Thursday, October 27, 2016

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

I love fall! The weather, the colors, the joy, but mostly because it's the start of the holiday season. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas. The whole season is so full of joy for me. I have always loved it, but ever since 2008, when I started creating a December Daily album, it has brought a whole new meaning to the holidays for me.

I have made it a mission every year to make December full of activities. We pull out the advent calendar and I fill each day with something for us to do together as a family. I have to admit, I started that so that I could get pictures for my December Daily album.  I know! Once a scrapbooker, always a scrapbooker! But once I started that, the whole family really started looking forward to December and we have really grown together to love this project.

So as I prep for this season, I took a look back at December Daily of Past. Here is my 2008 album., the first year I did the project.

And here is my 2014 album. My stash has certainly grown! I utilized my Sihlouette for the first time with this album and was SO impressed that it did intricate cuts of the thick glitter paper! I approached this year with sitting down with limited supplies, used a lot of Ali's digital stamps and templates, pre-cutting some numbers and elements on the Silhouette, and using only one of two kits to fit a color scheme. Keeping it simple really helped me get through this pretty quickly. I love Ali's suggestions about prepping ahead of time. I plan to do that again this year.

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