Getting Ready for December Daily

As much as I don’t like how fast time flies, I am always so excited when December rolls around so I can create an album for the month about the things my family does, traditions we share and showcase beautiful photos of the winter snow.  I live in Minnesota and we do tend to have some beautiful winters here.  🙂

Here are some details about how my project will work:

Topics

I use a mix of prompts given through the Journal Your Christmas class  by Shimelle; some of my own prompts; and various stories about things that happen throughout the month.  I do not allow myself to get stressed out about this project and worry if a prompt or story ends up on the right day (for instance if I take a photo on December 6th but it’s scrapped on the #10 page, I don’t worry about it).  I also do not worry about taking a photo each day.  I have had years where the month was difficult and there just wasn’t a lot going on so one or two of the pages might just be a decorated page with the number.  It’s not a huge deal to me as long as I get the stories scrapped that I really want to remember.

Supplies

Usually each year I pick one December Daily kit from a kit club or site and then add several supplies to it with a big order from A Cherry On Top or a trip to one of the local craft stores…sometimes both 🙂  This year I decided to go with two December Daily kits –  One from Scraptastic Kit Club called the Stocking Stuffer kit and one from Hip Kit called December Documented.  Both kits have a similar color scheme and use a lot of their own designs along with a lot of Pinkfresh Studios new Holiday line.  Needless to say, I have a massive amount of supplies.  Here is a glimpse of some of them while I was sorting them out:

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For an album, I will be using the 6 x 8 red with white polka dot Becky Higgens Project Life album.

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Page Numbers

For me, the page numbers are my starting point.  I like to come up with what I will use for the page numbers and then prepare them all for the month.  I like to complete a page for the whole month of December and sometimes go into the first week or so of January.  This year I will be using the Pinkfresh Studio Acetate Squares.  I have two packs which is convenient since the pack only goes from 1 – 25.  I will mix the packages up and add some extra touches to the cards so that when I have to renumber some of them it won’t look odd.  I like the page numbers to be cohesive throughout the album.

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Here is a quick video on how I made that happen:

So this is where I am at with my December daily.  Only a few more days before the magical month begins!  Hope you are getting excited to start yours!

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Welcome!

Hello everyone!  Welcome to my site. I am really excited to get going on this new adventure and this new way of documenting my love of paper crafts with you all.  I have a lot of ideas and things that I would like to share on this site and figuring out how it all works has been quite the adventure.  I have watched video beyond video about how to make my site look lovely, but bear with me as it’s going to take some time to get there.

I am definitely one of those people that once I make a decision about something, I jump right in and get it going.  Following through and keeping up with it is more my issue.  Speaking of that, I am quite sure my One Little Word next year will be ADVENTURE.  See, this year, I had the word discipline.  Discipline means something like:  Training someone to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct a wrong act, blah, blah, blah.  Yep.  That’s the word I picked for 2015.  So as much as I think I actually kept up with the word the entire year, more so than any other year that I picked a word to focus on, it was the most unexciting, un-motivating, and uninspiring word I have ever had.  Maybe that’s because I didn’t force punishment on myself when I didn’t follow the code of behavior I put out there for myself.  😉  So it wasn’t a failure.  I made a lot of strides (literally…I started the couch to 5K program!), read a lot of books, saved some money and did better at sending cards out and keeping in contact with people.  Those were my goals and I did a pretty good job.  This coming year though…I want to have fun. Do some new things.  I hope to document those adventures through scrapbooking and paper crafts and share them on this site.

I have more details about who I am and where I share my projects currently here HERE and a link to my You Tube channel is above under “Videos”.

Thanks for coming along on the ride with me!

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