Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December Daily - Day 7

December 7th - I have needed a haircuts for a long time now. I have been putting it off because I have been so busy tending to my husband after a recent surgery. Well, today was the day. I called them this morning and she could fit me in at 1pm and I said - book it. I will be there. I had her add some layers to make my hair not look so heavy. I love the way she styled it, actually, I love everything about it. I was a happy camper leaving that beauty shop.

Today's pages documents my hair cut and my sister and I making cards. We are involved in a 'card exchange' with some friends early next week. Each person is making the same card (20 of them) for a specific season of the year, and then we will get together and do an exchange. We will each come away with 4 stacks of 'generic' cards that we can use as gifts this year. This is the first time I have been involved in anything like this. I am not much of a 'card' maker. I don't know why, but cards tend to intimidate me. I can do mini albums, 12X12 layouts, and all other sizes in between, but cards...not so much. I picked an 'easy' card to make (found this sample in the Stampin' Up catalog) so that I would feel comfortable making them. I went to my sister's house so that we could make them together. It was a lot of fun. I actually had a good 'card' experience. Yeah!!!

Here are my pages documenting these two things: Enjoy!

December Daily - Day 6

December 6 - Was all about 'Elf Yourself'. Not much happened today. It was fairly quiet. I work from home so I spent most of my day in my office. However, I did make time to go to the Office Max website We get a kick out of this each year. I downloaded a picture of my husband and of me and then watched us dance. (as elves) I couldn't decide which one I like to most so I took a picture of each one while it was up on my computer screen. This wasn't an easy task being that we were moving and dancing around so much. However, I feel like I got one in each dance that was 'good enough'. Enjoy

Here are my pages for Day 6th:

Monday, December 6, 2010

December Daily - Day 5

December 5 - Today was pretty much a very quite day for us. We woke up to a beautiful sunrise over the snow-covered ground. It was beautiful. It was a very windy day. We loved how our flag looked blowing in the wind on our front porch.

Today ended up being a 'movie' day. I watched a movie on the instant watch Netflix. (The Bounty Hunter) and then later in the evening, Mark and I watched two Christmas movies that were on TV. We love overdosing on Christmas movies. We even re-watch ones that we love that we have seen many times before. This is pretty much the journaling that I have on the last page for today.

So here are my Day 5 pages:

Enjoy your day and Happy Holidays...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

December Daily - Day 4

December 4 - Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow. We didn't get all that much (approx. 2 inches) but boy was it beautiful coming down. It started around 12n and snowed until we went to bed. I got a lot of great photos but only shared of few in my DD album.

So, here are my Dec. 4th pages: (lighting isn't the greatest but here they are nonetheless)

How is your December Daily coming along? I hope you are enjoying this project as much as I am. This is the third year that I have participated and I love it each year more and more.

Happy Holidays,

Saturday, December 4, 2010

December Daily - Day 3

December 3 -

December Daily - Day 2

December 2 - The story for today wastime that I spent with my daughter. Ashley lives in another state and was still here visiting since Thanksgiving. She is leaving Dec. 3rd so we tried to cram a lot of 'December' into one night. We made cookies, and she showed me how to cut 'paper trees'. We had a really good time together.
So here are my pages...

December Daily - Day 1

Yeah!!! It's finally here. The day we begin documenting the days leading up to Christmas. I have done my 'Day 1' a few days ago but I am just now getting the chance to post on my blog.
December 1 - We had a lot happen today so I did the journaling to share all of the those details inside the card.
So, here it is...
My journaling is inside the card.

Hope everyone else is having a great time on this project. I know that I am.

Monday, November 29, 2010

December Daily 2010 - Foundation Pages

December Daily Foundation Pages - This is a project that I have done for the past two years. I have followed Ali Edwards in her quest to document the days leading up to Christmas. When I first saw her December Daily documentation on her blog I was instantly hooked. In 2008, when putting together my foundation pages for that album, I enjoyed the variety of the different shape, sizes, colors and the complete randomness of it all. So much so that I created a second album for my twin sister to be able to do. She wouldn't have had time to put her foundation album together otherwise. I was kind of anal about putting the number on the pages with the random sizes and layouts already pre-determined. I thought it would give me no flexibility depending on what happened on that particular day. However, I found that I truly enjoyed the challenge of just making do with what you already had ready for that day. I did the same type of album for 2009 also. Those two were extremely wonderful experiences. One that I look forward to throughout the year.

This year was a little bit different for me though. My husband has been going through a lot of health/medical issues recently and I found that I felt more comfortable with a more strict system to work with this year. I followed Ali's layout almost exactly for my 2010 December Daily Album. Each day has a transparency of some type (with the days number) and then the following page is her template for that same day. I have a lot of ideas and materials that I will add during the month that will add the variety that I love in this project but simplicity of the foundation that I am using this year, will help me document each day without the stress of having to be 'creative'. A lot of the time I put undue pressure on myself to make everything super creative. This year I need the simplicity to ensure that I can do this album and that I will not get overwhelmed and quit mid-way through.

Below I have documented what I have so far. Each of you know that it will end up looking so differently once each day gets done. I can't wait until Wednesday to begin. I have all of my supplies together and ready to go. I hope you enjoy viewing the beginning of my 2010 December Daily Album. I feel that my front cover is lacking and I will 'tweak' it a bit more once I get going on the album.

Day 1 - I have a circle that will go around the number 1 on the tape measure ribbon to bring out Day '1'.

Day 2 - I found these adorable heart shaped playing cards at a yard sales during the summer. I actually bought them with my December Daily in mind.

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5 - you can't really see it good but in the middle of the snowflake up top is a metal number 5. from Making Memories.

Day 6

Day 7 - I used a baseball card sleeve and will add things to both sides. The number '7' may find a new home also. I just have it stuck in there until I document the day.

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Day 11 - this is our Wedding Anniversary (years years) so I already know that I will be documenting something special about me and my hubby.

Day 12

Day 13

Day 14

Day 15

Day 16

Day 17

Day 18

Day 19 - this is a page protector that I will slid something into depending on what happens on that day. I may stitch it in half and add more that one pocket...

Day 20

Day 21

Day 22

Day 23

Day 24

Day 25

So, here you have it so far. I made this album back in October but just got around to taking and uploading the photos. Good luck with your December Daily. It is sure to be a project that you enjoy enough to do it over and over again.

Merry Christmas, Cherri