It’s Esther here. December 1st is just a few days away, which means it’s almost time to start your daily #DecemberDBD journaling! (You can learn more about the December Day-By-Day Challenge here.)
Today, I’m here to share some ideas and tips for your #DecemberDBD journal. I recommend trying to add pictures to your pages each day –– from “normal” things like doing the dishes or groceries, and a full/empty fridge. It really doesn’t matter what you take pictures of –– everything you do on a single day is fine. It’s more about documenting each day, whether it’s work, sports, watching tv, cooking diner, babysitting, laundry, etc.
If you find yourself lacking inspiration on a certain day, here’s a list of some themes/ideas that might help:
- Photo of your craft desk/room
- Buy yourself a treat/something you really like to eat and try to make a stunning picture of it to use in your journal
- Your favorite (Christmas) song
- Decorating your tree
- A black & white picture
- Write a letter to Santa and hide it in your journal
- Take pictures of December decorations in your area, or go to a garden centre or decorated shop to take pictures.
- Wrapping presents
- Create a tag
- Your favorite (feel-good) movie
- A selfie
- Your pets or birds and other animals in the garden
- Donate $5 to charity
- Your favorite Facebook group 😉
- Christmas cards you are sending and/or receiving
- Your front door or house
- A recipe
- Hot chocolate or a good cup of tea/coffee
- Your dream house
- Shopping list
- Family tradition(s)
- PJ’s all day –– staycation
- Cleaning a closet or a room
- The sky/the weather today
- The kitchen
- Work moment
- What makes you happy?
- Make a page with paint or watercolor
- News: What’s happening right now –– local or worldwide
- New Years wishes
If you are planning to journal through the full month of December (1–31st) to review the past year, you can also add things like: the best thing that happened last year, the saddest thing that happened last year, milestones, etc.
For our Dutch members there is also Sinterklaas on December 5th –– a great subject for your December-Day-By-Day journal/ planner!
I hope this helps give you a little bit of inspiration as we get ready to document our December! Don’t forget to join us on the ECD Planner Page on Facebook to see other crafters’ planner pages, and to share pictures of your own!
Karen here today from Craftily Yours! Are you participating in the ECD Planner Facebook Group December Day-by-Day? I am! It’s fun and inspiring! I’m preparing as many base pages in advance. As I go through December, I’ll add pictures (and probably some fun embellishments). Today’s post shows several days. (I’ll also add the December date later since I don’t know what order they’ll be in!)
It’s Technique Friday!
Today Els is showing us the new Reinforcement Variety Pack! AND, while supplies last, this pack comes with the keychain and free die set featured in the video!
Crafters love mixing and matching reinforcements in their planners –– this variety pack gives you even more combinations! 📒
Watch the video and shop the pack on the Technique Friday Project Page.
We hope you enjoyed this week’s Technique Friday! Happy Planning!
We are so excited for the holiday season, and want to invite you to join us in the December Day-By-Day!
December Day-By-Day is a wonderful way to document the month of December in your ECD Planner! Create a page for every day leading up to Christmas, or for every day in December –– it’s up to you!
Your December Day-By-Day planner can be used to showcase your favorite photos, organize your shopping list, share your favorite recipes and more! #DecemberDBD is the perfect way to celebrate and reflect in the month of December.
More Important Info!
We will have a special discounted collection in both November and December for all those participating in December Day-By-Day!
ALSO, every week, starting the week of November 4, we will give away a $25/€25 gift card to someone who has posted about #DecemberDBD. Every post is an entry in the weekly drawing, so be sure to hop on social media each week to show us your progress!
We can’t wait to see everyone’s #DecemberDBD progress throughout November and December!
Karen here today from Craftily Yours! My family and I went to “Sunny” Southern California earlier this year, and it RAINED. I scrapbooked the results for my special moments planner.
A very happy Sunday to you, crafters!
Esther Glas, designer for the Elizabeth Craft Design Planner Essentials collection, shows us how to create a double pocket for your planner. Watch the video below!
Don’t forget to join the ECD Planner Group for more planner inspiration, and to share your projects!
Good morning Crafters, today it is Luciana here, with a new planner spread. I love using the planning system to keep memories and picture and little pieces of my everyday life.
Step 1. create a background page. Use some watercolor as base, and the stamps from the set Pure Spring and the set Patterns 2. Create a texture on the page using the die from the set Planner Patterns and some stripes of washi tapes. Add the hole reinforcers from the set Planner Essentials – 7.
Step 2. Stamp on the White Soft Finish Cardstock the 3 labels from the set Retro Labels, then the sentiments “hello everyday life” from the set Retro Labels Sayings and “for the record” from the set Family. In the empty label I added the name of the baby.
Step 3. Add some embellishments.
Die cut from the White Soft Finish Cardstock:
2 set of Garden Notes – Frosty Fern
2 set of Garden Notes – Eucalyptus Frosty Fern
2 set of labels from the set Planner Essentials – 11
Thank you for stopping by.
Distress ink pad
Archival ink pad black
Nuvo Drops black
Hi, Luciana is here! Today I’m sharing with you a project using some elements from the Planner Essentials collection. This is a great collection to add personalized elements to your planner, but also the design is great for any other kind of project.
For example I used the large tag from the set Planner Essential – 7 to create a mini album. today I’m sharing the steps to customize the cover of this album.
Prepare the base of the cover. Using the White Soft Finish Cardstock 300gr, cut out:
2 layers of the larger tag from the set Planner Essential -7, and adhere them to each other;
1 piece of the hole reinforcer from the same set, then color it in a brown shade;
2 layers of the grid from the set Garden Patch -1 3/8-inch & Mini Daffodils, and then adhere them to each other;
1 piece of paper 3 1/3 x 4 3/4 inches, and the watercolor it with a blue color.
Cut also a piece of acetate in the following sizes: 3 1/3 x 4 3/4 inches.
(tip: you can use a distress ink pad to add a shadow and deepness to each element)
Assemble the pieces with the following sequence: the large tag, the blue piece of paper, the acetate, the grid.
Prepare a Rose using the dies Garden Rose – English Rose.
Die cut from the White Soft Finish Cardstock 240gr:
2 sets of the elements with the 3 petals;
3 sets of the other petals.
Add a blue shade along all the edges.
Add a texture to each elements of the flower using the loop tool and the molding pad.
Overlap the four elements with the 3 petals.
Put the 3 smaller petals inside the flower concentrically, from the largest to the smallest. Then the 3 larger petals outside the flower, in the same way, from the smallest to the largest.
Prepare all the other decorative elements for the windows.
Die cut some floral elements to decorate the window:
the flowers and leaves from the set Garden Notes – Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis);
the leaves from the set Garden Notes – Dogwood 2;
the sprig from the set Garden Notes – Eucalyptus Frosty Fern;
the leaves from the set Garden Notes – Feverfew 1.
Assemble the pieces like the pictures below.
I added a texture paste on the window and some metal elements, such us a lamp, an angular bracket, a brown wired spiral, to make the scene more realistic.
I hope you got inspired,
distress ink pad (old paper)