Project Life: December

With much of the Project Life/internet scrapbooking world being all about December Daily albums, I have been pondering how to document December for a while. In the end, I decided to just stick with what was working (namely, a week at a time in my Project Life album). I couldn’t resist one of Kelly Purkey‘s December kits, though, and I’m so glad I didn’t. I have had so much fun incorporating the parts of the kit into the first few weeks of December. Even though I know I won’t use everything in the kit this year, it has been kind of liberating to have a kit and just… USE it. (I tend to hoard my favorite supplies, rather than using them; see also: how I’m still using the last few pages from the summer minibook kit I bought from Elise‘s shop way back when I started this album in June!)

Week 27 was a big week because it included my bridal shower.
Project Life: December

Project Life: December
It was so strange to be the subject of such a surprise. And to say that I couldn’t wait to see the invitation is an understatement – how cool are they? I totally love them and obviously saved a spot of honor in the album for it.

Project Life: December
The view of the full page – photos of me and my bridesmaids (my sister and Dan’s two sisters), and me and my mom and future mother in law. (Hey Jodi and Kasia, your cards fit perfectly into the slots too :))

Week 28 was the first week I dove into Kelly’s kit; it was nice to stick with the papers from the kit and just add in photos and embellishments. (It also has me really looking forward to working from a core kit for 2013, too.)
Project Life: December

Project Life: December
Gold isn’t usually a color I gravitate toward, but the gold overlays and gold glitter tape I bought on a whim sure are nice.

Week 29 included the benefit for members of our family who lost everything in the hurricane, a big holiday party at work, and lots of journaling.
Project Life: December

Project Life: December
Not to mention a bokeh-tastic trip to Triumph.

Project Life: December
I printed two of the bokeh shots I liked best 5×7 and used an extra insert; I just couldn’t choose which ones to eliminate and therefore included them all. I had to stick another Triumph coaster in there, too.

Week 30 was a pretty low key week, but it featured some big wedding planning bits: the cake tasting and our meeting with the DJ.
Project Life: December

Project Life: December
I used an insert to include the Christmas card that Grandmother sent us; her handwriting is amazing and it was important to me to have this in there. (Although I wish I could put all of the cards we got this year in the album somehow; maybe if I wasn’t trying to squeeze 7 months into one album it would be easier.)

Project Life: December

I divided the last days of December into two “weeks” for my album, so two more weeks to go and then 2012 is a wrap. I can’t tell you how glad I am I just jumped in with Project Life. What an awesome thing.

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