Friday, November 18, 2011

December Daily

The last two years, I have participated in December Daily. The idea is to document your life on the days leading up to Christmas by creating a page each day. I have loved this project and it is so fun laying these books on the table during the Christmas season so we can relive these special memories. In the past, I have started this project on Thanksgiving and ended on Christmas Day. I am planning on doing it that way again.

When I start on a project, I really try to make it as simple as possible. I think that there is a direct correlation between the simplicity of the project and me actually completing the project. I don't like to have things hanging over my head. I am very task oriented.

Last year, my album looked like this. I used a template set from Ali Edwards that worked great and really helped make this project feasible. Last year, I used a full page photo on the left side for each day and carried that throughout the album. I really liked that aspect of the book. It made this project come together quickly. I will continue to do that again this year. The only problem with that is that it puts a lot of pressure on my photography to get a decent shot each day but I'm up for the challenge. I'm always trying to work on my photography.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner so I wanted to get my ducks in a row for this season. I have decided to use Katie Pertiet's Scrap Pack Templates. She has two in the store that can be seen here. Katie also has some Christmas versions coming to the store this weekend and next which I am also very excited to use.

Scrap Pack No. 1

Scrap Pack No. 2

The Christmas season is especially busy as many of you would agree so I went ahead and got a jump on the project. I am using the same background paper for the entire album...Krafty Canvas No. 1 and I am using the number charms from one of my most favorite kits Artistry de Blanco. I went through and just placed the background paper and the number charm for each day of the project and saved them. It is a small step but it saves a bunch of time in the long run. If I know that all I need to do each day is open up that page, drag a template on it, add pictures and a few embellishments.....well, I know that I can do it. I just like breaking projects down into a manageable format. Here is a sample page of what I am envisioning for this year's project.

All products are from Designer Digitals.

If you are considering December Daily, I would strongly suggest it. There are little things that you can do ahead of time that makes it easier to keep up when you are in the "craziness of the season".

Happy Friday and Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. So this year you lay out past year's books and so on? You almost make me want to give it a try...I'll have to noodle on this one for awhile. it's a big commitment!