Thursday, December 10, 2009

December Daily Days 1-4

Tonight I had to basically force myself to set some time apart to work on my December Daily, but as soon as I did, I just loved it. This is really one of my favorite projects of the year! I love that it's for me. I know that may sound selfish, but primarily I'm a card maker and I'm making for others. I do love giving gifts, it's my love language, but this is one project that's for Chase and I (and hopefully one day some kiddos). It's also a time where I can use the best of the best of my stash and think "I'll still get to see it." It's a great way to purge!

Back on point, let's get started...

Here's Day 1 and 2 before (one thing I love about showing the before pictures is it's pretty fun to see the creative process):


And here is the current days 1 and 2:


After I starting thinking about my pages I realized that the baseball card holder was not going to work on day 7, but that it would work great on day 2. I just changed out the numbers and there you go! On day one, I knew it was not going to stay the way I had it. I do like the twist of the pictures to horizontal.  You can click on the image above to see it larger... way larger.
 
Day 3 basically didn't exist before today, so here it is now... just a simple large photo with a number circle.


Day 4 Before:


And here's day 4 now....


 


And just a close up of one of the details I love:

 
 
So four days down, 21 to go. I've already started on page 5 and I loving it. I'll try not to overwhelm you with December Daily for the rest of the month. Tomorrow I'll be back to my first love. :)
 

11 comments:

Michelle said...

Ohhh I have seen these before and they are just amazing things to create and have and cherish and look back on. That's some serious work for sure - you did a great job...can't wait to see more!

Elise said...

These get more and more delicious and delightful! You're ON FIRE, sweet girl! Golly, gosh this makes me want to scrap! Thanks for the juice!

Vanessa said...

Gorgeous album!! Love it!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Laurel said...

Wow this is absolutely fantastic!

Dawn-Marie said...

Courtney, this is so cute! You did a great job! I really need to make one of these!

Loving Life in Southern California! said...

Great project! You're going to love having this when it is all done! Have a great weekend!

Heather said...

Courtney, this is awesome! I would love to make one of these. I am finding out that I am already running out of time to do alot of the things I wanted to do. As I always say, "maybe next year" :o)

Dotty said...

Great idea, love your album.

Kay Sibley said...

Thank you for showing us the before and after, Courtney! Your December Daily is turning into an amazing book of memories! I saw your new little 4 legged family member in it, too! ;o) What a treasure you will have! ♥♥ Kay

travelingmama said...

I love this project! Please keep on sharing!

Stephanie said...

This looks so wonderful!! And I totally love (and get why you chose) the neutrals! It just fits & is perfect!

And, btw, I recognize that photo of you, Chase, & Maddie from a very special greeting that arrived in my mailbox!! That totally made my day....except it didn't have a return address