December Daily 2016: Days 1-4

So far “the plan” is going according to…well, plan. Most evenings I sit in bed watching TV with my husband while I pull together my phtos from the day on my phone. Then over the weekend I worked on printing it all out and adding things to the album. I even had some time to work on my cover! But I’ll save that one for another day.

Day 1:

December first was grandparents day at my boys’ school. She wasn’t thrilled about it but I texted Nana to take a couple of pics at the event. Then one of the other mom’s in my neigborhoos (that ran the event) posted a couple of shots on Facebook. I totally downloaded those and added them to my album. Yay for utilizing other people’s photography when I’m not at the event!

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Day 2:

Every Friday night we get together with our closest friends for an evening of pizza and fun. This week was spent building a fort in the field next to their house. My boys had a BLAST! Didn’t stop them that the sun went down at 5 and it was cold. Flashlights were all they needed to keep working until it was done!

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Day 3:

Today was spent mostly at sports I missed my oldest’s basketball game due to a church meeting, but I caught my youngest’s soccer game. I’ll be sure to document basketball later in the month!

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Day 4:

After church we rushed to a birthday party for some neighbor boys. My boys had a blast roller skating the afternoon away. It was a nice change of pace! Although I enjoyed coming home and putting on pjs before working on my December Daily!

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December Daily 2016: The Plan

Have you ever gone through a period in your life where you struggle to make time for you? And when you do find time you just want to nap? That’s where I’ve been for the last year or more. I still enjoy scrapbooking, I just don’t choose to spend my time that way right now. BUT I love picking it back up for things like Week in the Life and December Daily.

Normally I prep and plan and make foundation pages (see all my past Dec Daily posts). This year I didn’t do any of those things. I did buy an album with the intent to use it for December Daily…and that was it. Until I saw this…

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Last weekend when we pulled out holiday decorations the December Daily albums came out as well. At bedtime I spyed this little cutie stacking up all 5 albums trying to carry them to bed. He wanted to read them before he went to sleep. I encouraged him to pick 2 and read the others another night. Over the next few days I witnessed every member of my family reading through the albums. That was all it took to motivate me to pull out my supplies and get started.

The Plan

Here’s what I know about myself:

  • My craft room is a MESS. And I can’t be creative in a mess. And I don’t have time to clean right now.
  • If I have to use my supplies every day this project will never get done.
  • I’m more likely to complete the album if I use digital, but most of my digital products are on the big computer in the trashed-but-I-don’t-have-time-to-clean-craft-room/office.
  • If I have to be on my big computer every day this project will never get done.
  • I’m much more productive when I can use my phone for everything.
  • I still love the Ali Edwards templates.
  • I still love having pockets to stick stuff in.
  • I bought really cute gold numbers and I want to use them

So here’s what I’m going to do about it:

  • Put page protectors in the album pairing a full 6×8 page with a pocket page for most days.
  • Put a piece of Christmas patterned paper in a pocket behind each number. No adhesive at this point, just stick them in.
  • Use my phone to take the photos – iPhone 6S
  • Use my phone to edit the photos – PicTapGo (LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS APP)
  • Use my phone put two 3×4 photos on a 4×6 for printing when the layout needs it – Project Life App
  • Use my phone for journaling – Project Life App
  • Use my phone to put the Ali Edwards overlay on a 6×8 photo – Dropbox App for access to the overlay, Photoshop Mix App for adding the overlay to the photo
  • Every few days print up my photos at home and stick them in pockets – Epson Artisan 725
  • Add embellishments to the spread if I’m feeling fancy. Call it good if I’m not.
  • Blog 1-2 times a week if I can. 🙂

The Foundation Pages…Such As They Are…

Still want to embellish the cover, but haven’t gotten to that yet.

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Title Page using one of the Ali Edwards layered templates and some recent family photos that I used on our Christmas card.

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Day 1

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Day 2

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Day 3

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Day 4

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Day 5

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Day 6

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Day 7 – They are predicting snow for this day so this is my wishful thinking card. 😉

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Day 8

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Day 9

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Day 10

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Day 11

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Day 12

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Day 13

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Day 14

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Day 15

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Day 16

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Day 17

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Day 18

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Day 19

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Day 20

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Day 21

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Day 22

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Days 23-25: I’m out of divided pocket pages so I just stuck the remaining papers and numbers at the back for now. I’m thinking I might do some full size 6×8 photo collages on days that are full of stuff just to mix it up.

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That’s all for now! Next up is documenting the days. 🙂 How are you doing your December Daily?

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An Atari Education

For Christmas my husband got a new version of the old Atari. He was so excited to bust it out and start playing. Needless to say, my boys needed a bit of an Atari education to even begin to play. It was so funny to watch!

For Christmas my husband got a new version of the old Atari. Needless to say, my boys needed a bit of an Atari education to even begin to play. #scrapbooking #scrapbook

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  • For Christmas my husband got a new version of the old Atari. Needless to say, my boys needed a bit of an Atari education to even begin to play. #scrapbooking #scrapbookDesign Inspiration: When I found the gaming paper in my stash I knew I needed to use it on this layout. It was the perfect way to highlight our Atari photos.
  • Color Inspiration: I pulled all the colors from the gaming patterned paper. Bright primary colors seemed perfect for an “education” page!

For Christmas my husband got a new version of the old Atari. Needless to say, my boys needed a bit of an Atari education to even begin to play. #scrapbooking #scrapbook

I’ve been looking for a way to use those red and silver letters. This was the perfect layout for them! With a bit of washi tape to set off the letters the layout was done!

I love that I have a layout documenting this quick moment in our life. Cause, it was the first and last time anyone has played with that Atari. Haha! The boys just couldn’t figure out a gaming system that didn’t have a bunch of bells and whistles. Guess it was an education for us all!

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