|This is a quick and dirty nap-time snapshot. Excuse my lighting.|
Okay, I'll admit it. I have a love/hate affair with December Daily albums. Love because I mean, it's a fun project and a neat way to document a very unique time of year and it feels so SPECIAL. And hate because I'm Jewish and, well, December Daily is very Christmas-y. And I LOVE looking at everyone else's red and green albums with their belighted pine trees and elves on shelves -- but that's not my life. I've got candles and dreidels. I've got potato pancakes and jelly doughnuts. And it's awesome and I love it, but sometimes it just doesn't mesh with all the DD stuff out there.
So this year, I'm totally going non-traditional and owning it. I used Crate Paper's Bundled Up last year, and it was cute. But this year I'm going black, white, kraft and gold. Maybe a hint of red. I found an awesomely cute little 6x6 paper pad at Tuesday Morning called Hot Cocoa by American Crafts (which is a mystery -- I can't find info on it ANYWHERE!) but I loved its graphic patterns. I may pull out all the red and use it for different projects, or I may add it in sparingly. I haven't decided yet.
This isn't the completed collection of what I'll be using, but it is the start and probably the bulk. I'm going to go simple, clean, and graphic this year. I need a few transparent overlays, maybe a bit more vellum, some sequins and enamel dots -- and the Printshop star wood veeners that Joann's is carrying in stores now (yes 50% off coupons!). I'll be using a Studio Calico Handbook album (kraft) that I got on Uber clearance off amazon. I pulled some mambi pocket pages cards from my DT days with them that will compliment nicely. Overall, I'm liking it a lot. I think it'll look cool, and different, and most importantly it'll be true to my not-so-much-about-Christmas December. And that's awesome, if you ask me.