Hi 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.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! 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 far—The inside of the front cover. I used these number stamps to make a fun repeating 2013 pattern!
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
I have just got my folder ready to go, i am really looking forward to doing this 🙂 It also inspired me to unpack my craft room and sort it out after moving. Can’t wait to see your finished product.
Beautiful! Love the cover page and stitching.
Ooh I think I may do my own little version of this. Very exciting!
Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten
I love the entire concept of this!! Something that will remind you of everyday in the festive season!! Such a great little project idea that I defiantly want to do!! 🙂
Jack – http://jackedwardbevan.blogspot.com
I love these little albums. Do they work with Project Life inserts or did you have to cut your own paper for all of them?
I’ll join in too! Such a nice idea!
Can’t wait to create it for my sister as a present! I also just want to say that you guys are inspiring so many people around the world. I follow your blog since a long time and today i thought i let you guys know that you are such great rolemodels!
Thanks for sharing,
This is such a great idea and I can definitely see the value of preparing before hand! How specific do you usually get with your lists of photo ideas?
I love this idea! I am loving your blog too. WOW!
Love this idea! I just went to a card making party that uses the same materials. I LOVED it! I’m interested in creating a personal scrapbook soon! Love the kit!
I’m glad i’m not the only person getting ready for the festive season! I’m sooo excited! haha 🙂 XX.
Elsie, you are my scrapbooking hero! Welcome back! Its fun to see how you will make this DD album. I want to lift some ideas if that is ok for you?
Right, Vix! Elsie is supporting American Crafts. Studio Calico, Pebbles, Crate and Becky Higgins (PL) are part of the big family.
You can see this here: http://www.americancrafts.com/
Love Elsies PL kit, I want to buy it and use it together with the December Daily Kit by Studio Calico.
I like Alis DD, but I like Shimelle Laines “Journal Your Christmas” too. 🙂
What a lovely idea, im going to try andmake time for it
Well this is just adorable.
I can’t believe its going to be December already, thanks for the post ,preparations are definitely on its way.
I swear, scrapbooking just seems to come so easy to you! Gorgeous!!
Love your DD so far! This is a great format – I love the 6×8 size and the variety of styles the page protectors come in. I’m doing my own version of what might be called ‘Dailey Dailey’ in that I am journaling like crazy in the evenings – more like a diary – and printing that journaling and putting it into a Simple Stories SNAP binder and adding photos and memorabilia. It’s kind of a reverse scrap style where the words are the starting point and dominate the content of the book, rather than the photos.
Can’t wait to see your DD as it comes together!
I love this idea. I am so bad about keeping up with photos. This would put me ahead of the plan. Thanks for sharing.
Love the idea of getting all the pieces together beforehand – brilliant! I started something like this a couple years ago but I quickly lost the ambition because I was starting from scratch everyday, for every page. I’m going to start digging through my stash right now!!
This is an awesome idea!! I love doing scrapbooks!!