Ok soooo, I’m just getting into the whole digital scrapbooking and I love, love, love it! (Did I mention how much I really love it lol?) Well in reading blogs for WOYWW I came across the mention of a December Daily and she had all these lovely papers, embellishments and sparkly goodies and they weren’t digital items they were traditional scrapbooking supplies. So I asked her about it and she told me what it was and gave me a few links to check out. In a nutshell, December Daily is a scrapbook/journal just for the month of December with as much or as little on each day that you want. Some people make one a year, others make one and add to it each year. Some include nothing but Christmas related items, others document everything including going to the post office and cleaning! I think it provides a great opportunity to focus on the moments in December that otherwise get pushed aside and I think it’s a great idea, now how do I do it?
Since I have been traditional scrapbooking challenged in the past I’m not 100% sure. I was thinking that I’d buy a kit Ali Edwards the one that seems to have made this popular offered one but the price tag was WAY to high for me especially since I couldn’t see everything that was going to be in it. I searched online for others but wasn’t seeing anything that really struck me until I came across Citrus Twist peeks are all that are currently offered but the price range is in the $30 which is much more reasonable. Now what size, I thought about 12x12 because I love pictures being the focus of my pages but, that’s a lot of space so I was searching for ideas, you can see the fruits of that on my Pinterest Board. I was reading the comments on Citrus Twist and she suggested a 6x8 book made by Simple Stories so I went and looked it up. That seems like a more workable size for me and I really like the papers and accessories that they have to go with their product lines, plus again prices are reasonable.
My idea was to combine digital scrapping and traditional for a hybrid December Daily for this year. Is that what I’m going to end up with? I don’t know lol, only time will tell. I do know that I’ll be placing my order for my album and some page protectors so that I can get started on page designs. I think pre-making some of the pages for stuff that I know I’ll want to record will help keep me on track. I also found this blog Journal Your Christmas and am hoping that she is doing this again this year, it too may be a really big help in keeping me motivated and from feeling like I’m too far out of my comfort zone with this project!
Hopefully, this is the first post of many about my journey through December!