OK I am finally sharing my December Daily for 2015! I have been doing a great job keeping up with it this year. I am not the type to work on it every single day. I prefer to let a few days pass (and let’s be honest – I am busy and tired!) – so that I work on a few days at a time. I also can’t always decide everything right away, so I do come back to some pages and complete them later.
I am using mostly October Afternoon’s Under the Tree collection, along with some elements from Simple Stories Claus & Co. line. I also have other items from my stash, and some things I’ve found at the Target dollar spot, Michaels, etc.
Here’s my opening page. I have a piece of vellum overlaying on top of this awesome free printable from Marie Lottermoser (her DD albums are INCREDIBLE!) My plan is to update this calendar and type on days throughout the month. I will then print one final one at the end and adhere to the page:
And here’s day 1, along with my “reason why” page. I typed up my journaling and used Photoshop to overlay it on a photo of our tree, and just decreased the opacity of the white layer behind the text to let the pic show through a bit.
Day 2. I’m realizing that I have “letters to Santa” on both of these pages. I didn’t realize it until after they were done. It annoys me, but not enough to change it 😉 This pocket contains the actual letters that were written by the kiddos. Those wooden snowflake embellishments are from the One Spot at Target. Love them!
There’s also a Sn@P photo flip out pocket that contains more pics.
Day 3 is just a quick and easy page about my cuties & their Rudolph noses!
Day 4 was also super simple! My journaling on this card isn’t perfect, but meh – it’s good enough. I’m trying to let go of the perfection part and remember that it’s more about documenting then perfecting things!
Day 5 was quite simple, because most of this page was completed when I built my foundation pages. I like the shape of this page because it adds interest to the album. I enjoy mixing page protectors with other shaped pages, etc. I used Distress Ink to color the doilie and layered it behind this photo.
Day 6 is all about keepin’ it real. Let’s be honest…kids aren’t always at their best – and it had to be documented 😉 (spoiler: Buddy the Elf came back…finally)
More to come soon. I only have a few more days left in the album – hard to believe!