December Daily!

Hey scrappy friends. I failed miserably at blogging any December Daily progress last month but I am happy to report that it’s finished! I actually completed the book on December 30, and cheated with a little note for New Year’s Eve. Don’t tell.  😉

This is my third year doing December Daily and I still haven’t learned to not make a one that is not bursting at the seams. (Check out 2013 and 2012, if you don’t believe me.) Next year, I am going to use an 8.5×11 binder and keep it from exploding.

But, one year at a time … I altered a book for this year’s album. I will try to make note of the supplies, but many have been in my stash for a long time. I created my own kit based on the My Dream December kit from Scrap your Stash Kit Club. I wanted to see if I could make a DD without any themed supplies.

I wanted to video the album and flip through with you, but YouTube is not my friend today, so let’s just check out a few of my favourite pages.

Scrapstorian altered book December Daily

Besides lots of gesso, I used some Heidi Swapp Project Life cards on the cover, some washi tape (the multi-coloured camera tape is from Michaels), We R Memory Keepers printed vellum (Gold Sentiment), We R Memory Keepers chipboard alphas and extra large Studio Calico wood veneer numbers. The stars in the background are from a stencil (of Brande’s I think) with Silks Acrylic Glaze. After some foundation pages were turning into miserable failures, I skipped ahead to the cover and regained my mojo!

Scrapstorian altered book December Daily day 3

This page has a mix of Simple Stories paper, more of the same PL cards, chipboard embellishments from the PL value pack and some washi. Here are a few more:

Scrapstorian altered book December Daily day 6

Scrapstorian altered book December Daily day 8

(Just a note, the gold ampersand paper is by My Mind’s Eye.)

Scrapstorian altered book December Daily day 18

Scrapstorian altered book December Daily day 28

Scrapstorian altered book December Daily day 31

Scrapstorian altered book December Daily end

I chose a mix of Thickers for numbers, three sets, and really had to get creative at the end. (Days 28 and 29 have question marks made into 2s.) I had some old-ish Crate Paper chipboard that filled in a few numbers and added embellishment to many pages. (And I still have tons more!)

Despite a few mishaps – some pages that had to be redone or covered up, some paint problems, some lumpy bumpy pages (because of how many book pages I adhered together) – I do like how it turned out. I’m not sure I’d chose to alter a book again, at least for a project like this. (Waiting for gesso to dry before I can work on a page slows down daily production!)

That’s it for me! I wanted to start 2015 with a clean scrap table.  🙂

How’s your December Daily coming along?



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