Hello December and hello to my fourth year of doing a December Daily™ album project.
This year, I’m using a combination of things including Ali’s basic kit, this gold album, my free template set and a host of other little digital goodies here and there from my CZ Design Digitals collection.
I created my own spine label using this digital stamp set which I plan to use throughout the album.
I don’t like to work to far in advance on this project. For some reason, I like to create the pages and entries as I go. It’s probably because I take a very hybrid approach to my story telling. I mean, let’s be honest here… I’m probably not going to use the paint and stencil in Ali’s kit. But stranger things have happened, my friends.
One thing I definitely used was Ali’s free intention page download (find the file in this post.) I love that Ali offers this up. Not to name drop, but a brief conversation with her last week reminded me of what is most important about this project: finding the joy in the season regardless of what’s going on around you, or as part of what’s going on around you.
My title page is super simple.
I adore the giant red letters from the kit. I actually saved my gold ones from last year’s kit, but decided to go with the red. I created my own background using one of my own digital papers and one of the free template pages.
Next up, my intentions page. I’ll be using the Archer font (Archer Medium, to be precise and a little Archer Bold) for all of my journaling in this album. (click on the image for a larger pop up)
The Christmas season does change over time. I no longer have young children and the fun and manic sense that comes with that phase of life. I’m looking to tell some different stories this year and I’m also looking for a little help from my college girl. (Luckily, she’s totally on board!)
I will share some of my entries here going through the month. Maybe a lot. Maybe a few. It depends on what stories come out of the mix. I have a fun share coming tomorrow with a video tutorial, so check back!
Here are the project colors I’m using.
These are the colors from the Be Bop Christmas collection. I think they’ll work well with this album project and the good news for today is that all Be Bop products are on sale for 40% off!
Here’s to a fun project and a merry month.
Today kicks of the Days of December at Designer Digitals, the home of my digital scrapbooking collection. Every day there will be a host of items for 40% off, starting today with Christmas themed products. If you want to stock up on some of my digital goodies for your December Daily projects, check out the sale today and then be sure to check back. I’ll be promoting this throughout the month to pass along the savings to you. Click here to see all of my Christmas-themed products that are on sale for 40% off!