Saturday, December 6, 2014

December Daily - Days 4 - 6

I am managing to keep up to date so far, which surprises me since I am so busy at work! I am really enjoying the process so far and although it took me a few days to get in to the swing and feel of my album, I am now beginning to really like how it is coming together.

Day 4 focussed on everything I have got going on at work. I took a photo of all of the children's Christmas gifts lined up ready to be wrapped and packaged in to bags. I also took a photo of some of the work I have been proof reading and printing. I used the gold number 4 from the kit and did a small amount of embellishment on the corner of the large photo.

Day 5 was all about making Christmas biscuits, which is a big deal for me since I hardly bake. I have left the back of the number 4 showing through. Not sure if I will leave it like that or not. I added in a small pocket which holds a print out of the recipe I used. Then I just had photos with small embellishments from the Ali Edwards kit. 

Day 6 was a busy one, so there were lots of photos. I decided to print straight on to the photos about my morning activities and then I included smaller photos from my work Christmas party. I placed the silver Christmas cheer tag right on top of the page protector. 

Hope you have all enjoyed your first December weekend!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

December Daily - Day 2 and 3

Trying to keep this project simple at the moment so I can stay on track!

For day 2 I took a photo of the Hot Chocolate station that I have set up at home. Unfortunately the temperatures have been very high here to start December and the hot chocolate part hasn't had much use.. but the chocolates have!! :) I didn't have a lot to add, so I cut a page protector in half and added a small tab from the kit to show the division. I think I will use these tabs any time I add in a smaller page.

For day 3 I decided to talk about the new Christmas music mix that I have put together on iTunes. I took a screenshot of the song list and printed it out 6x8 with an Ali Edwards overlay. At the bottom I added some washi tape and one of the gold stars. I also added two 4x6 photos back to back and punched holes in them to add between the pages. These photos were of my Kinder kids enjoying wearing Santa hats, so I have kept them out of the photos on here due to privacy!

Hope everyone is enjoying creating their own albums!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December Daily 2014

So let's try this again…. I have started a December Daily album for the past two years but am yet to finish one! I was doing well in 2012 until my computer crashed and burned around the 8th and I spent the rest of December getting it fixed. This meant meant no printing photos or journalling which completely threw of the progress I had made. I tried again in 2013, however only made it about a page in when the holiday season overtook me and it got placed aside. I have actually been going back and adding pages to last years over the past month. I am determined to not let that happen this year!

I bought the Ali Edwards kit this year and am hoping that will keep me on track. Here is the opening page that I created using one of the transparencies.

And here is my Day 1… a bit about my advent calendar and a photo of my niece and nephew all excited about the return of their Elf 'Peppermint'.

I like the idea of having a repeating element in my pages and was thinking that I would use a journalling card for each day, but I think I will see how I go. I am already struggling for ideas for what to put in during the week. I am single and my job if fairly repetitive, so I guess I will just have to see how it plays out!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

December Daily - Day 7

Day 7 was nice and quiet. There were a few events that happened that I am probably going to include in my Project Life instead (if I ever get around to doing it), so for today I decided to focus on a subject that I have been wanting to scrap for a few days and that is Christmas Movies. I have a large collection of Christmas movies and wanted to record my love of watching them each year. This year I am especially enjoying putting one on as I sit down to work on my December Daily album. 

I seem to like the pages more that have this general formula - one photo with washi tape and a couple of small embellishments.

I think that I still might add something small to the blue journalling card, but I couldn't work out what today. It was one of those times when you have to step away and come back at a later time with fresh eyes.

Thank you so much for looking! 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

December Daily - Day 5 and 6

So, I fell a day behind, but luckily I have had a pretty quiet day today, so I managed to catch up, phew!! I can imagine that this won't be the only time that happens for the rest of the month!

Day 5 was a quiet one, so I decided to include a photo of the lights on our house and talked briefly about how putting them up is one of my favourte traditions. I also included a picture of the horrible weather as I was driving home from the shops with the words Hello Summer? Underneath I journalled about how we are still waiting for the arrival of summer down here. There was even snow on the apline ranges a few days ago!! In the bottom pocket is my journalling and a printable element from the 25 Days class at Studio Calico, printed on one 4x6 piece.

I love the grey snowflake paper, so I decided to keep the page very mininal. I had always planned on doing a full page photo for our lights and I LOVE when I see other people do this, however when I tried it, it just didn't look how I wanted it to, maybe because it was too different to the rest of the album?  So anyway, I just went with a smaller photo instead!

My Day 6 page is all about my niece's Kinder Christmas concert. I had a bit of trouble with this page, I think because I wanted to inlcude more photos than I usually do. On the right I included my journalling, the program of the songs they sang and a filler card. 

I hope everyone else is still finding the time to create!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December Daily - Day 4

Wow, Day 4 was a busy one!! I joined in with my niece and nephew's advent calender activity, which was to go to the shops to buy a decoration for their tree. They get to choose one every year to add to their collection. This was after we had already been to swimming, the library for story time and posted their Santa letters!!

While we were there we also made a quick stop to see Santa!

I had a lot of photos today, so I decided to make a collage to go in one of the 4 x 6 page protectors. I just did this in Pages on my Mac (I don't have photoshop) and printed it on to photo paper.

I then added some stars and glitter in to one of the pockets and used my sewing machine to stich it closed along the top.

As you can see although I don't have kids myself, I spend A LOT of time with my sister's so you will see my nieces and nephews feature on many of my pages!!

Another day completed, hope you are all enjoying the process as much as I am!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

December Daily - Day 3

Day 3 documented!! Today was about making Christmas play dough with my sister, niece and nephew. We also put our Christmas lights up on the front of the house, so I included a photo of my Dad hanging from the verandah with the words Lights = Danger (since he nearly fell off last year)!

I am really enjoying completing this project, as well as looking at what everyone else is coming up with!