Kinda excited that I'm kinda excited about doing a December Daily this year. Through a series of life events that made the holidays a little less than rosy for this Mama the past few Christmas seasons, it's a joy for me to look at all the festivities and traditions surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ with fresh eyes.
I'm looking at the word "daily" in the title a little differently than I have in the past, though. I must have known it was the stories that mattered, not that we had a strict schedule of activities or must-do's just to get a photo and put it in an album, when I created this title page back in 2010.
It's into this album that I'll be adding to and definitely using what's already there. And because I'm on the Design Teams for The Twinery and My Mind's Eye, be assured that you're going to see lots and lots of their goodies shared on my pages. Ahem, I do have quite a supply of uber-cute product to choose from!
My Mind's Eye | All is Bright: decorative tape, chipboard elements, Nostalgia: chipboard elements, American Crafts | Thickers
I used the Ali Edwards album template from 2010 that I already had and just revamped the title page. I had it and see no reason to begin again. I'll also be doing that to all the daily pages I've already printed and trimmed. I didn't have to cover up the number 31, but I'm not quite sure yet whether I'll be doing daily journaling as I our tell our story this year. To be safe, I added the chipboard pieces to cover up the 31 and the date at the bottom of the title page. I love that there is a piece of subway art chipboard since I kinda sorta like that kind of art!
I'm really going to try to go with the flow this year and not be hung up on creating a visual masterpiece each day. Sure, I want it to be appealing and fun, but I have to be realistic. I'm a work-from-home Mommy and it's the holiday rush season. So, simple it is.
day one | advent calendar
The Twinery | Gold Shimmer baker's twine, American Crafts | Thickers, My Mind's Eye | Indie Chic Citron "Measure"Layered Chipboard Stickers,
Label Stickers, I Love It All | white merchandise tag, Craft Supply | transparency, washi tape
These two girls have been eagerly waiting the first day of December so that they could finally open the advent calendar. This year, Mommy's plan is to have Isabella open odd days and Victoria open even days and she also gets to choose the bedtime story that evening as well. On Saturday, they could wait no longer and opened the calendar first thing in the morning while still in their jammies.
For the back, I trimmed some MME paper to size and told our story after adding another label sticker.
day one | details
I just have to share the awesomeness of the new Shimmer shades of baker's twine from The Twinery. I'm using Gold, but there's also Platinum.
Go ahead and admit it, you love it, too! For me, it added a touch of festive sparkle while keeping all the attention on the photo of the girls.
Find more of my December Daily posts here.