Friday, April 21, 2017

December Daily 2016- Day 17 pages 2, 3, & 4

If you missed my previous post, this is a continuing of Day 17 in my December Daily 2016 album.

My first two children's letters to Santa are on the first two pages seen in that post, but here is my last child's letter. 


When I purchased the Simple Stories DIY Christmas collection through one of the scrapbook steals websites, it included a set of wall prints. Originally the background was 8x10 and framable, but I wasn't ever planning on doing that, so I cut it down and used it as patterned paper.

I used some chip board snow flakes from SEI Alpine Frost collection. The tags, banners and red text print paper from are from the Simple Stories DIY Christmas collection. The green paper is from Stampin' Up!


Added some journaling strips and sequins and called this one done.

For the fourth page for Day 17,  it was our visit to Macy's to mail their letters to Santa.


The background paper was a piece from 2014 December Daily kit from Ali Edwards. I had hoarded this one, but felt it was time to use it! Thought it complimented the black with white text from the neighboring page. The red pattern is from DIY Christmas collection from Simple Stories and the green pattern from an old Stampin' Up! paper collection.


The chipboard snowflakes are from the SEI Alpine Frost collection.


Found a number from the Simple Stories DIY Christmas collection and punched it in a circle shape instead of the postage shape. (Tried to get that shape to work since they were mailing letters, but it just was too large for the other embellishments I had. 

Sprinkled some snowflake and red sequins to finish it off. 

Last but not least, the last page for day 17 was the photo with Santa.


 Background paper was also from an old December Daily kit from Ali Edwards. Added some scraps to ground the photo. The snowflake paper is SEI and the green is from Stampin' Up!


I used up one of the remaining pieces from Simple Stories wood veneer set from last year. 



Paired it with some wood veneer numbers from an older December Daily kit by Ali Edwards.  Put some layers under them with punched circles. The green circle I stamped stars from one of Ali Edwards December Daily stamp sets.


Since the photos took up most of the page, I tucked a journaling card from WeRMemoryKeepers behind the photo. Like how the Santa peaks out a bit.

So there is the last of Day 17! I have officially completed all of the layouts for this 2016 December Daily album! I hope to photograph and post the remaining days soon! Stay tuned!

Monday, April 17, 2017

December Daily 2016- Day 17 page 1 & 2

As I had mentioned in my Day 16 post, I gave myself the freedom to tell multiple stories a day, if it warranted it. So for Day 17, I captured the first two children's letters to Santa. More pages to come for the same day.


For these layouts, I used some leftover papers from Ali Edwards December Daily kit from 2014. The rest of the papers and embellishments came from Simple Stories DIY Christmas and SEI Alpine Frost.


The Santa stamps are both from Ali Edwards. The label was from Technique Tuesday and had a matching die, which I love.


Used an arrow-paper clip-tag from Simple Stories to put some emphasis on the number tag from Tim Holtz. Embellished with some snow flake and red sequins from my stash.


I used an EK Success border punch for the notebook feel. Printed my journaling on strips and tucked it in at the bottom of the layout.

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On this page, I repeated the patterns and embellishments used from the neighboring page. The label, the banners, the sequins, all mimic the previous page.


Tucked the journaling also on strips on the banner by the number sticker for the day.

So there is the first 2 pages for day 17. I have another page for child #3 as well as their visit to Santa and the traditional mailing of the letters. Visit again tomorrow to check it out!

Friday, April 14, 2017

December Daily 2016- Day 16 page 2 & 3


Here are the remaining pages for Day 16 in my 2016 December Daily album.


I used some Stampin' Up! patterned paper from my stash for the base of these pages. 


Used a doily on this page from my stash as well as some snow flake and red sequins.

I used some of the sentiments from a December Daily stamp set from Ali Edwards for added embellishment.


The trim is from the Alpine Frost collection from SEI. Loving that stuff! I stamped tradition from one of Ali Edwards December Daily stamp sets and fussy cut it out.


For the second page, I am show casing this years ornaments from my MIL, another tradition.


Repeated the stamped sentiments from the other page as well as using the doilies and trim.

Thank you for checking out my December Daily album! 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

December Daily 2016- Day 16 page 1

I know that Ali Edwards says to pick a story a day for the December Daily project, but when I have more than one prominent one, I go for it and do multiple. Especially if they are Christmas centered.

Day 16 is one that has multiple pages with multiple stories. Here is the first page and first story.


The layout design for this layout was inspired by this page by Cathy Zielske that can be found here on Pinterest.

The label was created using a Sizzix die and I hand wrote the title and added some Simple Stories alpha stickers from an old collection.


When creating this album, I wanted to be intentional about making sure the number of the day was on each page. Knowing I was going to have 3 different pages for 16, I dug in my stash and found a 1 and 6 wood veneer pieces from a December Daily kit from a few years ago. 


I had originally intended to just use the small circle 16 from the Simple Stories sticker sheet from a December Daily past collection. It seemed too small and when I ran across the other numbers, I thought it tied the other wood veneer around the page. 

So there you have it. Part one of Day 16. :) Come back tomorrow for the rest of Day 16.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

December Daily 2016 - Day 15

I am back with another day from my December Daily 2016.

Here is my layout for Day 15.  


I tried to get a little mixed media on this one, being about craft days this December. I thought the green card stock was too plain so I used a Picket Fence (white) Distress Marker on the background. It was too streaky so I went back with a water brush and it helped to give it more of a water color effect.  I sprinkled some water on it as well, to give it a bit more texture and lifted some of the color that way. I added some Tattered Angels mist on it but went light, so that it didn't make it look like blood splatters, a fear I have using red mist.

I used Ali Edwards' Story Stamp for Craft for the craft title and border around the page. I used another of her other December Daily stamp sets for the messy circle sentiment.

The layout design was inspired by this layout I found on pinterest here.


Most of the paper, tags and banners on this layout were from Simple Stories DIY Christmas. Used up the rest of my brads from that collection as well.

Printed my journaling and added it as strips.


Sprinkled on a few of the snow flake and red sequins I snagged from the Target Hot Spot.

Thanks for visiting! Have the rest of my album coming soon!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

December Daily 2016- Day14

Here is my December Daily layout for Day 14.


So this layout coordinates with day 13, using similar supplies. I used tags, and the stamped sentiments as well as the same papers.

I didn't have a photo for the story for this day, so I made the journaling the focus. 

I used a Studio L2e alphabet stamp set and one of Ali Edwards' crafters inks to create my title and fussy cut it out.

I am currently out of December Daily photos when writing this post, but have my photo order of prints full of the remaining December Daily images. Hoping to get the order finalized soon. I have 2 other projects I want to have photos printed for as well so when I have completed this project, I am ready to go on to the next!

Hoping there won't be break in posts, while I get my photos in order. But if there is, I will be back with the remaining days soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 13, 2017

December Daily 2016- Day 13

Here is my December Daily layout for Day 13. 


For this layout, I loosely followed the structure of a layout done by Jana Eubank.

Papers are from the Alpine Frost collection from SEI.

Unfortunately the placement of the journaling wound up coming last, and of course I had more to say than I anticipated. (I need a good editor :) It feels a bit off balance, but just went with it.



Used a handful of die cuts from Simple Stories DIY Christmas collection, the tags, arrows hearts and stars. Used one of Ali Edwards stamp Christmas stamp sets for the sentiments.

Thanks for checking out my December Daily pages!


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

December Daily 2016- Day12


Here is my December Daily layout for Day 12.

 

I coordinated the papers and embellishments with Day 11, since they would be facing each other. 

I placed the circles for this layout on the diagonal after placing my photo and journaling in a grid. 


Love how this one turned out!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 6, 2017

December Daily 2016- Day 11


Here is my December Daily layout for Day 11.


I have been keeping a Pinterest board for scrapbooking using circles. I ran across a pattern from Simple Stories DIY Christmas that had circles stacked in the shape of a tree, but knew I wouldn't want to use the pattern in that way, so I punched all of the circles out, scrolled through my Pinterest board and found some inspiration to create this layout.

Used some silver washi from Little B, and a few stamps from Ali Edwards for the title and "give love" sentiment. 

The pattern paper base is from Stampin' Up! and the journaling card and photo mat was from Simple Stories.



Added some foam adhesive under some of the circles for added dimension.

Thanks for visiting!



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

December Daily 2016- Day 10

Here is my December Daily layout for Day 10.


It was game night on this day, my son's favorite. I pretty much let the base paper be showcased on this layout, but used some Simple Stories DIY Christmas Patterned paper as a photo mat, and some of the die cuts from that collection. Die cut the scalloped circle to layer with the circle I punched out of patterned paper from the SEI Alpine Frost collection to have a "home" for the number sticker.


Used a bit of black and white twine on the Tim Holtz metal number and layered with a few more of the snowflake sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 27, 2017

December Daily 2016- Day 9

Here is my layout from Day 9.


This layout wound up being a favorite of mine. I loved how the patterned paper peeked out at just the right spots. This paper is from SEI's Alpine Frost collection, back when I used to subscribe to their kits.

On a side note, I was surprised to see that they still have their membership and kits available. No commitment required, and you get a lot for the money!

Back to the layout.... I didn't have to do much to this in the way of embellishing because of the background, but I added a few stamped sentiments from Ali Edwards' stamp sets to have in 3 places on the layout.

Thanks for checking me out! Visit again soon!



Thursday, February 23, 2017

December Daily 2016- Day 8

Here is my layout for Day 8.


This layout was the 3rd I completed. I had it photoed ready to share until I decided to go back and add the doily in the layers. I never got around to taking another photo to share, because making pages is so much more fun than that. :)

Most of this layout uses an old paper collection from Stampin' Up! The journaling card is from the Simple Stories DIY Christmas collection with a sticker to embellish from the same collection.

I didn't have a photo from this day, because it was about attending mass, and I tend to leave my phone in the car, but I did take a prayer card on the way out shown on this layout.

Thanks for checking out my December Daily pages!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

December Daily 2016- Day 7

Here is my December Daily layout for Day 7.


Let me apologize first off that the photo is a bit crooked. I am trying to make this as pain-free as possible and sometimes that means going with photos of the layouts that are less than perfect. 

So the background for this layout is from Ali Edwards' December Daily kit from a couple of years ago. I had some neutral patterns left over that I knew could work with this year's "kit".

I made this super simple creating a few banners on the upper left corner that gave me a place to anchor the metal number.

I layered a circle sticker from the Alpine Frost collection with the Simple Stories number for the main embellishment. The patterns from this page are from an old Stampin' Up! paper pack.

Finding a place for the snowflake sequins, even though this December didn't have much snow.

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

December Daily 2016- Day 6

Here is the layout I made for Day 6.


I used patterned paper form the Simple Stories DIY Christmas collection. The green strip is another pattern from SEI that has a glitter treatment. It came from a 4x6 pad in the Alpine Frost collection. 


To repeat the black and white of the die cut on the second page, I went with the Ali Edwards' banner stamp in black ink. Love how Ali's ink pads have such great coverage on these kinds of stamps.
Used some of Ali stamps to add the sentiments to the label tab stickers.


My mom hosts a table at her church dessert gala. She had cut the dies out and had one on each of the place settings at the event. It was a no-brainer to include it on today's layout. 


Just added the charm for day 6 with a bit of black and white twine and this page was complete.

Thanks for checking out my December Daily pages! 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

December Daily 2016- Day 5

Here is my layout for Day 5.


Another day of having fun with stamps! I figured that since I have bought them, it was time to get them inky and used! All of the stamps used are from Ali Edwards stamps. Some old, some new, but all December/ Christmas sets.


For Christmas, I received Ali Edwards' new craft inks (both releases). Once I had seen Ali stamp and go during her December Daily videos, my fear of a long dry time was eliminated and put them on my wish list. They are heavenly!


I even stamped with the white on my photo! Now I get my photos from Persnickety Prints with a matte finish. The dry time for this was quite long, I ended up letting it go overnight, but better than burning my photo white heat embossing.

Here are some close ups of the stamping.


Here is page 2 of the layout.


I created a photo strip of my photos using PSE. It is a great way to capture action shots in a row.

The Joy to the World was also stamped using an AE stamp. 

Here are some more close ups of the stamping.