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{December Daily 2016} December 20, 21 & 22

Hello and welcome back to my 2016 December Daily album! I do hope you had a wonderful holiday and are ready for just a little bit more inspiration before we pack it all up for the year. We had a wonderful Christmas Eve and Day and I am so excited to share with you how I documented these special days. Today I am sharing the 20th, 21st and 22nd. Have a peek:

This is what the 20th and 21st looked like as Foundation Pages:

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These are the completed pages for 20 and 21, side by side in the album itself:

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

Let’s have a look at the 20th in detail. My story for this day is about the endless shopping we did! We were literally going to some kind of store every single day!

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

My first pocket is a filler pocket with this amazing transparency from Pinkfresh Studio. I have simply layered over white card stock and adhered in place with washi tape from Amy Tangerine.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

I used this mint card from the Ali Edwards main kit for my journaling. I added messy lines with black ink, and wrote the journaling using a Sharpie brand paint pen. The number 20 is layered on top of another transparent card from Pinkfresh Studio.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

My photo for this day is a simple selfie taken with Alan on one of our jaunts to the store. At this point we are still smiling. Ha!

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

For the 21st I did a little journaling about missing my parents and trying to focus on the good that is around me. I took a photo of some ornaments I have on a dish in the dining room, and then added my text using the Path tool in Photoshop to follow the shape of the dish.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

I always do a layout similar to this in my December Daily albums, highlighting what Advent means to me that particular year. There are always a few days prior to Christmas where Nick and Natalie go back to their dad’s house and it gets quiet, good time to reflect and recenter before the big day.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

I wish I could remember where this wood veneer card came from. It has been in my stash for about five years now! I am fairly certain it was Allison Kreft for Webster’s Pages, forgive me if I am wrong about that! It seemed a good time to use it and I love it next to the gold card from Paislee Press. I am sure others used this card right side up as a Christmas tree, maybe? But I see it as a banner.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

My number card is layered using one of the number tags from the 2015 Ali Edwards main kit and held in place using a brad from My Mind’s Eye. The last card on this page is from the Paislee Press mini kit and I have added a floral puffy sticker from Freckled Fawn.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

For the 22nd, I began with this as my Foundation page:

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

This layout became one of those that inevitably gets changed up completely in the design process. And that is totally ok. I love the end result:

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

My story for this layout is about being totally done with Christmas shopping. We braved Target three days before Christmas and it was insane. I actually said to my husband that I did not wish to go back to Target for the rest of 2016!

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

Earlier in October or November Target sent out their holiday mailer and I held it because I knew it would be cool to use it somewhere in December Daily. I wasn’t wrong – this spread showing their adorable ornaments is the perfect backdrop for this simple story. My number is this adorable number 22 from Sahlin Studio. For the back of the Wish card I added a glitter star from Freckled Fawn.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

My title, created using the Freckled Fawn puffy alphabet, is the only journaling. Simple and done.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

That is all for today! I do hope to bring the remainder of this album to completion by the end of this week, because I am ready to clear everything and begin the new year. January may be a bit spotty as I transition back into Project Life 2016 and 2014, and plan a couple of new projects as well, and of course I am looking forward to starting Project Life 2017 too! See you soon!

~Theresa

**December Daily is an album concept designed and marketed by Ali Edwards. To learn more about this project, and connect with others who share a passion for the project, please visit her website here: Ali Edwards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{December Daily 2016} December 20, 21 & 22

Hello and welcome back to my 2016 December Daily album! I do hope you had a wonderful holiday and are ready for just a little bit more inspiration before we pack it all up for the year. We had a wonderful Christmas Eve and Day and I am so excited to share with you how I documented these special days. Today I am sharing the 20th, 21st and 22nd. Have a peek:

This is what the 20th and 21st looked like as Foundation Pages:

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

These are the completed pages for 20 and 21, side by side in the album itself:

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

Let’s have a look at the 20th in detail. My story for this day is about the endless shopping we did! We were literally going to some kind of store every single day!

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

My first pocket is a filler pocket with this amazing transparency from Pinkfresh Studio. I have simply layered over white card stock and adhered in place with washi tape from Amy Tangerine.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

I used this mint card from the Ali Edwards main kit for my journaling. I added messy lines with black ink, and wrote the journaling using a Sharpie brand paint pen. The number 20 is layered on top of another transparent card from Pinkfresh Studio.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

My photo for this day is a simple selfie taken with Alan on one of our jaunts to the store. At this point we are still smiling. Ha!

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

For the 21st I did a little journaling about missing my parents and trying to focus on the good that is around me. I took a photo of some ornaments I have on a dish in the dining room, and then added my text using the Path tool in Photoshop to follow the shape of the dish.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

I always do a layout similar to this in my December Daily albums, highlighting what Advent means to me that particular year. There are always a few days prior to Christmas where Nick and Natalie go back to their dad’s house and it gets quiet, good time to reflect and recenter before the big day.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

I wish I could remember where this wood veneer card came from. It has been in my stash for about five years now! I am fairly certain it was Allison Kreft for Webster’s Pages, forgive me if I am wrong about that! It seemed a good time to use it and I love it next to the gold card from Paislee Press. I am sure others used this card right side up as a Christmas tree, maybe? But I see it as a banner.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

My number card is layered using one of the number tags from the 2015 Ali Edwards main kit and held in place using a brad from My Mind’s Eye. The last card on this page is from the Paislee Press mini kit and I have added a floral puffy sticker from Freckled Fawn.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

For the 22nd, I began with this as my Foundation page:

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

This layout became one of those that inevitably gets changed up completely in the design process. And that is totally ok. I love the end result:

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

My story for this layout is about being totally done with Christmas shopping. We braved Target three days before Christmas and it was insane. I actually said to my husband that I did not wish to go back to Target for the rest of 2016!

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

Earlier in October or November Target sent out their holiday mailer and I held it because I knew it would be cool to use it somewhere in December Daily. I wasn’t wrong – this spread showing their adorable ornaments is the perfect backdrop for this simple story. My number is this adorable number 22 from Sahlin Studio. For the back of the Wish card I added a glitter star from Freckled Fawn.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

My title, created using the Freckled Fawn puffy alphabet, is the only journaling. Simple and done.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 20%2C 21 %26 22

That is all for today! I do hope to bring the remainder of this album to completion by the end of this week, because I am ready to clear everything and begin the new year. January may be a bit spotty as I transition back into Project Life 2016 and 2014, and plan a couple of new projects as well, and of course I am looking forward to starting Project Life 2017 too! See you soon!

~Theresa

**December Daily is an album concept designed and marketed by Ali Edwards. To learn more about this project, and connect with others who share a passion for the project, please visit her website here: Ali Edwards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{December Daily 2016} December 16 & 17 Plus an Update from Natalie’s Album!!!!

Hi there, today I am sharing December 16 and 17 in my 2016 December Daily, plus at the very end of my video Natalie shares what she has done so far in her album as well. Take a look!

 

So the foundation pages for December 16 and 17 looked like this:

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This is the completed layout for both days inside the album:

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Let’s have a look at December 16 in detail. For that day I wanted to add another photo from the mini session we had on Thanksgiving Day. My journal cards and the vellum wreath are all from Sahlin Studio Oh What Fun collection.

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I began with this journal card, which was the perfect opportunity to write tiny love letters to everyone in my family. 5 people, 5 bullets, perfect.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 16 %26 17 Plus an Update from Natalie%27s Album!!!!

The two center pockets remained as they were for the foundation pages, with a simple wreath printed on vellum and cut using my Silhouette, and attached to a 3×4 transparency. The number 16 card is also from Sahlin Studio, with a star added that is from Studio Calico.

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This is easily one of my favorite photos ever. These are their true personalities and it makes me laugh so much! The journaling is added using Sahlin Studio Magazine Photojournalers.

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Let’s look at December 17th here:

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My photo for this day is of the holiday decorating I did on the fireplace mantel. I added garlands, lights, a few florals, and these giant paper stars that came from Target last year.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 16 %26 17 Plus an Update from Natalie%27s Album!!!!

My middle card is vellum with the word art layered on top, which was also printed and cut using my Silhouette. I added the turquoise star from the Oh Joy collection, which is Pinkfresh Studio.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 16 %26 17 Plus an Update from Natalie%27s Album!!!!

The last card is one I created using this beautiful red patterned paper in the Oh What Fun collection. I left white space at the top, and added the tag at the bottom. The turquoise letters add the loveliest pop of color!

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 16 %26 17 Plus an Update from Natalie%27s Album!!!!

I cannot believe today marks a week until Christmas! Just 7 more days to go, and I love this project even more every day. See you soon!

~Theresa

 

**December Daily is an album concept designed and marketed by Ali Edwards. To learn more about the project and connect with others who are passionate about this project, visit her blog here: Ali Edwards blog.

**Journaling and number cards, plus the photojournalers are designed by Sahlin Studio and can be found here: Oh What Fun Kit ; December Days No. 2 ; Photojournaling Templates | Magazine.

 

 

 

 

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17&19 Using Dear Lizzy Happy Place!

Hi there, I have a TBT layout today from last year’s Project Life to show you. I am working each week to try to finish up my 2015 album, and after this there are only four left to complete. Hooray! Here is the process video:

Here is the layout as I had created it last year. During the months that I was not actively scrapbooking, I was still taking time each month to print my photos and place them in the album. I also chose some products that I wanted to use at the time.

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And this is the completed layout:

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

So you can see that I created the date card from the back of the overlay from the previous week, adding the Week 17 and a few of the confetti dots from the Dear Lizzy Happy Place stickers.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

The word strips are perfect for Project Life in this collection. I loved the transparent overlay I had created previously from the Simple Stories I Am collection, so I left it as it was.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

The kids had pulled out the Twister game and played the most silly, hilarious game that night. Yes, they are in their pajamas and were completely jacked up before bedtime, but they had an absolute blast.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

Very simple embellishing on these two cards, a word strip and an asterisk and done.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

I am seriously in love with this cherry embellishment, so I layered it onto the stripe card and added a stamped sentiment. I tried to use my Ombre stamp pad from Hero Arts, but the stamp wasn’t really big enough to see the Ombre. oh well. It’s still cute.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

Again, minimal embellishments on these cards. I am learning, after doing Project Life for 4 years, that maybe it’s ok to leave some cards plain (gasp, sputter, horror! lol) and not fuss with them too much. This is good for me – last year I felt a sense that I was doing too much and have been making a serious effort to simplify these layouts.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

For the opposite side, I decided to keep the title card simple.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

The date card is next to the title card, with a quick tag and glitter alphas.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

This journal card is from Elle’s Studio Cienna collection and I just added a little of the rub-on tape to add a little color and interest. So easy.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

This journal card might be one of my favorites ever. One of the hard things about going back to older layouts, especially when journaling has already been added in the Collect app, is knowing what is left to journal? Do I need to add more journaling? This was a really fun list to make, that sort of calls to what is coming – the fun and excitement of summer!

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

This girl still loves her Barbie jeep, and both girls spent a lot of time going up and down that hill, all summer long. The journal card is also from Elle’s Studio, I believe, and the tag as well.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

These glasses slay me. They fit little Miss and her sassafrass self perfectly, so there you go. 

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

What a fun, fresh layout! I really loved working with Dear Lizzy’s products, as always, with their bright colors and fun motifs. I’ll see you soon with more creative fun!

~Theresa

**This blog is an Amazon affiliate. Each blog post I try to include links to the products I have used, in order to help you make your own scrapbooking purchases! Each time you click on a link, or purchase products through these links, you help to support this blog (and our family!) For that I thank you kindly.

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TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17&19 Using Dear Lizzy Happy Place!

Hi there, I have a TBT layout today from last year’s Project Life to show you. I am working each week to try to finish up my 2015 album, and after this there are only four left to complete. Hooray! Here is the process video:

Here is the layout as I had created it last year. During the months that I was not actively scrapbooking, I was still taking time each month to print my photos and place them in the album. I also chose some products that I wanted to use at the time.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

And this is the completed layout:

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

So you can see that I created the date card from the back of the overlay from the previous week, adding the Week 17 and a few of the confetti dots from the Dear Lizzy Happy Place stickers.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

The word strips are perfect for Project Life in this collection. I loved the transparent overlay I had created previously from the Simple Stories I Am collection, so I left it as it was.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

The kids had pulled out the Twister game and played the most silly, hilarious game that night. Yes, they are in their pajamas and were completely jacked up before bedtime, but they had an absolute blast.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

Very simple embellishing on these two cards, a word strip and an asterisk and done.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

I am seriously in love with this cherry embellishment, so I layered it onto the stripe card and added a stamped sentiment. I tried to use my Ombre stamp pad from Hero Arts, but the stamp wasn’t really big enough to see the Ombre. oh well. It’s still cute.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

Again, minimal embellishments on these cards. I am learning, after doing Project Life for 4 years, that maybe it’s ok to leave some cards plain (gasp, sputter, horror! lol) and not fuss with them too much. This is good for me – last year I felt a sense that I was doing too much and have been making a serious effort to simplify these layouts.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

For the opposite side, I decided to keep the title card simple.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

The date card is next to the title card, with a quick tag and glitter alphas.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

This journal card is from Elle’s Studio Cienna collection and I just added a little of the rub-on tape to add a little color and interest. So easy.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

This journal card might be one of my favorites ever. One of the hard things about going back to older layouts, especially when journaling has already been added in the Collect app, is knowing what is left to journal? Do I need to add more journaling? This was a really fun list to make, that sort of calls to what is coming – the fun and excitement of summer!

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

This girl still loves her Barbie jeep, and both girls spent a lot of time going up and down that hill, all summer long. The journal card is also from Elle’s Studio, I believe, and the tag as well.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

These glasses slay me. They fit little Miss and her sassafrass self perfectly, so there you go. 

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

What a fun, fresh layout! I really loved working with Dear Lizzy’s products, as always, with their bright colors and fun motifs. I’ll see you soon with more creative fun!

~Theresa

**This blog is an Amazon affiliate. Each blog post I try to include links to the products I have used, in order to help you make your own scrapbooking purchases! Each time you click on a link, or purchase products through these links, you help to support this blog (and our family!) For that I thank you kindly.

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