Happy Friday everyone! Even though it is still early November, I find that I have already started to make lists for things that I don’t want to forget over the next few months. I have lists of chores I need to finish before the weather turns too cold, lists of who I want to purchase gifts for, and lists for things I want to organize in the house. I have so many lists right now that I could even afford to have a list of my lists to keep me organized!
One of the items I had on my list for the next few weekends was to start planning a December Daily album. I have considered doing this type of album in the past but often find myself overwhelmed with both remembering to take a photo every day as well as create the perfect album filled with a month of different but coordinated pages.
When I received the Christmas 25 Days Album Kit from embellish IT!, I was more than happy to get crafty. With all of the product already coordinated and all the pages figured out for me, the stress was gone and I was ready to get crafty.
I started off by opening up the kit and checking out all the different papers and embellishments that are included in the kit. I then read over the first page full of instructions so that I would not get ahead of myself or cut something that I shouldn’t be cutting. I really enjoyed having a full set of instructions that include both written steps as well as a photo of each page of the album. I am very visual and find that sometimes I follow the steps and other times I create from looking at the photos.
I am planning to use the album for daily photos this December. I have therefore not added photos to the pages. I also did not completely embellish the pages yet as I want to add the final embellishments once the photos have been added on the pages. I have chosen some of my favourite pages from the 25 days to share with you here.
I really like how different pages use different sized photos. You can also use multiple photos on an number of the pages. Another thing I really enjoyed about working with the kit is that I actually used full packs of product. I often like a few pieces in an ephemera pack or brad package. I use the few pieces I love and then have lots of extra pieces left. This kit gave me great ideas on how to use more pieces as well as modify the pieces for greater variety on the pages of the album. (Note: All of the pages should have holes punched in them. I will be adding them back to the pages soon.)
Shelby has generously offered a discount for any Scrapbook Expo friends who place an order for a kit before November 12th. Use the coupon code: NovExpo to receive $8 off your purchase. This coupon expires 11.12.15.
If you guessed that this week’s giveaway is for the Christmas 25 Days Album Kit from embellish IT!, then you are absolutely correct. Shelby would like one lucky Scrapbook Expo friend to win this fabulous kit!
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For your chance to win this wonderful prize from our friends at embellish IT!, leave a comment on this blog post. You can also get an additional chance to win this giveaway by leaving a comment on Instagram and tagging ’embellishkits’. The giveaway runs until midnight on Thursday, November 12th.
The winner is Mindy!
Congratulations, Mindy! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Eyelet Outlet winner’ in the subject line.
Thanks for joining me this week. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!
Don’t forget … if you want a chance to win this wonderful kit from embellish IT!, you need to leave a comment on this post or leave a comment on Instagram and tag ’embellishkits’. Good luck!