Friday, November 22, 2013

December Daily 2013

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If you follow me on facebook or instagram, you've seen the beginning of my December Daily album for 2013 already! Actually, you're probably sick of seeing the photos... lol! I've been working hard on getting the perfect photos... using different cameras, playing with lighting, etc. and here is what I learned about taking photos of your work:
  • 1 - DON'T use a cell phone. just don't.
  • 2 - Use natural light (indirect) and not any light that comes from a bulb. Which means, I had to have some pre-planning done, to have things ready to photograph when the light was just right. I've made note of that time of day...
  • 3 - Put pets (cats) and children away before taking photos.
  • 4 - TAKE MANY PHOTOS and at ALL angles. 

Ok, now that I have that all ironed out, I'm going to share my most recent photos AGAIN. If you've already seen them, you can skip the rest of this post. Ha! Last year was my first attempt of doing December Daily and I didn't know about Studio Calico at that time. So, I decided to wing it and go my own route (other than an album or kit) and make a mini book from old Christmas Cards. It was fun AND I was contacted to be featured on a December Daily podcast by Melissa Shanhun! You can check out my interview here!

 This year, I wanted to do more. my little mini album last year, while it's cute hanging on the tree and all, didn't give me the space to really cover all the fun things that happened in December. So, I took a deep breath and ordered the December Daily Kit from Studio Calico. I'm SO glad I did... it has proven to be worth it thus far and I'm excited to be a part of an AMAZING group of ladies who are also documenting December with this kit. And if you are wondering, using a kit IS NOT LIKE a paint-by-number project. I still have lots of room for my own creativity.

I'm happy to have the cover completed, my title page completed, and a good start on my "foundation pages" so far! Excited to dig in some more this weekend and over the Thanksgiving Holiday. I can't WAIT for December first! :D

See more of my December Daily Foundation Pages HERE. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


  1. loving it so far Leslie! Thanks for sharing it :)

  2. It looks like it has already been said, but I love your pie chart as well. I also love how the picture with the red aligns well with the other side of the page.