Finally, my December Daily 2014 is complete!
I glued down my last star at the end of April, which means I finished this December Daily about 2 months quicker than last years. What I realised this time though, I need to put the project down for a while post December/January, otherwise I just get thoroughly sick of it. Yeah, it may have taken me 4 months into the new year to complete, but I've created a few other things - 5 versions of a photo book, 10 Simple Scrapper layouts, a class contribution for Studio Calico... - in the meantime. I'm good with that. :)
December 23 - Organising Mike's Christmas present and wrapping. Lots of wrapping. Nothing like leaving things to the last minute!
December 24 - Carols by Candlelight, a Christmas favourite of mine. The red Santas (which looks messy in that photo) are a super old flocked transparency that I added to the pocket, with a file tab.
December 25 - Christmas Day; morning with my family, evening with Mike's. It was both calm and chaotic, but an always wonderful day.
This is a crazy spread, colours and brights all over the place, everything fighting for attention. But that seems like Christmas to me. :)
I created a see through pocket with pieces of ribbon (from presents) glued to a clear transparency, with a joke from a cracker added on top. There are gift cards throughout the spread, including those I've hole punched straight into the middle of the spread. The back of one of those cards provided my space for journaling.
December 26 - Aftermath.
December 28 - Christmas celebrations with my Dad's side of the family, including my beautiful looking ham.
December 27 - After a month of photo-taking, or really two months given our honeymoon, I decided to do something different and bring my Instax camera to the birthday celebration. I juggled the date order a little for allow for the two 6x4 pockets.
December 29 - Boxing Day Sales shopping with my Mum.
December 30 - A day getting messy in my garden. I added my journaling to the photo before printing.
December 31 - A quiet New Years Eve at home with my husband. (Still odd saying that!) The polaroid style photos were created with the Collect app.
And the spread.
With a page size of 6x8 already determined, I kept the title page fairly simple but strong to balance out the elements from the next page that would show through.
Honestly, I don't think this is my favourite December Daily album I've made. This was my 5th year so there is a few that can fight for that. But I love the stories and the details that I've recorded. It takes me forever and I'm so pleased to finally be finished, but I love this project.
So pleased to have done December Daily, every time.
You can find all my previous December Daily posts, pages and albums here.