I will be participating in Ali Edwards’ annual December Daily® project again this year.
Yes, in addition to 30 Days of Lists.
Last year’s December Daily / 30 Days of Lists album was a lot of fun to put together so I knew I wanted to combine the two challenges again. There is a 3×4 card (that I should probably frame and hang over my nightstand) that will be on the first page of this year’s album that says, “I will not freak out” and that encompasses how I feel about the end of the year. The end of the year is overwhelming for me (and, let’s be honest, most people probably feel the same way). There are these ridiculous self-imposed deadlines, very real deadlines, and (like I mentioned yesterday) my outta-do deadlines. 30 Days of Lists and December Daily fall under the I-FREAKING-LOVE-THIS DEADLINE.
Even though it is totally insane to start another project when my focus is on finishing a few projects before the end of the year, December Daily is one of my favorite projects. I know DecDaily is something I can finish. There is a simple framework set in place, I do basically the same project every year, and it works.
I like projects that just work.
My Plan for December Daily
Amy and I had many requests from excited 30 Days of Lists September 2014 participants (we call them Listers) to put together another challenge for the holidays and since we love #30Lists (the community is amazing!) and the magic that comes with December we announced on Monday that 30 Days of Lists will have a special December edition this year!
While the December 2014 edition of #30Lists is not holiday-themed, there is certainly room for you to incorporate the lists into your December Daily album, which is exactly what I will be doing. I’ll be using a simple ringed album, 3×4 pocket pages, and the Very Merry embellishment kit from Freckled Fawn. I will be doing 2 page spreads in the album for each day of December. There will be a date card, a Currently List, Instax daily photo (I won’t be following any challenges for this), journaling for the daily photo, my daily list, and a few empty spaces for decorative cards and stuff. I love stuff.
- 6×8 Snap Album from Simple Stories (in Green)*
- 3×4 pocket pages for Snap Albums (the album comes with a variety of pocket pages so I ordered extra 3×4 only packs and removed the pages that did not work for this project)*
- Freckled Fawn Very Merry embellishment kit
- 3×4 journaling cards, various sources
- 3×4 “background” and “word” cards, various sources
- Kraft paper
- Gold tree ribbon (from my local scrapbook store, similar here)
- Ultra fine tip Sharpie
I will be sharing my album and some of my foundation pages with the 30 Days of Lists (December 2014) participants before sharing them here.
Are you doing December Daily? What tips do you have for keeping up with the challenge?
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