I am in love with Ali Edwards scrapbooking style,
and am a daily follower of her blog, but I have never
wanted to do a December Daily until this year.
In the summer, I did my first Week in the Life,
also inspired by Ali and had a great time with it,
so I decided I would try this new project for Christmas.
As I kind of see it, it's like a photo advent calendar,
but of our life, so each day, I will pick one thing
happening and focus the photos and journaling on
what is going on, right then and there.
about the whole process, I decided on going with a line of
product in which paper, and stickers etc would all go
together, alliviating some of the big decision making
that I usually go through just to do a layout.
I loved this line, which is called 25 days of Christmas
which is made by Simple Stories. I then used my new
cricuit cartridge called Elegant Edges to shape my
chipboard front and back panels, as well as to cut
out my overlays which I used as page dividers.
of the chipboard and then added the sticker
calendar, the sticker letters and "family"
which is all part of the coordinating sticker sheets
that are part of the set, there are 3 sheets of
stickers available, letters, datess and one that
offers a variety of Christmas themed items.
sheets with a ruler, paper rounder and more
stickers from the set. I think it looks pretty
darn close to the digital version if I do say so.
each with fun stickers, words and paterned paper.
overlay dividers laid upon the days I did them
for. (I would of liked to have one for each day,
but finding overlays is difficult, and I had to
make do with what I could find).
album, along with two extra pages I put in for
Christmas Eve and Day. I am also going to use
a bunch of 2 x 2 slide holder sheets, that I will
cut down to fit the album on those days when I
need more room for photos.
Now I just really want it to be December 1st so I can
start on it. I can't wait to see what stories I focus on
and share it with my family after the holiday.