Hi friends and welcome to October Daily 2023! I am super excited to begin this album project again this year – where we photograph and document one story per day, each day in the month of October. This project is a spin-off from the original December Daily project from Ali Edwards, which I have participated in heavily for the past 11 years. This is my third year doing October Daily and it just keeps getting better and better! Today I am happy to show you some of the preliminary work I’ve been doing to get a jump start on this project. You can follow along with this project on our blog via the link here: Theresa Moxley October Daily 2023.
Foundation Pages are one way to help smooth the creating process and also to get some of the more involved processes done for yourself already. I love taking time to play with the patterned papers, stamps, dies, and other fun products I have received this year. This is one great way to start cutting in to your papers, try out stamps, choose and cut some die cuts, make some sequin pages, and tons of other time-intensive things. Speaking of sequin pages, I have already done two that I know you’re going to love. I didn’t film process videos for these, but you can see Shorts over on my YouTube channel and Reels on my Instagram!
Up first are the Foundation Pages I created for the Traci Reed Designs Haunting Digital Collection release! These pages were made with a variety of different elements in this kit, including cut files, patterned papers of course, and the wonderful stickers.
My first one is made using found objects: a lantern designed for your driveway or front porch. It has a transparent overlay printed with the Let’s Get Spooky sentiment, which creates the perfect frame for sequins and glitter. I’ve backed it with pink cardstock adhered together with foam tape to allow space for the sequins to float around. It makes the most fun shakey sound when you turn it!
The second Foundation Page I created will serve for a very special day. October 19th is my birthday, and for my birthday this year we are going to see the Taylor Swift Eras movie. I can’t put into words how excited I am to go, but I knew that this page had to be sequins or it just wouldn’t do. I purchased these three super cute sequin ribbons, for super cheap at Dollar Tree, and adhered them in rows to white cardstock. I’m not sure yet what I will do about the edges but I’m sure when I am ready to document this event I will know exactly what to do. I may create a cardstock border to go around it or something like that.
You can actually go ahead and begin your pages in your album as well! I went ahead and created a sequin pocket page for my cover page for the album. This page catches your eye as you open the album, and continues the black and white polka dot. It states very clear what year we are in with the black Felicity Jane chipboard numbers. I’ve sealed everything up inside a 6×8 pocket page to keep it all in place.
You all know by now how much I love incorporating transparencies into my albums, and for my Introduction Page I thought I would include a silly transparency with each of us in the family as ghosts and ghouls from the Echo Park Monster Mash collection. Aren’t they adorable?!
And then underneath the transparency are our real photos, along with these adorable circle embellishments I created with the stamps and dies from Monster Mash. It was so much fun to layer these elements together to make these cuties!
You can see more details in the process video for these pages here: