Thursday, December 4, 2008

December Weekly


If you are stopping by after yesterday, God bless you. I figured I scared you off. I'm better now, but my sister is being scheduled for surgery as we speak at Duke. More about that tomorrow. Today I promised you a project, and a project you shall have.
Since I am a slacker, I can only commit to a December weekly. It's true, as the mother of a young child, doing something Christmas related everyday stresses me out. But I can do something every week (5 days). So that's what I am doing. I used the most beautiful Christmas line I know, Cosmo Cricket's Oh Joy and a Cosmo Ethan Blackboard album (my absolute favorite one).
The Cover:
December 1-5:
December 5-10:
December 10-15:
December 15-20:
December: 20-25:
The back cover:
Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Oh Joy entire Paper Crafting kit and die cuts; Cosmo Cricket Ethan Blackboard mini Album; plus Maya Road chipboard heart, KI felt flower, American Crafts thickers, Making Memories glitter alpha and tiny alphas, Michael's Rhinestones and Martha Stewart Leaf and bell embellishment. 
I purposely did not put the dates or the numbers on here. I will add them with my journaling. In case I don't get to it week by week, and instead decide just to record my top 5 Christmas memories, I don't have to stress out about that either. I have a tentative plan. I plan to print the photos-as few as one, or more with journaling on white cardstock. I also love that I'm not committed to taking any certain number of photos either. For Dec 1-5 I'd like to take pictures of the tree/decorating. Dec. 6-10 Baking, you thought those were mittens? I see oven mitts. Dec. 10-15 Outdoors, snow would be nice, but I'm not counting on it. Dec. 15-20 Gift wrapping/holiday events. Dec.20-25 Christmas Eve/day. 
We are 4 days into Dec. If you missed the Ali E. Dec. daily, you still have time for this one! If you do it, link me up. Have a great day everyone!

13 comments:

Kim Hughes said...

what a beautiful album! :)

Lisa Dorsey said...

So glad you are feeling better today and prayers for your sister.

That album is gorgeous! I love it already!

lauren said...

BEautiful album and what an excellent idea for a mommy of a young one - weekly is great!

happydays525 said...

What a classy album! Love it!

Aimee said...

oh its so cute. i love your holly leaves!

Allie said...

Sounds like a better day?? :) Hope your sister is doing OK. LOVE the album! I finished my day 1 & 2 last night. Mine's more of a 'day in the life' type thing that just happens to be in December. Hopefully I can stay caught up!

Lisa Dickinson said...

i love the weekly idea and am wondering how the hell my slacker self didn't come up with the idea first :) Hope your day is going better!

Denise said...

Love your take on the December Daily. First of all, love the design of your pages and how they flow together. Second, love that you made it fit your life. Hmmm...I should have done that! LOL!

Suzanne Webb said...

Beautiful album Danielle! Glad you feel better, and hope your sister does soon :)

:: gingerkitty :: said...

cute book!

Rita said...

Prayers and good thoughts for your sister. Love your album! I am a slacker too! If I hadn't already started my Dec Daily (I only have through the 12th ready) I would jump on this! Way more my pace!

Kristii said...

What an awesome album!! Your work always amazes me!!

janel said...

Great album, and it looks just like you. Prayers to Sis!