December Daily – Day 5 & 6

December seems to be rolling along like the rest of the year, too fast!  I have been doing pretty good with keeping up with my pages though and have enjoyed recording the process.  There are so many ladies out there sharing their process…it’s amazing to be able to share our love for this craft through video!  I hope you are all enjoying the month, the holiday season and keep smiling everyone 🙂  Santa is on his way!!

Day #5

Day #6

Thanks!

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December Daily – Days 1 – 4

December started off on a sad note for me.  My sweet beagle Annabelle passed away on November 30th.  I have been feeling so sad lately and haven’t really wanted to be in my scraproom.  I did bring some things out to the living room and worked on my December Daily a little, but more than the crafting of December, I need to find some joy in the month.  I think I am starting to feel a little more normal and have started to get my excitement for December back.  I did a video yesterday showing my progress so far and did some crafting on a couple of pages.  Hope you enjoy!

How are you doing on your December Daily?  Hope you are having a great month!

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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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