On the eve of my December Daily 2015 project, I am feeling incredibly excited and for the first time, I am READY in advance. As I mention in my December Daily 2015 Prep Video, I have learned a lot about this process since completing my 2014 album in October of this year.
Yes, I am a slacker!
My goal for my 2015 album is easy: Keep it simple. That’s all. That’s it.
Last year was my first time doing this project and I had no clue what I was doing! I used non-themed items with just a few themed items. I did not complete this process daily. In fact, I didn’t complete the project until this year. And while you are certainly free to create your December Daily album however you wish, I have found that since I veered away from the intent of the project, I flounder big time.
My didn’t capture the everyday moments that were so important to me.
But, 2015 is going to be different. I knew that if I was going to be successful, I needed a game plan. So here it is:
- I took time to study Ali’s December Daily concept. I wanted to know how she created her albums, her project philosophy, and what she typically focused on through out the month of December. I was very intrigued by her simple and clean design. Remember, I am keeping things simple.
- I pre-ordered the 2015 December Daily Kit, album, and stamps from http://www.aliedwards.com. Check it out!
- I purchased Ali’s Storytelling with December Daily workshop. Now, I am not getting paid to endorse this class or any of Ali’s products. But I must be honest: TAKE THIS AWESOME WORKSHOP! It was so refreshing to hear about Ali’s project in her own words – from conception to present day. You can read more about this class at http://www.aliedwards.com.
- Once my kit came in, I spent a couple of hours getting my goodies together. I started by purging my old December Daily stash. There were some things that I kept and some that I gave away. I wanted plenty of room for all of my scrappy goodies.
Once I was sufficiently prepared, I prepped my album. Each foundation page consists of a number, representing a day in December, and just a few embellishments. I left enough room for more embellishing later, a game time decision. For day 24 and 25, I added extra paper projectors since I know I will be telling a longer story and will have more photos for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I focused on a clean and simple design that allows the story to take center stage. I believe I accomplished that. 🙂
Here’s tour of my album.
Intro Page, Intentions Page, and Day #1
Day 2, 3, and 4
Day 5 – 11
Day 11 – 14
Day 15 – 23
Day 24 and 25
If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s my completed December Daily 2015 Prep video and Album Tour Video! I am so excited and cannot wait to get started! I am determined that this will be the year that I finish this project strong!
December Daily 2015 Prep Video:
December Daily 2015 Album Tour