7.18.2012

December Daily 2011: the finished book

So it's officially Christmas in July! I was able to take a few days and finish my December Daily from 2011! Feels really good to have a finished project. It may not be perfect but it is done and for that I am happy. Basically from Dec 1st  to Dec 25th I have a two page spread (meaning one left handed page and a right handed page), with a transparency or an envelope or something with the number of the day on it in the middle. I also have a title page and a closing page. I am pretty happy with how it turned out!

So here is the flickr set: December Daily 2011 Warning: this is a long post! :)





































































And there it is! Another December Daily complete! And this year I actually did all the days. Last year I had to condense it (leave out) a few days or it would never have gotten done. I still love that album too, so I say whatever works, whatever gets done and makes you happy is good.

For me there is definitely a lot of real life mixed with holiday spirit. And that is a good thing.

To find out more about December Daily, visit Ali Edwards's blog here.

To see my other December Daily posts, click here.

supplies used: chipboard cover cut to 5x7, painted with white acrylic paint, misted with glimmer mist, stamped circles with Jenni Bowlin paint dauber in malted milk (inspired by Ali Edwards cover from 2010), Bananafish studio December Daily kit tags, Martha Stewart labels, Ali Edwards digital templates from Designer Digitals, Ali Edwards stamps from Technique Tuesday, white Zing embossing powder, Tim Holtz vintage labels, fabric and paper washi tape from Paper Source and various places, baker's twine from the Twinery, papers from Hambly, Paper Source, wrapping paper, Einstein bagel bag, Paper Source labels, October Afternoon papers, rub ons and die cuts, wood veneer hearts and arrow from Studio Calico, Mister Huey in white from Studio Calico, stamps from Studio Calico, re-using vellum packaging bags and other packaging from purchases, metal office rim tags, mini paper clips from Tim Holtz, chipboard snowflakes from Maya Road that I embossed with white zing or painted, white pen: Uniball Signo, silver and gold pens: Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens, black pen: Sharpie pen (archival one), various shipping tags, envelopes, ephemera, Studio Calico rub on stars, photo corners from Kolo in white, Tim Holtz metal numbers, Paper Source merry and twinkle word tags, and lots and lots of love. If you have any specific questions I would be happy to help. 





6 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous! I'm always in awe of the paper ones. Finally completed a digital photo book last January and that was time consuming. I know yours was even more so. The time & love show! :)

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I love photo books too and am thinking of doing more of those. Was wishing they weren't time consuming...sounds like they are! Even so, in the end it is worth it, no matter which we choose! Thanks so very much!!

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  2. Annette, it turned out awesome! Love those big thick December Daily albums that are full of photos, personality and heart. It's beautiful! Congrats on finishing it. :)

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    1. Thank you Nicole! That means so much to me! I always love your albums too!

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  3. I have to finish mine! Just have to jump in and get it done!

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    1. yes! do it!! I can't wait to see it!!

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