Friday, November 4, 2011

Found My Album!!!!

Everyone has different ideas for the December Daily/winter/holiday season/Christmas/journal project.

Since this is my first year to take on and follow through on this idea, I really want to follow Ali Edwards and her plan of using 8 1/2 x 6 pages. But I didn't want to buy the album kit, because I didn't want the other stuff - I just wanted the album.

Earlier this week I found something that will work, and it's p-e-r-f-e-c-t for me!

It's a Paper Studio stamp storage binder, available in the stamping area at Hobby Lobby. It meets all my requirements.  And it was about $8 after coupon, which added to the thrill.  Here's how I'll use it:

--The album cover is 9 1/2 x 9 1/2.  It's 3 d-ring, I think they are 3" around (maybe 2 1/2", but definitely bigger than any other option I could find).

--I ordered packs of 12 x 6 page protectors.  I'll just need to cut them down to 8 1/2" and punch my own 3-ring holes.  I ordered packs of 6x6 and 4x6 protectors, too, in case I come up with some great idea for those.

--The album came with 5 plastic holders (for stamp storage).  I may use these pieces to divide each week within my book. We'll see if I can find a use for them :).

My chosen papers/supplies should be in at our LSS soon - maybe this weekend - and with album in hand, I can start putting foundation pages together.

I know it's a little thing, but I'm thrilled.  This news is not something I can share with anyone in "real life," because....well.....simply, they don't care.  But anyone reading here really *gets* it, right?!  Well, thanks for indulging my excitement, either way!!

Have a great weekend -



  1. Oh my gosh! That's perfect! I'm doing something similar...not the December daily. I'm doing a gratitude journal, but in December instead of November as I'm getting a late start. Mine is also going to be 8 1/2 x 6 so this will work perfect for mine also and I have an empty one sitting in my closet right now! Thanks for the idea!!!

  2. I love it when you find just what you need/want (sometimes I feel all scrapping supplies are "need"!). I did Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas last year and loved it - so I'm doing that again. I'm using AC Modern 8x8 D ring as last year my post bound 8x8 was bursting at the seams. I loved doing it last year so much that I bought my album at the beginning of this year so that I'd be ready (unheard of for me!). Hope you love yours too!

  3. Sounds perfect! And a great deal! :)

  4. Great size! Love it when things work out just the way you want. :)