Thursday, December 9, 2010

December 8

Here is my foundation page for Day 8. It is a little different from the previous days because I didn't use a page protector, so there is a bit more space width-wise. The Joy & Peace paper is actually part of a Christmas card that we got last year. I cut the tab part out of the right side by tracing the tab of a file folder along the back and then cutting it out.

The great irony is that today wasn't very joyful or peaceful. My external hard drive broke, I thought I lost my wallet (and then found it in the car), and I agonized over my dissertation chapter which still isn't done. Grr.

The number is from 7 Gypsies. You will see these reappear several more times -- I just love the way they look and how the font of each numeral is different. They have a little adhesive on them so they stick when folded over, but I have found that they don't stay stuck for very long. I keep pushing them down to re-adhere. I tried reinforcing one with a glue dot, but that doesn't seem to help either. Any ideas on how to make it stick better? Following Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas is making me think I should try Glossy Accents or matte multi-medium.

You'll have to wait until Day 9 to see the back!

1 comment:

  1. That is true life! It happend even during the holidays when ideally all is merry and cheerful. I really love the red polka dots (so fun!) and that bird card too. Very pretty! As far as your dissertation, journal about it! That way when you're looking through your album next year, if you're done with it you can "remember when" and appreciate being finished! : )