Yay, its December time!!! Am so looking forward to documenting and capturing the festive season this year as it's the first year with all 4 kiddies. If you're new to December Daily (DD), Ali Edwards (who started up DD) has a great explanation of what it is and how to go about it on her blog. For me, I like to document a story a day, weather its through photos, journalling or using other bits and pieces from the day. If you need some ideas click here for some ideas. Ok, enough said, lets get started!!!
Here is my album front and back covers - doing a budget savvy style this year with brown paper package and string.
Here are my foundation pages (pages done before december, which give you a head start for each day) for this year. This year i've used lots of metal embellishments, tracing paper cut outs and sequins, and i've also gone with one page (front and back) for each day
* for those who would like to use 6 x 8 12 days of christmas cut file i made for day 6 just click here (it is only made for use in the silhouette studio program)
day 1: annual christmas tree photo! 4 kids = good luck getting a photo! somehow i managed to though, even if it meant the 2nd youngest having an icy pole during it :) decided to keep this day just simple, with a tracing paper cut out over the photo and some tags for journalling on the back.
day 2: baking, baking and more baking! its not really christmas untill you a - have the tree up (check), and b - have made mini christmas puddings (check). loved filling the squares with all different bits and bobs, from sequins, to drawings and journalling.
day 3: epic epic gingerbread house fail - enough said :)
day 4: lovely, ordinary, sunny friday - including some extremely filthy WHITE SOCKS!
day 5: happy 12yr anna. to us! kept with the neutral tones again and worked with tracing paper, sequins, gold embellishments and the sewing machine!
day 6: church carnival and carols! also if you like the 6x8" 12 days of christmas cutout here is the link for you to download: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-KkJA6xUIyDaWJfZk8xdVFDbUE/view?usp=sharing - Change -Remove
day 7: celebrating the achievements of this awesome dude...green house captain 2016
day 8: gingerbread house success! after a pathetic first attempt, this time everything just worked perfectly!
day 9: school carols on a chilly, chaos driven night :) today i used sequin pockets sewn in place, a 3x4 silhouette cutout card with same coloring backing, and some nice silver chipboard sticker letters.
day 10: home decor and a new outdoor 'web' swing. loved using the tracing paper cut 'merry' (from ali edwards noel digital set) with sequins and stitching.
day 11: keeping it simple with 2 6x8 pages , a christmas song & a few embellishments along the way...
day 12: working with squares and gold for everyday and mirror, mirror on the wall moments.
day 13: two 4x6" pockets, brown paper letters, some word stickers and sewing for the kid's leading church story of the day...
day 14: 3x4 pockets, star sequins, and a cutout of ali edwards 'love always rules' for telling the story of how after all that hard work baking the first day or two - we have NOTHING LEFT IN THE HOUSE!!!!
day 15: 3x4 and 6x4 pockets, some filler cards and a few embellishments for documenting our family evening walk around the block "attempting" to find some twinkle lights - but it was not meant to be, sigh....
day 16: 6x8 pocket with a free printout from pinterest and a picture of the aussie weather we are having at the moment and a little christmas tree journalling to add the final touch.
day 17: 6x4 pockets and a day of backyard work for our new addition to the family - a spa!
day 18: 3x4 pockets for a day at home just tinkering around.
day 20: 2x2 squares and a catch up with some awesome friends for dinner.
day 21: 6x4 pokets and a night out with the 2nd youngest looking for some twinkle lights.
day 22: 3x4 pockets, for a 'wrapping' kind of day...
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