I Feel The December Overload!

I have so much fun crafting through the holidays.  It's like my yearly "high!"

I plan on making Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas again this year, IF Tim decides to do it again.  I've been collecting Tim's products, Christmas stamps, ephemeral, paints, etc., etc., etc.  I love Tim's Tags.  It like having 12 days of classes with a Master Teacher.

Now I've decided to participate in Ali Edwards December Daily.  I've sort of tried to figure out the album, but I do get the drift of it:  document the first 25 days in December with photos.  The important thing is to create your book ahead of time.  This is exciting.

Tuesday I worked on the guts of the book.  I created my photo page in PSE.  I added my favorite and memorable Christmas songs on the bottom of my photo page, along with the day of the month. 

I've made my own transparencies by painting circles.  They look cool!

I need to work on my foundation pages.  I'm using a cream cardstock at the base, then I plan on using a variety of Bo Bunny, Graphic 45, and several other of my favorite paper lines.    My main goal for the book itself is to use my older products and try not to buy anything.  We'll see how that goes.

First of all I made my cover for my December Daily over the weekend.

I'm using an 8 x 8 acrylic album.  The front cover is simply Grungeboard numbers painted with Snow Cap Dabbers by Ranger.  I sprayed the numbers with adhesive and added the Diamond Dust.  I used Zip Dry Glude to adhere the numbers to the album cover.

I added a separate title page "December Daily."  The paper is from Websters Pages.  I added Snow Cap to the house to look like a snowfall had occurred.  The calender is a Tim Holtz stamp from Stampers Anonymous.  I inked it with a combination of the Fall and Winter Limited Edition Distress Inks.  The title was the most fun.  I used Dabbers Espresso to "ink" up my foam stamps and stamp/paint the title.

I'll share the features of the album next Wednesday.  I'm sure as I go along I will learn what to do and not do next time.

Don't forget in the midst of December Daily and (cross my fingers) 12 Tags of Christmas, D's Paper Studio will be hosting the 12 Days of Home for the Holidays. 

Have a Crafty Day!

Gratitude List
1.  good report from LH's doctor
2.  a wonderful son-in-law
3.  a restful day
4.  gifts from God I often take for granted
5.  a melted heart for the things of God


  1. oh wow this looks great!

  2. It looks great so far.

  3. It looks fabulous!

  4. I've always heard about this~excited to see yours as you go through the instruction. The title page(album cover)looks fab!!!

  5. Looks fabulous but wow! what a December you'll have! I'll try and follow all your busy-ness! LOL! Good luck, Debby!!

  6. That looks awesome! Good luck in prepping your December Daily book! I have such a hard time pre-doing a december book because we do so much! LOL! I guess that is the joy of having kids in the house! Thanks for sharig!!! -Amanda

  7. Beautiful cover! :) This will be my first year for a December Daily, but I'm starting on Thanksgiving and ending on New Year's Eve. I'm excited to see how it's going to go! :)

  8. love that cover so much! Yay for shopping your stash to make it!

  9. How do you do it all? Don't you babysit your granddaughter, too? I love, love, love to craft, but I'm finding it more difficult since I keep my little one several days a week. I enjoy her so much, though. It's worth the sacrifice. It will be fun when she's big enough to join gramma at the craft table! You have my fondest admiration!
    Suzi #5563

  10. Anonymous10:00 PM

    I am inspired


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