Doing it for the 5th time?!

amy tangerine december dailySince 2010, I have played along with Ali Edwards' project, December Daily. With each one, I attempted to document the entire month (instead of just 25 days), but don't think I was ever successful. The first year was probably the closest I came to completing the entire month. I decided to pull all of the books out and figure out how I want to approach the project this year. I went through and chose some of my favorite (and not so favorite) parts to highlight. In the 2012 album, I think I had a hard time with the 4x6 landscape format. I love this spread, but don't love that I still have so much extra just hanging out in the back of the album.amy tangerine december dailyLove the stamps page from last year, and plan on doing something very similar again.amy tangerine december dailyDon't love that boarding passes fade, but so far we have no more travel plans for the rest of the year. This may be the first December in which I haven't gotten on a plane in well over a decade. Love the mix of credit card sized photos thrown in, this year being printed by my Fujifilm Instax Share.amy tangerine december dailyI gathered up some supplies and put them into this Creative Options container. Though I will be using things from around the studio as well, it's nice to have most of what I want to use in one place. This "kit" that I have put together is made up mostly of old and new. The old stuff has been collected through the years and were supposed to go into the other December Daily albums. The new stuff is from this December to Remember kit by Kelly Purkey and Evalicious.amy tangerine december dailyAfter much deliberation on size and format for this year I made myself make a decision. Most of the time, I start with the cover, but because I am using a black 6x8 Project Life album (this red polka dot one was my second choice), I decided to play with the cover page instead. Using this Simple Stories pocket page, I began filling in the 2x2 squares, keeping in mind that maybe a couple of them will be photos instead of patterned papers. This is also about the time I realized that I don't think any company in the scrapbooking world makes an actual 2 inch by 2 inch square punch... anyone?! I could definitely use one of those, so if anybody knows of one on the market, please tell me!amy tangerine december dailyamy tangerine december dailyamy tangerine december dailyIt's silly, but I already feel ahead of the game by simply having gathered my goodies and by having 1 page done and in the book. How about you - anyone else doing December Daily?

Though some of the photos appear to be missing, you can check out the posts I did for 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013.