Friday, November 1, 2013

December Daily - Preparation for 2013

Happy first of November peeps!  Yep, that's right... November is upon us ALREADY!!!  Can you hear the sound of Christmas calling?  Have you noticed that all the shops have all their decorations in store and have had for the past few weeks?  The kids are organising their Santa letters and us parents are starting to prep for the silly season.

I truly love this time of year, all the excitement, all the frantic shopping (thank goodness for online buying nowadays) and one of my biggest thrills...  My December Daily album.  If you have never heard of it before, be sure to check where it all began with the lovely and highly talented Ali Edwards here.  She is so inspiring and her tutorial videos and ideas are simply amazing!

I have been doing this Christmas-themed-way-of-documenting-the-month-of-December for the past 3 years now and each year I thoroughly enjoy the whole concept, getting more creative each time I take part.  This year will be no exception however I plan to be totally organised before the month of December hits, as we all know how crazy it can be.

My first steps are to:
  • keep a notepad and jot down my ideas
  • search pinterest for inspiration, you can find my board link here.
  • go through and sort my over flowing stash of Christmas themed goodies
  • start cropping and making inserts

I have just downloaded the Ali Edwards December Daily 2013 Overlays & Cards to use in this year's album.  I am so pleased with the colour of them as they are uncannily the exact ones I was hoping to use, green, teal and red.

They will also match perfectly with the album I have chosen to use which is the Stampin' Up! Seasonal Stripes 8"x8" album.  It came complete with 10 page protectors that are in a variety of designs.  I have also been looking at the journaling tags and sticker set that match the album and think I will use them too.  I have my eye on the Sesaon Of Style This & That Journal which I think will be a fun and helpful way to organise all my Christmas lists.


So I hope you follow along and keep me motivated on my December Daily preparation journey and enjoy seeing how my album unfolds.  Now I'm off to do some serious stash sorting and get into the 'spirit of Christmas'...  I might even put on some Michael Buble to help me be merry; he's a sure way to make me 'whistle while I work' lol ;-)

Happy Friday peeps

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