Welcome to my first story for December Daily® 2019!
Diving into this project feels like sitting down to coffee with an old friend. There's a really lovely mix of familiarity and anticipation. I'm excited to see what stories pop up this holiday season.
Also, heads up that today is Cyber Monday and my Classes + Digital Products are 30% Off. No promo code is required. Sale prices reflected in shop. Sale is on select digital products and online classes currently listed on the site. Class sale excludes December Daily® Product Play 3 and 12 Hours | December Daily® 2019 Prep Day. Digital sale excludes 2019 December Daily® digitals. Offer ends 12/3/2019 at 11:59pm ET.
If you've never taken my Storytelling With December Daily® workshop I highly recommend that one (and it's totally a steal at 30% off of $15). You might also be interested in December Daily® Product Play 1 and December Daily® Product Play 2 (both feature past year's products but all kinds of fun ideas are included that could be incorporated into an album any year). If you want to learn more about using photography for storytelling and my personal photo workflow check out Lens Of Joy. Check out all my workshops here.
Now back to December Daily®. Here's a look at how my first story came together:
As many of you saw when I shared my Foundation Pages, I've done quite a bit of work in advance for my album this year. I love that one of the things that does for me is helps me to focus on the words and the photos during the month.
Today's story started with a flip-up transparency I had originally created for my Foundation Pages (included the cut out red glitter #1, the white star transparency from the 3x8 transparency bundle, the gold alpha, and the reason why along the bottom).
At the outset I thought I'd include a family photo for this first story but decided instead to use a couple photos I took during the day and save the family photo for another day. In the video below you'll hear me talk through that along with other decisions I made as I added this story to the album (like using the mini paperclips to hold the transparent page + my first photo together).
I wanted to use 2, 4x6 photos and went back and forth between making this almost into a little multi-page booklet using washi tape. It ended up as just one flip-up with the other pages attached together using the mini paperclips.
The metal "this is December" heart was offered as an Add On to kit subscribers this month.
DEALING WITH THE LIGHT
I also wanted to show you guys a behind the scenes image of the lights I'm using in my office during this less-daylight season of the year (at least where I live in Oregon). I bought these lights about a year ago and they have saved me a number of times when I've missed the natural light window of time here in my office. These ones were right around $60 and makes it so I can work into the evening if necessary in order to get my work done.
- December Daily® 2019 Main Kit
- December Daily® 4x6 Album
- Tim Holtz Mini Paperclips
- November Kit Add On - Adhesive Enamel Pins (available to kit subscribers)
- Avery Index Tabs
- December Daily® 2019 Phrase Sticker Bundle
- December Daily® 2019 3x8 Transparency Bundle
SHARE YOUR STORY #1
You are invited to leave a link in the comment section if you'd like to share your daily pages. As usual, please include a direct link to your blog post sharing your Day 1 vs. a general blog address link.