December Daily Eve 2015 – Let’s Go!

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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!Β  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. πŸ™‚

Here’s tour of my album.

Cover

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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

4 thoughts on “December Daily Eve 2015 – Let’s Go!

  1. jennlmcclure says:

    Victoria,

    I absolutely love your foundation pages and you have inspired me to finally give in and buy two of the paper kits from Ali’s shop. I can’t wait to see how your album grows as the month progresses.

    I apologize if you end up with two comments from me…. the webpage went a little wonky when it went to signing to WordPress for commenting…

    Love, Jenn
    http://www.thediaryofadreamer91.blogspot.com

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