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October 05, 2008

october daily: day one ...

I've been keeping on track, working on my October Daily a little every day.  Here's a peek at at how the cover shaped up and day one ...

I took a lot of inspiration from Ali Edwards for my cover ... which has been the toughest bit for me.  I actually put it together AFTER day one was finished.  I couldn't make up my mind what I wanted on it.  I decided to keep it simple (big surprise there, eh?), so there's not much on the actual cover: the "M" (for my last name) and the star.  (It's a clear album, so the rest is peeking through from other layers.)  I think I want the year on the cover too - just not sure where to put it yet. *smile*

My day one page.  Remember how the book looked when I started?  Just overlays?  I added journaling and the word "october" to the overlay and the photo is behind it (enlarged to 8x8).  Which you can see a little better in the next photo ...

When you turn the first overlay, I have a photo hiding the back of the journaling block.  I generally try to "hide" everything on clear pages, but I'm not sweating the numbers and letters that are showing through.  I spent the first day of October decorating the house for Halloween, so that's the story I'm trying to tell with my day one photos.  (Some may 'em recognize from my post the other day.  *wink*)    

Turn the pumpkin page and this is on the back: the last bit of day one.  To add in this page, I cut a piece of cardstock to 8x8, added the photo to one side and the patterned paper to the other.  Easy peasy (and it's PLENTY sturdy).  (You can also see just a wee bit of day two in this one too.  *hee hee*)

It's been a fun project so far.  It seemed a bit daunting at first, doing a page everyday.  But it's actually been really easy.  Having the book put together in advance has made all the difference!  My Mom is making one too ... here's a link to the first couple of days she's done. 

I'm off to enjoy the rest of the weekend, get a little packing done, and work on day four!  I'll be sharing more days soon!


PS - You can check out the original post here, for the details behind the October Daily.  *smile*


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Heather your book is looking awesome!!! I just love it!!! I really want to do one next year now! :)

Amazingingly awesome book!!!!

OK, so I got caught up this weekend and made my October Daily Album and did the first 5 days. Phew! You can see the cover on my blog towards the bottom.

This is so gorgeous Heather. I'm not sure anyone gets us as excited about Halloween like you do! Can't wait to see more.

Your book is looking absolutely awesome! I LOVE Halloween too and I will definately be giving this a try next Halloween (as well as trying this for Christmas). Where are you finding all of your cool transparency overlays? Are you finding them locally (as we're practically neighbors) or are you getting them via an online source! I must have that Spiderweb overlay!


Oh! This is just so great!!!! Your photography is awesome and the book just rocks.

You were the Runner Up Mini-Book of the Week at Card of the Week.com. You can see the original post here: http://www.cardoftheweek.com/2008/10/scrapbook-satur.html.

I did use a picture from your post, with links back to the site and the original post. I hope that is OK. Please feel free to email me if you need me to change anything.

I also have an “I was featured” on badge for you if you want it :D

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