I participated in Ali Edwards December Daily this past year once again. Once again, I could not leave it to be simple. LOL One year I'm going to buy the kit and just do it and no more. It's harder than it seems. Hats off to those who did.
I ended up with two books, two pages for each day, and one insert per day with the date of that page. This year I used Graphic 45's Nutcracker Sweet, May Arts Ribbon (large percent), X-ACTO, American Crafts cardstock, and a Sizzix die or two. Along with my "leftover" stash from years gone by.
No big "how to," but I'll point out something I thought was special every now and then. It was according to how I felt that day to how detailed I got with the pages.
Several Notes: I added the story of the Nutcracker on the bottom of the second page everyday. Little and I went at the beginning of the season and I wanted to preserve the story for her. I journaled on every day, but I did go through and blurred certain details for my grand-girls.
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BinderHere we go:
Day 1 Birthday Party
Day 2 Fun day with Ali
Day 4 Day at the zoo, Little Bean's first trip.
Day 5 Special day of doing for others. Later of course Jingles showed up having made a mess of Little's play room!
All the journaling was typed on my vintage typewriter.
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Have a Crafty Day!
1. a wonderful beginning to a new year
2. setting priorities
3. my wonderful family
4. sweet, strong, fighter ...Cheryl
5. friends that don't leave you no matter the situation