December Daily, part two

Congratulations, Jen! You’re a mere 16 days behind on your holiday book! *cue wild applause*. Here are pages from December 1st through 5th.

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The first page features a beautiful printable from Marie Lottermoser.

December 2014 Storyteller by Just Jaimee  November 2014 Storyteller alpha

I did a couple of lists from 30 Days of Lists, one from 2013 and one from this year. I’m torn on what to do with this page. I’m tempted to split it and make it one half page, front and back. One of the big reasons I decided to do a cheapo Blurb book for DD this year was so I can play around and cut up pages. This spread might be my first victim… err experiment.

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I initially wanted this to be a strictly holiday album, but changed my mind around December 2nd. I like having little bits of our daily lives in here. And Monday Night Football is seasonal, right?

December 2014 Storyteller by Just Jaimee  November 2014 Storyteller alpha

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a few “holiday fails” I love the splotches of gold glitter that give this page a messy look.

2014 December Storyteller by Just Jaimee

Speaking of holiday fails, I just found a typo in the next page. Good job! Anyway, yay fancy decorated palm trees! And boo overpriced Cronuts!

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Because I always strive to keep things classy, I’m using a sheet as a tree skirt this year. I’m playing around with different RadLab filters this season. Not sure if I love it, but it’s fun trying new things.

December 2014 Storyteller by Just Jaimee   Photo from NASA websiteOkay y’all this page is my favorite! I didn’t have a picture for the 5th, so I stole this one from NASA. I had absolutely no idea how to decorate it at first, but do you know what the awesome thing about Christmas kits is? They’re filled with stars and “countdown” words- both of which are perfect for all your nerdy holiday space related December Daily pages! I totally squealed and bounced up and down in my seat when I figured that one out.

Supplies used-
Christmas Countdown bundle by JB Studio
December 2014 Storyteller by Just Jaimee

The rest of my album can be found here-
Plan and cover page
November pages 

December Daily, part one

We’re already halfway through the month, so I guess it’s about time I shared some DD pages, huh? I’ll start with some November pages. My cover and basic plan can be found here.

Forever Joy Basic Holidays papers WA by Ali Edwards

I wasn’t going to do an intro page, I always feel awkward doing those because it’s hard finding words. Then I started talking about DD on the GingerScraps forum and the words just came to me. I used Ali’s free word art for the title.

Christmas Countdown by JB Studio

The next page is from a Shimmelle JYC prompt. My holiday manifesto took the form of a to-do list this year that I made in the middle of November. And I’m super happy that I’ve already crossed a lot of those items off.

Christmas Countdown by JB Studio

Now onto our Louisiana pages! We went up to LA to visit Jason’s dad and brother for Thanksgiving. We haven’t been there for a few years, so we were really looking forward to it! (Posts recapping that trip are here and here). I didn’t want to overwhelm my holiday book with a hundred pictures from our trip, so I limited myself to one page per day. The first page is from the trip up.

Christmas Countdown by JB Studio

I wanted to use pictures with holiday decorations in this book, and as soon as we stepped off the trolley, I knew this would be my photo for Monday.

Christmas Countdown by JB Studio

I took a lot of photos of the Cathedral, planning to use one of those for Tuesday. Then I found this one that Jason’s dad caught and it became one of my favorites for the whole trip.

Christmas Countdown by JB Studio

On Wednesday we went to our very first wine tasting at the vineyard where Jason’s dad volunteers. It was a lot of fun, and Jason wasn’t nearly as pissed off as he looks here. 😛

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And Thanksgiving! I’ll do a page for that in my Seasons and Holidays scrapbook, so I kept it simple here.

Christmas Countdown by JB Studio

Another very simple page for our trip home on Friday. We stopped in Panama City Beach, and it was one of my favorite things all year.

Christmas Countdown by JB Studio

I used a 30 Days of Lists prompt for Saturday. We didn’t do much that day except rest and do laundry, so I wrote about what little lushes we were.

Christmas Countdown by JB Studio

 

And then, November came to a close. Poor Jason was back at work and I got my new GS praise team avi.

Supplies used- Christmas Countdown by JB Studio, Forever Joy Holiday Basics papers, Ali Edwards WA Fonts- Avenir, Chunk Five, CK Ali’s Hand

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be sharing more pages in a few days.

My (sort of) simple plan for a not-just December not-quite Daily

We’ll just call it a holiday book. It will encompass Thanksgiving week, Christmas, travel, our anniversary, and possibly New Year’s. If I’m not sick of it by then.

I want to do something holiday related every day from November 22nd- January 1st. This does NOT mean I’m going to make a page every day. It may mean taking a photo, jotting down a list, making a page, writing a blog post, whatever. I’m not not making arbitrary restrictions or deadlines. I just want to take pictures, write stuff, and make stuff.

I would like to come out of this holiday season with a small book of digital pocket style pages and regular layouts. How this turns out will factor into how I choose to do Project Life in 2015. My plan is to put everything I make into a 5×8 trade paperback sized book from Blurb. (They don’t offer 6×8)

I have several sources of inspiration, possibly too many, but I know there will be overlap.

Simple Scrapper Holiday Focus FB group
Simelle’s Journal Your Christmas
30 Days of Lists, 2013 & 2014
My Details class, with a holiday spin
DailyDoc from December 2012 (no longer available)

I’m not worried about cohesion in my album whatsoever. After a ruthless declutter session, I still have a lot of Christmas and winter kits. I will use some of Mandy’s kits for sure. The sneak peeks for the Gingerscraps December buffet that I’ve seen so far are SWEET, so that will be a big temptation. And of course, I’ll buy whatever Just Jaimee puts out.

And that’s pretty much it. Not too much structure, just doin’ my thang.

For simplicity’s sake, I’ll keep on referring to it as December Daily.

At least my cover is straightforward. Because I totally lifted Ali’s cover from last year. Who has time for originality? 🙂

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Credits- Christmas Countdown kit by JB Studio