Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December Daily 2010...

Here we go - December is just around the corner and are you ready???
I did a December Daily last year - and I truly LOVED it!  I loved taking the time to take a picture everyday, journal about our day, it really made me focus on what the holiday season is all about - YES IT IS WORK!!! to make sure you make a concious effort to document the everyday happenings of you life....but it is sooo great to look back and see what you did!

Original concept for an album idea like this can be found here on the Ali Edwards blog

My game plan is usually simple - create a base, add a few embellishments...but do the final "dressing up" when the photos are in...
I went with 6x8.5 chipboard covers (cut from a 12x12 piece)

covered them with Canvas paper (I had been hiding in the backroom of the store, waiting for the perfect project:-)  I glued the canvas to the chipboard & inked the edges with Walnut Stain distress ink.

Next I had to pick the paper for my "theme" I went with the Hot Chocolate line from Fancy pants!

and also some corrugated paper ( I had also been hiding for the perfect project:-)

From there I sometimes glued patterned paper back to back, sometimes left it as one sheet, added some glazed brads from Basic Grey Jovial line, Maya Road numbers & Kraft tags & a bit of bling, & some stars from Studio Calico & pockets and folders from Teresa Collins - all in the store:-)
Also added some stickers from hot Chocolate, and when I glued some of the papers back to back, I left room for a pocket, to put an additional photo in.
Here is the base of my book!

When I adhere stickers ahead of time, I cut part of the back out with the sticker, that way I have the option of overlapping it over a photo or journal block!

I think this is my favorite page:-)

and there it is...so far - I wonder what December will bring:-)

I will post the progress as I go along- I would love to see your december daily as well, feel free to post a link in the comments:-)

I hope you feel inspired!


  1. Nice choice on the Hot Chocolate Line! Cheers to the new title on your blog! See you thursday for a glitter party!

  2. thanks for the design work on the title, I love it!! See you on Thursday!