The last week of the year was such a short week. Only two days. So, instead of combining those two days with the prior week I decided to give them their own page. This eliminated the need for me to create an end page for my 2012 album.I dug into my Darling Dear products and printed my photos. The oranges and blues in the collection worked really well with my photos from those two days. I added a receipt from our New Year's Eve pizza night and a music book page with "Auld Lang Syne" on it. Totally lucky that I came across that in my scrap basket.
To hold the new business card my husband had printed I cut a 3x4 piece of patterned paper and also a smaller piece. I punched a half circle in the middle and stitched them together, leaving the top open. A quick and easy pocket. Just make sure to do any embellishing that goes through the back of the paper (ie. sewing, brads) before you sew your pocket closed.
I didn't do a lot of embellishing on this spread other than adding labels and a tiny embellishment here and there. There wasn't a lot of room. I wanted to do something subtle so my photo would still stand out so I punched snowflakes out of vellum and stitched them down over the photo. I added some of the gems for a little sparkle.
I really love the Darling Dear journaling cards and pushed my hoarding tendencies aside so I could use this one with my photo of my daughter on the sled.
(Supplies: patterned paper - Flynn, Gable (Darling Dear); journaling cards; chipboard speech bubbles; gems - brights, whites, grays; vellum; date stamp - Classic Calico V.3; tiny attacher; ink - versafine; labels)