I try and fail with albums and they're expensive to import from the states... I just bought a Sn@p album and inserts and bits and pieces (over $100!!) and got it home and went... yeah, I don't know how I'll go with the odd sizes.
So I thought, well, I really love the style/concept of Cathy Zielske's 30 Days of Thankful album but don't have access to a 6x6 binder or anything that would be useful. I ummed and aaahed about the whole shebang - I wanted to do a Days Til Christmas album for Tayli but wanted a super simple way to do it. Then suddenly it's the evening of 1 December (yesterday) and I thought "Crap, if I don't do this now, I'll have lost the first day!". So, I made up a 6wx4h template up to use, and snuck upstairs to take a photo of Tayli sleeping.
Once I made the template and set the whole album up (this is one of THE most fantastic things about scrapping with Lumapix Fotofusion - you can create a whole album in ONE document!!!) I went through everything in my stash to make the colour scheme. I have a loooooooot of stuff, but I couldn't find anything that I loved until I went through some of the more recent bits and pieces I bought from The Lilypad in conjunction with my CT kits (Kate Hadfield & Michelle Godin)...
Finally settled on Pink Reptile Designs' Dear Santa papers, Kate Hadfield's December Doodads, Michelle Godin's Snarky Snippets: Christmas, and Valorie Wibbens Pocket Stuffers No.2. Fonts are Buciebol Huomenna and Scrap Brother. This, of course, may all change - I have difficulty sticking to an album-long colour scheme!! ROFL.
Now you're probably thinking, hey, she's a designer - why the heck didn't she use her own stuff? Well... that would be because by the time I made something it would be a couple of days in to December and by that stage I would have lost the will to live and the album would never happen. Besides, I'm a HUUUUUGE fan of tartan, and Pink Reptile Designs' Dear Santa papers have the coolest tartan paper I've seen in a while. It didn't hurt that she also had a cute word search paper.
Anyway, I'm going pull all of it together and print it at home on Christmas Eve. That way I can have it ready for Tayli on Christmas morning... okay, that's the theory so far!
I have released a brand new art journal mini kit in store - called, oddly enough, Art Journal Mini and is on sale for $1.50.
I'm the host of the December art journal challenge/chats at Deviant Scrap. You can find my prompt here - you are welcome to join in!