december daily 2011


welcome to the 2011 edition of the pate december daily.
this project is now in it's fourth year.
and it brings with it such a wonderful tradition of story telling and moments to remember.

this year i am so very eager to use RhonnaDESIGNS as the base of this year's book.
so far the use of the christmas junque kit+the number junque kit is setting the stage for the design.
the cover makes use of 7gypsies book board covered in canvas.
an old label chipboard shape from jennie bowlin dabbed in silver frames a swatch of christmas junque background paper.
the 'noel' is an ornament found at hobby lobby.
the number stickers are making memories.
the front cover is kept simple on purpose. i love how it invites you in.

corrugated chipboard is found on the inside covers.
hoping that is already making the book a little thick.
the first page is printed out Christmas junque background paper+christmas junque pieces.
using a sewn doily, jenni bowlin crepe paper, a felt snowflake, and a ruffled book paper trim, the opening page sets the stage for what i hope is a bit of a whimsical book celebrating our christmas traditions.
heck...i'm just thrilled i get to finally use a bit of blue in my christmas this year...

details of that sweet little bird and his hat!

the pattern:
the foundation pages go as follows.
1. embellished page.
2. page divider. sometimes this will be on a transparency. sometimes not. you see the number junque #1 is layered on music paper that is attached to a 2 1/2 by 8 piece of transparency.

the other side of the page divider.
3. digital paper page will house photo(s) or journaling.

 4.a ledger or notebook page for additional photos or journaling or what not from that day.

then the process starts all over again.

this is just the first two days.
eager to share more.
hoping you will stop by again as i continue putting this together.
and i hope you are inspired by RhonnaDESIGNS as it is her work is what is making this a fabulous book.

also...if you did not stop by yesterday to check out creative team tuesday on rhonna's blog, hope you do today. the creative team is at it again with all kinds of creations.


  1. oh goodness, you are off to a dreamy, beautiful beginning!

  2. Beautiful, just as I knew it would be! To be as great as you one day is my wish!! xoxo

  3. GORGEOUS Jamie!!
    I love DDs so much I'm making several (well at least two) every year!!
    I have posted a first version here:
    and I'm working on another, more "free" and creative ;o)

    Can't wait to see more of yours and so happy to see you're on again this year!


  4. I'm completely blown away by its beauty!!! That cover is jaw dropping gorgeous!!!

  5. I am so excited to also be using the Rhonna Design kits! Yours it stunning!! I was wondering what size your covers are and what size your pages inside are printed?? LOVE the transparency dividers. I may have to steal some of your ideas-they tell me that is the highest form of a compliment... Can not hardly wait to see more pages! Thanks for answering my questions.

  6. LOVE this Jamie! Can't wait to see more!

  7. I forgot to ask a question-Is the book cover 6x8 or a little bigger so that the pages are 6x8? or I see the pages print at 5x7? Also how will you bind this together? I just love your album and can't wait to see more! Thanks.

  8. Gorgeous. REally really pretty. Thank you for sharing. I am curious about the project itself. I am so not a scrapbooker- love the products, papers, embellishments…. but don't do the books. I do love the mini albums. However, this type of project does intrigue me. I need to investigate it farther.

  9. A really pretty and gorgeous album! Thanks for Sharing!