31 Days of December Free Album and Guest Spot

Today and for the entire month of December, I am a Guest Designer at One Story Down!!! I am super excited about this and so far I LOVE the store and working with Lauren has been awesome!!!  So head on over and check out all the new products.

Tomorrow I will also begin offering a 31 Days of December Album Free, here on my blog.  This album can be used for any Holi-Day you may celebrate, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or any other.  Spread the Joy and tell everyone!  Each day I will offer you 1 (2 page) 8 x 8 template to download. Each template comes in a psd and tiff.  Collect all 31 days (a total of 62 pages) and you will have a full album you can cherish of your December Holi-Day moments. There is also a cover page.

The download link will only be available for 24 hours. So be sure you bookmark this site and check each day for the download. I will try and have the download up each day at Midnight EST.

Don’t want to wait?  These templates are available today at One Story Down and through the weekend, they are 20% off.

I am also offering for sale a 6 x 8 size to fit the NEW Simple Stories Snap Core Albums. Have you seen them?  They are Super Cute and come in many colors.  You can purchase them at several shops online.

I also have a coordinating December Holi-Day Tape set. You can get this at One Story Down also. Only $1.59

Holiday Tape

Over the past couple of years, I have offered free templates to capture your December Stories.  In December of 2010, I created a 6×6 size mini album for the 25 days of Christmas and I added 6 days of numbers for those wanting the full month.  This set is available for sale in my store. It can be used for any year or any holiday.

In December 2011, I offered an 8 x 8 versatile photo, 25 days of Christmas album.  This album gives you the option of using a 1, 2, or a 3 photo layout.  You can see the details HERE  on how to change the template and inspiration from my 2010 album. This set is available for sale in my store, and this set can also be used for any year or any holiday.

I will be making my 31 Days of December Album, a 6 x 6 album.  I like the smaller table top size and decided to continue with this size as I have in the past to keep consistent.

I resampled my 8 x 8 templates down to a 6 x 6 size.  To do this in photoshop, just select “Image” then “Image Size” and change to 6 x 6.  Make sure your “Scale Size” and “Constraint Proportions” are checked.  Just remember you can always resample down to a smaller  size but you don’t want to resample up to a larger size as this can result in poorer image quality.

I have always used the Bo Bunny’s naked Albums. It is available online and at my local scrapbook store!

Here are some great examples of what you can put in your album:

Holiday decorating photos

Holiday Lights

Non-related everyday life photos

Christmas letters to Santa
(can include the handwritten letter too)

Advent Calendar

Shopping lists

Dinner menu

Holiday Baking

Christmas lists

Holiday Parties
(actual invite is folded in red envelope)

Shopping trips

Your gift wrap

(glue scrap of your paper and tags to a page)

Tree ornaments

Snow Days

Birthday’s
 
Holiday Songs, Poems or Quotes
Holiday cards from friends
AND
Your family holiday card
A written story or Child’s drawing
and so much more
If you have not done a December Album, let this be your year.  This FREE Template album makes it so simple, easy, and fast.  AND when you have done a page or two, be sure you share your layouts with the rest of us and upload to the Roadside Flickr Group!  Bookmark this blog and come back tomorrow for your first download.

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