Page prep...in the past I have tried to make pages ahead of time and it just hasn't ever worked for me. I am never happy with it once I add the photos to the page. Not only that, but I'm never quite sure what we're going to be doing on most days, so I have learned to make my actual pages as I go along. Now that doesn't mean that there's nothing to be done. Here is my idea of page prep:
One evening was spent stamping out some labels and images and fussy cutting them out.
I also took some time to write out some words and phrases that I knew I could add to my pocket cards and photos and printed them out.
I spent about an hour die cutting shapes to be used as is and also to make my own embellishments out of.
Since I am making my own pocket style cards to go into my album, I cut down several of the 12x12 papers into 6x8, 6x4, and 3x4 cards - all ready to be embellished.
This is always the part that takes me the longest when I am making a layout - the cutting down the papers and die cutting shapes to use. I am so glad to have this part of the process done.
Here are all of my die cut pieces just ready and waiting to be made into embellishments and added to my pages. Now all I have to do is grab this container and get to work!
I guess for me the hard part is done and I am looking forward to putting my pages together. December 1st is just a few days away. Are you all ready? We would love it if you shared your process and December Daily with us. Just leave your link in the comments below.