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'!

Tuesday 31 December 2013

Mandy's Days 22 and 23


 I hope everyone is recovering well from Christmas as we are heading into our NEW YEAR!
Wow 2014!!  It seems surreal how 2013 flew past!

Here are a couple more pages for my December Daily.... getting closer to the finish line!

Day 22 and 23
Day 22 is a rather plain page, but there is a reason for the two white pockts....as Day 23 is a transparency.......

 First we'll look at Day 22
It was a really big day for us - and early Christmas Lunch with dh's side of the family as we all had other sides of families for Christmas Day, and in the evening - a bbq with friends.   There were a number of photos I wanted to add to both events. 
 (lol, the pic above with all the Santa's was  so random...on our way to the bbq, a group walked past  so grabbed the camera...I dont know who they are or where they were going...but made a great pic!)

 To hold the photos....two pockets... tested to place strategically......

Now secured into place with washi tape tabs

The extra washi on the doily is also to strengthen the parts where the photos will be constantly pulled in and out over time as its fragile paper....the photos corners wont have so much of a damaging effect.

 It's an easy way to store a few photos

 Day 23
The Transparency....
Oh GOSH, I love them!  But they do require some thinking out.... and (lol) I do hold my breath in hoping they do!  It worked a treat.  Here I printed the photos straight onto acetate....the slight book  print seen through behind is the back cover - thats yet to be scrapped upon :)   Using a bit of washi tape in the middle of the photos both back and front, I've been able to write on it without it being seen through the other side..  The washi tape around the border isnt on the acetate.. will explain below....
So happy with how it turned out.
It wouldnt be right not to include Miss Maggie Mae, and Blackie in a page!

Quite a while ago I bought a box of printable acetate (for an inkjet printer - laser printers use a different kind) from an office shop.  There is a textured side that the images are printed on, and a shiny side,  the shiny side is up in the pic above - and the photo is actually reversed.

To print, I copied and pasted the photos onto a word document and placed them in the formation wanted...... printed on white copy paper... cut of a piece of acetate and stickytaped it across the top and re-fed it through the printer.... worked a treat!

Because I'm not to sure about how well the printed side will go rubbing against embellishments in future pages so am putting a extra page of vellum (used baking paper!) behind.  It also will help keep the images clearly seen from what may end up behind.

 edged in washi tape....

 Aaaaand, getting back to those strategically placed pockets on Day 22 - they were purposely choosen white to help see the images when the transparency is flipped over.... because just against the blue door underneath, the images disappeared.

And just to add on a little something further... (this was an after thought but oooh it works!!)
I just needed to do something to add to that vellum backing page - it was driving me crazy to see it blank!   - some words that would be placed in such a way that it would enhance the transparency....
Add some words....

And now with the transparency - it sees through the photo images perfectly!

Sunday 29 December 2013

Bec's Dec 19 - 23............

I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas Day and ate heaps!!!  ;)

Here is my Day 19 which was a very hot day here so hence the photo of the windows all covered up to stop the sun and heat and a screen shot of the impending weather that day.
We also went and had a look at our new Costco store. I think it's only the second one in Victoria. There are some photos of things that we haven't seen before like the 10kg block of chocolate and the 5kg jar of Nutella with my dad next to it for comparison. AND the yummy American Pizza which I just love!
Although this isn't Christmas-sy, it is documenting what we did that day in December. 

On the left is the yummy treats we had on the hot day, the temperature in the car and a swim in the pool to cool off.
On the 20th we did the same thing..........in the pool to cool off and an easy dinner of Hungry Jacks, while hubby snored after his big last day at work.
Again not Christmas-sy, but this is what we did on the day. 

And now the Christmas-sy photos. Day 21 on the left are the end result of playing with my new toy that I got for Christmas. A Silhouette Cameo. Some vinyl cutouts on glasses. The journal tag was from a kit and I fed it through the typewriter to journal on it.
On the right is a shot of Santa on the fire truck, which is a tradition in Australia as we are in Summer, they use the Fire Trucks to parade Santa.
The bottom photo is of a little dog that was sitting on our doorstep and entered the house when the door was opened. Again, more journalling using the typewriter, about the dramas we had with finding this little ones home.
I journalled on the card that the photo is attached to and a manila tag that tucks in the back behind the card.

Day 23 and it was Gingerbread House making day!! This is the favourite tradition leading up to Christmas. The top 2 photos are sharing a number which I glued onto the photos as they lay side by side and then cut it up the middle to separate. 

The end of Day 23 ended with looking at Christmas lights. Another tradition of ours that my children thoroughly enjoy. 

I hope you've enjoyed my pages and it inspires you to finish your DD albums.

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(We'd love to see them!)
We have had some great projects being shared. 
If you do share could you please mention and link 'Let's December Daily' in your blog post.

Saturday 28 December 2013

Julie Day's 10, 11 and 12

Boy I am so behind in my December Daily scrapping. I think I can add another thing to my list of 'not to do again'. As Hoot is going to be around for many years to come I may have to change my thoughts on scrapping all his antics the most and probably would be nearly finished if not for the extra sides of the cards. Oh well, another lesson learnt.

Day 10

Day 11

 The big one is the one that made it onto the cards that I have scored and used as a flap.

I used the left over paper from cutting out hexagons used on the cards as a mask and the base for this card.

Day 12

 Hoots adventures.
Day 9 of freedom.

Day 10 of freedom.

 Day 11 of freedom.

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We have had some great projects being shared. 
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Thursday 26 December 2013

Deb's Days 17 - 22

DEC 17th......I've been having so much fun playing with my December Daily that I had such a mess on my craft table and it was time to tidy it up a bit.   I used a 4x6 photo of the "mess" which covered the printing on the back of some Prima packaging perfectly.  I typed my journaling onto the photo before I printed it so all that was needed was a title, the date and just a little embellishment....super easy.

DEC 18....Then on the other side,  I just needed to cover the top section with some patterned paper.   Each year I seem to get one particular Christmas carol or song stuck in my head.  This year "Jingle Bell Rock" is the one........it just goes over and over in my head. 

DEC 19.............A "tag" page..........some lace stapled to the top and a butterfly on both sides, glittered on the front but not on the back.

and over on the back.............

DEC 20.........I have been so inspired by all these little shaker pages I've been seeing and Bec's inclusion of some cute little drawings into her December Daily,  I decided to combine the two using a 5x7 plastic sleeve......some sequins in a sewn pocket along the bottom and a stamped title down the side bits.....and some special drawings from the grandchildren.     (I just love those surprised looks on the faces when they spot the presents under the tree lol)


CHRISTMAS ART.........I've sewn the bows on the outside of the protector on both sides.  By the way, that is a drawing of a present by my littlest grand-daughter in case you couldn't recognize it.

DEC 21st.........Wrapping of some presents...........I "gift wrapped" the photo/s with some ribbon. 

DEC 22nd............This is the reverse side of the patterned paper from the 21st and I loved it but it needed some white paint over it to tone it down.  As my hidden journaling card was only fairly short, I added glue to the sides of the photo and the bottom and then again about 3/4 of the way down the photo,so that the tag wouldn't fall to far down behind the photo. 

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(We'd love to see them!)
We have had some great projects being shared. 
If you do share could you please mention and link 'Let's December Daily' in your blog post.

Monday 23 December 2013

Mandy's Dec Daily 18th - 21st

Christmas is soooo close now!
How exciting!

And in true form in December...  we took a few days away to spend with family and friends....  a very BUSY few days.... great fodder for the December Daily!

Day 18
 Somehow the 'blue' stayed from the previous page.. must be stuck in my mind!  I loved this paper (thought more fitting for animal subject) but was rather busy... soooooo with some cream coloured paint gave it a lift, and also busy-ed-it -down so the photos and words didnt get lost in the patterned paper....

The effect of the pom-poms when the book is closed....

Day 19
Back to play with transparencies.  I love the old Fancy Pants ones as they are wonderfully festive and good sturdy quality for a page.  When you plan to use a transparency, it kinda affects 4 pages, the one before it ...both sides of the transparency, and the one after it.   I try to consider them all.  Its a challenge and something I really love to figure out and hopefully smile when its done!
So I'll try explain in pics....
this one is the the first side of the transparency with nothing behind it...(afterall..behind it hasnt been created yet lol)

Here it is again with one of the 'doors' (as its coming up to the end of another week) behind it - with nothing yet created on the door.... (thats day 21)
The stuck on sequins and the gold lace under the photo only need be on one side, as its seen through the other side quite clearly (big smile).  The baubles are great to decorate.
 And  when placing photos on this side... it has to be matched for the other side.....

Day 20
The great thing is that the transparency baubles show through the other side and although a little more muted still can be decorated and in the case of the date - put a circular '20' sticker in its place to back the previous page.  You can see the sequin stars and the gold lace clearly from the other side.

Placed in the album.. it fronts onto the beach page.... which now takes on a more 'Christmassy' affect 
Gotta love that!   You can see now the plainer- scrapped transparency pages seem to be more complex once placed into the album when the other page shows through....

Day 21
We've reached the end of another week and scrapped on one of the 'doors' in the album..
This page was also planned with the previous transparency page in mind.......

 And just to flip back to the transperancy page before......
  you can see through to Paige and Hannah, the bauble covers the '21' date so not to take over from the '19th' page....  the word 'joy' is seen and leaves an essence for both pages...
And again, the more plainly scrapped page is now looking more complex

 The date underneath the red bauble...

Wow.... I think my next post will probably be after Christmas now...
when things calm down from the festivities.
I'm really looking forward to scrapping that!

Click below to find Mr linky and link up your 
(We'd love to see them!)
We have had some great projects being shared. 
If you do share could you please mention and link 'Let's December Daily' in your blog post.