Are you are the December Daily bandwagon? I tried a couple years ago and never finished but looking back I really enjoy what I had started. I honestly had never heard of December Daily until Cathy Zielske posted about it. That in turn led me to Ali Edwards and bam! I was in love! I loved the concept, the style, and the mix of digital and traditional scrapbooking, also known as Hybrid Scrapbooking.
I will admit, I was a bit overwhelmed. I knew nothing about digital products or Photoshop and I think that’s where I struggled. Now you don’t have to have Photoshop to do this project. That was just the expectations I set for myself.
I didn’t do an album last year but looking back at my album from 2017, I wish I would have. If you want to read more about December Daily, check out Ali’s blog post HERE. Be sure to also visit Cathy Zielske’s blog – she is fantastic! December Daily is just capturing a story a day and telling the story.
So…. enough babble, let’s jump in to what I’ve created. I don’t have the products from December Daily Kit of this year but they are still available for purchase. You can check that out HERE. I decided to try and incorporate some of the products I’ve fell in love with over the years of card making, starting with stencils.
My cover page was created by applying Frostbite Glacier Paste onto a piece of Acetate using my Gina K Designs Stellar Snowflake Stencil. My album I’m using is a 6″ x 8″ album and my acetate piece measures 6 3/4″ x 8 1/2″, big enough to be an overlay for my first page.
I manually punched the holes to fit into my album.
Once you flip the overlay page, I have a picture of some trees over by my mother-in-law’s house. There was a huge grouping of trees covered in snow and it was just gorgeous.
In photoshop, I created my own title on the picture and added a digital heart from one of Ali Edwards kits.
My next page was inspired by a journal card from the December Daily kit of this year. When I saw it on the website, it instantly reminded me of a stencil I have from Altenew called Wonderful Wreath. Looking back I should have used lighter colors of ink but I’m going with it. I ink blended the stencil onto Neenah Solar White card stock 80lb with Fresh Asparagus and Cherry Red ink using a Blending Brush. This piece measures 6″ x 8″ so it fits inside my page protector.
I typed up my journaling in Photoshop (I’m finally getting the hang of it thanks to Ali’s Hybrid Class) and printed my journaling onto my stenciled background. I’m so super excited for this! I am able to incorporate Ali’s products and also what I have one hand.