Wednesday, October 30, 2013

December Daily 2013

   I love creating little projects, which are sort of mini project life books or an expanded mini book.  Last year I did a 'Autumn 2012' album and a December Daily.  This year I did Week in the Life and am still working on Day in the Life every month.  I skipped my Autumn album this year, though we did a lot of stuff so I'm sure I could go back and make one if I only had the time.  I am super excited to do December Daily this year again, even though it looks like we won't be able to travel home to PA.  I'll be 8 months then and it just seems to risky, especially since you never know when a flight will be easy or super stressful.

   I think I will still have plenty to document around here and I do plan on putting our Diwali activities into this book as well.  I still haven't come up with a title, but last year I simply titled it "twenty twelve JOY".  I will do something simple and non-binding this year as well. The idea of doing it daily is nice but not always realistic for me these days, ha!

I am working with the Ali Edwards kit from Studio Calico again this year.  I did 8x8 last year, but I'm excited to work with the 6x8 Handbook size, though I really enjoyed the 8.5x11 size I used for Week in the Life a lot too.  Isn't this kit so lovely?   I love all the gold and wood veneers.

I also gathered a big collection of holiday-themed washi tapes for this in my shop.  They are such a simple and easy way to add color and patterns to the little pockets.  I like mixing in some teal, navy, lime green and chalkboard with the usual red and greens.  Gold and silver of course too.  Don't worry, you can order your own set too.

I thought I would be pretty good with these things but when I saw the new wood veneers from Elle's Studio I just had to add them to my DD stash.  You know I love wood veneers and the designs are just fabulous.

My game plan is to work on days as they come.  I will probably also include Thanksgiving in my album as well.  Somehow I find my Thanksgiving layouts to be really dorky on their own, don't know why.  I will get a start on my cover soon hopefully, when I get a little more caught up on PL I think.  So, are you working on  any fun Holiday projects this year?

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  1. I can't wait to see what you come up with - I love your work. The red/hot pink washi is delicious! I bought a bunch of pieces of different new Christmas collections. Laughed at myself because I couldn't WAIT to work on a page and ended up pulling out some old, miscellaneous pictures out of the picture box to fit in the PL sheet with my new goodies. I'm excited!

  2. Lots of fun goodies for you DD, looking forward to seeing it progress! I'm doing a daily November thankful album and trying my hand at DD this year!

  3. Fun, I am doing a DD album and started gathering items, kind of wish I had done like you and signed up for a kit but most come with an album and unfortunately I had one already, maybe next year.

  4. I can't wait to get started on my December Daily too - love your supplies :)

  5. Beautiful. Love the Elle's studio veneer. Can't wait for the rest.

  6. I like that you include Thanksgiving too - I haven't done a "December Daily" before, but I think a "Holidays" book would suit me better!

  7. Love the lime green cover + the red ribbon. Such a fresh combo. I haven't done a mini album in a long time but seeing all of your supplies lined up and how fun they are makes me want to start one. :) Can't wait to see your project.

  8. I'm thinking of doing a DD this year. I never have done one, so I'm not sure how I'll be at keeping up with it. I like how you said you will work on the days as they come, I think I would do that too. Although i do plan to gather up my supplies and have a basic idea of what I might do. I'm looking forward to seeing your album unfold!! :):) Evie


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