December Daily on iPhone

Well we are on Day 6 of December Daily and I have been doing well so far. I have chosen the route of journaling on my phone and picking the pictures that I will use for my December Daily album by using the iPhoto App. I love this app, it has a little bit of a learning curve so I will be doing a  tutorial on it in the near future.

I have set up a December daily Journal and I have been good with adding the pictures at the end of  each day and journaling the memories down. My plan is to print my pictures on Sunday and put them all in my pretty little album that I have all set up. I will print the photos through Shutterfly and pick them up at my local Target. I do this because I can upload the photos straight from my phone to Shutterfly which makes my life easy.

I have some screen shots of what my December daily is looking like so far from my phones perspective! I do have some photos that I have taken with my good camera as well. I’m quite excited about this project as it is my first December daily so I am looking forward to the end to see how it all turns out!

I wanted to share this with you so you could see how easy it is to have all the journaling done for your scrapbooking album. I like to write my journaling by hand in my scrapbooks but if I wanted to I could just print out all the notes and memory notes that I have in the journal and use those as my journaling cards for my album.



iSnap n Scrap

Have you ever wondered how to get those photos off of your iPhone? There are different ways to accomplish this task and depending on your needs you can choose to follow all the methods that I am going to teach you or you can pick and choose the one that is best for you.

The first method that I am going to teach you is very straightforward and only entails a few steps. Go to the app store on your iPhone or iPad and download the Shutterfly for iPhone app.

If you do not already have a shutterfly account you can create one by clicking Once you have an account all you have to do is open the app on your phone and log in. Create a folder and label it your iPhone pictures. Remember to let Shutterfly access your folders and the location information from your phone.

When you allow Shutterfly this access the location information will be printed on the back of your photo. I do this because I scrap chronologically and this helps me with the project life project that I am working on with my cell phone pictures.

Shutterfly gives you the ability to look through your photos and choose which ones you would like to upload. Once you select all the photos that you would like to upload all you have to do is click upload and your photos will be uploaded directly to Shutterfly.

Now that your photos are at Shutterfly you can log in and review your photos, edit them if you would like to and get them printed.

It really is just that easy by using this method! Before you know it you will have your photos from your phone printed and ready for an album!

Techy Stuff about the App

Now a few things about the settings for the Shutterfly app for the iPhone, the thumbnail cache should be set to unlimited. I have my notifications set up to tell me when an upload has completed and when new photos are on my phone since my last upload. I especially like this feature because I don’t have to review pictures that I have previously uploaded to Shutterfly. I have not logged in with my Facebook account but that is an option if you would like to use that and I do not have the shake viewer on but these are just my personal preferences.


December Daily Bandwagon

Ok, Ok, and Ok

I have decided to jump on the December Daily Bandwagon! I really figured since I have not worked on any photos this year except for Halloween which I did digitally that I might as well start somewhere for 2012.

I am going to do a December Daily album for the first time this year. I am going to use photos that I take with my iPhone and see what happens.

Here is my plan of action:

  1. Use picfolio album from creative memories that I have had sitting in my house for over a year!
  2. Prep picfolio album for use with patterned paper, cricut #’s, copics and whatever other embellishments I can get my hands on!
  3. Create journaling boxes and make sure they are all ready to go and are in the album just waiting for me. This way at the end of every day I can just journal about the day and slip the journal page right back into the album.
  4. Create a folder on Shutterfly just for my December Daily photos.
  5. Print out my photos. I am pretty sure that Shutterfly will have some deals during the month of December for printing photos but I don’t expect there to be so many photos that I can’t just send my photos to be picked up at Target or Walgreens. Which is what I am planning on doing every Sunday!
  6. Keep my fingers crossed and hope that I can keep up with this lovely project.

This is a work in progress but here is what the first page looks like. I plan to add more embellishments and each page will look something like this. Sorry for the glare but his photo was taken late at night and that is the glare from my wonderful Ott Lite.

As you can see the picfolio album pages have three horizontal slots for photos and two vertical slots for photos and then a thin slot that is about 1/2×4. I am thinking that I am going to put the date on the small strip of paper for each page and then one of the horizontal slots will have my embellishments and another slot will be used for a journal box. All my pages have the embellishment slot completed I just have to finish prepping the album with the dates and journal boxes and it will be ready to go!

Here is a great link for December Daily Prompts! that I found over at get it scrapped which a great resource site!

Another great resource for information about putting together a December Daily album is Ali Edwards as she is the one that pioneered the idea for a December daily album.

If you don’t already have a shutterfly account you can sign up for one by clicking on the shutterfly ad on the right side of this post!

P.S. Don’t forget there is still time to sign up for your chance to win the free 8×10 canvas print!