December Daily 2018

Documenting December In A Traveler’s Notebook | Around the Studio!!

Hello Lovelies!!! It is just a few more days until December 1 and I am officially as ready as I will ever be! So today I am sharing with you a look around my studio and how I have prepared and organized supplies for December Daily! You can see my video here.   One of my best tips for accomplishing a daily project like December Daily is to be well prepared, and also well organized. Ha. Full disclosure: organization in my studio has never been my strong point, but there are a few things even the most disheveled of us can do before the month begins.
The center of my work area is right here, which is the front room in our home. I use two primary work surfaces for creative work and computer work. Other pieces play active, supportive roles. Let’s start where my creative work begins!
My main work table is under my favorite window. One thing I have learned over the years is to keep all the things you use every day, in every layout right here. These would be things like scissors, paper trimmer, adhesive, and any particular stamps, inks or other supplies you know you already use. I also have pulled washi tapes that I want to use, and of course notice the chocolate. Always need chocolate.
Those are a few of the things on my immediate work surface, and then I have a few December supplies that I have pulled as well. I keep those nearby so that I don’t have to go rifling through supplies during the month. My primary place to keep those supplies is in the top tray of my Raskog. During the year this tray keeps regular Project Life products, and it was easy to switch this out. When December Daily is complete, I will put Project Life products back in.
This tray now contains stamp sets, stickers, patterned papers, and journal cards. I also have two trays on my work surface. The wooden tray holds die cut ephemera and chipboard, which I have separated from their full size sheets. I love having these out and visible so I can use them!
Also just resting on top of this tray is my divided container of physical embellishments. (Not pictured, but included in the video.) Those are things like wooden pieces, flair, other shipboard pieces, and miscellaneous things from kits like Ali Edwards kit, Paislee Press, Felicity Jane, and Elle’s Studio. At this point all the supplies I plan to use for December’s project are right at hand!
Some other things around my studio include my printer stand above. This cart is an IKEA favorite, and I love that it houses my printer and my Silhouette, along with photo paper and card stock. Having those things right close to my computer make it so easy to crank out work every day! I also keep my regular supplies in the Kallax units on the other side of my room.
These two Kallax units house most of my supplies, such as physical collections, stamp sets, dies, other paper trimmers, and card stock. I also have another Kallax that houses all my albums.
Another favorite storage spot in my studio is my hutch. I keep the kids’ supplies here plus a few odds and ends, and my washi tray. This tray is a printer’s tray that we divided up and painted white. All the washi is organized (somewhat!) in rainbow order. I also keep glitter and mini ink pads here.
  Here is one more fun view of my studio space and my two best scrappy pieces, the Raskog carts. They house mixed media products throughout the year, along with other stickers and embellishments that I use in Project Life.
What a fun tour, thank you for following along today! I look forward to jumping right into December and will see you then! ~Theresa    

Important Class Announcement Plus December Traveler’s Notebook Cover Page And Reason Why!

Welcome back Lovelies! I am so excited to share my cover page and my reason why page in my December Daily Traveler’s Notebook! It is always so excited to dive right in and start working on the actual pages, even as I am still completing foundation pages and anxiously waiting for the First of December! You can watch my process video below.

Every year I get so excited to begin these pages and this year is absolutely no different. I set about to choose one traveler’s notebook to begin with and started with the cover.

This cover already lays groundwork for being incredibly simple, so simple is how I kept it. I left the transparency (Bella Blvd.) just as it was, and added a simple wooden date plus a stamped image.

The wooden numbers are from Felicity Jane from the 2017 Joy kit, the background paper is Alexandra Renke, circle chipboard embellishment Pinkfresh Studio, and Christmas stamp is from Paislee Press.

My Reason Why each year is basically always the same, even though I have so many different reasons for doing this project the most important reason is for our family. I want nothing more than our family to remember all the amazing memories we have made each year, and specifically in this season.

I always prefer to open this project with a family photo, and this is one of my all-time favorites this year. I have used a full-page photo, and since this layout has a pocket I added an Ali Edwards transparency into the pocket.

My journaling and a simple title, echoing my Reason Why, is on the facing page. I began with the star patterned paper from Pinkfresh December Days, and notice how I cut it so the largest star was slightly off-centered. This made it so the Joy die cut could actually be in the center, and then I added a few more ornaments to balance. This left a great space for my hand-written journaling.

 One final stamp at the bottom, and these pages are complete!

I have a really awesome announcement to make and I hope you will join me! You may know that I have previously created and released two memory keeping classes, called In My Pocket. I retired those for a while, but am opening those classes up again for purchase! You can click this image below to learn more.

I know that many of us are already planning and plotting our 2019 memory keeping plans, and so with that in mind I hope you will join me on a personal journey through Volume 01, beginning January 15, 2019! What does this mean? If you sign up for the Bundle, Volume 01, or if you have previously purchased Volume 01, you will receive an invitation to receive weekly emails walking through the class, lesson by lesson. This is actually really exciting and I can’t wait to share with you each week the concepts introduced in the class! If you have already purchased the class or the bundle, you don’t have to do a thing, just look for your invitation in January and sign up! If you wish to participate, be sure to purchase the class and then look for your invitation as well. Also note the special pricing, from now until December 10, 2018, all In My Pocket classes are discounted! 

See you soon,


Documenting December In A Traveler’s Notebook | Creating the Notebooks

Hello Lovelies!!! Today I am publishing TWO videos to talk about how I am assembling the notebooks for my December Daily album! In this first video I talk about how I chose the papers that make up the actual notebooks and how they are stacked together. You can see the first video here.

Hopefully the above video showed how I chose the papers and individual papers for my notebooks. I created a formula for the notebooks that consisted of the following:

  • transparency or vellum cover
  • inside patterned paper
  • pocket page (made by me)
  • mixed media page (Canson brand)
  • vellum or transparency
  • patterned paper
  • mixed media page (in two of them I left this page out)

There are four notebooks altogether, which gives me tons of space to add photos, journaling, and all the pretty things I love to add each year. I don’t think I will actually use all four, and that is ok too. Look how full the notebook is already.

I really love seeing all the pages put together. In my second video you can see how I bound them.

I decided to sew these notebooks using twine and tapestry needles that have a large enough head to feed twine through. This was actually really fun and satisfying to see them come together!

I will add a little more here and there in the next few days and then plan to do a full walk through video of all the notebooks, so stay tuned for that near the end of November!

Thanks so much for joining me today! I am so excited for December to begin, and with this big chunk completed I feel ready! See you again soon!


December Daily is an album concept designed and marketed by Ali Edwards. You can learn more about the project and connect with others who are passionate about it at her website here.

December Daily 2018 Clique Kits Hipster Holiday Kit Unboxing!

Hello Lovelies! Today I am sharing a fun unboxing video of the Hipster Holiday kit from Clique Kits, which features the amazing Merry Days collection from Crate Paper! You can watch my unboxing video here.

I am so excited to work with this awesome kit and hope you will join me throughout the month of December! See you again soon!


December Daily 2018 | Paislee Press Mini Kit Unboxing

Hello Lovelies! Oh I am so excited to begin diving into this project this year! Today I am sharing an Unboxing video of the Paislee Press Mini kit and a couple of Add-ons I ordered from Ali Edwards. This Mini kit is a favorite every year and I can’t wait to start working with it!

Of course, I am already playing a little bit with these beautiful products and came up with a little mock-up for you. Working in a traveler’s notebook feels a bit different for me as I am used to preparing pocket pages, but just diving in has me excited and I think you’ll love where I am heading too.

I am using a 5×8 size notebook this year, which is very close to Cahier size. I love this size because the pages are just a bit bigger. To create this mock-up I cut down two of the papers from Paislee Press, and one of the transparencies. The transparency is attached to the notebook using simple washi tape and I have left the washi underneath the patterned papers so it only shows on the transparency. 

I also added two little epoxy stickers, back to back, on the edge of the transparency, just to add a tiny detail. And that is all for today! Stay tuned, now that I have products in hand I can begin building my notebooks and will be sharing them with you right here!


**December Daily is an album concept designed by Ali Edwards in which we create a monthly project throughout the month of December highlighting one photo and one story per day. You can learn more about this project and connect with others who participate in this project on the Ali Edwards website.