Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Memories / December Daily - Day 1 & 2

Today I am sharing the first page of my Christmas Memories (or December Daily) album, as well as Day 1 & 2. (You can find out more about December Daily on Ali Edwards'  blog.) I am calling it Christmas Memories instead of December Daily as I am trying to just document the memories around our holiday. Also, I am trying not to be too strict on the days, but so far, I have had a page or spread for each day so I may stick to daily.

I am mainly using the December Daily kit from Studio Calico. I decided to use the Studio Calico Magical Handbook though instead of the Handbook from the kit. It was just cute not to buy! Here is my first page and Day 1 and 2:

For the cover, I colored the "25" wood venner with Prima Fluid Chalk Edger ink in Lady Bug. The transparency is one from Hambly that I picked up from an Archiver's a few months ago. The round letter stickers are from October Afternoon. The rest is from the kit I am using. I decided to go ahead and put the transparency in a page protector because my boys are rough on things and I wanted them to be able to look at it without it tearing apart (well immediately, anyways)...

These are some of the 6x8 papers in the kit cut to 3x4. I just left them plain to give a cute backdrop to the transparency.

This is a spread of my day 1 & 2. Some days I plan to do a whole spread, but others will just be one side.

Yes, Eli named our elf, Eli. Awesome...I am guessing other kids do this as well??? hopefully! Anyways, the silver letters are from Target's $1 bin. Everything else is from the kit.

This page is documenting my work's charitable Christmas project. The "2" is from glitter Thickers from the Maggie Holmes collection. The stamp on the journal card is from Technique Tuesday. The red "Yes" letters are from Simple Stories Snap line. The grey letters are from Target's $1 bin.

My book is caught up through Friday. As you can probably tell from my pages above, my plan is to keep it simple so it will actually get done this year. I love all the December Daily albums with lots more embellishments but for me, I have to keep it simple to get it done.

Happy Monday and thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love it! Love Eli's text letters - you have a great balance going on - terrific!

  2. Love your cover and the rest looks great too!

  3. Looks so great so far! The cover is so neat.

  4. Great work so far! I am not doing a December Daily this year since I did a 30 Days of Gratitude one last month. I am wishing I had though after seeing everyone's fun pages.

  5. Your album is looking lovely so far!

  6. love your album so far - it's awesome! i really love the cover!

  7. Great pages! I need to get going on my DD