December Daily® Page Shares, Part 3

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking27 Comments

My little December Daily album project is rolling along and can I just say this: the 3 x 8 album is perfection for a project like this! Seriously. For the type of memory keeping I like to do, especially during a time with less hustle and bustle in our lives, it’s perfect. Here are the next few entries.

A simple Sunday and a simple spread. I showed how to create the tree card on Instagram last week:

I love the simplicity of the design. SO easy to do with any type of die cut, really.

I’d like to give a shout out to my mother-in-law, Joan, for indulging the holiday selfie. It’s the least she can do in exchange for her daughter-in-law’s design services.

For Day 11, I snagged a few Snapchats exchanged between me and Aidan. A screen shot is the perfect resolution for a 3 x 4 pocket and I just converted them to black and white for a bit more uniformity.

Day 12 was a little story about me and perhaps eating and drinking a bit TOO merry of late. Mama is making changes, starting about four days ago.

On Day 13, my Mom sent me some photos of their tree in Henderson, Nevada, where they have lived for many years. The old ornaments on the tree were the trigger for this story, something I’m not even sure my parents know. I’ll have to wait and see if my Mom reads this.

And Day 14 was all about the hygge. Yes, we Americans have embraced this Danish concept. Not familiar with it? (And it is pronounced ‘hue-guh’). It is by definition a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture). One of my friends who I had dinner with it had an email that said in the subject “Gettin’ hygge with it.” Cue Big Willy Smith now.

One of the things I strive for is no real album bulk. It’s a personal preference, but when I look back at my EARLY albums, that are full of chunky embellishments (I am not talking DD albums, friends, but old general scrapbooks), those chunky things have left marks in the page protectors. I think I figured out my style pretty early on, so… minimal embellishments are being used for this project.

And I love this manageable size, because I’m finding it VERY easy to keep up with! I’ll be sharing more in the next few days! Thanks for stopping by!

To see the first part of this album, click here.

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Cathy ZielskeDecember Daily® Page Shares, Part 3

27 Comments on “December Daily® Page Shares, Part 3”

  1. #1
    RitaQ

    Thanks for the pages share. Can always count on you to remind me to keep it simple & not over-think every damn thing. Tried to do the Ali Product Play thing but it was a major fail. No fault of Ali’s … just me. Back to digi-scrapping. Miss you in that world CZ… 😢

    Merry Christmas to the family. 🎄

    1. #1.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Simple is good in my book! I haven’t had much time to design digital templates. Making a plan for the new year!

  2. #3
    gabbe

    more lovely pages & such a cool size! Thank you for sharing!! I always burn out trying to “keep up” on this project-we’re too busy & I feel overwhelmed- so this year, I’m just taking photos all the time and jotting down notes & stories in a notebook- I’ll catch up during the break between Christmas and New Year’s 🙂 This size might work perfectly for our family book too!

    1. #3.1
      Cathy Zielske

      It’s a hard time of year in terms of scheduling for sure! But for me right now, in this trial run empty nest, I find a bit more time. Still, keeping it VERY simple.

  3. #4
    Cindy

    I’m really liking your project in this size…AND I learned something new today as well. Never heard of hygge before, but it sounds very cozy. 🙂 Looking forward to the next installment!

  4. #6
    CarrieH

    Wow, really love your album. I’ve finally embraced the one-story-a-day mindset this year and just love it. Kind of amazing how many story possibilities there have been, but I’ve kept to one a day and store the others for “slow” days. Love your pages. Thanks for sharing.

    1. #6.1
      Cathy Zielske

      That’s the thing! You can tell a story from a different day on a particular day. It still happens in December!

  5. #9
    carol ann

    I have to say that I’m groovin’ on the 3×8 photo size. It forces a new eye and interest when taking and cropping photos. Just may need to get one of these cool albums! BTW, thanks for sharing your pages, too!

  6. #11
    Jen Stewart

    Love the 3×8 size, encourages me to try DD again….since I never finished my 6×8 in 2015!!

  7. #12
    heidig

    Awesome! I’ve been using the same 3×8 album. I actually bought 2 just in case I needed both in order to capture all 25 days in December. I’m finding that using few embellishments is the key. I’m using Ali’s wood numbers. Other than that, it’s digi all the way. Loving how yours is turning out!

  8. #13
    Sindee

    I know you have probably already said, but what font do use and do you set the tracking and leading to a certain number for all of your pages, whether it be your project life or December daily, or any other pages. My journaling always looks so messy compared to yours, just wondering if there was a certain rule to follow.

    1. #13.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Hey Sindee! There are most definitely rules! I teach them in my 10 Tips for Better Type class! lol. But… here’s the secret: 10/18. That is my go to font size and leading size. And the font I use most is Archer Book. It’s a paid font, though. A pricey one, too!

  9. #14
    Barbara

    I love your little album! I so wish I could do one – I tried several years when the girls were little and we did all the Christmas stuff.

    1. #14.1
      Cathy Zielske

      It definitely can take some focus! That’s why i keep it SO simple! I know I can complete it!

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