Back in 2010, I started a December Daily album and never finished it. I wish I had taken time to sit down and even just put together something simple. This year, I wanted to dedicate time to making one. The main reason is because this is the last Christmas we'll have as a family of four. This time next year, we'll have another little baby boy crawling around making mischief :) So, documenting this year has become very important to me.
The Plan: I put a lot of thought into this. I wasn't quite sure whether I just wanted to include a few extra inserts into our Project Life album or if I wanted to dedicate an entire album to December Daily. I decided to go VERY simple this year. My thought is to add a picture and some journaling and that's basically it. Not a lot of embellishment, just the story.
Yesterday, the kids played quietly for a bit while I got started on the cover of my album. I recently purchased a journal at Target, it has an embossed cover and lots of pages to use up. I also browsed their ornament section for something for the cover of the album. I added the silver ornament I bought at Target for $1, a couple of doilies and a Christmas 2012 tag from Elle's Studio.
The first page, I left open to decorate as a title page. The next page I plan on using a velum envelope to create a pocket page for our double sided Christmas card. I'd like to be able to pull it out so that we can see both sides of it. In the short time I had yesterday, I was able to get about 4 pages completed. I'm still not quite sure whether I want to document our daily happenings or just our our December traditions.
Now, that I've kind of described my simple process, let's take a look at how I'm organizing everything...
This is my little craft corner in our small office. I love this desk because there's SO much storage. Most of my Project Life supplies are help within arm's reach to make quick documentation capable. I also have a larger closet in this room which I am able to store all my punches, more paper, Cricut cartridges and more. For my December Daily work, I organized everything in containers and will leave them on top of my desk so I can access everything easily.
These containers store everything from stamps to embellishments. Not as pretty as some of the organization I've seen on Pinterest but that's not my goal. My goal is functionality and this works for me.
Back in 2010, when I was organizing for that project I put together a couple of ready made kits so it would be easy for me to grab the products that I love and wanted to include. Here are some of the contents of those kits.
So, there you have it! A short rundown of how I'm planning on approaching my December daily album. I'll be posting more as I go along. If you want to follow my progress, you can follow me on Facebook, Instagram , you can follow my December Daily Pinterest boards here or simply follow my blog :)