Wrapping up another year!

Long time no see huh?! But I’m still alive and kicking – no worries. Last year I started my first December Daily/Journal Your Christmas and I failed miserably. I got sick around December 11th and it went on until the end of January. Let’s just say I wasn’t in the mood… the first 10 days are cool though! So cool, that I even considered starting one for this year… And after thinking it over, and simplifying things for myself, and putting the expectations away, I decided to participate again. I ordered the Studio Calico(www.studiocalico.com) December Daily kit and got to work. That is, when I had my assignment for Creatief met Foto’s out the door… 🙂

Here’s my album cover:

I covered the front and back with kraft cardstock and adhered (a very old scrap piece of) patterned paper on the spine. Then, I printed super large numbers in reverse on kraft cardstock and cut them out. I stitched along the edges and adhered them on my cover, slightly letting them overlap each other. For the title letters, I liked the font of these American Crafts Thickers, but their color green didn’t go with my color scheme so I altered them. I used Versamark ink and Zing embossing powder to change their color to white. I did two layers to make sure that the green was totally covered. An Ormolu flair button is the only embellishment on the spine. More than enough for me 🙂

Then, I created an intro page:

And now I’m in the flow of creating one double page a day, so that it’s doable for me. I read and re-read Ali Edward’s posts about December Daily, and keeping it simple. One story a day is more than nothing, right? So that’s what I decided to do.

In addition to the kit that I bought (which came with the album binder, page protectors, papers, embellishments and letters), I went through my stash and added stuff like papers (not necessarily Christmas related), letters and embellishments.

For today’s page, I have already taken a photo and printed it. You can see it underneath the 4-pocket page protector of Day 4. It’s about the weather and our leaking roof. Yes – you read it correctly. Our roof leaks. Big time. And the funniest part is, is that our bed is exactly IN THE MIDDLE of where the water comes down the ceiling… Hopefully it will be repaired today, because there is much more rain coming our way, according to the weather report. Help!




8 thoughts on “Wrapping up another year!

  1. Wat een mooi album zeg!!! De kraftkleur op de buitenkant. Maak je die grote cijfers in Word? Je houdt het simpel maar dan wel prachtig simpel!!! Super album. Ik ben benieuwd naar de rest.
    Groetjes Anette

  2. Leuk dat je er weer voor gaat, Liesbeth! Ik besloot geen album te starten, owv geen tijd, geen plaats en geen mogelijkheid om meteen foto’s te printen op dit moment, en heb daar nu eigenlijk al spijt van. Je album ziet er prachtig uit! Benieuwd om meer te zien!

  3. rain, snow and ‘hagel’ so….. i hope it’s fixed!! TOTALLY in love with your album already, and even more with you saying “putting the expactions away”, that’s the trick sweets 😉 see you friday!!

  4. Och meissie… ik hoop echt dat je dak dicht is hoor, want vanmorgen spookte het hier aardig! Regen, hagel, wind, onweer… brrr!!! Ennuh, niet ziek worden deze keer hè, want je DD ziet er geweldig uit en wordt zeker nóg mooier als hij helemaal gevuld is! Veel plezier!

  5. wow I ❤ your cover and the pages you've done so far are so fun ! I didn't make one, I haven't even finished my travel journal but I have hopes for doing one in 2012 !

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s