Documenting Your December

Greetings Daisies! I hope you are off to a great start documenting this December with your Cocoa Daisy kits. I like to document my December in Project Life as well as December Daily. Today I want to share a couple of Snow Globe kit ideas for documenting a 12×12, project life or December Daily layout as well as a Simple Dori or Traveler’s Notebook sized story. I created my first design for my Remember December notebook but you can adapt it for several different formats.

Here is my completed notebook layout.

This is an idea for using the main element of a girl holding presents in a 12×12 layout. The main element can also be adapted for project life in a 6×8 or 6×12 full page.

I loved stitching around the presents to make them stand out for my Remember December story. There are only a few photos in existence of my childhood and teenage years. Most of the stories I tell about this time are photo-less and I look for ways to document them with kit elements. For this particular layout, I decided to create a circle background that emphasized the red and yellow in my elements and the page holding my journaling using oxide ink and a stencil.

Now, on to my December Daily layout for Day 4. It’s to honor my mother-in-law’s angel birthday. For this layout I used items from the memory keeping kits and several cute items from the planner kit. I love to mix it all up and create something unique to my stories.

I used the heart sticky note from the planner kit as the primary element for my journal card that holds the date. I like to build up numbers and elements by backing them with layers of paper. I backed the heart with a few layers to ensure the hand stitching I added would hold up over time. 

I used a paper from the planner kit for the journaling and the date cards.  I started by cutting a 4×6 piece and cut the 4×6 in half to get two 3×4 cards that lined up perfectly.

Here is the full layout.

My mother-in-law had a huge heart and was a phenomenal cook. I miss celebrating holidays with her. While I only had her in my life for a short time, she gave me a lot of love and kindness that I will never forget. I didn’t have a mom growing up and MA ensured that I got to experience the unconditional love I missed. I am grateful for the gift of time with Ma.

Thank you for taking the time to read through my post and I hope that I have inspired you to document a December story.

Happy December!


1 Comment

  1. Simone Schermann

    Thank you so much for sharing all of these ideas! What a great way of story telling!


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