Prepping Your Document December Project: Week Three

Hey friends! We are another week closer to December, which means that we are that much closer to starting our Document December project! Today we have four more design team members; Daniela, Kristina, Mary-Ann and Jess, to share how they are approaching their projects, and how they’re prepping to make it the best year yet! Let’s take a look:

Daniela | Hi everyone! Are you already in Christmas mood? Well, I am! That’s what always happens when I start planning my Document December album.

December always is such a busy month, but I love my Document December albums and definitely want to do one in 2019 again, but it has to fit in my tight time schedule! That means that I need to keep it simple. Documenting this time should be fun and easy, so I decided to make my own mini book. I’ve already created my starter page with lots of details. 

I plan on having a mixture of pages with photos and pages with handwritten journaling. Last year, I decided to document each day in the evening while the kids have their media time. That gives me 25 minutes to document each day, which should be enough. This schedule worked perfectly last year so I’m sticking to this routine. I keep all my DD goodies in a display, which makes creating really easy.

Have fun documenting your precious memories. Maybe today is the day to start your own Document December project!

Supplies | Document December 2019 Kit, Very Merry Phrase Stickers, ‘Tis the Season Wood Veneers, December 2019 White Acrylic, Hand Drawn Acrylic Christmas Hearts & Stars

Kristina | With December right around the corner, I love to get all of my Document December goodies all in one place, organized and definitely within reach on my scrapbook table before the month begins.

All of these colors are making me super happy right now and excited to get our December memories down. When it comes to creating a mini album of any kind, I love to keep it simple and it always helps to have coordinating products that go together because that makes the album come together even more beautifully and simply.

December is already such a crazy busy season and I know that utilizing the Document December collection is going to help take some of that pressure and stress off so that I can truly enjoy December and making the memories because THAT is what is most important.

Here’s to a wonderful December ahead, friends and to capturing the heart of what this time of the year is really all about. I can’t wait to see what kind of memories you make!

Supplies | Document December 2019 Kit, Very Merry Phrase Stickers, 25 Wood Veneer, Merry Christmas Acrylic, Acrylic Christmas Words

Mary-Ann | There is so little time in December to even breathe, so the more ahead you are in prepping your Document December project before the hustle and bustle, the less stressed you will be during the most magical time of the year. It gives you more time to spend on the really important stuff,  like making memories.  

My plan is to document the moments that are most important from the season, not focusing on each particular day. If I have several photos from an event, maybe I’ll take up several pages.  If nothing happens worth documenting, I won’t stress over those days.  

As I start my prepping for my Document December project, I know I need everything in arms reach or I won’t use it. I have my materials set up on my desk throughout December, but if I want to move my supplies, I use a vintage refrigerator drawer to carry all my little boxes and bowls to another room. I have separated my acetates into one bowl, wood and acrylics in another, ephemera in another! My stamps and papers are together in a box, so I can finger through and find what I need. This system totally works for me, and finding a system that works for you is key!

I kept my cover page simple, trying to set a trend for the remainder of my album. If you know my style at all, I tend to like layers and embellishments, but this will be a struggle for me in the busy month of December! To create the tree on my cover page, I doubled up like-sized stamp sentiments from the Christmas Phrases Stamp to form a tree shape. A little tip for stamping with so many stamps: I placed my stamps down on my desk as if I was stamping, then, I placed my large acrylic block down on the stamps.  When lifting the block, all the stamps were attached, keeping everything perfectly in place. Voila! With the addition of a Hand Drawn Acrylic Christmas Star and a hand drawn tree stem, my front cover was complete!

Supplies | Document December 2019 Kit, Hand Drawn Acrylic Christmas Hearts and Stars, Christmas Phrases Stamp

Jess | It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I can’t believe that we are T minus 32 days until Christmas. I love holiday scrapbooking and I am so excited to share with you my plans this year!

When it comes to documenting December, this year I have decided to create a holiday album dedicated to recording photos and stories of Christmas’ past. I created my first holiday specific album in 2015 and although I completed pocket page Christmas layouts from 2011 to 2014, I am eager to go back and record these holiday stories in one place. For this project, I will use the Document December 2019 Kit with a 4″ x 6″ candy cane striped album. 

Like last year, I am organizing my supplies in my Fallujah Ikea organizer which sits on my kitchen island close to my album. I have sorted the journaling tags by colour and grouped similar items together. For example, I have grouped all of the puffy stickers, including the Ho! Ho! Ho!, alphabet sets, Numbers, and Christmas Shapes and Dots as well as the Wonder Puffy Stickers together. Since this is a project ongoing and will not document specific days in December 2019, I plan to keep in out in my sight so I can finish it sometime in January. 

Not only am I keeping a list of moments that I would like to scrapbook from that time period, I am looking at the journaling tags from the Document December Kit for inspiration and prompts. I love the idea of using the “Fa La La La” with the 3″ x 4″ tag numbered 1 to 5, and writing down some of my favourite moments from those years. Now I am off to find previous holiday photos! Happy Holidays!

Supplies | Document December 2019 Kit

What a great range of projects to see from these four teammates! No matter if you’re documenting this year’s December, or memories from Christmas’ past, there’s something for you in the Document December products that can help you tell the story! Be sure to get your supplies now, so that you can take tips from our team on how to prepare in advance, and stay tuned for one final Document December prep post next week!

If you’re setting up your DD project, share some images with us by posting on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio or by posting to our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group!

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