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December Daily | Days 1-7

I literally can't believe December is half over already. It feels like yesterday I was so excited for the month to begin and couldn't wait to start documenting the month. Today I'm sharing the first 7 days of my album. While editing the photos last night, I was thinking maybe I should split this into less than 7 day sections, so I might still do that. For the first half of the month I have over 60 photos to share, so I'm sorry if this is a long post and you get bored. I won't do much writing in the middle section, and at the bottom I'll link some supplies that are available if you want to purchase them.

First, the spine of my album. I'm using a Becky Higgins 6x8 album. It doesn't have a place on the spine for a label, so I used this alphabet set and some white embossing powder to emboss December along the spine. It's definitely not perfect, but I can easily identify this album on my shelf. I added a gold label to the top and stamped "the story of" and added some number stickers to the bottom.

On the front of my album, I added gold alphabet stickers from my stash, and a wood veneer ampersand that I painted gold.

 Here's my title page. I used some files from Wilna Furstenburg for the clear front page and the die cut page behind it.

I created this die cut page based on one I saw on Pinterest but used some cutfiles from Wilna to create it. I love that it's all white and adds another layer to the front portion.

I cut this "divider" file from Wilna's new Christmas set and adhered it to the top to add a bit of texture to the die cut page. I love the white on white.

 For my reason why page, I created a flip up. On the front of the flip up I used molding paste and a dot stencil to add some texture. Jon painted the acrylic magic word from a past Ali Edwards Story Kit, and I just hot glued it to the front. I added a label to the bottom and stamped magic happens on it.

 On the inside I wrote out my intention for this month, and used a few supplies left over from my Week in the Life kit (like the gold washitape and the little label at the bottom).

 Day 1; a 3x8 photo of my in-laws tree that we set up, and a bunch of 2x2 pockets with embellishments and some patterned paper.

 Day 2; The back of the 2x2 pockets and two photos on the right. The photo of the deer ornament isn't even from December, but I included it anyways because it's possibly the only "shopping" photo I have since a lot of our shopping was done online, or before December.

Day 3; I bought the 2015 Digital Main Kit from Ali Edwards and so I printed out the paper on the right and added a gold number 3 and a little gold glitter star from the 2014 kit.

Day 4; My favourite pages by far. Bokeh photo of the tree, gold polkadot vellum and a stamp from Ali Edwards.

Day 4; I set up the tree and decorated it while Jon was helping his mom out at the farm.

 Day 5; I started wrapping the gifts. That meant I had to dig out our expansive amount of wrapping paper and print some new tags. I have a bad habit of buying Christmas wrapping paper even when I don't need it. We started the year with 18 rolls of paper. We're down to 8 or 9 now, and only 1 or 2 gifts left to wrap. By the end of next Christmas I should have way less paper.

 Day 6; Made half of our Christmas baking to take to some friends in a few days, and my nieces birthday (that I missed, but my sister sent me photos).

 Day 6; some 2x2 pockets, and 5x5 photo outside the pocket, and a 3x4 double flip pocket.

 I needed somewhere for my journaling, and an extra photo, so I made this double flip pocket to hold all of it. I love how it turned out!

 Day 7; More 2x2 pockets and 3x4s. I snapped a photo of my workspace, and of the tags I made for Jon's mom's Christmas cakes that she gives out every year. This year there was more alcohol in them, so she wanted to remind people not to eat it and drive.

I printed this hand lettered quote from Ali Edwards on vellum, but for some reason the ink smudges off (despite letting it sit for a few days) so I put it into a pocket page. This is the end of part one. On Friday I'm sharing part two which covers the next week of my album. I love how it's coming together. I've used way more embellishments than I thought I would, but I have so many, so I should use them.

Thanks for coming by to see the first part of my December Daily. I'm having so much fun doing this project, and I'm so excited to show you what else I have in my album. None of the links below are affiliates, just giving credit to the amazing creatives out there who created some of the products I used.

Have a great day!

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