Monday, December 16, 2013

December Daily- Day 10, 2013

So I am not 100% done with this layout. It is missing the journaling. I am going to hand write it under the photo on the right page. 

I used the silver glitter ribbon included in the Studio Calico kit to border the ticket stub from the event in the first pocket. Then I used the speech bubble thicker from the kit to embellish the first photo.

On the second page, I used my favorite piece of patterned paper included in the kit. Added the photo, more glitter ribbon and topped it off with the paper clip on blue cardstock to match the ticket.

Combination of sick kid at home and busy weekend, trying to catch up! Gotta get my photos organized and printed to make any progress. Here's to hoping!

Thanks for looking!

December Daily- Day 9, 2013

Here is my layout for December 9th.

The kids wrote their letters to Santa Claus. 

Used Simple Stories alpha sticker sheet for the title as well as the white Basic Grey alphas.

Used washi tape as a border on the journaling card. Used the paper clip from the Studio Calico kit.

Stamped Tis the Season from this stamp set.

Simple and done! 

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

December Daily- Day 8, 2013

Here is my layout for December 8th. It has one and a half page protectors. Just cut one in half.

Used three photos that I had printed to look like polariods. I know. I have been doing this quite a bit in the project lately. The thing is I take more landscape photos (project life habit, I guess) so I don't have many photos that fit these pockets. Turning them in to polariod prints, allows me to crop less of the photo.

For this layout I used the that's a good memory card, the paper clip, the gold glitter tape, red label sticker, the thicker star, the christmas countdown card, and gold dot from the Studio Calico kit. Bought Simple Stories alpha sticker sheet and used them on the red label.

And that is day 8. Thanks for looking!

December Daily- Day 7, 2013

Here is the page for December 7th. In our advent boxes there was a coupon for a game night. My son selected Clue. 

Used the woodgrain patterned paper from the Studio Calico kit and cut it to fit into the four pockets.
Used the BG alphas included in the kit, as well as the paper clip, and that tiny washi tape. 

And that was Day 7. Thanks for looking!

December Daily- Day 6, 2013

December 6 is St. Nicholas Day. St. Nick stopped by our house and filled the kid's shoes with a special something. 

Today I used a sheet of patterned paper included in the Studio Calico kit, as well as the green ribbon and the paper clip.

I created the title with Basic Grey alpha stickers with the happy sentiment from an old Ali Edwards stamp set. This is on a Tim Holtz/Sizzix die cutted label from vellum.

Used PSE and a digital template to create these "polaroids". (Have since corrected the photo bleed issue.)

Thanks for looking. 
Hope you are having a great Holiday Season!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Project Life January 14-20, 2013

Here is my Project Life layout for January 14-20, 2013.

Another week of the Simple Stories Sn@p collection. 

Pretty simple week, but I am liking simple, if it means it looks great and finished sooner!

So there you have it!

Trying to catch up on December Daily, so there won't be a Project Life post for a little. My photos and cards are where they need to be for the next month or so, so it will just be a matter of getting the stories and fun stuff in there!

Hope you are enjoying my December Daily posts as well.

I LOVE these projects!

Hope you are having a great holiday season!

December Daily- Day 5, 2013

I struggled with this layout. 

I had a 6x8 photo printed of our first snow and then printed Shimelle's Christmas Manifesto 2013 on vellum to put over it. I tried putting the text over the photo digitally, and I couldn't get it to look how I wanted. I tried hand writing the words on acetate, but with the sharpies I used, it was illegible. Printing on vellum seemed the best option. 

On the vellum, I stamped the border stamp included with the kit using Stazon black ink at the top. In the first section, I used some washi tape and put the paper clip on top of it. In the second section, I found a Simple Stories sticker from Handmade Holiday that fit perfectly. In the last section I use the last of the gold star sticker washi tape from the kit and placed the snowflake sticker from the same sticker sheet.

Thanks for looking!

December Daily- Day 4, 2013

The layout for Day 4 is pretty basic. 
I found the journaling card in my stash, stamped the moments cherished, from this stamp set and added the paper clip.
For the 3x4 photo, I used PSE to create a "poloroid look, and added the digital label to the top of it.

Gotta love Christmas books!
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Project Life January 7-13

Here is my weekly spread for January 7-13

Used a lot more of the Simple Stories collection for this week.

Used a handful of Technique Tuesday stamps by Ali Edwards for the sentiments on this page.

Really liked having a 4x6 journaling card this week to do a bit of a Week in Review. Lot more space than a 3x4!

And there you have it. Another week in the books!

December Daily- Day 3 2013

Here is my layout for December 3, 2013. Today we had a craft day. 

I used part of the packaging of the kit on a collage photo I made in PSE. I added the today stamped sentiment from this stamp set. This photo is what has held me up from posting, by the way. I had to reprint because I didn't save it correctly. Then when I went to print, I hadn't uploaded it properly.  

For the photos on the right page, I had some issues with photo bleed. Still figuring this digital stuff out :). Added the digital stamp of the stars included with the Studio Calico kit as well as the JOY. The digital ribbon and green washi were found in my "stash".

On this card, I used a piece of the cardstock in the Studio Calico kit and cut it in half. I then added the BG alpha stickers, washi tape sticker, the number 3 paper clip, and sequins from the kit. Finished it off with some of my own Bela Blvd. red polka dot washi and a stamped love this arrow from the same set as above.

Day 3 is done, and the next few days should be posted rather quickly. Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Project Life January 1-6, 2013

To open my 2013 album with the first week, I really liked the Simple Stories Sn@p collection. I purchased the collection kit and have used up quite a bit of it.

You will also see using some cards from the Cobalt core kit, when the colors match, and others that come from my stash. 

For the title card, I used the numbers stamp from last years December Daily set by Ali Edwards. Also used a set from Studio Calico that was a black Friday deal from last year, or something for the twenty thirteen and new year new memories. Used the <heart> you from an old Studio AE set and The Little Things is also from Ali Edwards.

Something I am playing around with is printing smaller photos and matting them on 4x6 cards instead of all photo collages. This allows me to have space for journaling or other tidbits on the card.

Used an Ali Edwards stamp to title the last 3x4 card which was created using grid card. The third card is a free digital file I found on the internet. There are plenty of these, you just have to remember to use them once you download them!

So there you are, week 1 done for 2013!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Project Life Opening Page for 2013

End page completed so I am officially on my Project Life album for 2013! I am just 11 months behind :)

I left the first card blank. I intend to put the date range this album will include once it has been determined. 

Some of the things that you will notice that has changed is the 4x6 pockets will not have rounded corners (unless the PL kit it comes from is rounded). I am using white borders around most of the photographs. I am not using a core kit from Becky Higgins. I am using PL Mini Kits, a few Studio Calico kits (when I can get them cheap without subscription), a few Kelly Purkey kits, and my stash.

Still loving this project--even 11 months behind! 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Project Life 2012 End page

This is the last page for my Project Life album for 2012.

I used the end page cards provided in the Project Life Cobalt Core kit. 
I printed a collage of photos of the last six months and another collage of my feet in all four seasons. Love that I remembered to do that all year! So fun!

Haven't stamped the complete date yet, since I have a few bits and pieces to finish up and move it all to its final album home. Feels good to have 2012 pretty much completed!

Friday, December 6, 2013

December Daily: Day 2

Day 2:  The layout for this day was focused on our advent calendars this year. 

Another really photo heavy day. We have 4 advent calendars going on in our house this year. The toy ones are new this year, but they will probably return since the kids are loving them so much!

Used a 4x6 white piece of cardstock and embellished with the Basic Grey tape included in my Studio Calico December Daily kid. I was a little disappointed to find the kit didn't include many journaling cards, so I had to create my own. I typed out my journaling, ran the card through my printer, then used the red letter stickers in the kit to add the title.

Punched a red cardstock circle to adhere my "paper clip" number 2 and added a bit of my own red twine. I adhered this to the outside of the page protector to overlap all three sections of the layout. 

On the second page, I added gold embossed stamp images that say "his" and "hers" from this stamp set and layered it over more of the tape used on the journaling card.

Loving this one!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

December Daily- Title Page and Day 1

Here is my title page for my December Daily album 2013.

I tried out Archivers Memory Lab to print my photos. I was pretty happy with the quality of the photos and size options (picture here was a 6x8).  The photos were no where near the quality of Persnickety Prints, but my photos were ready in 5 minutes! I had issues uploading from home to the store, but I brought in my flash drive and they were done easily and quickly. 

Used Ali's December Daily stamp set from last year and the wood veneer numbers from the Studio Calico kit. Wondering if I should add a stamped December Daily banner from this set at the bottom. We shall see...

Day 1:
We put up our Christmas tree on the first. 
All of it came from the Studio Calico kit, with the exception the red chevron washi and silver ribbon. Used this Ali Edwards stamp set to add "magical" to the tree Thicker embellishment.

It was a very photo heavy day! not much room to embellish, but I was able to include lots of photos, and the story, so I am very happy with it!

Stay tuned for Day 2!

UPDATE. Did add the banner at the bottom.

December Daily 2013 Album Cover

December is here. Time to get working on my December Daily!

This year I purchased the Studio Calico December Daily kit. I hadn't been real excited with any of the Christmas collections released this year. Purchasing the kit took some of the guess work on what to buy and mix and match. 

With the shipment of the kit, I was notified that the album was manufactured incorrectly and they were going to send me another one. The stars were upside down or a diagonal, depending on your point of view. Instead of wasting a perfectly good album, I decided to play up on the "diagonal" stars.  I painted the chipboard with white acrylic paint and then colored in two "stripes" of stars with a gold paint pen.

I love how Ali Edwards covered her chipboard 25 with gold glittered embossing powder for one of her pages, So I took that idea and used what I had, X-mas red stickles. I first used some distress ink to color the chipboard, so no wood color would peek through. LOVE how it turned out!

Then I used a Thicker banner in the kit that says twenty thirteen to finish it off. 

Happy December! Some pages to come soon!