December Daily Update: Week Two

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The Second Week.

December Daily is a daily album project created by Ali Edwards, documenting the twenty-five days before Christmas.

Two weeks down (almost). This week FLEW by — it was like I blinked, and all of a sudden it was Friday. Where did the week go? As the week was super busy, I was really glad that I had prepped all of my foundation pages beforehand. It made putting together this week’s spreads super simple. If you’d like to check out previous December Daily 2013 December Daily pages, they can be seen here.

As I’m writing this, I’m a couple days ‘behind’ and I plan on catching up over the weekend. I’ve found that as long as I identify the story that I want to tell for the day, I’m totally okay with waiting a few days to put the actual paper spread together. I really do enjoy working on it a couple days at a time as opposed to every single day. Throw on an episode of Scandal or Once Upon a Time and I’ll get 2-3 pages done in an hour.

Pages & detail shots

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I’m loving how 30 Days of Lists is helping me to keep a solid focus throughout this album. Sound of Music Live! It was the most holiday-oriented thing that has happened so far this month. Also probably the only time where it’s appropriate to see any type of Nazi paraphernalia.

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We’ve been doing a lot of holiday cooking — baked goods, comfort food, etc. I’m enjoying documenting our food stories a whole bunch. For next year, I’m planning on creating a food album for 2014 where I can document our favorite meals throughout the year.

I’m not stressing out over the ‘boring’ days. I think if I had a larger printer I would print out some fun holiday quotes or full page photos — I’d like to break up the pocket pages a little bit more. Maybe I’ll work on that next week — pick out a few favorite photos and get 5×7 or 6×8 photos printed from Persnickety.

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I didn’t have a photo for Day 9, but I knew I wanted my story to be about appreciating J and everything he has done for me these past few weeks. I used one of my older favorite photos and really simple embellishing. While it might not seem like much on the outside, it tells the story that I want it to tell — and that’s really the only thing that matters.

PS — that top card is a letterpress notecard that I picked up at Gus & Ruby Letterpress when I was in New Hampshire this summer. Going forward I want to make it a priority to put more cool indie artsy things in my albums.

Materials Used:

Basic Grey Capture AlbumCapture PocketsAttach Me StickersDays of the Week notepad insertPage Protectors, Studio Calico Handbook Page Protectors#30Lists KitKelly Purkey December Kit, rukristin Days Flair & Months Flair, Studio Calico November scrapbook kit, Hambly Screen Prints transparencies, OhDeerMe December Kit

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my December Daily album. I’ll be updating the progress of this project throughout the month both here and on instagram!

How is your December documenting coming along?