Wednesday, December 14, 2016

December Daily 2016 - day 4

Here is my layout for day 4.

I do not have to create my pages in order this year because I have decided not to use divided page protectors. I was sick of the divided pages and the journal cards available that go in them. Using full 6x8 pages everyday makes it easy to go out of order.

I don't currently print from home, I batch print. I have an order in process for all of the days I have planned out and will print, most likely from Persnickety prints, when I am ready.

For day 6, they printed these photos at the event for me. so I had them on hand to work on this page. 

The background paper is from SEI Alpine Frost. It is lovely in person with debossing and glitter accents. I used some glassine bags that I had unearthed from my stash moments before and realized they would be perfect pockets on my pages for today.

So excited to use my first metal number tag. Realized that I have to place it on a solid color to make more visible, so may add a bit of a challenge to use them. Layered with some tags and bits from Simple Stories DIY Christmas. Embellished with more snow flake sequins.

In the pocket, I included half of the postcard invitation to the party we attended.  I attached a bit of ribbon at the top with my tiny attacher to act as a pull. 

On the back, I included the journaling for the day and stamped using the Christmas Star stamp set.

On the second page, I used the pocket to include all of the photo booth photos we had taken at the party. The older two had a blast with it!

Added the number sticker from Simple Stories Handmade Holiday. Heat embossed the stamped sentiment on the label with black embossing powder.

Added the same ribbon from the SEI collection and more tags from the Simple Stories to embellish the bag.

Love how this layout turned out. It was fun to create layouts rather than piecing the pockets together. So far enjoying the process!

Hope you will visit again soon for more pages.

Monday, December 12, 2016

December Daily 2016- The Reason Why

I have begun my December Daily for this year. I got off to a rocky start because none of the kits or paper collections I saw being offered this year were really inspiring me. 

After checking my stash of Christmas supplies, I found that I had more than enough to make my own kit.

I did purchase a few new things this year. The product I was most excited that came out this year were the Tim Holtz metal circle numbers. I also purchased a few of Ali's Edwards' stamp sets released this year, Christmas phrases and Christmas Star. The last little thing I bought was red sequins and snow flakes from the Target hot spot.

The papers I chose for the base of my kit were from an old SEI collection called Alpine Frost. I found that the red green and grey were a fairly good match for the leftover Simple Stories I had from previous December Dailies. The DIY Christmas from last year and Homemade Holiday from 2013. I also had some Stampin' Up! paper that worked as well. 

So here is my first page completed. I don't tend to do my title page until later in the month when I have a good family photo to use.

Some years I include a reason why page, some I don't. This year I was inspired by Ali's Christmas phrase stamp set. I had written my reason why and was pleasantly surprised there were a handful of sentiments on the stamp set! I typed my journaling and changed the words I was going to stamp in white on the computer and printed. Stamped the words in red and adhered to my patterned paper. Added some photo corner stickers from SEI and wood veneer piece from Simple Stories.

The snowflakes are from Target and white heat embossed a Story Stamp "Click" for my title. Capture this is also a Story Stamp's sentiment from last year.

I was excited to find this free calendar printable from A Stitch in Time. Great way to document our advent calendar surprises.

Off to get started on some layouts. Hope to share  more soon!