Wednesday, November 30, 2011

the super simple december daily {a mini album project}

I'll be honest, I was definitely NOT going to do a December Daily. It was just too much work. And I knew there was no way I'd remember to take a picture every day.
But then about a month ago, I was in the scrap room and my son was going through the Summer Mini album that I put together using this kit from my friend Monika's shop, when he said, "I love looking at these little albums, Mommy." And I realized how often they look through our little mini-albums. And suddenly working on a December Daily didn't seem like that much trouble after all.
I decided to put together my album ahead of time-I kept things super simple. No fancy binders or overlays. I wanted something the kids can pull out and look through any time they want.

I used kraft cardstock as my base pages. I had purchased a couple of sheets of the Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas at Archiver's 43% off sale and decided to use that for all my accents. I paired it with a plaid print from Basic Grey's Oxford line.

My pages are 6" x 6". I'm either going to use 4" x 6" photos or since I take so many photos with my iPhone-4" x 4" Instagram photos printed by Postal Pix.

I'll add a few extra embellishments once I have pictures and journaling but I love that most of the work is done. Super simple and fast! I plan on either punching some holes with my Crop-A-Dile and adding some binder rings or getting a cheap red binder-just depends on how big this album gets.

Either way, I'm looking forward to starting this tomorrow! :) 


  1. I'm doing super simple this year, too, trying to focus more on the stories instead of all the techniques and embellishments. I can't wait to see how your DD evolves!

  2. Love your base pages! I've toyed around with the idea of a December Daily album, but I'm not quite there yet :)

  3. I love this! Simple is so much more doable sometimes. I have only done a Dec Daily one time and I adore my album but it's not something I can gear up to do every year. My advice is on the days when you didn't do anything special, document the holiday decorations, presents under the tree, holiday cards on display, etc... Take your camera everywhere because you never know when the great moment of the day will in the grocery store. :)