Welcome to the next installment of my 2016 December Daily. Today I am sharing days 4 and 5 with you. I wish I had taken pictures of the foundation pages so you could see the so called before and afters. The problem with that is that I didn't really organize the days. I just made a bunch of pocket cards, hole punched a bunch of bags and miscellaneous goodies/filler and tossed them into my Simple Stories SNAP album. I didn't really "plan". I wanted a little more flexibility that didn't mean too much shuffling. So, it's just the "mostly" finished pages that you will find here on the blog. I say mostly as I know I will go back at the end and add little touches here and there.
Day 4's moment documented are our attempts at cookie making. We had every intention of baking however the projects that we did finish weren't baking. Our day got away from us and Christmas treats were made but then other things took over. It's okay, I'm embrace this month and letting things happen as they would rather than forcing it. I don't want to plan my life around December Daily so that I have things to put in the album but rather, let the days unfold as they are meant to and find a moment within each to cherish and document. It may be the decorating we did in November or the wreath we hung days prior. That's okay as I'm enjoying it today.
Look at all those little pockets of goodness! The treats that did manage to make and snippets of the lights from the previous evening poking through! Happy, happy! I just love this project! I hope I still love it by month's end. It really has been fun this year, unlike years past. I just got overwhelmed with everything going on.
This side of the spread is simple; a picture, journaling and a larger card. I could have added more pictures but it really didn't need it. My story is told and there is sufficient support to it. I liked that there is a resting spot for your eye at the bottom of the spread. I made that bottom card and amended the top, left journaling card. It was a free download that I overlaid a journal block to in PhotoShop. The free download was actually wrapping paper that I resized to work for the size journal card I wanted. You can find the download HERE
Day 5 not much Christmas happened so I am going to use it as a space to house our elf antics. This is a rather simple spread again with filler cards that I adjusted from free downloads. I think the top left card was also wrapping paper. The Merry and Bright card down the bottom was a 4x3 card that I turned the lettering the opposite direction to fit better on a 4x6 card. The woodgrain is from cards in the Dollar Spot at Target. I cut it down and created a liftable element.
The journaling is about Mia's elf enthusiasm. Henry wasn't going to come to Richmond this year but Mia so looks forward to finding him and his latest adventure that we are glad he did return. I got the idea for that liftable card from a tag on clothing. Inspiration is everywhere!
Currently the calendar is a tad sparse as it's early in the month still. I take a daily picture of the elf and his latest antic and insert it into the calendar. At the end of the month I will use little glitter stickers I have left from my Core'dinations/Darice days on each day. I want to use some red somewhere on there, probably a long stripe of skinny red washi under the notes box. I will cut and glue some patterned paper into the long rectangle down the right hand side of the calendar which I created in PhotoShop.
How is your December Daily going? I hope it has been a great month for you! So much going on!.