December Daily Preparations

December DailyHi friends! My pal Ali Edwards invited me to join here December Daily challenge this year. I love the concept! It's a simple mini scrapbook that you fill in each day in December, leading up to Christmas. The thing that excites me most about the project is the challenge to capture more daily moments during the busiest month of the year.December Daily I used this Studio Calico kit as a base to get my album started. I also pre-cut a bunch of cards in the sizes of the page protectors with additional patterns that I like. 

You can use any supplies to make this album, but getting prepared before December starts is pretty important since it is SO incredibly busy. The more you can prep now, the more you'll enjoy the daily ritual later! December Daily  December Daily  December Daily  I packed a basket with everything I'll need to work on my album in December. I think this solution is best for me because I like to be portable, moving my supplies from room to room around the house (and, of course, scrapbooking while watching TV is kind of the best!!) I love that I won't have to worry about buying supplies since I've already bought a bunch of stuff (maybe too much even?) I'm so excited! 

I didn't pre-make too many pages in the album because I like to have my photos before I scrapbook, but here are a few things that I have done so farโ€”December Daily     The inside of the front cover. I used these number stamps to make a fun repeating 2013 pattern! 

December Daily      December Daily      And the title page. I plan to keep this page see through, and add a page of large photos behind it.

One last (very important) item I need to do before December is write out a long list of photo ideas! I expect to use both iPhone and SLR photos and this list will help me to stay mindful of little moments I can photograph. 

For more information of December Daily watch Ali's getting started videos here and here. I hope you can join the fun! I'm excited to document our holiday season together- I've never made an album like this before! xo. Elsie 

Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson