Tuesday, August 18, 2015

December daily, ready - set - go!

Hi everyone!

Pi here with a post on preparation :)
I'm taking on a big big project this year. If you follow me, you'll know how much I love love Christmas. So this year I'm planning to take on a December daily. I love this idea of documenting such a magical time and I've watched endless videos of different styles. This year I'm trying something that I was inspired by Nicolejones911. She makes a December daily/project life, please watch her awesome work HERE.

I don't have the space of the time to make a special album for just December as I've seen many do. So I'll be using 12x12 pocket pageprotectors to go with my usual project life album. Only I'm changing the spread from weekly to daily. I'm using Lawn Fawn Snowy day collection from 2014 as my main inspiration. I've already cut the 12x12 papers in to 4x6 cards. For the 3x4 I'll cut up one of those as I go. Please have a look at some of the supplies I've put together, but I'll expect to add things as I go depending on the mood - plus, I have another box of Christmas supplies that is still hidden deep in the closet. You just wait until I get my hands on those goodies - LOL!



To start, I wanted the numbers for the days to look the same through out the month and I run until the 31st of Dec, so I thought I give it a go to make my own numbers - what a great way to actually use all my fancy tools - LOL! I'll admit, it took a while - but I'm so happy with the result. I'll do this for next year as well. I cut the numbers from heavy cardstock, both bazzill and neenah from the store will work great. The color is up to you, I used white, but the embossing powder will cover it. You might be able to save time here, if you have a more efficient method than me. But I just embossed half the number at the time, by simply dipping my number in the jar directly and then turning it after heat embossed it and repeated the process. I've had this embossing powder forever, it's gorgeous, I expected to make quite a dent, since I used it for so many numbers, but no...

Products from The Rubber Buggy:
Lawn Fawn 12x12 Snowy days collection kit
Magnolia 12x12 Vintage Christmas Snowy wood
Magnolia 12x12 Vintage Christmas Red Noel
Magnolia 12x12 Vintage Christmas Ice princess
Ranger embossing powder gold tinsel
Lawn Fawn stamp set Milo's ABC
Lawn Fawn stamp set Deck the halls
MFT die-namic Let it snowflake set

Thank you for visiting!
I hope you tune in for more Dec daily, it might seem like a long way to go. But I've learned that it tends to sneek up on you faster then you know it.
 
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