Showing posts with label December Daily. Show all posts
Showing posts with label December Daily. Show all posts

Monday, November 4, 2013

Ustream Tonight!

Hi everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  December is right around the corner, and I know everyone is going to get BUSY!   So tonight we are starting our December Daily journals early.

I hope you can join us at 8:30 p.m. est. on Ustream.

This month we are going to feature the 25th and Pine line by Basic Grey.

We decided to break this project up into sections so that we can cram as many techniques and details as possible, without feeling rushed.  Tonight's class is going to focus on making our covers, and perhaps a few embellishments. 

Then, on December 2nd, we will focus on making our embellishments and parts of our book.  Each week, I will feature my pages from the week on my blog at  so you can follow along through the entire month of December. These blog posts will also be posted to the Flamingo Scraps Facebook page.  Don't forget to sub to both so you don't miss the weekly tutorials!

Pinkie is trying to put together a mini kit for the covers, but you can still follow along. Make sure you purchase the 25th & Pine collection so you get it before the December Class! We would love to see how your books look.

We hope to see you there!  As always, we will do our best to record for those who can't make it live. 

Tonya Gibbs

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Christmas in July meets December Daily

Happy Saturday, Flockinistas! Melissa, here, with a fun December Daily project that will be sure to get you in the mood for more Christmas creativity!

I have been wanting to do a December Daily for a while, now, but anytime that I really think about sitting down to prep it and get ready to take pictures every single day, it's usually prime Christmas shopping, preparation, present wrapping, time. There's just not enough time to fit it all in. So, the Christmas in July kits from Flamingo Scraps was a great prompt to get me on it before my lack of time became my excuse.

For my project, I things that are available through Flamingo Scraps:

Christmas in July Kit -- Brights
We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board

And a few other things that may be available special order:
White grossgrain ribbon
Snowflake acetate shapes
Silhouette Cameo Design Cutter
Large Binder Rings

And here's what I came up with! I'm not going to show every page, because there's 31 of them, but here are a few of my favorites:

As you can see, the white grossgrain ribbon was used to keep the album shut when it's not being used. I kept the design throughout fairly clean and simple, as I knew I was going to have to put together a whole lot of pages without photos (which is a challenge for me, for sure), and I don't have hours to spend on each page. 

I made 31 envelopes for this project, in varying colors of red, white, and kraft. It didn't take much time at all with the envelope punch board! And the nice thing about using envelopes is that I will have places to hold memorabilia and extra photos as I go through and add to this album. 

On the second day, I figured I'd talk about Christmas card creation and making them. I put a copy of one of my Christmas cards in the album (from this post) so that it would be available. I figured I could additionally put whatever photo is sent in the card in there somewhere, as well, and our Christmas letter, if I type one up this year. 

I tried to keep everything flat, since much more bulk will make this album too big, so I stuck to using the sticker sheets that came with the kit and a few of the chipboard embellishments, and only a small sampling of brads. I don't want to add more because I don't know how much bulk will be added by the photos and memorabilia I add to it in December.

As you can see, each envelope is separated by a strip of patterned paper from the kit. This strip is not attached to the envelopes, so it gives me a little extra room to put things... extra photos, journaling, etc. 

To give the strips more interest, I used the stickers from the sheets in the kit and would put them off the edge. Because there was sticky parts that I didn't want to stick to the envelopes, I coated it with white chalk so that it wouldn't stick!

I also took some acetate snowflakes from my stash, pierced them in the middle, and put the brads that came with the kit through the middle. I thought it added some fun interest without too much bulk and gave me a good use for the brads. 

On some pages, I also cut the tags that came on sheets in the kit and used them to show my day. It was a cute way to add some variance to the album without adding complication. 

And, there you have it! A simple December Daily album that I put together in just a few hours, though I have a feeling that when I actually start adding content, I will probably add more to the album in terms of embellishment. But, for a prep, it was quick and easy and not overwhelming, which is how I like it. I hope it gave you inspiration to start your own December Daily album using envelopes! It sure was quick, easy, and less expensive that way! 

Until next time!
Keep scrappin', 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

December Daily

Ali Edwards started this holiday journaling concept a few years ago called a December Daily. The idea is to create a journal documenting every day in December. You don't have to write a lot, a simple quote is enough. Just jot down things that represent the holiday season to you. I have been wanting to join in for a few years, but the holidays always get here before I can blink. This year I got my game plan started early, and made my December Daily in Nov. so that I would be armed and ready for action.

I decided to use the Webster's Pages Wonderfall, Waiting for Santa and Sweet Seasons collections for my Journal pages. I used my bind it all to bind it, and printed some digital images on transparencies that I created from digital brushes available at Webster's Pages Website.

I wanted my book to start with the Thanksgiving and run through New Years.

Are you planning to do a December Daily. If so comment below with a link to your journal. I would love to see it.

Thanks for stopping in,

Monday, October 11, 2010

December Daily

Every year I've loved reading Ali Edwards' December Daily project posts... and every year I wish that I was playing along.  Well no more reading and wishing... this year I'm jumping in and making my own!  A few weeks ago, when I first got my new Teresa Collins Noel papers + chipboard covers from the store, I knew they would be perfect for this project.  So I set them aside along with some Maya Road snowflakes:

Last Friday, Ali Edwards did her first post about this years December Daily and she's using the Teresa Collins chipboard covers!  I'm looking forward to putting my first December Daily album together this year.  I have some fun stuff planned and my first niece is due Christmas Eve.  Lots worth capturing. :)

Have you played along before and made a December Daily album?  Are you playing along this year?  I'd love to see your albums!
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