Welcome to Day 18 of December Daily!

Q: But wait, weren’t we just on Day 4?

A: Yep, I’m doing them all out of order.

Things were ridiculous there for a minute with all of the Etsy orders and my night job (which I got to quit: see the post), so I was more focused on things like sleeping and daily life tasks. Which were hard enough to get done as it was.

My strategy? Write the journaling for the day every night, take lots of pictures, and scrap when possible.

This week it was possible. I decided to play catch up when I have some extra hours, but do the current days meanwhile. So days 5-17 will be sprinkled in here periodically. Not working in order does not bother me in the slightest; I know the stories won’t be lost.

December Daily 2011 Day 18 | 1

The ‘big story’ for today is the buying of 4,000 records for our shop.

December Daily 2011 Day 18 | 2

The first page has the “big story” journaling and a few photos from the record buying (the owner of the record shop and Jake standing by the truck).

December Daily 2011 Day 18 | Left

I wanted to include more photos than would fit on my layout, so I used tags to crate layers on the first page.

December Daily 2011 Day 18 | Supplies

I haven’t been listing supplies, but I want to give a shout out to the amazing Etsy shop Present and Correct, the seller of these awesome tag notebooks. I took apart two of the notebooks and used the tag covers for the left page (I’ll use the inside pages for other projects). I just sewed them on with my sewing machine, which allows a peak underneath.

December Daily 2011 Day 18 | Left Open

I chose to put the photo that doesn’t really fit wit the theme under the tags, and added a little journaling spot.

December Daily 2011 Day 18 | Using Packaging

I knew I wanted to include a record in the layout, but the 7 inch record wouldn’t fit into the jump rings for the album. So I sewed it into some packaging and trimmed it to create my own page protector.

December Daily 2011 Day 18 | Middle 1

I wanted to keep these pages simple so you could still see the record, so I opted for one photo each. The first side of the middle page is of the truck full to the brim.

December Daily 2011 Day 18 | Middle 2

The second side is my victory photo after the whole truck was loaded. (I look horrible, but that’s what happens when you carry down half of a batch of 4,000 records from a second floor.)

December Daily 2011 Day 18 | Right

The right page is the “little stuff” journaling for the day and the photos of what the records look like in our house. I included a tiny strip of a vintage music sheet and used embellishments that reinforced the purchasing theme (the “pay to the order of” paper and the “5 cent” ticket).

Hooray!

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