Thursday, December 10, 2015

December Daily {2015} Days 1-5

It took me a few days to be able to get going on my December Daily album, but once I got started, I've been making progress every couple of days. Just like with my past 2 albums, I focus on one story a day along with a photo. I had thought I'd hand write all of my journaling, but became so stressed with by the task, I resorted to my trusty computer and am typing it up. I also created my own numbers to use for each day, using a 1-1/2" circle punch to cut them out.

For the 1st I wrote about how the word focus has been on my mind for the past several weeks and I know that will continue as the year comes to a close.

On the 2nd I mailed out a box of good cheer to a friend and struggled for the rest of the week to not spoil the surprise.

We finally had a chance to put up our tiny tree on the 3rd. Even if we didn't have cats, I don't think we'd put up a full-size tree. We don't exchange gifts and so this is the perfect size to add some merry to our home.

On the 4th I took holiday portraits for a girlfriend. Her boys were very well behaved, but the outtakes from the day made me laugh as I went through and edited the photos.

It was feeling like winter had arrived on the 5th and I went outside in the morning and took some photos of the frost covered grass. Using inspiration from Ali Edwards and Brandi, I wanted to include a full page quote and went in search of one about winter. I found one by John Steinbeck that provides the perfect words to remind me to appreciate the cold that I dread so much.

Are you documenting your December? If so, let me know, I'd love to see it!

journaling cards - Let it Snow mini kit - Feed Your Craft, December Daily mini kit - One Little Bird
black 3x4 patterned paper - Basic Grey {Juniper Berry}
bunny die cuts - Lawn Fawn Snow Day stamp and dies
embellishments - Color Cast Designs, DD mini kit, Studio Calico, Thickers
fonts - Walkway (journaling), Eveleth (quote)


  1. Loving the flair in place of the "o" in "focus", Elise! All of these pages have such a classic and clean holiday feel to them. Keep 'em coming. :)

  2. Beautiful pages. Stunning photos, and creative embellishments. Michelle t

  3. Beautiful pages! I love the numbers and the color palette is gorgeous.

  4. Soooo nice! I love your 'brevity'.....can you send me some. LOL!!!! I am keeping up with my FIRST DD....but man, it gets hard at times. Too much going on!!

  5. Wonderful PPs Elise, I love that you are creating your own numbers.

  6. Your December Daily is so lovely.
    I love your little tree.
    I didn't feel like putting up the big tree this year, so I didn't…my daughter did ;)
    Your photos are beautiful as always


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