Friday, December 14, 2018

December Daily 2018 // Part III


Hey everyone! I can't believe there are only 11 days until Christmas! This season feels like it's flying by. Today I'm sharing December 4-7 in my December Daily. I've got a lot to catch up on but I'm enjoying the process of putting it together.

December 4 // Holiday Tradition
A simple spread on the left side to document another evening of holiday card making. I used a journaling card from Falala cards no.1 and a filler card from Falala cards no.3. The number 4 banner is from the pack of die cuts in the Festive and Fun kit I designed for Feed Your Craft.

December 5 // Bundle Up
Another simple page for the right side. I decorated my photo with a bunch of snowflake punch outs and sequins and I really like the overall effect. The bottom 4x6 pocket has a flip-up page, inspired by Ali Edwards' Day 3 spread.
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The transparency card is an old one from Studio Calico and the washi tape is from my stash.

The flip up card opens to reveal a photo of frost on our hedges. I wrote my journaling on a little circle tag that I adhered on the back of the transparency.


December 6 // Holiday Baking
Today's story was about the cute melted snowmen cookies I made with my sister. I paired my 4x6 photo with a bright green filler card from the Festive and Fun kit. I also included a 3x8 insert on the right side to add an extra photo and my journaling. The Holiday Vibes journaling card is from Falala cards no.3 and its green title coordinated well with my filler card.
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I used another number banner to label my day and I opted for some tab die-cuts (included in the Festive and Fun die-cut pack) so that it would be easier to turn my 3x8 insert.


December 7 // Currently
An easy layout featuring a selfie and a festive photo of my mug of hot chocolate!
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I was looking for a journaling card to use and found the perfect one in the So Much Joy cards set. There were exactly seven lines for journaling so I stamped little numbers on them with green ink. Then I wrote down a 'currently' list of what I'm eating, drinking, watching, enjoying, etc.

I did some minimal embellishing on my 6x8 page by adding silver washi tape to the edge of the page protector, a 7 transparency, and an old chipboard star.


It's going to be a busy weekend, but I hope to squeeze in time to make a few more pages. Thanks for looking. Happy Friday! xo.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

December Daily 2018 // Part II


Hi everyone! I'm back today to share my December 1-3 pages in my December Daily. Here we go!

December 1 // Decorating the Tree
We bought a new tree this year and that warranted a few extra pages and details. I ended up using a four 3x4 pocket page, a 3x8 insert, a tag, and a full size 6x8 photo. I'll show you the pages first before I go into a few of the details.

I plan on mixing up my numbers throughout my album, but I'm excited to start using the number tags I designed that are in the Festive and Fun kit! I put it right on top of my 3x4 photo as a little embellishment. As for the 3x8 card on the right, it's from the 3x8 'Tis the Season set and I glued a few star sequins to it.
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The reason for the 3x8 insert was because I wanted to include this bokeh photograph of our new tree. It's our first time having warm white lights because our old tree always had colored bulbs and I love how they look. The chipboard pieces are from an past Ali Edwards December Daily kit and Crate Paper's Merry Days collection.
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Finally, a quick look at the full size 6x8 photo when the 3x8 insert and the tag are flipped over.
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I wanted to have a pop of teal on my page so I ended up trimming down one of my 3x8 cards (from the 'Tis the Season set). The white wood veneer tree is from Ali Edwards' December Daily kit (I believe it's the 2015 edition) and I stamped a little phrase on it from my stamp set in the Festive and Fun kit.

I made the little white tag myself and I used one of Ali Edwards' screenprints with silver paint for the stars. The numbers stamp is a very old one from Studio Calico. On the back of this tag, I wrote down specific details about our new tree (eg. its height, width, number of tree tips, bulbs etc.).


December 2 // Deck the Halls
December 2 was all about pulling out our Christmas decor and decorating the house. I snapped a lot of photos that day so I decided to create a collage in Photoshop. This page also includes a letterpressed number 2 coaster and a 3x8 divider page (from the 3x8 'Tis the Season set).
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This letterpressed coaster has been in my stash for years now, and it came in one of the early December Daily kits that Ali Edwards released. I think the set came with 0-9 and I've only used a few of them. I just added a date stamp and a little star sequin to this 2.

On the back of the coaster, I cut a circle from grid paper so I could add my journaling. The stickers are from Crate Paper's Merry Days collection.

My 3x8 insert functions as a divider page to separate days 2 and 3. I used an Avery index tab on the side so that it would be easier to flip. The 'making spirits bright' stamp is from my set in the Festive and Fun kit.


December 3 // Ornaments
This page is a simple spread about some of the Starbucks ornaments I've collected over the years. The red card is from the Falala cards no.3 set and the holiday memories card is from the So Much Joy card set. I found an old Starbucks gift card in my stash that went perfectly with this page.
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On the back of the 3x8 filler page, I included another 3x8 card from the 'Tis the Season set and a large chipboard 3 from one of Ali Edwards' older December Daily kits.


I'm slowly adding pages to my album every few days and I'm really enjoying the creative process. Are you creating a December Daily album this year? Let me know in the comments below!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

December Daily 2018 // Part I


Happy December everyone! I've been working on my December Daily album for the past week or so, and it's been so much fun getting back into it and continuing this memory keeping tradition. I've mentioned it before but I'm using a 6x8 format (with a red album purchased from Ali Edwards) and my supplies are a mix of new and old things from my stash. I'll point out some of the products as I share my pages, but feel free to ask questions in the comments as well.

Here's a look at my title page for this year. It's a combination of a transparency page and a simple, dated layout.


This transparency sheet is from a past Ali Edwards December Daily kit and the chipboard pieces I stuck on the cover are from Crate Paper's Merry Days collection. The gold foil is so beautiful.

Behind the transparency, I created a simple dated layout with some of my favourite supplies. The dark green patterned paper is one I designed for Feed Your Craft's Festive and Fun kit, the cork numbers are from Crate Paper, and I used some holiday washi tape that I love. 


This year's intro pages are a combination of a patterned paper I designed in the Festive and Fun kit, as well as an envelope with my thoughts + journaling.
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I love circles and decided to fill some of these ones with wood veneer, sequins, and chipboard pieces to add a bit of dimension to the page.

I've got a whole pack of these striped envelopes in my stash for years now and I love including them in my December Daily albums. I decided that 'Tis the Season would be a good phrase for a sort of 'introduction' to the album, and I stamped it with some old Studio Calico alpha stamps and Versafine black ink. There's a note inside the envelope.


November 23 // Holiday Shopping
I'm including a few pre-December pages in my album again, and this first one is about Black Friday and the start of holiday shopping. We were too busy shopping that day and I didn't get a lot of great photos, so I took a picture of one of the shopping bags in front of our tree the next day and I love how it turned out.
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I tied a few Crate Paper ephemera pieces to a dark green tag, and instead of gluing it onto a card or paper, I decided to stick it on a star transparency. I like how you can peek through to the page behind it. The 'together' tag is from this die-cut set I designed for FYC.


November 28 // Holiday Tradition
This simple page on the left side documents our annual cardmaking tradition.

November 30 // Ice Skating
On the right side, I have another simple layout about going ice skating with my niece. The journaling card is from the Falala set no.3 and the Crate Paper Merry Days skating sticker I added to it perfectly matched my story.
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On the back side of that transparency, I added another tag from the Festive and Fun die-cut pack. The journaling card beside it was from an old Paislee Press for December Daily mini-kit, maybe the 2015 edition. The little trees were super cute and I added a tag and wood veneer embellishment so I could write my journaling.

I found some pink patterned paper to match my niece's jacket, and I layered a snowflake (Martha Stewart punch) and a banner from the Falala elements no.1 set to create a filler card. I decided to handstitch the banner down on my card for a tiny bit of texture.


Thanks for looking! I'll be sharing more pages later this week. Happy Tuesday! xo.