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,


***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.

Project Life Week 36 Process Video

Hi there, I’m back today with a video of my Project Life process for Week 36, which was September 5-11, 2015.

 My last video can be seen here; Weeks 35 and 36 are together in my album so they sort of go together. I’ve used the same products: Crate Paper Wonder collection and Ali Edwards journaling cards, washi tape, and Stories stamp set.  I will link to those products at the end of the blog post!


I hope you enjoyed today’s video and are inspired to create your own! As always, I like to post some of the photos of the layout here so you can see how it turned out:

 PL Week 36 by itself PL Week 36 by itself PL Weeks 35 & 36 together as they are in the album PL Weeks 35 & 36 together as they are in the album

 I love this 4 x 6 card layered on top of Crate Paper’s floral pattern. I am making an effort to get some of the larger patterned papers into my Project Life spreads, and this makes me happy!

 Floral Card close up Floral Card close up

  This journaling card is one of my favorites, and the main reason why I chose to use the Wonder collection in both of these spreads: Ali has used that apricot color along with red and turquoise and that palette is one of my favorites!

 Dream journaling card Dream journaling card

Those turquoise alphabets from Simple Stories worked out great – I love the contrast between them and the gold stripe. Also, the white and orange journaling card was originally a 4×6 size, and I cut it down vertically to fit in this pocket. Don’t be afraid to cut your elements down and try them in a different orientation!

 Date card for Week 36 Date card for Week 36

 I hope you have enjoyed this simple, easy Project Life layout today! I’ll be back soon to continue the journey through my Project Life album this year! And because they are so cute, here are more shots of the kittens.

 Zoe close up Zoe close up Yep, they're so cute (the products, yes, the products!) Yep, they’re so cute (the products, yes, the products!)

 These are the products I have used in this layout (I am not affiliated with any of these companies, I am just a happy customer who loves to use their products!):

Crate Paper Wonder collection

Ali Edwards, Hello Happy journaling cards, and mini washi tape

Simple Stories Summer Vibes alphabet stickers I think in my video I mistakenly referenced We Are Family, forgive me!)

Becky Higgins page protectors Design F

See you again soon!


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

Larkindesign 2015 December Daily

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, 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.

Larkindesign 2015 December Daily

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.

Larkindesign 2015 December Daily

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.

Larkindesign 2015 December Daily

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.

Larkindesign 2015 December Daily

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!

Larkindesign 2015 December Daily

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

Larkindesign 2015 December Daily

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!