Saturday, December 21, 2013

December Daily, Not So Daily

I’ve been struggling with my blog posts lately. Partly due to time (lack of it) and trying to find my way in this age of social media. The steady stream of self-promotion which is becoming so much a part of scrapbooking, is so not my style.  And yet, I love to share the things I make and love. So to strike a balance between selling all the time and sharing is what I’m striving toward. Bear with me while I try to figure this out. The slower days of winter should help too. I plan to be around here a lot more in 2014.

In the meantime, I have a version of December Daily that I made for Two Peas in a Bucket. I used Santa's List by Teresa Collins - my favorite Christmas line this season. I chose to do a Christmas past, present and future theme because I still have a December Daily from years ago that I never finished. The daily deadline type of projects don't work for me. But this - a book about many Christmases and how the holiday has changed for us, that I can do.
I chose this mini album by Studio Calico. Love the small size and bright print. Adding the flair was a quick way to decorate the front and be done!
 Touches of gold add a little sparkle to the title page.
 Layers of patterned paper, stamping, enamel dots and more gold.
 Journaling cards from Chic Tags and an enamel dots, give us a little touch of reindeer.
 These small gold letters from Chic Tags were perfect for small journaling tags.

Pockets for my pockets. These will be journaling spots and frames for small photos.

For more pictures and a walk through of the entire project, see my gallery at Two Peas. Sitting down with just one collection (Santa's List) and few odds and ends from Chic Tags, meant this project was finished in an afternoon. I love when that happens, makes me merry.

Be back soon. Have to go wrap + wrap + wrap some more.

7 comments:

  1. Your book is gorgeous. I love that line from TC and could scoop up the whole collection. I hear you on the whole social media thing because it isn't my thing either. I hope you, your husband and Nico have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.

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    1. Thanks Michelle. The same wishes for your family + boy. :)

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  2. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Nancy! Every detail you poured into this is amazing. I love your idea of doing a Past, Present, Future album. It's beautiful, and achievable! :D I'm too busy running around getting ready for Christmas to try and record a daily memory. Hehe! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Hugs!

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  3. Very cool idea for a December Daily! Mine is more of a December Daily-ish. lol

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  4. Thanks for sharing with us. This is beautiful.

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  5. Your album is gorgeous! Love the idea of combining multiple years. I did a December daily for the first time this year and I was pretty good until Christmas hit, but afterwards I had no motivation to continue taking photos. I think I'm going to have to fake something. ;)

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