2013 December Daily Part 1

IMG_1267As per usual, I’m running a wee bit (OK, a full year) behind.  Better late than never, right?  Here’s part 1 of last year’s December Daily.

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I used the October Afternoon Daily Flash line for the page protectors and I’m having a love/ hate relationship with them.

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They’re good quality, and I like the variety of pockets, but they are far from true to size and, as a result, I’ve had to mat everything.

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I like the way everything looks matted, but it’s adding a lot more time and expense to the project.

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One of the things that I’m loving about the pocket pages though, is that it’s forcing me to be more creative about the layouts.  I have to think about the layout of 2 days at a time since they share the same page protector layout.

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Like here where I wanted to use the photo strip.

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This is one of my favorite layouts!  I love the tiny 2×2 pockets.  I stitched confetti in some of them and I think it turned out super cool.  🙂

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Luckily it worked out that I had lots of pictures to include for both of these days.

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One of the other challenges is that I’m limiting myself to 1 page per day.  In the past, I’ve just added as many pages as I needed to use all of the photos that I wanted, but it ends up taking a lot longer to assemble so this time I decided no more!  Of course, some days, I had no photos.  I’m trying not to let it bother me.

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I’m also trying to include some twine on each page.  There have been a few that I’ve missed, but I like that it’s giving some consistency to the book as a whole.

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I’m also trying to include more everyday stories and not just focus on Raptor.

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She was a bit under the weather for part of December so we had a bit more TV watching that usual.

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I always think that maybe someday it’ll be interesting to see what we buy at HEB?  With that said, I’m making more of an effort to take a pic every day this year.  🙂

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I included some of Kate’s art supplies on this page.  🙂  She loves it when I do that.

So, what’s the plan for 2013 and 2014 DDs.  Currently, I’m making sure to take a pic every day and write down what we do.  I’m toying with the idea of making this year’s DD 4×6.  It will just be one photo each day that I’ve (potentially) added some text/ embellishment to either in photoshop or with traditional materials.  That seems so boring, but with me working full time this year, there’s just not as much to photograph.  If I decide to do more than that, I’m pretty sure it will be using divided page protectors again.

I’m hoping to finish 2013 up in the next week or 2; I hate being so far behind.  I don’t anticipate posting (or even working on) any layouts from 2014 until I’ve finished 2013.

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