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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

December Daily Mini

I have to say that I've been envious of all the people that have been consistent with their "december daily" albums. There's a part of me that wishes I had more time to get into this project. One of the things that I've found that sets me back with trying out this special way of documenting the Christmas season is that I'm too picky about the album and products that I use. So to overcome this challenge, I've decided that this year I will make a premade album with hopes that since most of the creative work is already done, I can focus on putting the pictures and stories in the book during the season. Here's what would hopefully be my first every December Daily album...

and here's a peek of the inside....

I used some papers from Doodlebug Design Inc. The album is also from Doodlebug Design Inc. and I gathered all of my Christmas themed embellishments in my stash to complete the project. Bright, fun colors are my comfort zone and so that's the scheme that I used in this project.

So now that the mini is done...the next test is to actually use it! Wish me luck.

What have you found to be the best way to keep up with the December Daily album? have a schedule to work on it everyday? once a week? Print pictures daily? write on it everyday? I would love your thoughts because as you can see...I'm a virgin when it comes to these kinds of projects. :)

Till next time,


ann said...

The better you are at doing it every day, the better overall. However, if you can't, take notes each day. I take notes of photos I want to use, journaling, even embellishment and design. Then you can get to it when you get a chance. If I skip a day, I will go ahead and do the next day if I have it ready. If at the end of December you are over the project and have some empty days left,just save it for later in the year or fill it with a nice quote or favorite lyrics from a Christmas song or an embellishments cluster and call it done. It's a nice break from the busy pages anyway. This will be my fourth year doing it and I have never finished it in December. In fact, I still have a few days left from last year to complete. But, its so worth it in the end.

Grace Tolman said...

thank you so much for your ideas and tips Ann. I love it and how you made me feel less stressed about it. Hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season. :)

scrappychick said...

I'm so happy to see a Doodlebug album! Their products are so adorable! I can't wait to see what you do with it! I am using DB too. I don't have a lot of time or inspiration to scrap during the week, so I get caught up on the weekends, and I'm fine with that! By that time, I have enough pictures to edit and print up. I'm excited to see your album as you work on it!

Grace Tolman said...

thanks scrappychick for stopping by. I like your idea of working on the dec. daily on weekends. I haven't made plans on what days I'm going to tackle my album so I might just try your technique. Show me your progress too when you get a chance. I love gathering inspiration from others. Take care :)