Thursday, December 06, 2012

December Daily

I really loved doing a December Daily book last year. It's probably one of my all time favorite scrapbooks. This year my goal is to keep it as simple as possible. I also tried to not buy anything new. A lot of the papers and tags I have were left over from last year's stash. The fabric I used to cover the book was from a tree skirt project I did last year, too.
I did a simple fabric cover on a small 3 ring binder. It holds 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 page protectors. 


I did a contrasting fabric on the inside. Ignore the wrinkle. I'm not sure how that didn't get ironed out. 
The cover is mostly stickers and tags from Ormolu. I am using a lot of their tags throughout this book!


The first page was all about a morning spent crafting at the kitchen table. 


The second day we went to get our Christmas tree. Santa totally trumped getting the tree for the kids! They pretty much followed him around the lot while Mark found us the perfect tree.


Naomi has really taken to the Fisher Price Nativity Set. I found her playing with it on the third day and got a shot from the ground. I printed this full size (5 1/2x 8 1/2) and wrote directly on it. 


I finally found our Christmas cards and have been working to get them addressed. I really wanted a fancy photo card, but getting my three energy bundles to actually pose has proven to be near impossible. I think family will get prints of some of my favorite photos from recent weeks. 


I sewed directly to the card a ruffle of Christmas-y fabric. I love that it adds some texture and something different to the album!


On the back of the card I did a collage of random bits and pieces.


On day 5, Mia got her email from Santa. It's become one of our favorite traditions. She's always so amazed at how much Santa knows about her.  If you haven't checked it out yet, go to Portable North Pole to make your own! I cut down a Project Life page protector for this. It is a little bit bigger than the other page protectors, but I like having it not look so uniform throughout the book. 


I'm learning that it takes me a few days on new projects to really hit my stride and to feel comfortable. This is not a fancy project and what I remember from last year is that it doesn't really feel complete until the whole month is done. I'm doing a little bit each day and planning what I'm going to do a few days in advance. The advent calendar helps with what activities to document too. 
I'll share more from our book again next Friday! 
I'd love to see how you are documenting your December. Feel free to leave a link to your projects in the comments!

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