It seems like I probably started December Daily around 2009 or 2010 - the first couple years I did them as mini books and then moved to the 8x8 format with one year at the 6x6 format. I love the 8x8 format for December Daily.
P.S. I'm not sure where my December Daily 2012 album is - but seeing this last photo reminds me that I used to do December Daily in the old style magnetic binders but with page protectors - not the magnetic sheets - I'll have to pull those off the shelf & take a look & do a show and tell on video.
It is a good thing I scrapbook because I totally forgot about those albums pre-2009!
My goal this month is to document every day at the end of the day - before I go to bed - and to make a scrapbook process video. I find that if I stay current with my December Daily project that I'm more likely to finish.
Take a look at my You Tube December Daily Day #2 Scrapbook Process Video:
Today I made a double sided page for December 2nd all about our daily chores and homework. I also created a year in review page for each of my children. I made photo collages in Google's free photo program called Picasa and I print my photos at home for my December Daily project. That's 4 pages in 50 minutes.
Today Big Picture Classes is giving away a spot in Picture the Holidays to one lucky reader of the Kiss and Tell Scrapbooking blog! Picture the Holidays, taught by Tracey Clark, an amazing workshop focused on 31 days of festive photography throughout December.
Spend this December taking inspired, artful photographs of the world around you, during the most wonderful time of the year. Picture the Holidays has been reframed and refreshed for 2013, with new prompts and new pictures to help you creatively and mindfully celebrate this season of joy!
This 31-day workshop, from photographer and author Tracey Clark, is the perfect remedy for the holiday hustle.
Every morning, you’ll receive a seasonal photo prompt that will not only inspire your inner photographer, but will also encourage you to take a few moments to yourself to get creatively centered before the day’s festivities begin. Inside the classroom, you’ll also find a class creed, holiday photography tip sheet, live blog, active student gallery, and supportive classroom message board.
Picture the Holidays 2013 is a reframed and refreshed version of Picture the Holidays from 2010. It includes:
Daily emails: An inspiring holiday photo and a brief musing on the daily photo prompt
Voice message available as streaming audio, downloadable MP3 files and transcripts
Downloadable photo tips handout
Downloadable class creed to display in your creative space
Downloadable PDF of Tracey’s equipment list
Welcome note from Tracey in the classroom
Private posting gallery to share your work and view the work of your classmates
Email access to Tracey
Added Features for 2013:
Live classroom blog, updated in real time by Tracey Clark
NEW daily photo prompts (at least 50% are brand new!)
NEW photo examples to provide fresh inspiration (the majority of the daily prompts are illustrated by new photographs)
I got a question on Instagram about this scrapbook layout:
QUESTION: The Instagram question was from Jengreer13 and she wrote "I love your layouts. I use lots of pictures on mine too. What or who did you use to get this print and how big is it please?"
SIDE NOTE & THANK YOU: First off, thank you for the positive encouragement Jen Greer - I really appreciate kind words. Side note: There's a book called The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts and I'm all about the the encouraging words - they mean a lot to me - so THANK YOU!
ANSWER: I use Google's free program Picasa and I printed out the photo collage on a 8.5 x 11 sheet of photo paper.
THE VIDEO ANSWER: In this video I show you how to download Picasa and create a photo collage as well as edit and organize your photos - it is seriously so easy - even for a tech challenged paper scrapbooker like me. Really.
Debbie Hodge has created the most amazing and easy way to tell an epic story about the holiday season in her new class "Your December Story". I got the chance to preview the class and I was so inspired that I created several pages quickly and easily. I am eager to continue the journey and to share it with you - scroll all the way down for your chance to win a free spot in this new class.
My first few scrapbook pages for my "December Story" Album celebrate "The Ordinary World" before all of the holiday hoopla:
LAYOUT #1: OUR FALL STORY 2013 / PRE-HOLIDAY LIFE LAYOUT:
In this first 2 page layout, I borrowed Debbie Hodge's idea of starting with black and white or grey backgrounds in the beginning stages of my December Story.
The photos provide the color and I did add a bit of color in the form of a peek at the other patterned papers and the colorful hearts - a cue as to what is to come.
I wanted to start my December Story with me as the story teller - I printed this photo in black and white to off set it from the other photos which contain a multitude of colors - I sort of feel like the photo of me in black in white is me taking a big deep breath - trying to get balance in a world of busy and chaos - my ordinary world is quite busy and my holiday world will no doubt be just as or even more busy.
LAYOUT #2: NOVEMBER 2012 EVERYDAY MOMENTS & CURRENTLY IN 2013:
This second two page layout about pre-holiday life highlights last November 2012 and this current November 2012. I did this because I had lots of photos from last November but not a lot from this November - not yet anyway. I focused the journaling on my thoughts rights now and the photos to the right of the layout are from this fall 2013.
I used some Copic markers to color the white chipboard Studio Calico numbers; I also used some older leaf stickers to signal that these were fall photos despite that we live in Florida where the leaves don't really change; I also liked the juxtaposition of the bright almost springlike colors with the brown leaves.
LAYOUT #3: HAPPINESS IS OUR LIFE TOGETHER / PROJECT LIFE CARDS PAGE:
I actually used both sides of that Photo Freedom by Echo Park patterned paper and the right side of this 2 page layout are a bunch of Echo Park 3x4 Project Life type journaling cards with a few more photos (three) thrown in.
While the Scott Household is not yet preparing for Christmas, we are thinking about it and practicing some of our cookie decorating skills and thus this layout will begin the next section of my "Your December Story" album: The Heralds:
LAYOUT #4: JUST WARMING UP:
LAYOUT #5: MY WISH LIST 2013:
I made this page from an email printout response from my husband after I had Pinterest bombed him with photos of yellow lab puppies; he says he has some conditions (12 to be exact) but he is warming up to my idea for the big suprise under the tree this year:
I went to my local scrapbook store Whim So Doodle and bought scrapbook supplies for my Ali Edwards' concept December Daily Scrapbook Album. Here's a video showing all of the new 2013 scrapbooking goodies including products from Crate Paper, Authentique, Glitz Design, Echo Park, Heidi Swapp, My Mind's Eye, Theresa Collins, October Afternoon, We R Memory Keepers, American Crafts, Simple Stories, and Allison Kreft for Webster's Pages.