December Daily Foundation Beginning

20Nov December Daily Foundation Beginning
0 Comments 20 November, 2014, 14:29

I’m beginning to develop my foundation for this year’s December Daily Album. This year I am making a 6×8 album using clear plastic sheets for my cover and backing and fastening it together with binder rings.I’ll be using various 6×8 page protectors throughout the album and switch them around as I go. I like to have an intro page at the beginning of the album. I had the December Daily card in my stash, not sure where it came from. I embellished it simply by adding the year to it with Amy Tan’s Thickers. The Merry Christmas paper came from last year’s December Daily Kit from Studio Calico.

I was a hoarder of transparencies from several years ago, so I have some pieces left in my stash. I sure wish they would make more of them. I love how you can see through to the other pages when they are in an album. I used Amy Tan’s letters to spell out Silent Night and added some felt snowflakes and sequins that I bought from Michaels.

This flocked polka dot transparency was in my stash as well. I adhered a tidbits tag from October Afternoon to the side.

These cute 2×2 papers were cut out from the 6×6 Handmade Holiday Collection from Simple Stories.

Lastly, I have an old set of sticky notes from Teresa Collins used on the top and a 4×4 from Simple Stories December Documented.

Have you started building your foundations pieces yet? I can’t wait to start filling it in!

Supplies used:


PROJECT LIFE: October Part 1

13Nov PROJECT LIFE: October Part 1
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We try to sit down in front of the tv every night for a little bit as a family to unwind. We love to watch the Voice. This season rocks!

There were some beautiful fall pumpkins and gourds in front of Whole Foods. In my mind I knew that I wanted a big pic of them to begin October. I’ve had that maple leaf button in my stash for quite a while and thought it was the perfect accent.

We have the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets where we live that I have to capture them.

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PROJECT LIFE: Strawberry Picking

22May PROJECT LIFE: Strawberry Picking
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Like many of us, it’s easy to fall behind in our Project Life albums. I used to have to finish a page before I could put it down. Now I just don’t put that pressure on myself! I’m content with making progress.

We recently went strawberry picking. I picked the page protector I wanted to use and printed off some photos of the day and then put it down.

Today I want to come back to it and finish it with some journaling and embellishments. I came across some printables from Studio Calico. It was included in the March 2013 printables offering.

I printed the sheet and cut out the all smiles journaling card to fit the pocket. Then I typed my journaling in word and taped the journaling card to paper and reran it through the printer. easy peasy!

then i cut two arrow tags and two circles. the tags were adhered to photos and the circles adhered together back to back to we can peek through the pocket. I used my sewing machine to make sure they stay in the middle. Lastly, I had a flair button in my basket I keep on my desk, probably from another Studio Calico kit. and voila! all done!


13Mar PROJECT LIFE: February
0 Comments 13 March, 2014, 11:51

It seems like I’m always playing catch up with my PL and i’m actually ok with that. I want to enjoy the process, so if i take an afternoon and do several pages, it’s all good! I used to try to work on it every other day, and my life right now just doesn’t accommodate that. Sometimes you just have to roll with it. And I’m rolling!


PROJECT LIFE: 2014 Cover

03Jan PROJECT LIFE: 2014 Cover
0 Comments 03 January, 2014, 1:19

This year I’m working with a SNAP 6×8 binder from Simple Stories. I’ve done the 12×12 Project Life albums for the last several years and felt like doing something a little different.

I found the clip board quote on Pinterest. Love it. Then I cut 2 3×4 pieces of patterned paper from the Lucky Charm collection. The hello 2014 was a freebie I also found on pinterest. The yellow card is from the Planetarium collection i had left over in my stash and the design of the card i stole from Susan Weinroth.

December Daily: December 10-December 25

30Dec December Daily: December 10-December 25
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I finally was able to finish my album! Woot! December 10 we bought Despicable Me 2 and had family movie time.

I love using my sewing machine and sequins. Cute!

I bought from amazon a coin collector protector and chose photos of Christmas decor around the house.

We had a cookie exchange with neighbors. YUM.

I love love love these rings from Silpada.

I wanted a little bling on Christmas. My light pink nails with a little sparkle is so me!

Made my famous chili. YUM!

I like to collect random shots from Christmas magazines to include in my album.

Jared has his own tree in his room. Everything is red since that’s his favorite color. He loves his own tree.

Elf is one of our Christmas movie favorites.

Lamar got me a new iPhone! and it’s orange! LOVE!!!!!

I need to remind myself that Christmas is about the birth of our Lord ABOVE ALL!

We went to the Biltmore for the first time. OH MY GOSH! incredible.

We went for a walk in Traveler’s Rest. Feeling the town out for a house!

December Daily: December 6 through December 9

14Dec December Daily: December 6 through December 9
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It seems like many of us are playing catch up with December Daily, and I’m actually ok with that! Making the memories is more important to me than documenting them. I find I kinda like doing a few pages at a time anyway! I wanted to have some of my son’s drawings in my December Daily so i had him draw me a Christmas tree!

My mom was visiting, so it’s great to see them reading together. I treasure that now we have moved 15 minutes apart as opposed to a 6 hour plane ride, we will get to have a lot more of these moments!

My brother surprised me with this Christmas candy we used to get every year when we were little. I LOVE IT!


My husband bought me Christmas tulips. What a month this has been!

Can’t have Christmas without Michael Buble!

December Daily: December 3

06Dec December Daily: December 3
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My mom gave me this reindeer basket she made years ago. It’s one of my favorite items to put out at Christmas time.

December Daily: December 2

04Dec December Daily: December 2
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December 2 was pretty simple. I have built up such an amazing stash of products over the years. Part of what I love about this time of year is watching Christmas movies. A Christmas Carol with Jim Carey is one of my favorites. Here’s a few closeups:

Most of these cards were in my stash. I just added some sequins and stars to jazz them up a bit. I especially love the red dot i put on the reindeer’s nose!


December Daily: December 1

02Dec December Daily: December 1
0 Comments 02 December, 2013, 13:39

Whoo hooo!!!!! December 1 has finally arrived! I am so excited to be doing my December Daily again! This is my first year using a kit, but I always like to combine other items as well from other collections. Here’s a few close ups of Day 1.

I thought this mouse was so cute! It sets the tone for the album. I like to have a playful tone with some craft colored items and some reds and greens.