Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December Daily- Day 9

This is my layout for Day 9.

I struggled with this one a little. Initially I had different 4x6 cards with this one, but with the bright red photo card, it didn't go. I used the red and white striped page that came with the snap album and I didn't distress it this time because of the white in the photos. 

Used the red and white ribbon to tie the pages together as well as filled in the "holes" in the letters on my Technique Tuesday stamped sentiment. Used the green "distressed" paper from Handmade Holiday to mat the photo card to tie in the cards on the other side.

Forgot to order the photo collage I had made for Day 10, so had to skip it for now. Working on the next few days and hope to post soon!

December Daily- Day 8

This is my layout for Day 8.

This day we went to my mom's scrapbook Christmas class. She makes fabulous paper piecing kits at www.justkitting.citymax.com.

For this I used this sketch from Got Sketch? I just flipped it 180 degrees.

Used some of the leftover alpha stickers from Girls Paperie's Christmas collection I used last year for my December Daily.

Used the Technique Tuesday's December Daily 2012 stamp set to put the sentiment on the journaling card.

Thanks for looking!

December Daily- Day 7

Here is my layout for Day 7.

My son's class at school has a Clifford. Each weekend Clifford gets a chance to spend it with a different student. This weekend happened to be my son's turn. He was so excited!

Used Technique Tuesday Studio AE October set from this year to do the title on the second page as well as the December Daily set from 2011 for the subtitle.

Used this sketch from Got Sketch?

A little behind in my album, but I have more to share so stay tuned!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

December Daily- Day 6

Here is December 6th pages.

I struggled on how to put this layout together since I only had one photo and had to be mindful of what photos and things I had to work with the next day.

I wound up changing the right page multiple times but settled with this divided page protector.

The left page bothers me a bit because my writing wasn't straight. Oh, well. I used the December Daily stamp set from Technique Tuesday that also came in the Studio Calico kit. Used another Technique Tuesday stamp for the swirl under the title (made from the Simple Stories Handmade Holiday alpha stickers).

Used some Christmas flower stickers from my stash that had the rhinestone centers already as well as the photo corner stickers (Cloud 9, I think).

Thanks for looking! 

Hope you are enjoying your holiday!

December Daily- Day 5

Here is December 5 pages done. 

Love the pocket pages to put bits of the kids artwork. They got new Christmas coloring books in their advent box on this day so I included some of the first pages they did.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

December Daily- Day 4

Here is Day 4 of my December Daily.

Today I had a ton of photos of my mom coming over to make a gingerbread house with my kids so I made a simple photo collage in PSE for the right page.

Love that the divide page protector gave me the space to put 3 more favorite photos!

All of the stickers and elements come from the Handmade Holiday from Simple Stories collection.

This was an easy but fun layout to make. Joined Simon Says Stamp & Show's Challenge: House Rules. It has a gingerbread house that we made. That counts, right? :)

Thanks for looking!

December Daily-Day 3

Here is the layout I completed for Day 3. 

My son came home with 2 more advent calendars from school today. Thought I would capture how we are counting down.

Bought some of the Sn@p label stickers and place my title on one after distressing it with Old Paper Distress Ink as well as another small one on the first photo. Used stickers from the SS Handmade Holiday sticker sheet for the title and embellishments. Used a bit of red polka dot washi tape.

Here is the confetti/sequins pocket from the other side.

Loving how my album is coming together. I am enjoying the freedom of different page types for each day and the flexibility in changing it. Having it match up to the next day has been a bit of a challenge, though.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

December Daily- Day 2

Here is Day 2:

For this layout I printed my journaling through my computer then added the letter stickers and some stamping for the title. Added an Ali Edwards stamp from Technique Tuesday for the sentiment on the journaling page and the card on the following page.

The second page is a divided page protector. Warning! I found out that the 4x6 pockets in these pocket pages are more like 4.25x 4.5 to compensate for the gap needed for the two 3x4 pockets above it. Have to mat photos or something to make up the difference. Thought it was more PL with the sizing.

For the second pocket on the top, I followed the trend with a confetti pocket. Used a couple diecuts made with a Sizzix snowflake die and added sequins and other sparkle stuff to fill it.  I had commitment issues with what to put in it, so instead of sewing it shut, I closed it up with washi tape.

Decided to use the banner number stickers every day from the Handmade Holiday line, as well as the tiny sticker strips that say december #.

Three is on its way, just need to journal a bit and should post soon!

Hope you enjoy seeing my album. Thanks for looking!

December Daily- Day 1

For my December Daily album, I chose the red Sn@p album from Simple Stories. I loved the size and the option to use the divided page protectors.

I have not completed my title page or my opening pages, but I will post those when I complete them.

For Day 1 I had the back side of this chipboard page. I liked the color and texture of it so I left it bare. Next I used a photo collage template (I told you I would use it again!) to create the photo strips. I backed it on a close up photo of the tree. I was going to use digital paper but I had no idea how to match the color since it would partially depend on printing.

Printing...it pains me to use Walgreens, since I have been spoiled with Persnickety prints, but if I have any desire to complete as I go, I am going to just have to deal...

So this is take 2:

I have struggled with having to figure out front and back sides to things with this album. That is one of the reasons I only use one style in Project Life.

Take 1:

While I liked how this layout turned out, when I turned the page, the backside wasn't user friendly for the photos and stories I had to tell. I was lucky that the photo came off without any damage to any of the pieces!

I used a sketch from Got Sketch? found here for the left side of the layout. I like that on take 2, I was able to have more breathing room and a place for a title.

Used a couple of Ali Edwards stamps from Technique Tuesday using VersaMark and then red ink on the two key words on the list I wanted to highlight.

Everything else is Simple Stories Handmade Holiday.
On to Day 2!