10 January 2012

December Daily Recap

I love doing the December Daily.  I love it even more when it's finished.  And it is!!  December Daily is a project that was started by Ali Edwards.  Ali is a professional memory keeper and blogger whose work I find very inspiring.   And I love her modern twist on scrapbooking.  

You may wonder what happens to all the photos and layouts that I post on my blog.  I use Ali's templates and suggestions as a starting point and then add my own personal style.  My style is a little bit cleaner than Ali's and doesn't include as many embellishments.   This is how my December Daily turned out this year.

This years book is about a 7 x 9.  For the cover and back pages, I cut a piece of cardboard to 7x9 and glued on Christmas cardstock.  I added a couple of embellishments to the cover that came with the cardstock kit.

I used a 3-hole punch and pulled it all together with binder rings.  

For each day in December, I created either 1 or 3 pages of photos (except the day I didn't have any sleep and created 2 pages).   This made the book consistent with a new day always starting on the right hand side.   On the left hand side I used the xmas card stock and sometimes embellished it a little bit.

The photo layouts are sized 6 x 8.5 and I printed them out on 8.5x11 photo paper.    I then trimmed each page to 6 x 8.5 so it was the photo layout only.  This year I decided to put all my pages in protectors.  I found some 6 x 10 page protectors that I cut down to 6 x 8.5 size and repunched the holes for the binder.

On some pages I added a couple of small embellishments (star on the left page, ornament on the right page).

I'm really happy with the way the book turned out this year.  And I'm sure next years will be even better!

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