If you're new to this project, December Daily® was created by Ali Edwards.
In her words. "December Daily® is a mini-album project that documents the 25 days leading up to Christmas. The simple goal is to capture the spirit of December via one story per day."
This will be by 7th year participating in the project. It, along with Project Life, is my favourite!
As part of the design team for The Stamp Spot, I will be using Michelle's Documenting December 2015 kit as a base for my album. I also purchased from The Stamp Spot a Project Life Red Polkadot 6x8 album and various 6x8 page protectors
- Sn@p! Life 6x8,
- Sn@p! Insta Pocket Pages 6x8- 2x2
- PL Photo Pocket Pages 6x8 Design 2
- PL Photo Pocket Pages 6x8 Design 3
- PL Photo Pocket Pages 6x8 Design 4)
So how will I approach this year?
Once again I am using page protectors in my album, but I also plan to include more inserts this year, such as photographs, journalling on cardstock and other bits and pieces as stand alone elements, not in the protectors. I'll just punch holes in them. In the past I would use jump rings to bind my albums and I found last year that I missed some of the layering that this affords. The kit includes some 6x8 papers which makes this really easy. Yay!
I don't have a printer at home so I will be heading to Harvey Norman as often as possible to get my photos printed. I aim to do this as close to daily as possible and to blog likewise throughout December.
My workspace is whatever area of the dining table that I can make clear for the evening! ;) I don't have a fancy craft space or study to use. My kit is stored in a box with containers to divide everything, which also makes it transportable if I need to move quickly!
The first thing that I do each year is make a list of the events that I know will be happening on specific days throughout the month. This helps me to think about how I will place my page protectors in my album. I then put all of my page protectors in place with an idea of what I will be covering each day- based on those actual events that are in the diary and stories that I know I will want to tell. I play 'blank' days as they come, but I also have a list of ideas in the back of my head that can be used on a quiet day.
I've used the silver transparency and other embellishments that were included in the kit to create my opening page. I then used some white cardstock from my stash, edged it with washi from the kit and stamped an old stamp of Ali's from my stash to prepare an introduction/reason why page for myself. I have simply handwritten my thoughts there. I choose to handwrite for several reasons. I enjoy the practice and look of handwriting and that my children and family in the years to come will recognise my hand as well as my voice through my albums. Believing this makes not having a printer easier too! :)
Below you will find a youtube clip (my first time!) showing my foundation pages.
Whether you're just starting out or if you're a seasoned documenter of December, I hope that this has given you some fresh inspiration and motivation to get things in place for your December Daily 2015. I certainly found last year that having my foundation pages in place really helped me to get things done and stay up to date. Throughout November and December I will be posting here about my process and what I have completed. I also share on instagram as beckanyh.
Be sure to check out the rest of Michelle's design team at their blogs too
Michelle Hunter (The Stamp Spot) - http://www.thestampspot.typepad.com/
Beth Patful - http://bluepondbee.weebly.com/blog
Bernii Miller - http://weekendatberniis.blogspot.com.au/
Melinda Sweetman - http://melindasweetman.blogspot.com.au/
Renae - http://theredwren.com/