december daily

The End of December Daily

13. Just a typical day.
I used card stock and a chip board embellishment along with a
journaling card from the midnight kit of Project Life.

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14. Lots of errands with Danny.
We ended up snowed in that evening, but him and Annabel enjoyed the snow together.
Chip board numbers and a free printable were used on card stock.
The back was a simple white so I added red washi tape.

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15. Normal day of grocery shopping and hanging out at home
with football and fantasy football.
And the first hot chocolate with candy canes of the season!
I used scrap book paper, stickers for the date and a free printable I found online.

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16. My grandmother passed away.
I’m glad she is no longer in pain.
Used card stock paper to journal and added a heart embellishment.

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17. Another typical day. But Danny and I are no longer working first shift together.
He went back to anywhere from 10 hour to 13 hour night shifts.
Super simple layout. I used scrap book paper and a date stamp.

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18. Just a little spread for one week until Christmas.
I used chipboard letters for the ‘one week’ and a free printable
I found online to journal.
The joy sticker I found in a clearance bin at the craft store.

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19. Lots of playing with Annabel.
They love playing with sheets.
Danny wraps her up or covers her up in them and she loves attacking them.
For this day I used stickers for the date and simply punched a hole in the picture and backed
it with decorative scrap book paper.
The small silver heart was cut out from decorative paper.

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20. My grandmother’s calling hours.
21. My grandmother’s funeral. It was very nice she would be happy.
It was good to see so many people there to celebrate her life.
I used card stock and a heart embellishment.
The card I used for writing comes from the midnight kit of Project Life.

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22. Spent the day with family.
Scrap book paper and stickers for the numbers.
I cut the cloud from a midnight kit card from Project Life.

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23. Typical day.
Decorative chipboard piece and stickers for the date.

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24. Short day at work. Danny and I exchanged gifts and stockings.
Annabel got her gift as well that she ripped up very quickly.
We watched A Christmas Story and drank hot chocolate that night.
Double sided lay out with chip board letters and a card from
the midnight kit of Project Life.

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25. We went to my parents’ house first thing in the morning then to my grandparents’
and the to Danny’s family.
I used chipboard letters and scrap book paper.

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I did enjoy this craft but it was a bit hard to continue once everything with my
grandma happened. But I’m glad I finished it and I may try it
again next year depending on what’s going on next year.

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Catching Up – December Daily

It was really hard to continue this project after my grandmother became very ill.
I felt like this was a difficult project to begin with-I don’t have everyday activities etc etc.

But I’m deciding to push through although many of the days do not have photos
or exciting events/news or even good news for that matter.

This book is supposed to celebrate the happiness this time of year.
And unfortunately it’s not always there.

Day 8: I did even more Christmas shopping with my mom and Danny got home from drill.

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I used a 4×3 card from the Midnight Project Life kit.
The ‘hello’ with a heart is a rubber stamp.

Day 9: My grandma ended up in the hospital Monday – I went and visited
and Danny became sick.

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Super simple layout for what was going on that day.

Day 10: Typical Tuesday – work and grocery shopping.

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I used card stock and stickers and a heart embellishment.

Day 11: Another evening in after work.

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More scrapbook paper, rubber stamp and a 4×3 card from the Cherry Project Life kit.

Day 12: My grandma came home from the hospital with hospice.
I went straight there after work and spent all evening there with the family.

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I used scrap book paper and 4×3 cards from the Midnight Project Life kit.

December Daily: Days 4-7

Day 4: Typical night at home.
Danny and I hung out after work and
him and Annabel had their typical play session.
I swear she waits all day for him to come home and play with her.
As soon as he walks through the door she brings one of her toys to him.

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I used scrap book paper, card stock, and a number four sticker.
Simple layout with two 2×2 photos edited with A Beautiful Mess app.

Day 5: The fifth wasn’t a very exciting day.
I was sick from the crazy weather change. (It hit 60 degrees the day before!)
So Danny went and picked us up some Panera Bread – one of my favorites!
And we spent the evening in.
He had the day off and signed up for classes – he’s going back to college in January!

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I used scrap book paper and card stock. A stamp for the date and a little star embellishment.

Day 6: Still sick! To the point of taking DayQuil as much as possible.
I didn’t feel like doing any journaling, because I’d have nothing to say aside from complaining about being sick.
So the 6th just got a little card.

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Day 7: I got a ton of Christmas shopping done and later that night
I hung out with my girlfriends from school.

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December Daily: Catch Up

catching up on my days…

Day Two/Page Two: I used scrap book paper as the background with a date card from the
Project Life Midnight kit. I used a rubber stamp for the date along with “you + me”.
I used a chip board number for the day.
There were no pictures this day. it was a fairly relaxing/lame day.
We caught up on The Walking Dead – one of our favorites and ordered Chinese food.
On the back of the page I used a tree stamp to create a pattern.

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Day Three/Page Three: Another typical day. I tried to have a bit of a photo shoot with Annabel.
She’s good when you tell her to sit-just getting her in the right position first is difficult.
I used a 6×6 piece of scrap book paper, a rubber stamp for the number three, a star embellishment
and a Project Life 3×4 printable for the journaling.
(check out http://scrapbookprintables.wordpress.com/ for free printables.
You can use them for anything!)

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And this is what I’ve decided to do to part of the back:

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Here are some better pictures of the previous post about this:

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20 days until Christmas! WHAT?!

new craft challenge: December Daily

So December Daily is a mini photo album that documents the first 25 days of December.
Like 25 days of Christmas.
So photograph your everyday life and add it to a photo album. Any layout/size you like.
(And obviously you can do all 31 days if you like instead).
Not everyday needs a photo either.
I’ve seen just journal with ticket stubs and other memorabilia.

This idea comes from Ali Edwards.
Here are the links for more information.
And where you can get supplies specifically for this project.

http://aliedwards.com/december-daily

http://aliedwards.com/2008/10/creating-a-december-daily-album-part-one.html

I’m hoping I can manage this and get all the way through.
I feel like I have so many supplies that I won’t have to go out and buy anything (except developing/printing photos).

It seems like people who participate in this make their album of 25 pages ahead of time.
But I’m a little behind so I’ll be doing it all at once.
I’ll be sharing every once in awhile – depending on how well I can keep up with this.
I think it sounds really fun and I’m excited to give it a try.
The biggest challenge, for me, will be to find something to document everyday.
This would be an awesome idea for say a stay at home mom-who is probably taking all kinds of pictures and has a bit more freedom than I do when it comes to venturing out into the world. (I’m stuck in a windowless office for eight hours everyday).

So here’s an introduction into my book.

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This is the cover, I wrapped it with gift wrap just like a present.
Then I added the number chip pieces.

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This is the title page. Just added some washi tape to white paper.
The used some Project Life 4×3 cut outs.
On the back of that title page I added a bit of journaling about the project and about Danny and I currently.

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For page/day one I used two 4×4 slots from Project Life, another chip board number and a journaling card for Project life.
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I added more photos to the back of them.
I still have yet to decide how I’m going to decorate the back of the book. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to wrap it like the front.

I’ll share that aspect when I figure it out though.
I’m not sure how I plan on sharing my progress just yet.
Maybe once a week? We’ll see.
And sorry for the crappy photos. – I’ll have to use my slr next time.

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