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November 26, 2012

December Daily™ 2012 | Share Your Foundation Pages

As we inch closer to the start of December I wanted to create a post to share any prep-work you might have done for your album.

Check out my foundation pages for 2012 here.

Check out past December Daily™ projects here.


You’re invited to include a link to your foundation pages here. Please link directly to your post vs. your general blog link.


  • 1.
    Christine said…

    Looking forward to beginning. Got my pages printed out. I am really liking the 4 x 6 size.

  • 2.
    Shannon Stout said…

    Can’t wait to see everyone’s pages!

  • 3.
    Mel said…

    Thanks for the invitation to share Ali, so excited for the month to start.

  • 4.
    Polina Khoronko said…

    Thank you! Always love to see everyone’s projects!

  • 5.
    Debbie said…

    I wasn’t going to do DD this year until I read about your approach for 2012 and I realised that it was just the ticket. I struggled to find a 4×6 album, but have just picked two up for only £1.50 each from Paper Chase.

  • 6.
    dawn said…

    I just started working on mine today, working with a small size too. Leaving plenty of blank pages to play and paint/stencil on. Hope to share pictures soon, computer giving me a hard time uploding.

    Thanks Ali for this inspiration each year!! SO EXCITED!!

  • 7.
    Sara Burns said…

    I started my album with Thanksgiving (since we have a tradition of setting up the tree the day after Thanksgiving) and assumed I’d only run it through Christmas Day. Then i got to thinking…do many people run their albums through New Years Eve/Day? I DO love the idea of capturing THREE holidays in one album! I’ve done 4 pages already (on blog) and can see the potential for this being a very FAT album if I’m crafting daily all the way through new years! Thanksgiving to New Years = 41 days = 20 sheets. I’m going to need bigger binder rings…

    • ….
      Ali said…

      People do all kinds of things :) . Some start the day after Thanksgiving and go to Epiphany (I think that’s on Jan 6). Some people just do a few days over the month. I’ve found that Dec 1 through 25 is just right for me.

    • ….
      Tina said…

      Sara, We celebrate ‘Thanksmas’ or Christmas with out-of-town family over Thanksgiving wknd, so I like to start early too. And I love to include the wk after Christmas b/c we are all home together and have a lot of fun that wk. So I am including all three holidays, but taking a break in the middle b/c I have to travel for work at the beg of December. A little disjointed, but it captures the moments important to us and stops me from losing steam trying to document 40 days! Have fun!

  • 8.
    Estelle said…

    Hope to you i have begun my foundation pages this year. It’s very exciting !!!

  • 9.
    Linda said…

    Thanks for hosting this link up, this is my first year participating in December Daily & I can’t wait to see how everyone else tackles the project!!

  • 10.
    Sherry Eckblad said…

    I am so excited to do this December Daily this year and it looks like I need to get busy and do my cover and foundation pages. Where does the time go?

  • 11.
    Wilna said…

    i adore the process and idea of a December daily. I am sure that after doing it (not always successfully) for so many years the idea of not doing it is painful. But mine is only 12 days and not 25. That’s what make it doable for me.
    thank you Ali… for always inspiring. :)

  • 12.
    Jen said…

    I only have my cover done. I’m still waiting on my kit to come. Great news though! I figured out how to use your overlays in Paint! I’m really hoping the process is simple for me. I think I can do the picture and story a day but the challenge will be to take the time per week to pull it together. I’m ready though! Can’t wait!

  • 13.
    Paula said…

    Wow, just pulled up all these awesome links, love all the idea sharing!

  • 14.
    abbeyviolet said…

    I just did most of my foundation last night and happened onto the Daily Favorites idea today. It was the perfect fit for what I was worried would be a gap in my recording or space with the smaller 4×6 size. Thanks!

  • 15.
    Paula in Australia said…

    Hey Ali cute pages! Are you going to be putting together a Flickr gallery for 2012 like in past years? I love seeing everybodies ideas all in one place. Thanks for sharing. Regards Paula

  • 16.
    karine said…

    thank you so much for sharing this beautiful adventure every year!

  • 17.
    Tiffany O'Grady said…

    Thank you so much for all the inspiration! This is my first year doing a DD and I keep waffling about he format. I think I have decided to go with something similar to your 2011 album and I was was wondering what page protectors you use for the actual pages (not be cut down baseball card sized inserts). I was going to just use the pages by themselves but I worry my DS will get sticky fingerprints everywhere! Thanks for any suggestions.

  • 18.
    Paula said…

    OMG the links went from 44 last night to 66 today!! Off I go to explore more Christmas magic!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      So fun!

  • 19.
    Kathy L said…

    So excited to be starting. Printed off my foundation pages this evening. Have already begun snapping those Christmas memories as our elf, Snow Rex, appeared on Monday morning, and my husband and son have already set up the train. No tree yet, but the train is up and running. Should be fun to see how we fit the tree in the middle of the train track. Makin’ memories.

  • 20.

    As a card maker, I am stepping out of my comfort zone to participate in this project. I do not have special albums/kits/papers, but I do have lots of ‘stash’! So, I will be creating a December Daily from what I have! I am looking forward to highlighting something each day. I would like to thank Sara Andrews for encouraging participation in the December Daily project. Thank you, Ali, for providing a place to share and to get ideas.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Working from what you have is an awesome approach. Have fun!

  • 21.
    J3SS1C4 said…

    Thanks everyone, for sharing all of your links! It’s been so much fun looking through everyone’s posts today! I can’t wait to start seeing some finished pages!

  • 22.
    Amy said…

    Hi Ali,

    I enjoyed your 31 Things class & album so much that I want to use the same concept for my December Daily. It will allow me to document most of the “everyday” in the month but also tell lots of stories. I jotted down 31 words and borrowed a few from your class. Are you cool with me lifting the idea?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Totally cool Amy!

  • 23.
    julie k said…

    Thanks, Ali, for facilitating this idea-sharing! I’ve already spotted a couple things I want to work into my album this year. Fun!

  • 24.
    Belinda said…

    Ali, I am so excited you are doing a 4×6 format this year! I wasn’t sure if this size was “do-able”, but after seeing what you are doing, I know it is!! :) Thanks so much for your inspiration!

  • 25.
    Joana T.C. said…

    Thanks for inspiring us and letting us share, Ali. I have visited every single link and loved what I saw. Great job, everyone!

  • 26.
    Janna said…

    Hi, I downloaded the 6×8 DD overlays…curious how do I avoid having the d of december cut off when I print from the PDF versions? It seems like it is influence by the cut marks. I was hoping to do a mix of tops and bottoms. Thanks!

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