December Daily

Have you jumped on the DECEMBER DAILY bandwagon? I’m going to give it a try for the first time. Today is December 1st so it’s time to get started!

Actually, I’ve noticed that scrappers are doing all variations on the dates covered in their December Daily whether it be December 1-25, December 1-31, or covering the entire season from Thanksgiving through New Years Day. I think it’s great to personalize the dates to whatever works best for you.

My plan is to cover December 1-25. I considered other time frames but ultimately my scrapbook made the decision for me, LOL. I’m using an old Making Memories 8×8 album from my stash. The pages are spiral bound and there are 30 (well, 15 pages front and back). So by the time I add a cover page that’s 26 of the 30 pages. The other 4 pages I figure will be used for 2-page layouts on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, etc.

I was kind of hmmming and hawing about whether to do December Daily at all because I’m one of these girls …

queen of unfinished projects tee shirt

* Shirt by TWO CHICKS DESIGNS, where I get all my scrapbook tees

The tipping point was when I placed my BLACK FRIDAY scrapbook order @ MEMORY WORKS, I got this as one of my free gifts:

simple stories 25 days of christmas

It was like a sign from the Scrappy Gods, I guess, so I finally gave in. I’ve been too busy working to scrapbook much lately but here’s how I’m going to accomplish this project:

1. I have a mini-scrapbook retreat this weekend where I can get the foundation pages pre-done all at once.

2. Don’t be picky about photo quality. I always have my iPhone with me so if that’s how I capture a moment, so be it if the pic is blurry or not perfect. It’s going in the book, damnit!

3. Other than the new sticker sheet, I’m using supplies from my stash … so no time spent shopping.

4. KISS * Keep It Simple Stupid * {“Stupid” would be ME I’m talking to, so don’t go gettin’ all offended. Sheesh.} In other words, these pages will be very basic. No time for all this fancy, wicked cute stuff I see everyone else doing. Eye on the prize, baby. Eye on the prize.

5. Remembering that the main thing I want to do is capture what’s important to us during this season with 1 photo and some journaling for each day.

So wish me luck! As the Queen, I will need it.

Are you doing December Daily?