Thursday, December 4, 2014

December Daily

Most of you have probably heard about making a small album for December called a "December Daily." I have to admit I never quite knew what it was all about until Lauren at All The Good Blog Names Were Taken did a post on hers and answered my question (thanks again, Lauren!). The idea is to "scrapbook" a Christmasy/wintery activity, etc. that you did each day through Christmas. That is sort of a big project when you think about what all goes on in December-- I mean besides being extra busy, now I have to document everything!  So, of course, I decided to try it this year. Below are my blank covers and papers/pages I cut, ready to go.

Here is the finished cover. I could have gone in lots of different directions with it, but in the end Tim Holtz won out because I have his seasonal paper pad, and who doesn't like Shiny Brite? So now I just have to make 25 pages to attach to it! Actually, I do have some made.
I'm linking to Shopping Our Stash and their theme of "Free Is Good--" using something you received free. The ribbon and lace trims on the cover where given to me by an aunt of mine.  A couple years ago she gave me a shoebox full of old Xmas trims she was no longer using. Ya gotta love that.

Thanks for viewing!


  1. I never heard of that..My Dec daily is called a "blog" and it's not daily either..:) Love your cover..Very festive..

  2. You are a very brave woman to take on a daily project at this time of year!! LOVE your cover Diane, it is perfect and can`t wait to see how you fill your December Daily. Good luck!

  3. Good luck, Diane - I did the Christmas SMASHbook last year, I guess it's sort of like a December Daily - it was fun but I never got it finished until January - it's a busy time!!! Have fun with it! Look forward to seeing some December Daily posts!

  4. How interesting! can't wait to see these pages... wondering how you're going to work it into all the other creative activities you post about... I guess a run of 5-7 pages at the end of the week?
    I'm waiting to see this... you have talent running out your ears!
    (not just in creating; but in scheduling too!)

  5. ooooooooooooooooooooooh!!!!!! now *that* is one UBER-cool journal cover, and WOW YES having paper that captures the visual goodness that was the shiny brite packaging* makes it a no brainer. TH knows a thing or two, i tell ya! :) can't wait to see your pages, as well, i'm secretly hoping this will turn out to be a bit of a collab between you and your lovely artsy awesome daughter!!! ♥♥♥

    *only thing better is having some of the SB orns *in* an original box... which i know we both do... gosh i love those!

  6. Fantastic journal cover! Good luck with your December dailies! Can't wait to see more of your creations, you're off to a fabulous start! Thanks for joining the Shopping Our Stash crew for our "Free is Good" challenge!!