December Documented 2020 | Days 1-3



December Documented Days 1-3 by Jamie Pate

documenting December one day at a time

December Documented Days 1-3 by Jamie Pate

We are head long into December. And as is tradition, I am documenting the days. To read about this year's approach, find that post HERE. My approach this year is just a little bit easier. Just a little bit less stressful. Just that much more joyful to me right now.

On here and on my social feeds I have already shared the beginning pages. Going to review those here just to catch up a little on the progress.

The above two images are one page, a tag, obviously. This tag is placed behind the very first page that is craft plastic and gives title to this year's album.

December Documented Days 1-3 by Jamie Pate

This page is the very opening of all the album. As said above, it's acetate, or craft plastic. It will be linked below. The title to this year's December Album is 25 Stories. As you can read in How I Am Approaching Documenting December, you can discover why that was chosen.

This tag is cut with the Nested Tag Die Set using my favorite Bazzill Textured White Cardstock. I cut glitter holly from Holiday Greens Die Set. The Foil Strip is made from the Silver Stars Reactive Foil.

December Documented Days 1-3 by Jamie Pate

I made the title with number stickers from the Black Gold Sticker Book. Then the 'stories' is stamped on a tag cut from the Sizzix Gift Tags Die Set and the Vintage Alpha Stamps. Believe is tape from Tim Holtz and so is that stamp wrapped around the bottom edge.

The back of this needed to be covered up and so that is why there is another tag on the other side.

December Documented Days 1-3 by Jamie Pate

You've seen this page played out before also. It's actually a vellum pocket. I need to place my Why journaling in this pocket. 

That 'merry' die cut is made using the Silver Stars Foil. That foil will be a repeated element through this book. I tend to do that.

December Documented Days 1-3 by Jamie Pate

You've also seen this page written about as well in that "Approach" article. I won't repeat that. But you can see how I repeated patterns on this page as well. My family photo. Always Day 1 in my book.

And then opposite this page...

December Documented Days 1-3 by Jamie Pate

Opposite the photo page is this open page. I made a REEL you can watch to see how simply this spread was made. That Storyline Chapters pattern paper? Was literally laying on my work space from a previous project. Putting it to work. The 'documented' label is actually a cardstock label from Studio Calico. I love that set. Be sure to check it out, in the links below.

This page is a partial pocket holding the journaling for Day 1.

Day 2:

December Documented Days 1-3 by Jamie Pate

Day 2 is always almost the story of finding our tree. This is a loved tradition in our home. This one in particular goes way back. I can't even recall how many years we have been going to this tree farm to find our tree. But, I have past December Albums that have that documented. I love that.

Day 3:

December Documented Days 1-3 by Jamie Pate

Day 3 is the decorating of the tree. I have learned from years past never to mix the finding of the tree on the same day as the decorating of the tree. Mind sets for some reason are never great. So a separate day is the day we pull out all the things and reminisce over decorations and what not. 

December Documented Days 1-3 by Jamie Pate

The journaling is hidden under one of the photos. I created a flap so that it could be opened on top of the page protector. The little tab to lift is made from another Studio Calico Label. Then a smaller label from the Sticker Book. The wood veneer is from Kaisercraft. Those wood veneers are starting to make quite an appearance in this album. And then another number sticker, also from the Sticker Book.

That's a look at December Days 1-3. Be on the look out for the next installment of days. I hope this inspires you too in some way to document days of December.

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