Tuesday, December 29, 2009

December Daily ~ days 6-14

I'm still working on finishing my December Daily...I'm determined to have it finished before Jan 1st. Because if it's not done by then, it'll never get done. Not with my daughter's birthday fast approaching. It's amazing how much you can get done with a massive head cold that keeps you from sleeping. Either that or the medicine I took had me wired. 

Anyhoo, I managed to finish up through part of day 17. Woo hoo!! I can see the finish line...it's in my sights!! Don't get me wrong, I'm not getting it done "just to get it done". That defeats the whole point of scrapbooking. But this project is something that's important to me. I love looking at the previous year and seeing how we celebrated the holidays...and how we manage to keep adding doctor visits to the mix. Remember my son broke his leg last year and was in a full leg cast through Xmas...

So here goes...starting with Day 6.

Just a simple photo collage. "Notes" tag is from Elle's Studio.The backside is another tag from Elle's and a cute little rhinestone Xmas tree. Day 7 is a kraft envelope that I stamped with snowflakes. The number 7 is from Shabby Chic Crafts.

Inside the envelope I just put some of my favorite Xmas movies. I think it'll be funny to see if any of those change in the next 20yrs. I'm guessing not... Day 8 is the first batch of Xmas cookies. No explanation necessary... :)

Day 9 I added an Ali Edwards overlay with some journaling right on my front door. 

Journaling reads: Finding packages at our front door during the month of December is a common occurance at our house. the kids love to check out who it's from and put the presents under the tree. Then Olivia tries to figure out just what is inside. She loves a surprise but the suspense gets to her!

The opposite side ~ a simple picture of the wreath on our door along with a Making Memories embellishment. 

Days 10 & 11 ~ I simply used a 4x6 photo on a Making Memories snowflake transparency and another AE overlay. We didn't really do anything those days worth documenting so I use these days to show pics of our holiday decor.

Day 12 ~ the day after we got Bugsy :) This pg is using one of the album's page protectors. The front is simple, Scenic Route & Basic Grey paper & border sticker, number is from Elle's. 

On the backside a simple digital layout. Day 13 is a corrugated cardboard die-cut page. Scallop tag is from Shabby Chic Crafts. Photo has an Ali Edwards overlay and I stitched the photo to help keep it on the page and for an accent.

The backside is a simple Hambly rub-on with an Elle's Studio tag. I like that you can see the stitching from the opposite side. Day 14 is another page protector. I created the photo & journaling in Photoshop, then printed it and added the strip of patterned paper & ribbon. 

The backside is the weather for that day along with an October Afternoon card & number stickers. I liked the idea to use the weather report from Ali Edwards. I thought it was fitting to put it in mine since we had a ton of rain that week.

Are you (or did you) create a December Daily?? If so, I'd love to see it. My friend Tami did her digitally, you can check it out on her blog. And if you're behind, don't worry about it. Remember, scrapbooking isn't meant to be stressful! It doesn't matter if you don't get it done "on time". What matters are the memories you are preserving!!



Virginia said...

Beautiful! I didn't do one this year, but I plan to do one again for Xmas 2010. I need to finish up mine from last year... hehehe

Tami said...

It looks great Michelle! I know I still have a couple pages to finish and I need to get them done this week before I forget about it.

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