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December Daily – A few more pages :)

22nd December 2013

This year I am *trying* to use photoshop.  I am not an expert, and am probably only aware of about a tenth of the functions, but I have made a few pages using Ali Edward’s templates.  They look amazing and I am getting faster at the process.  I won’t cross over to the digital side…but they are so pretty I will likely do both for my December Daily!  Here are a few pages –

 

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Day four – focused on Charlie for the ‘main page’ as the kids were in stitches laughing at him reading to all their toys!

 

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December 8 – another one of Charlie.  I had to laugh at this as well.  Well I was laughing the whole time I was doing it!  The kids thought it was HILARIOUS!

 

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Santa at IKEA – not visible is Caitlyn who was hiding far away from Santa as he is ‘scary’ (she has since as of yesterday, changed her mind!)

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Again another elf shot – this one was pretty funny with the milk dyed Christmas colours.  Kids ate it with their cereal laughing the whole time!  Let me tell you – cornflakes and green milk looks weird!

 

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This day was particularly special, as it was the second last day of childcare for us forever.  We both went to our fave cafe and savored the silence.

 

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This one is actually the first one I made.  Our tree – decorated by four kids!

I have printed these out as 6 x 8’s and put them straight into my December Daily album!  Easy!  Now to catch up!  All of these are done with the Ali Edward’s digital December Daily set and the Studio Calico digital files that came with the December Daily kit 🙂

 

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December Daily

19th December 2013

This year, as I have done for a few years now, I do the December Daily – a jam packed month with so much happening everyday, that recording the “everyday” is such a wonderful keepsake of all the family events, school concerts and of course, Christmas.  The concept and name is from Ali Edwards.  

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Here is my cover – a mix of ideas from Ali Edwards, Pinterest and Instagram.  It’s not perfect but I’m happy with it!  I have completed December one – and the focus is not so much on Christmas, but on little things that happened on December and the new traditions we are starting as a family (Charlie, our elf on the shelf).  Here are the pages.  I have used a very gorgeous stamp set from Polly! Scrap Kits – available here – 

Www.pollyscrap.com.au

 

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I love how much Caitlyn is so willing to try and climb up “way high up mummy” just to see what birds can see. I love the three year old view into the world. 

 

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I love the birds of a feather stamp and can see a million ways to use it! What I really likes bout the December Daily, is watching the wonder and excitement unfold – daily – on the lead up to Christmas. We have had a great deal of fun with Charlie in our house!

 

I love Christmas!!

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December Daily

7th January 2013

Every year for many years I have wanted to complete the December Daily – it is basically a daily breakdown of the often craziest month of the year.  So much happens in December!  For December 2012 I have started!  Which is amazing!  I have actually bought and covered an album, and started on the pages – here is what I have so far….

Fabric covered album

Fabric covered album

Some of the pages that I have completed :)

Some of the pages that I have completed 🙂

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Fun day!

Fun day!

Home!

Home

 

I am not sure where the idea originated for the December Daily, but there is a large number of people that complete it, and share their pages as they go!  I am no where near finished, but  I have started, and have done a good 13 pages!  There is something wonderful about preserving the seemingly ‘mundane’ or ordinary events.  Much of what I do every day is similar, and I love that I have captured some of that in this – in ten years time I know it will be just a mind bending read!!  There is also  great visual array on Instragram if you are looking 🙂

My daily kit is pretty basic I think in comparison to some.  But that is the idea – KISS so that you actually DO it!  I ordered mine from Polka Dot Creative a site I kinda stumbled on trying to find something basic for a December Daily…check out the blog as well as there are heaps of ideas for craft of all sorts.  I went with the Studio Calico Christmas set and binder.  I covered the binder with fabric (with a bit of wadding underneath) and I am really happy with it!

I am absolutely busting to get my Project Life kit – I have ordered it….8 days ago….and am not very patient right now!  I really want to start it!  I have so many ideas, and am already seeing many people’s first week of Project Life – I guess I could use my stash (for sure I could) but the kit is so much prettier and well, the guess work is taken care of!  I have ordered the Amber  kit and have visions for the Clementine edition.  I just want to get it and start!

I am glad that I am finding and making the time to create a little each day.  I think it is going to be  stellar year!  I have such a stash of goodies that I am keen to start using – I have some kits that have not been opened since I bought them pre-triplets!  So much to create!  Little steps, little steps.