Monday, November 17, 2014

December Daily 2014

We are quickly approaching my favorite time of year, Christmas. I love spending time with my family and celebrating our favorite traditions. In 2012, I decided to document my holiday season with a December Daily album. You can see my 2012 album posts here and here.

December Daily is an awesome holiday album concept from Ali Edwards. It is all about capturing the everyday moments of December in a creative way.  You can read more about Ali's concept here and see her examples.

Last year, I was going to do a December Daily album but abandoned the project after some not so great December memories that I really didn't want to remember.

So this year I am jumping in headfirst and completing my album.  Like before, I am using a pretty dedicated group of supplies to create my album. Here is what I am using:

The album I am using is from Simple Stories. The pages are 6x8 inches and they are the perfect size to create with. They also have pocket pages but I am just using the full 6x8 pages.

The papers are all from Simple Stories DIY Christmas Collection. I just loved the colors in the papers and there are some cool elements to add to my pages too.

I am also using my favorite stamps from Ali Edwards Designs. Most of these have been discontinued but you can still find some of them online. As you can probably tell, I am quite addicted to them. :)
 My Silhouette. This is my most used scrapbooking tool and there are so many possibilities with this machine.  It makes super intricate cuts and there is so much you can do with it...the possibilities are endless. I found lots of shapes on the Silhouette Store that coordinate with the Simple Stories DIY Christmas Collection. I also used several shapes from Kerri Bradford her titles and shapes!

I am also using some of Kerri Bradford's photo templates...they make adding multiple photos to a layout a snap. This one in particular I am looking forward to using a lot in the album since all the templates are 6x8, which is the same size as my pages. :)
This post is getting pretty long so I will be back tomorrow to share some of my base pages and how I planned out my album. :)

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