Thursday, December 29, 2011

December Daily Entries

I’ve finished my December Daily except for a few pages in the middle. Those last stragglers are the hardest to do, especially on days without holiday activities. I am going to try to tackle those entries this weekend so I can put my book away and get back to other paper crafting projects.
Here are a few more of the early pages of my December Daily.

Day 6:

We went to see a special performance of The Nutcracker, benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. My son, age 2, is still a bit young to appreciate this show but Mommy enjoyed it. To commemorate the outing, we added a ballerina ornament to the tree, right next to Big Bird!

Day 7:

I wanted to add a holiday project to my December Daily. This spread is a bit incomplete. I need to go back to stitch around the patterned paper and add a caption or embellie. On the left is a card I made for the Echo Park Paper blog hop. I will just slip it into the page protector without attaching it to the page. The right side of the spread is a screen shot of my blog entry that day.

Day 8:

Here I journaled about getting the tree: both this year and in years past. We always buy a fresh tree for the holidays. I love the smell! The tree becomes such a presence in the house. It’s always hard to take it down and put the ornaments away once the holidays are over. I keep the tree up as long as possible.

Day 9:

This is a filler day, so I decided to tell the story of an unusual Christmas and memorable gift. In 1998 while a Peace Corps volunteer in southern Africa, I hitchhiked with friends to Tanzania (several countries north), then took a ferry to the island of Zanzibar. I had no gifts that Christmas but I did get something more meaningful: a special letter.

My supply list and earlier December Daily posts can be found here,  here,  here and here.  I’ll be back tomorrow with the last entries of my December Daily.


  1. These are AMAZING!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the picture of your son in front of the tree!! PRECIOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. These are soooo wonderful and great memories to preserve.

  3. Great pages and wonderful memories to cherish! Super idea on the filler page :)

  4. HE will remember the time you spent together, and I love the layouts.

  5. This looks wonderful! Such great memories to look back on. :)

  6. what a wonderful treasure of memories

  7. Awesome DD pages! Your kiddo is adorable :)

  8. Your pages look great!!

  9. Congrats on finishing your Dec. Daily! Love your pages!

  10. The fly swatter wasn't supposed to be part of the nativity but my three year old nephew wasn't done playing with it and he wouldn't give it up! LOL Thanks for the comment on my blog Izzy!

    I love your Zanzibar page in your December Daily. What an amazing addition! Your album is coming together wonderfully.

  11. Your Dec Daily is absolutely wonderful Izzy! Thanks for sharing :)

  12. Your DD is amazing. Love that page about the peace corp.


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