WE'RE DOING DECEMBER! Whether you pre-plan your December Daily or create as you go along in the Christmas month; make your own covers or decorate ready-made ones, use Project Life style with plastic sleeves and pockets or create your own pages. Maybe you havent made one before and ask 'I cant think what I'd fill a page with everyday?' We'll help with that! Whatever your style we'd love to see it! Here you will find a seasonal blog open from 1st November to 31st January each year. We hope that this will become a wonderful resource of sharing, prompts and inspiration. What is a December Daily? Its a mini-album recording your daily memories capturing the spirit of December. Bring it out with your decorations each year and remember Christmases past. Scroll down on the right side bar and you will find past December Daily albums of each Designer. Check their 'journey' link too, this will give you some great tips and scroll a little further down and you will see the albums categorised into types for easier searching :) Now - 'Let's December Daily'!

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Jane's Page Preparations

Page Preparations

Now my album cover and title page are all completed I've started to prepare bits and pieces for the inside. As last year I decided to get the basics of my journalling cards done digitally and used Katie Pertiet Jolly Good Edgers along the bottom of each card. 

These have all been cut to 3"x4", the corners rounded and inserted randomly throughout my album. I will go back to them in December to add more decorations.  These are just two of the many different designs that will be popping up through December.

 The next part of preparation for my album was cutting and placing all the papers that I will use to number my pages. Like the journal cards they will have extra decorations added to them in December. I cut thirty one 3"x 4" papers and rounded the corners. These were all placed in the page protectors, again quite randomly - it's so easy to move them around later on if needed.

I then punched thirty one 1" circles from quality white paper and the same number of 1.5" circles from gold mirri card. I stamped the numbers 1 to 31 using Uniko Classic Numbers and matted the white paper onto the gold mirri card. These were then slipped into the pockets with the papers and I also added a few other bits and pieces from my stash which I may or may not use.

I always like to have a planner page - well you'd expect that from me wouldn't you - and this year I decided to create my own. I got a bit creative with my digital supplies, but in previous years I've just used patterned paper, a pen and a ruler to draw a grid.

The planner slots into the page protector behind the title page, so it's right at the front and easy to add things to and check out what's going on. I find I use previous year's planners to see when I did things like buying the tree or sending out cards - helps to stave off those I'll never get it all done type feelings that threaten to overwhelm me when things all start happening at once.

 The very last thing I've prepared is a simple chart using Microsoft Word to keep a track on the weather throughout December. I'm not sure why I started doing this, but it's now become a tradition and I would feel something was missing if I left it out.  Well you know we Brits are obsessed with the weather! And it is a bit of fun to compare the really cold temperatures, winds or occasional snow or sunshine with the same dates from previous years.

So how are your preparations coming along? 

I'm thinking if you've decided to play along with us at Let's December Daily that's the most important decision done and the rest will just fall into place as we go on this journey together. 

I can't believe that my next post will be sharing the first page(s) of my gorgeous golden 2015 album with you. See you soon!

Dont forget you can link your pre-planning or stash photos up

And if you have your Covers done....
upload them  HERE

And you can even share your  previous December Daily's

We'd love to see them!


  1. Oh Wow! Jane, I just love your planning.......especially the planner and weather chart. The little journalling cards are just gorgeous as well as the date circles. Well, I just love it all.

    1. Thanks for the encouraging words Deb, appreciate it.

  2. What a super post! Love the planner too! Thats a awesome addition! And the egders are so effective. The gold sure is shining up! Your album will be ready to go!

    1. Thanks Mandy. Glad you like my little bit of Christmas goldeness.

  3. YaaaaH! I wish I'd used a folder like this now. Love the calendar & weather organisers....right up my alley & the journaling tabs look fabulous:):)

    1. Thanks Lizzy. Pleased to hear there are other planners like me!

  4. Wow those are fun journaling card and I like the gold number days too :) For the weather I'm not sure if it's a Brit thing :) I have a husband that journals daily about the weather is a good idea for adding to the daily :) The calendar is a great idea :) just might have to add one to mine :) Looking forward to the 1st of December :)

    1. Thanks for your kind words. I'm looking forward to the 1st of December too!

  5. Looking good, Jane! Beautiful layouts!

  6. So intricate and creatively combined. I'm enjoying the development of you album.


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