Documenting December with Daniela Dobson

Welcome to the Elle’s Studio blog post today. It’s Daniela here to sharing a holiday project highlighting Joyful collection.

Last month I shared my Traveler’s Notebook for documenting my December 2015. Today I will share the inside pages that are still work in progress. I will share the completed project on my blog at the end of December.

You will notice that all my pages will look similar with stamping on the top and bottom, washi tape, stamped numbers and then some kid of layering with journaling cards and tags. I am using the Joyful collection, along with the Joyful stamp, Tis The Season Stamp, December Kit, November kit, and I will be digging into my stash trying to pull out the colors that match this collection.

I still need to fill in my journaling, but I have been taking notes on my phone each day so that I remember. It’s been super busy around here, but whenever I get a chance I print photos and add them here.

For day five I wanted to include both photos so I adhered them to patterned paper that is attached with washi tape. I am able to flip the photos up and add journaling to the ‘tis the season tag that is underneath.

For day six I used a tag that I had and added embossing paste with a star stencil to the background. I created a pocket with a piece of vellum that I had in my stash. The “grateful for” tags are from an older exclusive kit that was left over. I keep everything and I never got to use these tags and now was a perfect opportunity. If you don’t have something similar, Joyful – Blank labels would be perfect. I don’t have a specific photo for this day and I was going to list things that I am grateful for at the moment.

I need to adhere the photos that I have printed next, and then print the photos for all the other days. Since I have been keeping up with my photos and journaling on my phone, it shouldn’t take long.

I placed all my needed supplies in a Antonius basket insert that sits on top of my Raskog cart. Everything I will need is all together and I can bring it out and move it to wherever I am to record my December memories.

Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you are documenting your December memories.



  1. JoAnn K Delery says

    Hi Daniella! I love your use of the travelers notebooks! I’m thinking of doing this for every month of 2016 along with my 12 x 12 l/0’s. Can you suggest a source for the notebooks please? My email is:
    Thank you so much for sharing!

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