Thursday, December 6, 2012

my december daily...the first 5 days...

I'm doin' it.
Yep. For the first time ever, I'm doing a December Daily.

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I'm am sooooo loving this...and it's been such a wonderful way to document our first few days of this years' holiday season.

Wanna see what I have so far? Sheesh, I sure hope so...because today I'm sharing a few photos of the first pages...and by "a few" I mean "tons and tons."

Note: I'm not sharing the cover today, because, although I did finish it a week or so ago, I decided it wasn't really "me" and I'm re-doing it...

I'm using the 6x9 Portfolio Chipboard Album from Pink Paislee...and I love love love that it comes with dividers and photo sleeves in varying layouts.

OK...so here is the first page...


I used one of Heidi Swapp's digital freebies for the first page...I also used one of her calendar printables and an old-school Heidi Swapp "december" rub-on.


The back of the first page is covered with a page from a magazine...and opposite is an acrylic page decorated with sequins...



Peeking out behind that acrylic page is my "mission statement"...decorated with digital designs I received with my Studio Calico 25 days December Daily class...I cut these out with my Silhouette onto white cardstock and sprayed them with Mint Green Color Shine.


The next set of pages features some little Santas that filled a page in Martha Stewart Living a few years ago...and some photos (during the decorating process and a stack of cards).


The backs of the photos include some journaling and some ephemera from Pink Paislee's City Sidewalks collection. I've also used Pink Paislee's Portfolio collection papers as the basis for a number of my pages.

The opposite page includes a little bag I made from parchment paper...I tucked in our current Christmas card, sealed the bag with washi tape and added a few little elements to the bottom...


The "sparkle" was printed out onto a transparency, cut and adhered to the bag and is from the {Mo}tography class that was taught by both Heidi Swapp and Jessica Sprague.


The back side of the card pocket and a photo of some tree lights...

...and finally we get to Day 1...


For this day I've used more City Sidewalks elements and ephemera...

Here are Days 2 & 3...


I've kept these pages pretty plain...I love they way they look...

...and moving on to Days 4 & 5...


I've been using a bunch of wax and parchment papers in this book...and I love them. Especially the wax paper. It's so much softer and more flexible than vellum and I love the way it feels...


I did something fun for Day 5...I included a little flap, and tucked it under a little snowflake (thank you, Heidi Swapp for the inspiration!)


On the flap I included an Instax pic that I took yesterday morning...

...aaaaaand, when you open the flap...


...and lift up the page with the snowflake...


...you'll find more journaling and a few more Instax photos. I adhered the photos to wax paper, added some washi tape to the sides, punched a few holes and added them to the album...


I hope you like my pages so far! I'll share more next week...

Are you doing a December Daily? Or are you documenting your holidays in any special way?
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7 comments:

Alicia Best Blogger Tips

this is too cute, maggie! i would love to scrapbook more. i'm thinking about grabbing book of some sort to document my pregnancy. love all these touches on your pages!

Mandy @ This Girl's Life Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful...love it all! The wax paper is a fabulous idea...I might need to add some to mine. This is my first year doing DD also. I attempted last year but failed miserably. :)

jamie Best Blogger Tips

so so yummy!!! i love it all. we really should sit down together and craft or something!!!
~jamie

Kim Best Blogger Tips

Maggie Im really speechless this is just way beyond stunning!!!!!!!!

Kara @ Petals to Picots Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful book!

Emma Miya Best Blogger Tips

very very cool and visually stunning! I am not doing a DD, but I will be making a Christmas mini album at the end of this week documenting this week filled with family and friends. ;)

aubes Best Blogger Tips

wouahh, very beautiful!

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