Sunday, December 04, 2011

It's December 4th!

I can't believe how quickly the days are slipping by me! This is both good and bad. It's good because I have a very challenging group of students this year, and days moving quickly mean that I am quickly moving towards May 23rd and the last day of school. However, it's also bad because this means that life outside of school is also flying by and I can't seem to enjoy everything!
Anyway, is anyone else working on a December Daily album? I've done one for the past three years, so am super excited about doing it again this year. I'm going to try a couple of different things this year. In the past, I've kept my journaling on a Word document and then gone back in January (or later) and put the album together). This year, I want to try and work on my pages during the month, getting things done at night, after work, or on the weekends, if possible. Also, in years past I've picked one scrappy line that I love and do the whole album using that line. This year, I've put together a total hodge-podge of papers and embellies and am totally excited to see what I can create! 
With that all said and done, I am going to work on the album cover today and see what else I can accomplish, after we get back home from Zack's indoor soccer game. Hopefully I will have something to share with everyone tonight or tomorrow :)

One more thing before I get off of here, I wanted to share the last Birds of a Feather layout challenge that I created this month. For this one, we had two pictures for inspiration, and I picked this one:

And this is what I created. I picked up the papers at Hobby Lobby and then had a ton of fun using my new Sizzix Big Kick to cut the flourishes and flowers. This was a little out of my comfort zone, since there's no real patterned paper, but I loved the end results, especially the fun bright colors! 
Okay, off to look for the perfect papers for the cover of my December Daily album and then jump in the shower and get ready to head out to the soccer game. I hope that everyone has a blessed Sunday!


Tara O said...

Does a December daily album mean taking a daily photo too? I've always enjoyed looking at others' albums but have never done one myself and haven't paid that close attention to how it's done.

Love the brightness of that LO!

Zackalor said...

Yep, that's what it means. I take my camera with me everywhere this month, then each night, I sit down and just document my day in a Word document. Then, I put the two together in an album. I should have a few pages to share in a day or two. I know that others put their whole album together, first (like in November) and just add the pictures and journaling. Ali Edward's blog is the go-to place to check things out :)

Izzyb said...

I love your layout and can't wait to see your DD!