all complete and ready to go!
I have always wanted to participate in Ali's December Daily but have never gotten my stuff together and made it happen. I was determined this year though so with a Saturday to myself this weekend I knew I had a total of 7 hours to make it happen! I spent a little prep time throughout the week designing the playing card numbers that I had envisioned and papers in the color scheme I wanted and then gathered all of my embellishments. This way I would have everything ready when I had an empty house. Can you tell I don't have that very often so I had to make every moment count?!
Here are a few things I started with:
I designed eight papers in a very neutral black, cream, and greige color scheme as well as 28 playing cards, numbers 1-25 and then three blank cards. Then throughout the week I gathered things that I felt would work within this color scheme and threw them in a bowl on my table so that I would be ready to create!
First thing Saturday morning I hit Hobby Lobby to find an album to house my project in. I wanted something premade and easy. I could have made a junk journal or my own mini book but I truly did want something easy that I could finish in a day so I opted for a premade album. I scored at Hobby Lobby and found a paper studio leather 8x8 album in black that was on sale for 40% off so it ended up being $8.00 and had 20 page protectors inside.
Here is what I came up with:
I know that I need to be realistic with myself about this project and in order for me to stick with it and actually document something each day some might only be a photo or some might be ticket stubs or even receipts for gift purchases made that day. I am ok with that though so an 8x8 album was a perfect size for me. Not too overwhelming but large enough to add photos if I have them.
I used some of my new favorite products which I will post more details about throughout the week. Here is the kit if you are interested in making your own. The playing cards are a fun size and I printed them out in varying sizes for my completed book.
What are you creating this week? Or are you just frantically cleaning and preparing for Thanksgiving? I am taking the easy way out this year and we are all going to descend upon my sister-in-law's home...she is a gourmet cook so there will be great food and no mess to clean up. Perfect!