Friday, December 28, 2012

December Daily-Day TwentyOne to TwentyFive

Another Christmas has come and gone and with it this year's version of December Daily is complete.

Day 21
Day 22
Day 23
Day 24
Day 25
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Friday, December 21, 2012

December Daily-Twenty

Wow, just 5 days until Christmas Day! I go to the 25th only for my December Daily so I will be finished soon. 
Today is about the last day of school for the kids and a Christmas hamper. 

All caught up for now!

December Daily-Nineteen

Another day without a photo, no time to take one at the turkey lunch at Peyton's school today. I am adding a thank you card from one of her classmates to my book.

I had to add the Wednesday sticker(from my project life kit) when I noticed that the December calendar sticker is from last year so the date is on the wrong day for this year.

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December Daily-Eighteen

Today was about a trip to Jack's school to see the multi-discipline project he and his classmates have been working on.
It's always nice to see what he's been up to at school and meet some of his friends.

Added some washi tape and an SC wood veneer accent, simple and done quickly!

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December Daily-Seventeen

Working on getting caught up on December Daily. There are always a few days where I don't get photos taken, just too busy and this was one of those days.

I've listed some of my to-do's today.

That fun tag is American Crafts from last Christmas time.

Monday, December 17, 2012

December Daily-14,15,16

Today's post cover's the last 3 days and here is day 14

Day 15

Day 16

I've used a mix of items from my stash, the Studio Calico DD kit and a piece of the Starbucks bag the blueberry scone was in.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

December Daily-Thirteen

Today is about my daughter's band concert. These are not the best photos, I forgot my camera and has to use the iPad to take pictures. My daughter is shall we say "vertically challenged" so I had to take a photo of just the top her head showing when she switched positions to play different instruments.

This is my favorite page so far. I used Pink Paislee Artisan Elements frames to highlight my daughter in the photos. The embellies are a mix of the Studio Calico December Daily kit and Authentique die cuts.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

December Daily-Twelve

At least one of use ends up sick during the month of December. Hopefully it will only be one person this year. We are determined to do our best to keep our family healthy for the holidays.

Day Twelve is about our sickie ;)

I've used some items from the Studio Calico DD kit, Teresa Collins washi tape and AC patterned paper-the red striped paper which is also glittered.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

December Daily-Eleven

Day Eleven, just a regular day, not much happening so I chose to follow Shimelle Laine's Journal Your Christmas prompt for the day.
Here is what our gifts will be wrapped in this year :)

I like this idea of putting some of the wrapping paper in my DD. I wonder how many years it will take me to use up this paper, should be fun to see in future December Daily's.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December Daily-Ten

So enjoying this project and my family is enjoying perusing previous years DD's. I need to get a photo of that!!

Here's day 10:

Simple, using the Simple Stories SN@P page protectore included in the book. I like divided page protectors and I used an Ali Edwards' journal technique, repitition, beginning each sentence with the same word "today".
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Monday, December 10, 2012

December Daily-Nine

As the Christmas decorations were now up we invited Grandpa & Grandma over for the afternoon and dinner.
We had a lovely time together :)

I just noticed the "y" fell off the page, I'll have to add a new one!

December Daily-Eight

Finally got the tree up on Saturday. Seriously purged some old decorations that had not been used in years. Felt good to downsize and just keep the meaningful decorations.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

December Daily-Seven

Day seven completes the first week of December Daily 2012.

Today was about getting the Christmas cards finished. The fun part was making them, the tedious part is addressing and signing them ;)). It was more enjoyable working on them with a friend :)

Friday, December 7, 2012

December Daily-Day 6

A theme that is emerging for me in this year's December Daily is quick.
In less than 15 minutes I completed this page.
A creative masterpiece? Nope.
A memory unique to our family's December Daily 2012? Yup, and that's the goal.

Thanks for stopping by :))

Thursday, December 6, 2012

December Daily-Day 5, 4 and 3

Back on track with DD, I finally made it to the store to pick up printer ink.

When I put my foundation pages together I was a little concerned that I wouldn't be able to use my creativity very much since I was not leaving room for more than one or 2 photos.
I am actually finding that this has made it easier to (a) keep up and (b) use all sorts of little odds and ends if I feel like it!

Here's the past 3 days:

A photo of my son leaving for school in the morning and yes it is still dark out when he leaves. I used some odds and ends I had left over from a Christmas card kit.

It has become a Christmas tradition for us to process shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child at Samaritan's Purse. This year was a little more special as our son was old enough to join us.

I used a bunch of Studio Calico goodies on this page.

The best part of these pages is that I was finished all 3 in about 30 minutes!
Thanks for taking a look!

Monday, December 3, 2012

December Daily-Day Two

I added the joy sticker to the photo and stamped the hello December stamp (stamp is from Studio Calido kit) on the die cut. It was a little tough to see, I should have embossed it instead, so I outlined it to make it stand out some.
Super simple and finished in 10 minutes :))

Sunday, December 2, 2012

December Daily-Day One

So this first day of December is now documented. I chose to keep it simple but added a few little touches to feed my creativity ;)

Here is the front of day 1, I've printed out Shimelle Laine's "manifesto"to remind me why I am doing this project.

The back of day 1 is just one photo, a 5x7 of the snow covered trees in our yard. We've had quite a bit of snow the last few days and it is sticking to the trees and looks so beautiful. It's not common to have days and days of this kind of snow here. I feel calm and serene when looking at the trees. That's the feeling I hope to hang on to during this month of December.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you've had a great start to your December Daily!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December Daily 2012-the foundation

It's December 1rst marking the beginning of December Daily!!

This is my 3rd year in a row participating in this memory keeping project and I am also following along with Shimelle Laine's Journal Your Christmas.

My foundation pages are super, super simple this year and came together in one afternoon as I was asked to put this together for a scrapbook crop and retail show for Scrap Shotz.

I've used a Simple Stories red SN@P binder (6x8) which comes with 10 pocket page protectors, 3 chipboard dividers and 8 Sn@p pages. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get hold of the Simple Stories Handmade Holiday collection in time to put together these pages so I used last year's Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas. It is very similar in colour and feel to Handmade Holiday so I won't have a problem using the Handmade Holiday double sided journal cards and pockets with it.

Here is the cover:

The die cut piece is cut out of the patterned paper, sticker is from the same line. The stars are Studio Calico.

In putting together the actual pages I alternated one piece of paper with one pocket page insert. I've also assigned one day to the front of the page and the following day to the back. This does leave me room to insert extra pages if I have a long story to tell or more photos to add. It also takes the pressure off of me to try and fill a large area if the day has passed with little photos taken or not much going on.

Below are the first 5 pages, I think they give you a good idea what it looks like right now :)

I've also gathered together all my Christmas goodies including some new items I didn't really need but am looking forward to using in my book this year.

Thanks for taking a look and happy December Daily!!!

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