Friday, November 30, 2012

December Daily 2012

Well, I cannot believe that tomorrow is December 1st.  This year has flown by so fast that I hardly know the month anymore, much less the day.  Well, many weeks ago, I put the foundation pages together for my December Daily album for this Christmas.  This will be the 5th year that I have participated in documenting each day of December leading up to Christmas Day.  It quickly became one of my most favored holiday traditions each year.  Back in 2008 I stumbled upon Ali Edwards blog and when Nov/Dec came around and I read her blog posts about her upcoming Christmas project, I new I just had to join in. 

 I went with a smaller size album this year.  It is a 6 X 6 and I am using pattern paper packs (My Minds Eye: The Station and Teresa Collins': World Traveler).  This made it so simple to construct my base album as I didn't have a lot of paper cutting to do. Beware - this is a photo heavy blog sit back, relax and enjoy...

Front of my 2012 December Daily Album

This will be my introductory page to set the tone for the entire upcoming holiday season

December 1st

December 2nd

December 3rd

closer view of Dec. 3rd - left side

closer view of Dec. 3rd - right side

December 4th

closer view of Dec. 4th - left side

closer view of Dec. 4th - right side

December 5th - I have a silver metal circle that will go around the number 5 on the ruler ribbon indicating the day

December 8th - We will be going for an overnight trip tonight celebrating our Anniversary (Dec. 11th) so I added an envelope which gives me more room to collect photos and epherma

the rest of Dec. 8th

December 9th - out of town on our anniversary trip - this little kraft paper envelope with card inside gives me more journalling room. 

closer look at the kraft paper envelope - currently it is attached by a paper clip, once I see how the page will go, I will permanently affix it to the page

December 10th

December 11th - our actual Anniversary

December 12th

December 13th - love these little glittery butterflies bacb-to-back as a tab for the page

December 14th

December 15th

December 16th - love using scrabble tiles for my projects (I hunt for these at yard sales to have the extra tiles to have on hand)

December 17th - this paper already had the #17 on the bottom right hand corner - I just used it the way it was

December 18th

December 19th

December 20th

December 21 - left side - I used a rub-on for the writing around the edges of this sheet.  It is the beginning of the story 'Twas the night before Christmas'.  I love how this turned out.

December 21st - right side

December 22nd

December 23rd

December 24th

2nd spread for Dec. 24th - We are having a large family Christmas this year and there will be lots to document from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

December 25th - Christmas Day

2nd spread for December 25th

back cover of my album

It isn't all that thick right now but I do have 3 inch book rings to use as the album begins to get bigger.  

 Whether this is your first year doing the December Daily album or you have enjoyed this project before, make sure to really 'live' in the moment of this Holiday Season.  Take the pressure off of yourself that this album needs to be show-worthy.  Getting it documented and completed it far more important than having it ready for a photo shoot for some crafting magazine.

Enjoy the process and I wish you a very Merry Christmas!


Estellita said...

Beautiful, too !
Thanks for sharing !

Joana T.C. said...

Wow! That will be thick once you fill it with photos. Looks lovely so far.

Patti said...

I love your foundation pages, so simple, yet elegant, perfect for the holidays. Have fun with it!

Roxy said...

Thanks for popping by my blog to see my DD! I just had to come by and see yours, and wow, I just looooove it!!! The papers are so gorgeous, and I love all the little envelopes and extras you've put in! Happy December, hugs, Roxy.