One of the biggest tips from past JYCers is to do as much preparation work as possible on your journal, so that all you have to add each day is a photo and some journalling. So, taking that advice on board I've put together 37 blank pages and 37 date tags, as well as completing my front cover:
I'm using a combination of old stash and new. The page bases are 7x5" Kraft cardstock, and the background papers are Papermania 'Home for Christmas'. The embellishments on the front page are all cut from Echo Park 'Merry Christmas' papers, the numbers are 7Gypsies rub ons, and the letters are Kars.For the inside pages I've alternated red and green papers, but otherwise the pages are fairly uniform. I've cut label shapes with a set of Nestabilities (Labels 1) in my Cuttlebug, and layered up kraft cardstock and patterned papers to use as date tags. These have been attached to each page, but I'm still trying to decide what to use for the numbers (suggestions welcome!).
I've left the back of each page blank - the plan is that the back of the page will be covered by a 5x7" photo for that day, leaving the facing page free for journalling and embellishment.
It's feeling a bit fat already with all the pages put together, but I'm blaming a lot of that on the paperclips! Hopefully the addition of photos will balance out with the removal of the paperclips, so it shouldn't get much bigger (she says hopefully!). Obviously the treasury tags are a temporary measure, I'm on the lookout for some big bookrings to hold it all together.
Looks like I'm in for a busy December :D