Monday, December 2, 2013
I'm making a December Daily!
Yep, I decided since we have so many activities planned for this month that it was time for me to bite the bullet and actually create a Daily December mini. I've wanted to do one of these for years, but didn't have the time or activities to fill it.
Besides finally creating something I've had on my to do list, I have managed to put a dent in my ridiculous craft stash. The base for the album is a Prima canvas album set. I'm only showing you the cover cause that's all I have done so far, but there are five more pages. I think I picked up about three of these when I found them cheap at Tuesday Morning. The paper collection is several years old. I'm not sure where I got it. I almost want to say I bought it at a consignment sale at one of the LSS. It's Cosmo Cricket and I love the colors.
The collection has cardstock die cuts and a couple of sheets of cut apart journaling pieces plus the papers. I cut a mat of one of the papers slightly smaller that the canvas base, inked the edges with Walnut Stain and then hand stitched with some DMC pearl cotton thread around the perimeter. The snowman came in individual pieces that I embossed for a little dimension and layered. I stamped "December Daily" and "2013" with some Martha Stewart alphabet stamps onto one of the journaling pieces and a kraft tag from Recollections. I added a die cut fishtail banner cut from vellum and stitched with the pearl cotton. Another die cut, a star, was inked and layered on top of the vellum topped with a button. I added a pull tab that was actually cut from the collection packaging. For embellies I added a star paper clip, some bling, a doily, brad eyes, and some stitched ribbon. We only get snow down here once in a blue moon so I created some on my cover with my dotty stamp, Versamark, and white embossing powder so my December memories will include some of the fluffy stuff.
I've already gotten my photo for day 1 so I'll be working on it soon. I know I won't be posting my pages daily because I don't have a good photo printer and need to get them printed at Wal-mart, but I'll share as I get them completed.
Wish me luck. This is a major project and I want to actually complete it.