Username Post: December daily?        (Topic#1580897)
kiyawinn
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Has anyone done a December daily album before?
I was thinking of doing it this year and have done a bit of research but was wondering how those of you who have done one before, approached it?.........

Thanks!
Alison


 
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I did my first one last year. I decided to go from Thanksgiving through New Years Eve, since that's what I consider my holiday season. I did one page per day, often using just one photo. I used an 8x8 album that I already had, and since I typically do 2-page layouts, I made my facing pages match. I used a lot of supplies from my stash. I did it my own way, and I really like how it turned out. I can't wait to do one for this year!

Here's a link to my 2011 December Daily.
http://tanyaham.blogspot.com/p/december-daily-2011 .html


 
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I saw Ali Edward's December Daily kit go on pre-order. It's a whooping $90.00!!!


 
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I'm doing one this year and I'm making my own - no kits. I'm thinking maybe an 8 1/2 by 11 book, I've never worked with that size before.

I'm ridiculously excited to get started.

I'll try to do one picture per day, but refuse to stress about it if I can't.


 
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My first one was last year and I loved doing it. I didn't have the funds for the kits so I created my own with all the overabundant Christmas paper I have. I'm think about how to design mine this year....it is so worth it...my grown kids loved it.


 
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One thing I did last year that really helped me ... I used a calendar to map out what we were doing on certain days (which were obvious photo ops), and then filled in with day-to-day things, like wrapping gifts, baking, getting my cards mailed ... it helped with getting a pic per day.


 
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  • GMFTS on 09-20-12 05:23 AM
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  • KeepsakeDesigner Said:
My first one was last year and I loved doing it. I didn't have the funds for the kits so I created my own with all the overabundant Christmas paper I have. I'm think about how to design mine this year....it is so worth it...my grown kids loved it.




I am intrigued that your grown kids loved it. I was reading this thread and thought 'why would I do one, I live alone and my kids are gone' and then I saw your remark.
What did you put in yours?


 
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Tanya, your DD is fantastic! Thanks for linking it here.


 
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Ah, thank you soooo much, Melissa!


 
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Yes, Tanya, I really like your album!

I will make my own as well....I have tons of Christmas stuff, embellishments, paper, etc...
I found a bunch of links to December Daily prompts on-line and some of them are pretty cool....make cookies for a neighbour, putting up the tree, writing a letter to Santa (I have a 6 yr. old), build a snowman, donate old toys to a charity, things like that....
I do an advent calender each year with my son so I was thinking that I would type out the prompts and put them in the advent calender with the candies for each day....
That way, my son can be involved and we will photograph our "prompt" for each day.....
I'm looking forward to it!

Alison


 
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  • kiyawinn Said:
Yes, Tanya, I really like your album!

I will make my own as well....I have tons of Christmas stuff, embellishments, paper, etc...
I found a bunch of links to December Daily prompts on-line and some of them are pretty cool....make cookies for a neighbour, putting up the tree, writing a letter to Santa (I have a 6 yr. old), build a snowman, donate old toys to a charity, things like that....
I do an advent calender each year with my son so I was thinking that I would type out the prompts and put them in the advent calender with the candies for each day....
That way, my son can be involved and we will photograph our "prompt" for each day.....
I'm looking forward to it!

Alison




What a great idea!


 
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I'm going to A December Weekly! Cuz that's all I can manage! LOL!

Actually this sounds really fun and interesting!!! I typically don't like the holidays but this may make it fun!


Edited by Doreena on 09-20-12 11:21 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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  • tanyaham Said:

Here's a link to my 2011 December Daily.
http://tanyaham.blogspot.com/p/december-daily-2011 .html




Beautifully done!!!!


 
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Thank you so much!!!!


 
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  • CKohn on 09-20-12 12:54 PM
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I saw it on Ali Edward's board when they annouced the preorder for the Kit. I think I might just detailed journal over the christmas break since we will be celebrating the holiday with both sides of the family.


 
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I suppose if i did one this year using my own materials i could somehow oncorperaate it into my project Life somehow. hmmmm.

becouse by that time I'm just waiting for pL to end.


 
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  • CKohn on 09-20-12 01:19 PM
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I tried doing a project life this year as well. It is an epic fail for me. I have printed pictures out and they have been sorted into the respective week. I have taken some journaling for some momement but the album has not been put together at all.


 
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Here's the list of December Daily & 25 Days of Christmas albums that I've completed...

Note: In an attempt to keep ahead of the game & also to try & use up some supplies, I went ahead and already pre-setup my 2013 album yesterday!

2013 - 12 x 12 album (Walmart)

2012- 12 x 12 album (Walmart)

2011 - 12 x 12/American Crafts/D-ring/Jolly By Golly Collection (Scrapbook.com)

2010 - 12 x 12/American Crafts/D-ring/DCWV Christmas Stack (Scrapbook.com/Joanns)

2009 - 9 x 9/Making Memories/Fresh Anthology (Big Lots)

2008 - 8½ x 11 album (DIY)

2007 - Acrylic album (DIY)

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The key for me is...

1) Having your supplies purchased & onhand

2) Having a calendar in the front of the book

3) Setting up your pages & page numbering in advance. In my case, the earlier the better. I find that waiting anytime past Thanksgiving is far to late to start or try to get organized.

HTH!



 
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  • CKohn Said:
I tried doing a project life this year as well. It is an epic fail for me. I have printed pictures out and they have been sorted into the respective week. I have taken some journaling for some momement but the album has not been put together at all.




Project 52 (Weekly)...

or even 12 Months At A Glance (monthly scrapping/1 page/A Month in Review)

...might be other ways to go.

With Project Life, I always start off strong, but by the middle of the year, I'm forever playing catchup!



 
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  • KeepsakeDesigner Said:
I created my own with all the overabundant Christmas paper I have.




  • tanyaham Said:
I did one page per day, often using just one photo. I used an 8x8 album that I already had, and since I typically do 2-page layouts, I made my facing pages match. I used a lot of supplies from my stash. I did it my own way, and I really like how it turned out.



This & this!

This was the key to completing the setup of mine this year.

I used up about 40-50 sheets of Christmas paper this year (*on 2 albums). What a motivation & relief to finally be able to put all of that paper into use!



 
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thanks for all of the tips. i first heard this term today, so i am glad i have not only the digi form of carta bella's m & b collection, but i have the cardstock on the way. this should make making both of my albums easy. I'm doing on for each set of grandparents for a fun after christmas gift. i'll wrap and send after christmas. They will be tailored to each set of grandparents likes i'll post a blog to it for you to see as we do it.


 
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Tanya, your DD is great...commented at your blog and am now a follower!

Doreen, I love the weekly idea...trying to figure out how to do weekly with a smaller album, but also have the freedom to put in daily pages too...maybe in clear pages that are slightly smaller? That way all the fun but no 'guilt' if/when I don't keep up daily.

Alison, I have always had an Advent box (it's in my gallery if anyone wants to see) for my kiddos too, so incorporating some of those things we do will be a great idea.

I have always wanted to do a DD and love all the ideas shared here...thanks Alison for the question too!


 
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If someone wants a kit I just saw this in the sb.com store:

Teresa Collins - Christmas Cottage Collection - Christmas Countdown Memory Album Kit $19.99

Good price for sure!


 
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December daily seems to be something that keeps coming up. I have never done one before. I am thinking that I just might plan something this weekend and see what I can come up with for a December daily and get the whole family involved.


 
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Hello! Simple Stories is hosting a December Daily Blog Hop today featuring their SN@P albums...lots of great ideas for DD
http://simplestories.typepad.com/simple_stories/2012/1 1...

Plus they're giving away two prize packs of SN@P December Daily goodies!!!


 
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tfs. entered


 
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