Realized very quickly that keeping my December Daily album simple was going to be the way to go. We have begun our church's big production and all of us are serving in some capacity which means through the 11th our evenings will not be our own and to even keep up with this project I'll need to keep it simple. I'm good with this and relieved as well, because I struggle with embellishment placement - and rather than stress over my limited design skills I'll just highlight the stories and the photos.
I really love Ali Edwards' days of December overlays and will probably use quite a few of them for this project. With a few pieces of word art/brushes/stamps and an older piece of Christmas paper by Ali I completed the left side of a two-page spread.
I used an Ali Edwards template for the right side. For the journal card I was modifying, in PSE, the background color from black to the reddish color and usually I just individually fill in all the areas that were missed from the initial change but when I looked at again I thought I liked the look of the black specks within the letters and the red background so I left it.