I have been wanting to do a December Daily album ever since I discovered Ali Edwards a couple years ago & finally decided to take the plunge this year. Basically, it’s an album documenting your stories for the month. Not just Holiday stories either, but whatever you want to capture. Some people go for 25 days & others go until the New Year.
|I had started collecting various ephemera about a month & ½ ago, when I made the decision to do this & couldn’t decide on the format & size I wanted to use – binder, album cover with book rings, blank journal, etc. But that decision was made for me as I just won Elise Blaha’s Holiday mini book & received it the day before Thanksgiving. That took a lot of the stress away of having to cut my own paper & make a cover.|
|Sorry about the blurriness.|
As you can see from the pic above, the book has a stamped embossed cover & includes 25 red, green & metallic 4x6 papers. I left the cover as is, because I like the simplicity but who knows, I could decide to alter it down the road. I will be adding my own papers & various other ephemera, so I am super relieved it has book rings. I am also taking Shimmelle’s Journal Your Christmas online class, which has daily prompts for writing ideas, photo tips & journal page examples. That way I’m guaranteed to never run out of ideas.
|Here are some examples of the papers included.|
Since I didn’t have to make a cover, I made an intro page (supplies used: Lost & Found Christmas 6x6 designer paper pad, my own buttons to make a Christmas tree, some ribbon, an Ali Edwards stamp & a Lost & Found Christmas brad).
Here are Days 1, 2 & 3 (sorry for the bad lighting & blurriness):
|Used my new cannon 4x6 selphy printer for these pages|
|Day 1: A Christmas Manifesto is from |
Journal Your Christmas
|Day 2: This is a pic of my Pure Barre location|
& I wrote with a white sharpie paint pen that
exercising "keeps me calm & grounded."
|Day 3: Pic of M & I with our 3D glasses for|
Hugo. The silver sticker is from the Limited & says
make a wish & take it home. Used my new Polaroid
Pogo Instant Mobile Printer to print out the camera phone
pic of us.
Products used for all three pages: 25 Days of Christmas Countdown Cardstock Stickers, Lost & Found Christmas Adhesive Chipboard, a Lost & Found Christmas brad, Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Filmstrip, & not sure where the be positive strip is from.