Monday, December 24, 2012

December Daily 2012 - The beginning

Hands up who is doing December Daily?  Who even knows what it is?  Admittedly, I hadn't heard of December Daily until last year when I stumbled across it on the Ali Edwards blog.  If you would like to learn more about it, I suggest you check out this very talented lady's approach.   This wonderful project is going to be a much loved tradition in my household for many years to come, such a lovely way to document the excitement of Christmas.  Click here to see what the December Daily project by Ali Edwards is all about.

Anywho, I have just received my Sn@p album, page protectors and some paper pads that I intend on using to put my album for 2012 together.  I chose not to go with all Christmas themed papers as everything I looked at seemed too wintery.  December in Australia consists sunshine, balmy nights, bbq's and swimming not snowflakes and cosy fireplaces lol.  I wanted something colourful and fun that reflects how I feel Christmas in my family is.  Besides, I have a huge stash of Christmas scrap stuff already so I'm sure I can put some of that to good use too.

Here are some of my Sn@p goodies that I will be using from Simple Stories.  The album size is 8"x9" in size and the binding is covered in red material (quite fitting for Christmas).  It holds 6"x8" in pages and comes with 10 page protectors and other Sn@p pages included.  I purchased them from Craft Online which have a sale on the albums at the moment.  I decided to purchase another 2 sets of assorted pages protectors so I have plenty to include the 25 days of December.

I have signed up for the Studio Calico 25 Days class and am still waiting on my bonus kit (which has apparently now sold out).  So I am sure I will have more than plenty of yumminess to fill my album.  The online class looks fantastic and I think this will help me keep on track with my album each day.  Nothing like a bit of inspiration and motivation from some amazingly talented scrappers to get your butt in gear!  Check out the content here.

I can't wait to get started and see my album fill up with lots of Christmas memories over December in such a lovely keepsake.  I have relatives visiting from Scotland too so I'm sure my album will be jam packed with bbq's, family catch ups and lots of fun photos.

I have a bunch of pins on Pinterest for inspiration which you can find here and I hope to update my blog with my progress.  I also have my Personalised Santa Letters that I am working on again (mustn't let the kiddies down) so that is going to keep me ultra busy too. Our Elf on the Shelf that the boys have named Jack will be coming to life in a little over a week which I'm soooo excited about.  So, all in all December is going to be C-R-A-Z-Y and I hope to have fun with every second of it.

But now I'm off to take my pooch for a stroll in the sunshine :)  He's been quite ill and we're waiting on some results that we're hoping is good news.  But that's a whole new post and I really don't want to shed any more tears at the moment . . .   Trying to stay positive and give him lots of love and cuddles.

Take care peeps and I'll be back soon with photos of my cover, wish me luck ;)


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