Monday, November 28, 2011

December daily + Part #1

Can you believe it is December next week? Yikes this year has flown by so fast... it just feels like yesterday that I was winging over to LA for Winter CHA...& it is almost that time again. So last week I decided it was time I started giving my Dec to-do list some thought...you know... Dec daily, Christmas cards, teachers gift albums etc etc. 
I am happy to day I am well on my way with my December daily (which is a first for my this early in the season). I admit I was spurred on by a FABULOUS contest/challenge happening over on the Fancy Pants blog.
Here are the details: Create a December Daily Album using at least some Fancy Pants product, post photos (your album cover and at least 2-3 pages/spreads) of it to your blog or online gallery, and leave a comment on this post on the Fancy Pants blog with a link so we can see your lovely creations.
Should you choose to accept this challenge (and we hope you do!), you'll have a chance to win a Brag Book (like one of the ones some of our Pocket Chicks used for their dailies) and some Saint Nick goodies!
A few of the DT'ers posted their December Dailies :here: and here is mine using 98% Saint Nick products & a neutral brag book from Fancy Pants.  
2011 December Daily by Kim Watson
With the cover being hard cover. I put together the decorative front together, including stitching, 'loose', then stuck it down afterwards. This way I could still add the stitching texture I love so much. 

Page #1 December Daily by Kim Watson
I included a red envelope between these x2 pages to include the children's letters to Santa & wish lists.
 Page #1 open December Daily by Kim Watson 
Paper doilies in different sizes are a fabulous inexpensive way to embellish 25 page spreads. 

Page #2 December Daily by Kim Watson
The super thing about the Fancy Pants brag books, is that they have a variety of different page types included in the book. So you can add & move them around to suit your album design. Here I used a standard double 6x4" photo holder & divided it into x4 for embellishments, photo places & journaling (all to be added later.)

Page #2 open December Daily by Kim Watson
This is the photo protector open, underneath is a pouch page which I spritzed with white Mr Huey & stitched for interest.  
Page #3 December Daily by Kim Watson
Notice how I used blue thread top & bottom on my sewing machine, this way I get the great stitch detail on both sides of the brown pouch page.
Page #3 open December Daily by Kim Watson
This time I left the photo protector open for photos. I stuck my embellishments directly on top of the plastic cover leaving the pockets unhindered. 
Page #4 December Daily by Kim Watson
For this spread I punched a large tag for extra journaling on the back, as well as a decorated envelope to house memorabilia.
I have done some more pages but I'll post them next week...so as not to bore you silly. 
But now people.... ENTER this contest!! The ST Nick collection is so stylish & I just know you'll love it. For more details & the challenge rules see :here:
I'm glad you stopped by!!