UK Scrappers Sponsor Blog Hop - Starting to Document December...

Today I'm taking part in the UK Scrappers sponsor blog hop! All month long, some of the fab UKS sponsors will be sharing their projects with you, all you need to do is comment on each one and then pop back to the UK Scrappers site at the end, find the blog hop post and leave a comment and one lucky winner will be picked to win a gift certificate for some new crafty goodies - won't that be a fab start to the new year?!

To start things off, I'm sharing the first look at my December Documented album. This will be my first December album as usually I go to my parents for Christmas so there is nothing to to journal about! but this year we are staying home for our first ever Christmas, I'm super excited and I'll be recording everything as I go!

I'm using the Documented365 December Documented kit for my album, this comes with lots of papers, journaling cards, stamps and embellishments and even a prompt and inspiration book download for if you get stuck! You can find the kit here. I've used a Basic Grey 'Capture' album with my kit as I wanted something smaller than 12x12 and the kraft goes perfectly with the kit colours...
I started by decorating the cover, I thought about painting the cover mint green (it's an obsession, I know!) but decided against it, I thought I'd end up feeling like it was messy and not want to carry on, so instead, I kept it simple, making a panel for the front and using some thick washi tape and gold glitter tape along the side...
I used the woodgrain and teal snowflake papers from the kit to cut the pieces for panel, the teal paper I punched with a Fiskars notebook punch along the top and I layered some matching washi tape in the middle of the two layers (this was from a Freckled Fawn 'Oh Deer Me' kit) Here are a couple of close ups...
The little tab is from the 'Snip 'n' Stick' embellishment sheet in the kit and I used it with a Dear Lizzy date stamp
The resin frame was from a previous 'A Few of My Favourite Things...' kit, I'd been saving it for something special! I stamped the '25' stamp in the middle in gold and added the frame and acrylic star with pinflair glue, I also used a word strip, a little more glitter tape and some enamel dots to finish it. 

This album comes with lots of shaped pages which I loved! so I used one of them to make my first page, I wanted to be able to see a peek of my first page behind it...
I used the doily and a journaling card from the kit along with one of the stamps to make the '24' on the card read the number of days until Christmas and added some journaling at the bottom about why I decided to do the album this year.
This was embellished with some more glitter tape, enamel dots and a gold sequin - I think there will be lots of gold in this album!
 
The first prompt in the book starts on the 1st and I already have a plan of what my page will look like. I will be sharing my first few pages in a couple of days time, I hope you'll pop back to take a look :o)

If you do decide to pick up the kit and follow the same prompts in the book, don't forget to share your links with me here or on Facebook or Twitter, I'd love to see your progress!

Thank you so much for dropping by today and taking part in the UK Scrappers blog hop!
Sarah x

45 comments:

  1. Great colours and I love the resin piece! Thanks for sharing, jenx

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  2. Great colours - I love the resin piece. Thanks for sharing, jenx

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  3. What a lovely project Sarah - TFS. Hope you have lots of fun journaling your first Christmas at home.

    Toni xx

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  4. Thanks for shairing the process of making your Album Sarah it is gorgeous! I look forward to seeing some of you other pages... enjoy our first Christmas at home xxx

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  5. Love the album you have chosen, I really like the touches of gold. I am planning to make mine out of an old book and I am going to try and keep it simple. Thanks for sharing your album with us.

    Jo (AKA Jolene on UKS)

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  6. Great album & love what you've done so far. I'm hoping to do a December daily as well but I'm not always marvelous at keeping up, life gets in the way! I'll be following along with you to see how it turns out. Have a fab December. xx

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  7. Love the colour palette that you've chosen, and your album is looking great so far.

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  8. A fabulous project to start off our December blog hop. Thank you.
    Sue x

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  9. Lovely so far - enjoy your journey through December

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  10. You have certainly started well for journaling your December!!! The album looks great...have lots of fun and a super Christmas!!!

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  11. That is lovely! Especially like the mini frame, so pretty.

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  12. A super start , and I love your kraft album with the kit. I kept going all last December but won't be able to do it this year, so I look forward to seeing more of yours. TFS

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  13. Brilliant booklet - how lovely to be able to document your first Christmas "at home" - Enjoy!

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  14. A great album, love the use of kraft for Christmas

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  15. This is lovely. The front is very pretty and I really like the red 25 flair. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  16. Daily anything isn't my style .. I forget after the 2nd day!! .. but this looks really good .. even I might be tempted!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. Even I, who usually forgets to do a daily anything by the 2nd day, might be tempted by this one!! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  18. Absolutely love kraft albums - this is gorgeous and the red really shows it off x

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  19. I don't "do" daily anythings but this might tempt even me!

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  20. wow this is beautiful. love the kit and how you have paired it with kraft

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  21. love your kit and how you have paired it with kraft

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  22. Great album, love that you've used kraft for Christmas
    Chris55 - UKS

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  23. Lovely album and the kraft colourway is great.
    Sonja-wrightboysmum(UKS)

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  24. Excellent TFS (elainevking on UKS)

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  25. love the colour ways of your album x

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  26. I'm sure i've already commented but forgotten my UKS name - lovely project Virginia - Celtic Angel UKS

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  27. Some people are just soooo organised (obiviously not me OL). Lovely project. Mole on UKS

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  28. Gorgeous! I love the kit (being a fan of mint green myself I wouldn't have been opposed to you painting the front that colour :D ) I have so many journals I think I could adapt what I have for this project. Thanks
    Sian (UKS Violaceous) x

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  29. I am also doing December Daily :) Thanks for sharing your lovely album. Kitty Crafts UKS

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  30. A fab project to start off the blog hop - thanks for sharing :) Kitty Crafts UKS

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  31. Gorgeous - those colours look great against the kraft background. I always find it so hard to get started into a book like this so thanks for the inspiration! :o) annieclaxton UKS

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  32. Thank you for sharing, I keep planning to do a December album but not getting to it, perhaps a kit like this is the way to go, JoPink

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  33. fantastic project rattytatty UKS

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  34. great love all the kraft paper

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  35. fantastic project rattytatty UKS

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  36. That is gorgeous - restrained yet stunning. I am a newbie to your blog but I will be back. UKS scrap3d

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  37. Not sure if I'm commenting twice, but I really love this. Thank you. UKS scrap3d

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  38. Gorgeous, love the kraft and the pop of colour.
    Scrappyyo - UKS

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  39. Gorgeous album. Scrappyyo - UKS

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  40. wow this is beautiful. love the kit and how you have paired it with kraft. hannahk

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