Sunday, November 28, 2010

paislee press: Journal your Christmas Giveaway

I'm excited about all the workshops and help online to document your december "every day-ness". If you are a newbie to this concept, you might consider taking Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas 2010 online class.

And you can win a spot in the class for free by entering Paislee Press' giveaway here:
paislee press: Journal your Christmas Giveaway:

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

December Daily 2010

Um... hello? it's Thanksgiving week people! When the hell did that happen? Wasn't I just talking about the fourth of july bunting on my front porch? (which is still there BTW!) This year has FLOWN by me. And I won't get all whiny, but I really don't have much to show it. C'est la vie. That's why we have new years, right?

So let's see what's happening right now (this probably sums up my year too)...
  1. Sean is having an allergic reaction to penicillin. Which sucks. But the good news is he is almost three and never had to have an antibiotic. Three cheers for me!
  2. My house is an absolute disaster, and we're having Thanksgiving dinner for both families
  3. I'm falling behind on my grading for the week
  4. I've run out of chocolate
  5. I cancelled my personal training session for tonight because of points 1, 2, 3 & 4 above. Tomorrow is a new day, right?
And December is right around the corner (honestly, how did that happen?). Which means that I'm gearing up to document my every day in a December Daily album. Last year I really enjoyed the process and creativity, but it was pretty time consuming. And considering my day (and year) I decided to keep this year's simple, simple, simple. I present to you my six templates titled "Simplicity"...

It's an all-digital book that I'm planning on printing through -- 8x8 album, 50 pages. I've never printed through them but have read only rave reviews so I'm anxious to try them out. All of the ugly gray & white boxes you see will be brilliant, gorgeous photos (well, maybe). No elements or embellishments. Just graphic colors (red and white and silver) and photos. I'm using my own designed digital papers as well as those of TaylorMade Designs called Shine On.

My goal with December Daily this year is to choose one photo a day that defines something I wish for this year. I have to admit my idea is not original, but inspired from another fellow December Daily pursuer on flickr. And knowing myself, on some days I may not be able to choose just one photo so I designed a few templates that can feature 3-6 photos per spread. It will definitely be an organic process, and one I look forward to for its simplicity and ease. Through it all I hope to capture the essence of our month as well as work on my photography skills. We'll see how it goes!


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