Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December Daily - Day One

 Let's start today with a look at what my desk looks like while I am working on this December Daily. I really tend to scrap everywhere and I actually cleaned off the back table before I took a shot of this. I couldn't have it look like I was a complete mess. :)

This is my first DD and I am one of the SC subscribers ex-subscribers, that still hasn't received her album yet, so I really had no motivation to begin this project. I pretty much decided to copy Ali Edwards idea for the first page of my book. I used a baseball card sheet protector that I cut down to size. Once I filled up the little pockets, I sewed them shut to keep things in place.

This is the back side of the sheet protector and the first page of my book, which will eventually have a short intro to my DD on it.


Day One of my book is a large photo of us before we went out for our new tradition. The left side is a border punched pocket page which holds the journaling of our new tradition and why we decided on it. Since I didn't have a binder yet, I forgot about the holes, so I had to improvise. I cut two 1 inch by 8.5 inch pieces of transparency. I butted them back to back and stapled them along the edge of the page. One the front page, I glued a piece of trim to cover the staples, but in this view I left them show.

I know that I am way behind on this project already, but I have chosen not to stress about it. I continue to take photos and jot down quick notes for each day, and when I get to it is fine with me. Are you doing a DD? How is it coming along?

9 comments:

Jingle said...

Both your desk AND your album look WONDERFUL and CHRISTMASSY!!!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this looks wonderful! have fun with the DD! one day i am going to try one!

Margie H said...

Yes, I agree with Jingle - very Christmassy on all counts! LOL!! Good luck with the DD project!

ScrappnBee said...

Sorry that your album has not arrived. :( The pages that ou have done totally rock though! Love the way that they turned out! Love the pic in front of the tree! Thanks for sharing! -Amanda

Becky said...

I think your desk looks like there's a lot of great craftiness going on! Your album looks fantastic so far :)

Sara said...

That's great that you're doing a DD. I love this project. i hope it goes well for you too. You're right not to stress about it. :) I think you're off to a great start!

Amy said...

I'm behind also! I haven't even done page one! This weekend for sure! I have my photos and journaling. I love your first page! Fabulous!

Sue Althouse said...

I'm not doing a December Daily, but love the look of yours! I had to laugh when I read you cleaned up a bit to take your picture. Makes me feel like company, lol. :)

Arlene said...

Love your DD so far...love your attitude towards this project. I am not doing one but I am doing Project Life and I have the same feelings towards it. I am behind but not stressing over it! :) Enjoy your project....can't wait to see more of it.