Michelle’s December Daily: Week 3

Happy Solstice! I hope you are all enjoying the first day of winter! I spent some time over the weekend getting caught up on my December Daily album. Last week was busy, but didn’t include many festive activities. so instead I took the advice of Ali Edwards (who originated this project)  and focused on some of my favorite traditions and decorations in my pages for the week.

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Christmas card from December 10

Another thing I decided to do was to put the Christmas cards in the book as we get them. I considered just putting them in after the holidays, but I like how they chronicle the day-by-day festivities.

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December 11 (see the foundation page)

For this felt page, I decided to stitch the collage to the page. For the journaling, I added a to-do list for the busy day, complete with Sharpie marker check-offs.

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December 12 (see the foundation page)

Since this is the week for which most of my pages involve favorite traditions and ornaments, I added an acrylic Christmas tree tag with an intro on it. It doesn’t appear to show up well, however, so I’m debating whether to redo it. The page itself is just a photo of the ornament with a little empty space left in the crop for journaling.

IMG_8500December 13

This was a pretty simple page. I just printed a photo of another ornament and the story behind it. I love simple pages!

IMG_8503December 15

This foundation page was merely a page protector adorned with rub-ons. I took a bokeh photo of our tree (where the lights are out of focus) and used it as the backdrop for a list of my 2010 holiday playlist—one of my favorite traditions!

IMG_8504On the other side of the page protector I tucked in part of a coffee cup from Caribou Coffee with writing on it about my favorite holiday drink and a napkin that had a fun journaling prompt on it (“What do you stay awake for?”).

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I hosted my book club at my house on this day, so a collage of photos from the evening worked well. I used a journaling block I printed out at the beginning of the month from Ali Edwards’ Advent Boxes Brushes and Stamps kit.

So that’s Week 3. To be honest, I’m a little surprised at how easy it has been to keep up. But this week is getting busier, so tune in next week to see if I made more progress. Until then, Merry Christmas!

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