December Daily 2012: The Cover

December Daily is something that’s been going on for years now. It was thought up by a woman named Ali Edwards, but I’d never heard of any of this until about two weeks ago. I’m so out of it. Probably because I’ve been busy with this:


The idea is that you create a page (or two, if you want) for each day in December. Well. I assume just until December 25, but I suppose it can be whatever you want. In the past, Ali Edwards has given subject prompts or written a blog post each day to help you find direction.

Once I {kind of} understood what it was all about, I decided I really wanted to do this. And as things have just fallen apart with each house we’ve put an offer on, I thought how neat it would be to document the very last Christmas season we’ll ever have in Upton. It’s a bittersweet move for us.

I knew right away that I wanted to do it as a hybrid project. And as soon as I saw this:


I knew I’d found my December Daily kit. I LOVE the colors – the blues, pinks, and cream give it a vintage feel, but it’s blended with some really modern patterns.

So with my kit chosen, I set out to the nearest scrapbook store – an hour away – for supplies. I went in for some chipboard and walked out with adhesive (plus a refill), ribbon, brads, book rings, glitter, alphas, a pen…My poor parents were with me and when everyone realized I was gonna be a while, they were all, “We’ll be at Kohl’s.” Bwahaha! Sorry!

Here’s the sneak peek:


I’m really sorry about the blinding glitter. If I knew how to take a proper picture, I’m sure it wouldn’t look like that.Image

I thought a 6×6 book would be more manageable and I’m just using the chipboard as the background, but I’m not sure if all the pages will be like that. I’ll just decide as I go.


Here Comes Santa Claus Collaboration by Gennifer Bursett, Shannon McNab, Robyn Meierotto, and Mye De Leon

Thickers – I covered them with GLITTER! The other stuff I managed to cover in glitter? The table, the baby, the sewing machine, and later on, we found glitter in dinner. I’m sure there’s a right way to handle glitter. I did not do it that way.

My Mind’s Eye: All is Bright Brads

Digi Essentials: Alpha by Karla Dudley