding anything else to the pocket. Once I know for sure I can run that pocket through my sewing machine to close it up. In the past I have also gone ahead and popped this into my mini books because lets face it – everyday isn’t necessarily filled with amazing holiday magic. That’s ok too because it’s a part of the holiday documenting. I might still pop it in there anyhow, or maybe just whole punch the receipt and pop that in the beginning.
I love using the digital printables
for projects like this, they offer me so much flexibility between using them on a digital page or printed in a hybrid approach.
I’ve also been working on my mini album. Here is a looking into what I’ve put together so far, and of course these aren't the final pages I have lots to journal and tweak.
Here is a look at some of the images I’ve captured that have stories to tell.
In the end it’s about getting those details we want to remember down for us to remember for all time. Honestly who’s going to remember why Jake’s looking through pretend binoculars when he’s 30? I might, but chances are remembering him playing eye spy while looking for Steve our elf this one random moment in December might just slip through the cracks. Now this story too can be more than a few words in a December mini book, it too deserves a layout of it’s own. That’s ok too cause I’m sure I’d like to have it in his album as well.
Hope everyone is having a magical December!