Thursday, December 10, 2009

December Daily-Days 1 to 3

*Days 4-7 coming tomorrow*

I have to start off by saying that I'm pretty impressed that I'm keeping up with my December Daily so far (I'm only 2 days behind plus today, so not bad!) I wasn't sure how it was going to go, especially since this Christmas hasn't been very 'Christmas-ey' so far, but I decided a few things right from the get-go that I think are helping me not stress out about it:

-I'm not forcing myself to take pics everyday. If I do, great, if not I'm using other things or just journaling (I'm trying to make the journaling the main focus)
-I'm not making all the pages about Christmas or the even season at all, some are completely random
-I'm not doing the days in order. I have 'themes' that I think of for each day at the end of the day and include on the page, but I might not get it done on that particular day
-I'm trying to keep the layouts simple, with just a few embellies/add-ons here are there, but I'm mostly sticking to my base page and adding words

So with all of that in mind, here's what I've come up with so far! (Page spreads shown first, then individual pages)

The spreads:


(with the MS card closed to hide the journaling)

(with the MS card opened to reveal the pics and journaling for Day 3)

And here are my pages:


For this page I took the goals I had written in this post, printed them on a tag and slipped them into the vellum pocket I made. Added some little Christmas pop-up stickers from an old Christmas cards and that's it!


Pretty basic layout about the music I listen to at Christmastime.



I was originally going to print off the little pics of the crafts I wanted to do, but I got lazy and just cut them out of the magazine instead. The arrow points to the journaling card on the other side so that it's obvious the journaling goes with Day 3 (I like the idea of having 'add-ons' thrown in here and there, plus it gives me more room per page to work, since this album is only 6X6.)

So that's Days 1-3, be sure to check back tomorrow for Days 4-7! Thanks for looking :)

1 comment:

Stephie C said...

Aww so cute! I so wish I could get my scrapping mojo back...I need to really get my craft cave finished so that I am more motivated to sit down there and accomplish something! Way to go you for keeping at it even while preggo :)