Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December Daily 2010

Yes, you read that right... I am a little crazy, posting about a December Daily AND a Journal Your Christmas book. But hear me out. It's a little experiment. For Science!


Basically, this December Daily book is going to be for documenting the crazy random happenstances of my daily life this month. The Journal is going to be totally and completely Holiday focused. See? I have a plan. It totally makes sense.

The book is made from a Making Memories 9x9ish album (Great Escape kit). Most of the papers are from Basic Grey's Jovial line. The transparencies are Hambly, Teresa Collins and Making Memories.

Initially, I thought Jovial would be a challenge to work with, but I loved the colors and how untraditional they were. (And since there was no pink or purple I was totally willing to give it a try.) I thought they would be perfect for an everyday life book, that had just a bit of a holiday twist.

Here's a slideshow of the Flickr set I started (since 50+ pages would be a bit much to load on one post).

A few things about this book. One, it's pretty huge, both in terms of page size and number of pages. I did that on purpose so that I could make sort of "proper" scrapbook pages in it. I want this to be a bit less "matchy" than my week in the life book. I'm going to paint and sew and go a little crazy in here. There will probably be vintage book pages and who knows what kinds of crazy labels and stickers. I may take things out and I'm definitely going to be adding to it. It's going to be great. 

The second thing is that you may notice there are no page numbers.... That is intentional. I absolutely have plans to use up some of my wonderful grey numbers, but at this point I have no idea how many pages I am going to use up each day. You know I always take a ridiculous number of photos, and so I wanted space to well, have space. No worries about page limits = more sanity. We'll see how it goes. 

So are you getting into the holiday spirit yet?


Ali said...

the basic grey jovial line is great for this album - i love those colours too! :)

Rhayne said...

I'm trying very hard to get into the holiday spirit, even with the boys so anti-Christmas :o) I am going to try to finish the December Daily this year and Tim Holtz' 12 tags and hopefully they'll help me along :o)

Love that you're tackling TWO albums. I think it's more than I can handle but you are the mini-book maven :o)

kristy.lynn said...

you are adventurous... can't wait to see what you come up with!

alissa said...

i love this one, too! :)

Danielle said...

I am constantly in awe of your lovely pages! It's neat to see how they start off. Question: Do you just punch holes in the PP and and stick it in there as is? Do you do anything to make the pages sturdier or reinforce the holes so they don't rip?

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