Hi Everyone! Katie here with you today and I'm excited to share my December Daily album. This is my first time completing a December Daily and I am loving it! I love pretty much everything about Christmas and have, for the past few years, gone on a total craft-a-palooza before the holiday. A December Daily album helps me to get some of that crafty energy out, and to use all the gorgeous, sparkly, shiny, beautiful Christmas themed supplies!
For my album, I am using the sold out Studio Calico kit, the beautiful Sleighride line from Crate Paper, the vintagey-lovely Make it Merry line from October Afternoon, as well as various items from my stash. I was going for the vintage-sparkly-eclectic look, and I'm pretty sure I have acheived it so far! For the album, I chose Studio Calico's Handbook and divided page protectors. I love the 6x8 size, although I have made so many pages already it is nearly filled! Here's my cover, which I painted with gesso and pearl paint and then embellished.
I organized my supplies onto a tray with small bowls and a wooden crate for easy access.
Planning and Ideas
In planning my album, I turned to my trusty sources of inspiration: Pinterest and online scrapbooking galleries. By searching "December Daily" on Pinterest, I found a bunch of beautiful albums in a variety of styles. Since I was going for eclectic, I took bits and pieces from lots of different albums and put them together with my own ideas and what worked best with my photos. Each day of December, I've been making sure I am taking lots of photos of a variety of activities, from special things like Santa visits and chopping down the tree, to everyday things like coffee cups, holiday movies and decorations. I also made sure to plan a few special Christmas events with my girls, like seeing the holiday lights and hosting a North Pole Party. On the days that we haven't had an event, I've used vintage photos or instagram shots I've captured on my phone.
I created some of my foundation pages before Thanksgiving in order to make things go a little more smoothly once December began. I only got through day 17, so I'm planning on flying by the seat of my pants until Christmas. I realize this may not be wise, considering how busy that week before Christmas tends to be, but since it is the 17th today and I have no other foundation pages prepared, it'll have to do! Here are some examples of my completed pages so far. My favorite elements are the confetti pockets, the photo collages and the extra little details that add interest to each page.
As you can see, I've been busy enjoying this festive album! You may check out the entire album so far here. So, tell me, are you creating a December Daily this month? I'd love to see it! Leave me a comment with a link to your project!