Sunday, January 30, 2011

Fashionably late

That's me.  This is the 4th year I've attempted a December Daily.  I do not work the same way Ali does in that I can't pre-make my album.  I always put it together as I go pulling pieces from my extensive holiday (and non-holiday) stash.

This year was no different.  Except, our sister site (Stash to Treasure) put out a kit and class that was a December Daily.

With the holidays and the store being extremely busy, my December Daily sat.  I had the cover and Day 1 completed.

I made a promise to myself this year that I would finish.  For the past 3 years I've started and then dropped the project getting as far as Day 11 one year.  Instead of trashing another half finished project, I am determined to finish.  Its like a resolution.

I saw January slipping away from me and no time to scrap.  Until.....the rain came.  2 weeks it rained.  And then the warehouse leaked.  This required a lot of rearranging on our part to keep the orders flowing through the system.  I also couldn't work during the day while construction was going on.  That pretty much left a lot of hours to scrap.

With a long list of layouts and card ideas in my mind, I turned to the December Daily.  I *will* finish this thing.

So here are days 1-14.  I'm slapping myself on the back for reaching a new point in this adventure.  Day 15 has been started and day 16-19 are planned.

Cover (used stitching templates from Kinsey Wilsons Etsy Shop)


Day 1 - Christmas Card photo (October Afternoon paper, Elles Studio tag, Shabby Chic Crafts Tag, Jillibean Soup tag, Jillibean Soup Christmas Chestnut Soup paper, Making Memories Bling)
 I card our card in two.

Day 2 - putting up the tree (Making Memories papers, Shabby Chic Crafts tags, Maya Road Kraft envelopes....)


Day 3 - Elf Yourself.

Day 4 & 5 - Elf on the Shelf and lights on the tree



Day 6 - Disneyland!


Day 7 - My one cool page.  I used a Starbucks coffee cup for the pictures of our drinks.
I added some detailed snowflakes on the front to enhance the ones already on the cup.

Day 8 - Santa


Day 9 - Christmas movies
Day 10 & 11 - Disney again (Having a pass is awesome!)

Day 12 & 13 more Disney
Day 14 Snow at Disneyland



Todays chance to win.  Leave a comment and tell me if you did a December Daily or other holiday recap project.  Link them up if you have then on your blogs or galleries somewhere!

Winners will be picked on Tuesday!

25 comments:

  1. I really like the stitching of that tree! I am still working on my DD but promised myself to finish it in Feb. Going alright sofar.

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  2. I didn't! *sob sob* But i did manage to hang up some Christmas decor though. LOL

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  3. Would you look at all of those projects??!!! WOW - and each one so amazing. My favorite, though, hands down is that stitched christmas tree card - so very creative!! I'm lucky to get a couple cards a week made - hoping that when I retire I will have more time to spend on this papercraft passion of mine!

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  4. I didn't do one, but this is such a cute mini!! I love it!! I did make a mini about our holiday trip to the Nutcracker Ballet - here's the link - http://whatabunchofscrap.blogspot.com/2010/12/nutcracker-ballet-mini-album.html
    After seeing your mini, I think I want to do one next year though!!

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  5. Love your Daily Album!! The cover is gorgeous!! No, I didn't do one this year. If I plan way ahead I might try one next year :)

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  6. Your album is beautiful! I had to laugh at the question...did I 'do' one? Let's say it's still a work in progress and you are ahead of me. :)

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  7. Wow! YOur pages look great! I don't do a December daily--because I am afraid I would never get it done either! LOL

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  8. WOW! I am sooooo super impressed! I have always WANTED to do a December Daily or any sort of holiday recap project, but time always seems to be limited. However, I do think this is something I will want to actually put in my schedule to do.

    I am thoroughly impressed! thanks for the chance to win on this super-duper blog hop fun!

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  9. I can honestly say that I have never attempted the December Daily though I always want to. I make lots of ornaments for friends and family but that's about it.

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  10. Congrats on the Daily!! I LOVE that stitched tree...will go check her site. I don't do dailys or a recap project, but I do tons of xmas layouts ... I could put them all together and have a "recap" book!

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  11. Love the layout!!! I did not do a december daily... I just finished up halloween layouts so I am a bit behind LOL :) Thanks for showing off yours!!!!!!!!

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  12. What a BEAUTIFUL mini! Love the stitched tree on the cover. I didn't do a December daily- I'm trying to avoid Christmas as the holiday theme is SUPER hard for me to scrap- no idea why.

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  13. No December Daily for me ;( too busy with other holiday prep I guess. No kids either so I don't have that many special moments to capture. But we did have a very rare foot of snow for NC, where I live, the day after Christmas and did capture a fun photo of my dogs. http://scraptravelbark.blogspot.com/2011/01/snow-dance.html

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  14. I have it put together (just need to add finishing touches), all the journaling is done, I just need to print and add the pictures.

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  15. I have not gotten to my December pictures yet but I will try to soon!

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  16. I had every intention of making a Dec Daily album but didn't get that done. I haven't scrapped my Christmas photos yet either! M.U.S.T. do that...

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  17. Haven't tackled it yet, but I LOVE your album!! Just too neat!

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  18. I didn't do a December daily this year but I love the idea of it...maybe next year!

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  19. I didn't do a Dec Daily or a recap- but I am working on scrappbing some older Christmas photos!

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  20. I started my December Daily....but haven't finished it yet :(

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  21. I did not do a December Daily, I just know it would not get done! I do a recap of my son's visit with santa in a premade Hallmark album, I add some embellies and journal, but that is about it! Good for you for working on it!

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  22. Yes, I participated in December Daily 2010. Today is actually my self-imposed deadline for completing it! I'm so happy to see your gorgeous DD post because I'm inspired to meet my goal and actually get mine finished tonight (it's about 75% complete)!

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  23. I finished one. I did not order the kit and I did not make it a Christmas album either. I am working on the Christmas daily journal, much more work than I thought it would be. I am having fun with it though. Here is the album that I created from my stash. http://wendystnt.blogspot.com/2011/01/stt-dec-daily.html

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  24. Did not get to a December daily again this year...had pneumonia for an excuse this year though...loved yours!

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