December Album 2015

December Album 2015 Walk-Thru Video

Hello and welcome back! I’m so happy to share a beautiful video today that I made showing the foundation pages of my December Daily album for this holiday season. I hope you enjoy!

 

 

Alright, so that is my album for the month of December, ready to be filled with photos and stories of our Christmas 2015. I still have a few blog posts planned before December starts because I would like to post all the before photos of the album, and I would like to show you how I organize all my December supplies and papers! I hope you will check back in and be sure to Subscribe so you can get the newest posts in your inbox.

Here is a list of most of the products that can be seen in my foundation pages (I will be posting complete sources as I post each layout during December, and also feel free to shoot me a message if I missed something!)

December Album 2015 Cover Process Video

Hello, welcome back!  I am practically giddy with excitement for this year’s December Album, also known as December Daily, and I’m so excited to post my process video today showing how I created my cover.  I posted some sneak photos of the album a few days ago and so appreciate all of you who stopped in to take a look!  So without further ado, here is the process video.

 

So I’m going to tell you that this was not the album I started with!  I have mentioned before that my jumping off point for this year’s album was a series of subway numbers I found at a local vintage shop, named Vintage Jane.  These numbers were 5 1/2″ wide x 5″ tall.  So I created an album that was suitable for that size – and then went to put all the pages into it and realized only about 18 days would fit in it!

Anyway, in the next few days I will show you what I did with the album that was almost December Daily – so stay tuned for that!  Also I am working hard on finishing up the foundation pages and a walk-thru video of my December album and I hope you will Subscribe down below to get all the goodies in your inbox.

As always, here is a list of products you have seen in the video:

Simple Stories Teal Chevron Snap! Album 

Ali Edwards December Daily Main Kit

Liquitex Basics Gesso

Thanks so much for checking out my December album and my process video!  I hope you are inspired to go, do, create!

 

See you soon,

~Theresa

***December Daily is a concept of creating an album and capturing one memory per day throughout the month of December. This concept was developed by scrapbooking genius and creative super power Ali Edwards.  More on the project, her process, and her available products can be found here.  I am not affiliated with Ali Edwards, but I do love to use her products and hope you enjoy seeing them being used.  Most importantly, I hope I inspire you, as Ali has inspired me, to create awesome memories and then document those memories in a way that excites you and reminds you of all that is good in life.

Welcome and December Album 2015 Sneak Peek!!!!!

 December Album 2015 | Album spine
December Album 2015 | Album spine

Hi there and welcome to  our new home right here! I’m so excited to be starting in a fresh place and I hope you enjoy the new look. 

All my previous posts are still available at blogher.com, and can be found here.   Feel free to browse around at my previous December albums and Project Life layouts!  Also in the future I will be uploading my December albums from previous years into the gallery here.  

 December Album 2015 | Album cover plus kits from Ali Edwards and One Little Bird
December Album 2015 | Album cover plus kits from Ali Edwards and One Little Bird

 

I have been working almost obsessively (ok, really obsessively!) on my foundation pages for December Daily.  This is a yearly tradition that I follow to document our December memories, a tradition created and inspired by Ali Edwards.  I have been doing this project for about seven years now, and the albums I have created definitely rank as favorites in our house.

 December Album 2015 | Album cover
December Album 2015 | Album cover

 

A big part of this project involves assembling and completing the foundation pages in advance, so that during the month of December you only have to add photos and journaling.  This year my album was created using a set of subway numbers I found at a local shop. 

 December Album 2015 Day 20 | Subway numbers have been cut down and made into sequin pockets; pockets are then sealed with washi tape.
December Album 2015 Day 20 | Subway numbers have been cut down and made into sequin pockets; pockets are then sealed with washi tape.

The size of these subway numbers presented a few challenges in creating this album.  Their size was awkward: 5 1/2″ wide by 5″ tall.  Certainly not typical scrapbook sizes!  I will share more on that journey later, but suffice to say this is actually my second album I’ve created and the first one did not work out (not to worry, it is being re-purposed and will be another project I will post for you soon!).  But at any rate, I decided in the end that these numbers could be cut down to fit in ordinary pocket pages and so be it.

 December Album 2015 | Days 1 and 2 layout
December Album 2015 | Days 1 and 2 layout

I’m so happy with how these foundation pages turned out and cannot wait for December to get here already!  I completely love the kits and products I have chosen.  The album itself is from Simple Stories.  I am working on the video that shows how I treated that album to create what you see in these photos!

 December Album 2015 | Day 16 using Ali Edwards December Daily Main Kit and One Little Bird Mini Kit
December Album 2015 | Day 16 using Ali Edwards December Daily Main Kit and One Little Bird Mini Kit

The products and kits I have chosen to use (mostly!) are as follows:

Ali Edwards December Daily Main Kit

One Little Bird December Daily Mini Kit by Peppermint Jones

Simple Stories Teal Chevron Burlap 6×8 Snap! Album

October Afternoon Under the Tree Collection

 December Album 2015 | Embellishment card using Ali Edwards and One Little Bird kits
December Album 2015 | Embellishment card using Ali Edwards and One Little Bird kits

I hope you have enjoyed these sneak peeks into my December album as it is right now.  Stay tuned for so much more fun to come – videos, how-to’s, and of course photos that I hope will inspire you to create your own!  As always, please feel free to share your own December album in the Comments section.  And I hope you will Subscribe via the button below so you can follow along in my creative journey.

See you soon!

~Theresa