Hello Lovelies and welcome back to my 2019 December Daily series! This project is a yearly project created and marketed by Ali Edwards, who released a STUNNING collection of products this year! It was so hard to choose products this year, and it was even harder to figure out how to share my own excitement about these fun kits and embellishments. So I decided I would share my personal favorites from the product offering with you. Follow along in the video below!
Isn’t that fun? So many pretty things and I cannot wait to share the pages throughout the month of December with you. In the upcoming videos I will be sharing Foundation Pages with you, so I hope you will stay tuned for those!
Hello Lovelies!!! Today I am continuing with December Daily 2019 preparations by sharing with you how I have organized my desk. Having my favorite Christmas supplies on my desk and at my fingertips helps me stay put together and simplifies this process so much. Have a look at my desk tour in this video.
I kept my desk organization pretty simple this year, although I admit there is a lot! I plan to work on more than just my December Daily, so stay tuned for more about that soon. I have a few photos to share with you so can get a feel for where things are.
This is an overall view of my desk, positioned directly under my favorite window that looks out over our front yard and into the neighborhood. I get a good amount of light from this window, but since I film videos here I also have studio lighting and you can also see my iPad stand. I have already decided on my color scheme for this year: teal, red, black and white. So I pulled embellishments from my stash of older products that only have those colors and then placed them into this wood tray below. I have used divided containers from Target and the Dollar Tree to keep them separated by color.
These opaque desk organizers are from Target and are great for storing embellishments! I have these two on the right side of my desk, which house stamps and stickers. All my alphabets and labels are so easy to grab right here.
On the other side of my desk I have patterned papers and vellums and transparencies, and then I also have this divided wood container to keep journal cards right up front. I have tags, a few punches, and a few note pads as well.
So simple, and ready to go! See you soon with more December Daily fun!
Welcome Lovelies! It is that most magical time of the year and I am so excited to join in with December Daily 2019! Ok, I promise I will stop using exclamation points, but for real, this project is the best project all year and the best part is, I get to share it with you. Today I wanted to start out with a fun little welcome back chat, and a challenge for you as we enter the holiday season.
Every year we set about to document our holiday memories, and for many of us December Daily has become a favorite way to do just that. One story, per day, for the month, in a beautiful little album keepsake to have forever. December Daily was of course designed and marketed by Ali Edwards, who encourages us to find our Reason Why. The idea behind our Reason Why is so we can get really clear on why we are doing this project and why we are choosing to include the activities we do in the month of December. She is a proponent of intentional living, and I am on board with that.
This year has been all about going deeper for me. Going deeper with my projects, with my business, with my family. And this year December Daily is no different. I want to go deeper, and I want to go deeper with my Reason Why as well. The best thing about December Daily is no doubt the ability to pause and reflect on the moments, events, feelings, and experiences of the season that are most meaningful to us. It is also incredibly easy to say yes to all the things and then midway through we find ourselves completely overwhelmed, in tears, and disconnected from this project altogether. This year can be different though, and I invite you to think about your five senses: your hearing, your sense of taste, your eyes, your sense of touch, and your sense of smell.
The holidays are definitely a sensory experience, with all the sights and sounds, the lights, the flavors, and we want to take it all in! But the question becomes: what are your personal needs and how can you meet those needs, at this time, throughout the holiday season? How can we fill our precious days with activities and events and moments that fill our cup and then allow us to document that cup filled? That means really sitting down and thinking about what your needs are at this time in your life, what do you need from the season, what do you need from your craft, what do you need from this project so that you are satisfied and cared for, rather than feeling anxious, depressed and overwhelmed?
So as you write your Reason Why this year, think about what you need to bring into your life this season, what vibe, what energy, what experiences, what scents, what tastes, what sights, what music, what smells you need in your life right now and go out and make it happen. I look forward to see how you live your holiday this year and hope you will share your pages, albums, and projects in our community as well! I will be sharing my process for December Daily 2019 from here on out until the New Year, stay tuned!
Hello Lovelies, today is a bonus layout and process video for you as I am participating in Sara Scraps’ YouTube Hop, Learning Is An Adventure! I hope you will follow along with the other ladies who are participating in this Hop over on YouTube today and have fun! You can see my video here.
I still had the die cut paper from Paige Evans Whimsical collection, so today was all about using that paper and adding some fun embellishments from my stash! My photo is from Natalie’s first day of 4th grade, so this layout will go in her personal album.
I backed the die cut paper with a pink patterned paper from Paige Evans Truly Grateful collection, and lifted up the flowers and leaves and butterflies so that would show through. The centers of these flowers make just the most fun places for embellishments, so I just brought out everything I had and started having fun! Anything that was pink, mint, yellow, or coral was fair game.
I find it so incredibly satisfying to use up embellishments like this, and it definitely adds so much interest to the page. I have used chipboard from Ali Edwards, flair from Dear Lizzy, wood buttons and floral die cuts from Truly Grateful, and acrylic star + butterfly from Dear Lizzy as well.
My title is the 4 from Felicity Jane and the -th grade layered on top of a die cut journal spot from Truly Grateful. I added my journaling once everything was in place by writing in a curve to follow the embellishments around the page. How fun!
I just love seeing the back paper peaking through! As final touch I stamped my date and called this one done.
Thanks so much for joining me today! If you’d like to learn more about my processes for our kids’ albums, I invite you into the classroom. In My Pocket Kids Album Edition opens this week and is already available for pre-order right here: In My Pocket Kids Album Edition.
Here is a link to each participant in the Hop:
Hello and Welcome to my stop along the Learning Is An Adventure You Tube Hop! Along this hop, you will find inspiration of all grades! You are going to lovethis hop!
Hello Lovelies and welcome back to my September Finish It Series! In order to finish up an album it is important to regain your bearings so to speak, and just assess what you have already accomplished. Then you know exactly what you have left to do! In this video I will chat with you about the status of my 2018 Project Life album, and then I will share how I print my photos using the Print To Pocket Action No. 01.