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Posted 12/8/2012 by SandiMinchuk in General Scrappin'

I <3 {Pea}rl Jam

PeaNut 20,648
August 2001
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Loc: Merrillville, Indiana

Posted: 12/8/2012 9:09:38 PM
Ok, so a little bit back I posted about how excited I was to be doing a December Daily book this year. And a ton of you responded and helped me out and gave me ideas and well, were just generally the kind and wonderful peas that you normally are.

Well, I have a confession to make.

I have YET to actually start my album.

I think I have cold feet. Or something. It's been so long since I've actually scrapped, I guess I'm afraid to actually glue stuff down. I have the book. I have all the goodies. I even have each and every day (so far) planned out. I've taken some pictures for each day (when I remembered to) and actually planned out the days on graph paper but I just can't commit.

What the heck is wrong with me?

There. I said it.

I feel *so* much better!

Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 51,456
October 2002
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Loc: VA

Posted: 12/8/2012 9:14:12 PM
Well now that you have confessed.. tomorrow you GLUE!! lol

Once you get started you will be fine! Its like riding a bike!

Frazzled Mom
Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 22,352
October 2001
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Loc: Between a rock and a hard place

Posted: 12/8/2012 9:24:58 PM
I agree with Vicki - tomorrow just start. Cut up paper and start gluing things together. It's only paper and sparkly stuff! Use it and enjoy it.

I <3 {Pea}rl Jam

PeaNut 20,648
August 2001
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Loc: Merrillville, Indiana

Posted: 12/8/2012 9:44:35 PM

Professional Hobbyist

PeaNut 292,577
January 2007
Posts: 5,245
Layouts: 51
Loc: In the deep-fried south.

Posted: 12/9/2012 8:35:55 AM
Are you taking the pics? Jotting down any journaling? I haven't finished my album yet either, and it's a tiny one, but I am snapping pics here and there, and making little notes. If it gets done in January or February, that's fine too.


PeaNut 205,685
May 2005
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Loc: Houston, TX

Posted: 12/9/2012 8:51:31 AM
I completely know where you are coming from! I actually built my DD in 2009 and then just didn't end up doing it... for THREE YEARS! I was determined that I was going to use it this year, but still I only started it about 2 days ago. I am almost caught up, but getting that first page done was the hardest. Once I broke the "ice" and got started, the rest was easy. Just sit down and do it!! Can't wait to see what you put together!


PeaNut 443,660
October 2009
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Posted: 12/9/2012 11:21:40 AM
This is my first year of DD/JYC and I don't think there's anything *wrong* with you! I just did 3 pages last night. It's taking me longer than I thought it would--mostly b/c I am not a scrapbooker and I'm doing a scrappy style, and I have particular ideas of what my pages will include.
I also had "technical difficulties", i.e., a computer that got a virus that affected my printer. So I could not print photos for a couple of days.
Also, I wanted to include a family recipe, and had to type it in a text box in Adobe InDesign to get it on the paper I wanted to use...stuff like that.

I think you will be OK. I keep reading all over the place about people who finish their DDs a year later. You're normal!


PeaNut 198,489
March 2005
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Layouts: 8
Loc: Sunny Orlando, FL

Posted: 12/9/2012 1:04:20 PM
Don't feel bad. I spent $100 on the darn SC DD kit and I haven't started my album either. I have been taking pictures so hopefully this week I can catch up.


PeaNut 226,382
October 2005
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Layouts: 39
Loc: New England

Posted: 12/9/2012 1:44:23 PM
Check out Jen Gallacher's DD (I saw it on another post). It's not your traditional daily - I like her concept.

Jen Gallacher DD


PeaNut 268,110
July 2006
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Layouts: 37
Loc: New Braunfels, TX

Posted: 12/9/2012 4:03:46 PM
You can still do a DD and not plan ahead. I never do mine ahead, because I don't want to be limited on my pictures. It can take you a year to do it, no rules, ok?

Running the Marathon, Not the Sprint

PeaNut 110,589
October 2003
Posts: 7,100
Layouts: 8
Loc: Texas

Posted: 12/9/2012 4:17:35 PM
I just dove in on December 1st with a DD book using what I had on hand. It hasn't been daily but there is a lot of good stuff in it I know my kids will enjoy looking through in the years to come. The crazy thing that also came about - I worked backwards to when school started in August, through my youngest DD's birthday, Halloween, Thanksgiving, up to today.

I can actually say I have caught up with my scrapbooking due to December Daily. The kids don't have clean clothes, but by gosh my year in pictures is done!!!

Another thing I discovered along the way is our family has more traditions in place between Halloween and New Years than I even realized.

In a nutshell - dive in a do what you can do. Enjoy it along the way. Make it a single page - make it five. Have fun with it and do DD for you.


PeaNut 383,577
July 2008
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Loc: Ontario, Canada

Posted: 12/9/2012 6:55:09 PM
I didn't start my DD until the new year. I had photos and a rough journaling. But did nothing until January. I am planning on doing one for each of my 3 daughters. Have I started yet....nope, lol. You have time

I <3 {Pea}rl Jam

PeaNut 20,648
August 2001
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Loc: Merrillville, Indiana

Posted: 12/11/2012 12:28:30 PM
Well, guess what?

Today I have officially started!! I have a full two days off from work, it's ice & cold outside and the hubs is at work, where he will be tied up, so I can have some scrappy time!


Thank you all so much for making me feel like this is all ok - you have no idea how much that helped me to overcome my scrap-block. Or whatever you call it.

Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 268,201
July 2006
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Layouts: 8
Loc: Northwoods

Posted: 12/12/2012 12:59:12 PM
You GO, Girl!

Have fun and no pressure!
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