December Daily® 2021 | Special Guest Geralyn Sy

Hi everyone! I'm Geralyn, the designer behind In a Creative Bubble, and I'm based in British Columbia, Canada. I began scrapbooking in 2007 and it was my passion for this hobby (and the creativity that it entails) that led me to pursue graphic design. I design memory keeping products in the paper crafting industry and it brings me so much joy to see my work go from computer screen to tangible products for scrapbookers to use and enjoy when documenting their lives.

I've been a big fan of December Daily since the early years; this will be my twelfth year participating in this annual project. Documenting the festive season has become such a meaningful part of my holidays and working on this mini-book helps me focus on finding joy and magic throughout the holiday season. It's truly one of my favorite projects so I'm honored and thankful for the opportunity to contribute some designs to this year's December Daily release.

When Ali's team contacted me about designing the 6x8 traveler's notebook for December Daily, I was excited to hear there would be new products introduced to this year's collection of supplies. I love that there are so many different sizes and ways to approach this project. With the traveler's notebook in particular, this method provides a little structure to the project with some decorated pages, but still allows for plenty of flexibility with the blank pages included in the mix. I was given a lovely color palette and moodboard as starting points for the project and these inspired the modern and graphic aesthetic you'll see in the notebook. I wanted the pages to have an assortment of prompts, whimsical + geometric patterns, and standout titles to help document your December stories. Many of the patterns are tone-on-tone so they won't be too busy and detract from your photos. You'll notice that some of the page designs are arranged in a grid-like fashion (like a large journaling card) to provide prompts and room for photos and journaling...these ones are my personal favorite! They make it super simple to complete a page by printing out a photo and jotting down some notes. 

I was also happy to design a 4x6 stamp set to accompany the traveler's notebook. Stamps are definitely some of my favorite products to design and I hope you'll find this stamp set to be versatile and useful for your December documenting. The stamps may look simple but there are so many different ways to combine the phrases and icons. Many of the phrases and icons also fit inside the rectangular label stamp or circle seal stamp so you can create your own embellishments. The rectangular label can be folded in half to create a small tab and the icons can be stamped repeatedly on a page to create your own patterns. These are just a couple of ideas I had with the stamp set but the possibilities are endless. 

Even if you choose to document your December using a different format, I think it would be fun and easy to cut down the pages of the notebook and use them in your album. If you prefer pocket pages, Ali's shop also has a coordinating journaling card set that is based on the designs in my notebook. Ali's team has really thought of it all and I hope you enjoy using these products for December Daily! I can't wait to see how these designs make their way onto your projects :)

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  1. daslebenistbunt says…

    The journal ist so lovely and I am excited about filling it up with stories, thoughts and whatever comes my way in december!

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  2. hgauvin says…

    I love this notebook Geralyn. I'm looking forward to stepping outside the box and filling it up with my December stories this year.

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  3. Elizabeth_Heinz says…

    LOVE your style Geralyn. I'm EXCITED to incorporate your journal cards into my album:)

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  4. kategm47 says…

    SO HAPPY to see Geralyn getting crafty! I've missed you and your fresh aesthetic- very inspiring, and welcome to December!

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