Sunday, November 15, 2009

December Daily 2009

This post begins with a true confession. I only hope you don't think any less of me when it's all over. You see, last year I made my very first December Daily album after being super inspired by the very talented Ali Edwards. I was so proud of myself! I loved my album and couldn't wait to fill it up with photos and journaling. Then something awful happened. I got super busy and fell behind very quickly...very quickly. I only completed two (yes, two) pages of my December Daily album for the entire month of December last year! Oh the shame...My poor little album sat on a shelf collecting dust. That is...until NOW!

Since I already had a perfectly good book to start with from last year, I only made slight changes to the cover and changed out a few pages inside. I present to you, December Daily 2009:

The red polka dot paper is flocked (yes, flocked!) and I absolutely love it. I can tell I'll be holding on to every little scrap of this stuff! The title was created on my computer and printed out on Vintage Cream cardstock. I used my Vintage Labels set from Papertrey Ink to add some embellishment and cut it out with my Label One die. The snowflakes are from my Rustic Snowflakes set and I used white acrylic paint and a foam brush to stamp them on my cover. I love this look!

On the inside, I swapped out a few pages to utilize some patterned paper that I LOVE right now, like this great paper from Cosmo Cricket:

And more of my favorite patterned paper from 7gypsies (it's flocked, too!). I love this stuff and manged to hoard a few pieces from last year and was lucky enough to find more at my LSS the other day:

And I just love the vintage looking Santa from My Mind's Eye, with more of that great flocked red polka dot paper:

And one more favorite from Melissa Frances, another paper I hoarded from last year:

I made my pages all different shapes and sizes and I just love how you can see some of them peeking out from the others. I am, once again, excited for this project! I know where I went wrong last year and I will not let it happen again! I will get it done, I will!

Stamps: Rustic Snowflakes, Vintage Labels (PTI)
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Kraft, Vintage Cream (PTI), The Merry Days of Christmas: Old St. Nick (My Mind's Eye), Jolly by Golly: Merry Berry (Cosmo Cricket), Holly (Melissa Frances), Savannah Flock: Bird, Savannah Flock: Dot (7gypsies), ivory shimmer paper
Ink: Pure Poppy, Vintage Touch Chai & Chamomile (PTI)
Other: Ripe Avocado & Pure Poppy vintage buttons, Dark Chocolate satin luxe ribbon (PTI), foam mounting tape (3M), Label One die (Spellbinders), circle punch (EK Success), white acrylic paint, embossed curves border punch (EK Success), upper crest border punch (Fiskars), scallop circle punch (SU!)


Hanneke said...

What a beautiful December Daily album!! You've used wonderful papers and colors!!

Ter said...

I don't know what the term flocked means in terms of scrapbooking.... can you explain it to me?

I, of course, won't be doing any holiday themed crafts but thanks for the ideas anyway.

kim's kreations said...

What a wonderful book! Love all of the papers that you used. Cosmo Cricket is one of my favorites too.

Tiffany Heilman said...

love your book. Can't wait to see it with all the photos! Absolutely love the cover. I think I need to print out more stuff using my computer.

Mindy said...

Ah, so I am not the only one! I too made a wonderful album, was really excited about it... daughter sick, I was sick. Needless to say I took a couple of pictures for it, but in the end nothing but an empty album. Anyway, love the changes and ideas!

Jenn Copeland said...

Absolutely darling, as usual!! Love the scalloped page!

Karen said...

We all have great intentions, the follow through is the tough part. That is a gorgeous album and I can't wait to see it when it is finished.

Cindy said...

I like how you used so many elements and page sizes in your book. I'm doing Journal Your Christmas this year and can't wait. I have only put my paper in my 8x8 book. I plan on journaling more than taking pictures. I hope to actually make to Christmas with my entries too.

Tricia said...

Hi Jennifer,
I, too, was inspired by Ali and got all the supplies last year, but never even put it together! I did take a bunch of photos and never did anything with them - I wonder if I could use the Christmas cookie photo from last year in this year's album? I make the same cookies every year. Yes, I will try to make a December Daily Album this year - you have inspired me!

Sherry said...

Just gorgeous!!

Kathleen said...

I did the December daily last year too---I was faithful to take pictures of SOMETHING everyday---but there's NO WAY in our December to find time to scrapbook on a daily basis---so, I wrote on sticky notes and stuck them on the pages and in January I put them all in---my children have pulled it out REPEATEDLY this year----I decided that December daily works for Ali, but not for me---but that doesn't mean I can't record my family's life---I just can't do it in December. My book for this year is almost done---I'm so glad I finished it last year---even if it was in January---no worries if it's not done by December 26---the memories are still worth capturing---(ok, sermon over!!) your book is lovely---and with pictures and journaling---divine~

Kristen said...

Jennifer: I love your DD album! I actually finished mine last year--can't believe it! The first time I actually finished a project like that without falling behind and giving up! Question--how do you get your distressing to look so great? I use the Vintage Tea Duo, but mine edges always just look dirty, instead of distressed. Do you use sponges?


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