Monday, December 14, 2009

December Daily: Part 1

Last December I started following a tradition of many other scrapbookers out there called the December Daily.  The concept again leads back to my favorite scrapbooking guru, Ali Edwards.  The goal is that each day in December, you make/take the time to create one page to add into a mini book, that eventually turns into an entire album dedicated to celebrating each little part of the holiday season.  Last year my album went pretty well up until about the 22nd or so of December... then I got so busy that it just became too much... I have everything I need to finish it, the journaling is done, the pictures are printed... but it has sat that way for a year.  :(  This year I decided to try again, and although I will admit that I haven't been doing the day's page on the actual day, I am keeping good notes, journaling each night, and playing catch-up whenever I can.  So, this weekend I got some catching up done and took photos of days 1-7 to share with you.  HOPEFULLY the rest of the days will follow... I hope you enjoy.  :)
Day one:

A couple close-ups of Day one:

Back of Day One:

Day Two:

Day Three:  The Civil War!

Day Four:

Day Five: Blazer Game!

I had to do a lot of sewing on this one because the background page is one thick piece of felt... nothing would really stick to it very well.  Turns out I really love the stitching... I plan to do more of it.  :)
Rest of Day Five:

Day Six:

Rest of Day Six:  I used my new to me (very old) typewriter to journal this day.  I was so very excited to use this new tool of mine and I LOVE the way it turned out.  Here is a picture of my new tool

I think it is the coolest thing ever.  I got it on ebay and had it refurbished at a great shop in Portland called Blue Moon Camera... they did a fantastic job (considering it was all bent up and didn't work at all before I brought it to them... and they charged me $50 to totally fix it up to perfection... love it :)  And here is a picture of Day Six part two:

And here is a close-up of the amazingly awesome typewriter font:

And finally, Day Seven... the other side of the pocket page filled with photos and stories of this day.  This used to just be a plain canvas page, but I sewed transparencies onto either side to create pockets... not my original idea... but love the look regardless.  :)
So everyone... that is it for now.  I hope to post more soon and more than that I hope to get this year's December Daily done BEFORE next December.  :)
Happy Holidays... I hope you are enjoying them as much as I am.  :)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A new creation

 Just wanted to show you a few of my newest creations... I love these and so did the people who received them... thanks for the inspiration ladies... without you I would have had no reason to create such wonderful frames.  :)