Oh my goodness, I could probably burst with excitement for this month and all the creative goodness that comes with it. There is no doubt that December Daily is my favorite project of the year, something I prepare for almost all year long, something I talk about all year long, and something I look to be inspired for every day. You’ve chosen to look here today for your own inspiration, and for that my heart could burst three times. Thank you for being here and for following along.

I have my Day 01 ready to show you! This post will be short and simple, there is no video, and most days this month will probably look like this. I plan, however, to create process videos in batches – my plan is to try to post a process video every three days or so, and group the days together. But let’s get on with the good stuff. Here is Day 1 as I created it for the foundation pages.

December Daily 2015 Day 01

I left myself some options here: I could use one photo layered on top of the vellum stars where the December 1 tag is, or I could add a page in there if it turned out to be a photo heavy day. It turned out to be a photo heavy day because we attended the Wilmington, NC Flotilla!

December Daily 2015 Day 01

So I decided to layer a photo over the vellum like my original plan, and then I moved the transparency from the opening of the album to this day so it could accommodate more photos and the story of the day.

Photos of the Flotilla boats courtesy of Chandler Edwards, my awesome nephew!

I created a flip-out page using Ali Edwards  Digital Template No. 2 and dropped three photos into their spaces. I left one space open so I could add the journal card from One Little Bird. To separate each element I added silver glitter tape that is from Ali Edwards Spark Story Kit. My journaling reads as follows:

Well, I had just mentioned in passing to Angie how much fun it might be to go see the boats at the Flotilla this year, and the weather looked good, so we packed up and drove out there. I have to admit that ever since Mom died it’s been hard to make that drive out to Wilmington. The miles are hard, and the hard memories are difficult. I know that I’m in a better place this year, though, because when she said we should come, I started planning!
I am so glad we went! It was the best way to start off the month ever! We had the perfect parking spot and we found a place right on the waterfront. All the boats were fantastic! And seeing that part of the island was absolutely dreamy. The houses were so pretty with their decorations, and out favorite was definitely seeing Santa’s clothes hanging on the line!
But honestly, the best part was hanging with Angie and getting to chat with her a bit. I always hear part of myself in her stories. I was glad to hear she is in a better place this year, too. I was glad to hear that healing is happening for her, too. I was glad to see her pretty home and her pretty things, and I was so so very happy to sit with her and feel joy.

December Daily 2015 Day 01

Above the journaling I used the star screenprint that came in the Main Kit.

December Daily 2015 Day 01

On the fold-out photo on the top I added a simple star clip and stamped Joy is December.

December Daily 2015 Day 01

On the other side I added some stamping to the diagonal stripe card and a banner from One Little Bird.

December Daily 2015 Day 01

And for the photo of the sky I added a gold title, the tag, and an wooden anchor that I had in my stash.

December Daily 2015 Day 01

Nothing very complicated, although this is a photo heavy layout (5 photos in all) and I did include a lengthy journaling piece. Today just happened to turn out that way, but tomorrow may be very simple and short. I hope you enjoyed today’s layout, and please hit Subscribe so you can see the rest of the album right in your inbox!

See you soon!


**December Daily is the brainchild of creative genius Ali Edwards, and is a process of preserving the memories of December within a daily album by creating one layout per day. More of this project, and links to purchase the kits used in this layout, plus the digital templates, can be found here.

Some of the products I have used in this layout are, sadly, no longer available, but should still be attributed. They are: the star shaped paper clip (Two Peas in a Bucket), Ho Ho Ho file tab (Jillibean Soup), and the wood anchor I believe is Teresa Collins.

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