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