Theresa Moxley

December Daily 2015 Day 22

Hi friends and welcome back! We are so close now to the big day and I am ready and excited. Today I am showing Day 22 in my December Daily, which actually has no photos. I chose to include the kids’ Santa wish lists. Here is the layout as I created it for the Foundation pages:

December Daily 2015 Day 22

Yesterday I had changed out the transparencies and was still good with those, and I took out the page protector so I could place the brown paper envelope instead.

December Daily 2015 Day 22

I took out the number 22 and just adhered it down to the envelope, easy peesy.

December Daily 2015 Day 22

On the left side top pocket I cut down the Oh Joy! card and glued some enamel dots using Glossy Accents to give the snow globe a little dimension.

December Daily 2015 Day 22

On the lower pocket I added a journaling card and a glitter title. I am loving that gold font and have almost used that alphabet up!

December Daily 2015 Day 22
December Daily 2015 Day 22

And here is a final look at the layout outside of the album:

December Daily 2015 Day 22

Just one more day to go. I hope to post my process videos tomorrow for these past three days, and then I plan to take the rest of the week/weekend off from blogging and video-ing so we can enjoy our holiday. I hope you are feeling inspired to go, do, and create!

See you soon,

~Theresa

December Daily 2015 Day 21

Welcome to Day 21 in my December Daily album! For my story today I chose a couple of photos I have taken over the last few days. We have been baking cookies, just a few at a time. I am beginning a new tradition for us as a blended family in which I am hoping we can sit together as a family on Christmas Eve, enjoy our cookies (leave some for Santa, of course), and just enjoy each other’s company.

Here is Day 21 as it was for the Foundation Pages:

December Daily 2015 Day 21

Because I had worked with the Pretty Little Studio transparency on Day 20, I decided to repeat that element across the page.

December Daily 2015 Day 21

I chose some photos that had been taken at different times on different days, some were taken by me on my phone, and others were taken by my husband on his phone. I alternated photo/transparency across the layout to bring repetition and unity.

December Daily 2015 Day 21

I moved the number 21 to the left side. I added a few stamped elements to the photos, and another circle tag from Pretty Little Studio on top of the transparency.

December Daily 2015 Day 21

On the right hand side the same alternating photos/transparency, plus journaling in a flip-up pocket.

December Daily 2015 Day 21

 

The top photo flips up to reveal the journaling for the day. I used one of the pages from the logbook that was part of the Main Kit while supplies lasted. Definitely worth buying the kits early to get one!

December Daily 2015 Day 21

My journaling spilled over to the back side too.

December Daily 2015 Day 21

The bottom pocket is actually 4×6, but I treated it like it was two 3×4’s to keep consistency. The transparency is slightly wider than 3×4, so I adhered it to the photo by that overlap.

December Daily 2015 Day 21

It was important for me, with this layout, to document how far our family has come. We have been a blended family for 4 years, and when we began this journey no one told me it would take 2-5 years for the rough parts to begin to smooth out. No one could have prepared me for the intense emotions that joining two families would bring, to each and every one of us.

Part of the reason I participate in December Daily projects every year is because I want to record the journey we are on. Not just to say, look here’s what we did, but to process and discuss and reflect on the significance of the events as they happen. This story today could have just been photos and journaling that just said here we are baking cookies, but I took time to process exactly why these photos were significant.

We weren’t just baking cookies. We actually spent some time together starting a new tradition of togetherness, and we actually got along. No hard feelings came along, no attitudes, no anger or hostility. I cannot tell you how hard each and every one of us has worked to be able to do that, and that work has been messy, at times nasty, and sometimes the worst of humanity.

Of course we still have miles to go. More to process. More difficult feelings to work through. More paths to follow. But this month, in this album, I am celebrating the progress we have made. I wrote the other day how these are the Christmases our children will talk about for the rest of their lives. I’m so happy that those conversations will be merry and bright.

Here is one more look at the layout outside of the album:

December Daily 2015 Day 21

I hope that you, as you are documenting your own family events and photos, will also take time to explore why the photos are significant to you and your family. I hope you are inspired to go, do, and create today.

See you soon,

~Theresa

**December Daily is the creative brainchild of scrapbooking genius Ali Edwards, and is a process of documenting December memories by photographing and writing stories each day. To learn more about this project, and find links to shop for products, please visit her website here.

Occasionally in my projects I use items that, sadly, are discontinued or no longer available but they still deserve attribution. The label stickers I used are old Simple Stories labels from several years ago.

The transparency, vellum tapes, deer circle tag and cookie banners are from Pretty Little Studio. Her lovely shop can be found here.

This website is affiliated with Amazon.com, and for that reason I try to post links to available products on Amazon to help you with your own scrapbook shopping. When you click and purchase products through these links, you support this website (and our family!), and for that I thank you kindly!

December Daily 2015 Day 20

Hi there, welcome to Day 20 in my December Daily album 2015! The day’s story was really when three of our kids decided together to play a game of Monopoly. The fourth one didn’t want to play with them and did not want to be included in the photo, but later on she joined them at the table just to hang out. I consider these moments some of the most important ones for them, and so this story is about that. Here is Day 20 as it originally was created for the Foundation pages:

December Daily 2015 Day 20

I absolutely love everything about this layout. I did make a few changes to fit the story.

December Daily 2015 Day 20

On the left hand side I added my photo, plus a round metal tag stamped with the December Memories sentiment from Ali Edwards’ stamp set. 

December Daily 2015 Day 20
December Daily 2015 Day 20

I added the banner from the Main Kit on top of a label from Pretty Little Studio. The banners and flair on top of the photo are from Pretty Little Studio as well.

December Daily 2015 Day 20

On the right side I decided to switch out the transparency from the Main Kit and replaced it with a transparency from Pretty Little Studio. I layered a Santa on top.

December Daily 2015 Day 20

I honestly adore how I ended up cutting the 20 apart so it would fit in the pockets. I may repeat this technique more often in future Project Life and December Daily albums!

December Daily 2015 Day 20

That star icon from the One Little Bird Kit is one of my favorite icons in the entire December Daily collections that were offered. I wanted to use that star as the backdrop/lines for my journaling, so I did just that and added a tiny banner plus a heart in the corner.

Here is a look at the layout outside of the album:

December Daily 2015 Day 20

This project is amazing, and you are wonderful for following along and supporting me along the way. I hope you are also feeling the magic and the inspiration to go, do and create!

See you soon!

~Theresa

**December Daily is the creative brainchild of scrapbooking genius Ali Edwards, and is a process of documenting December memories by photographing and writing stories each day. To learn more about this project, and find links to shop for products, please visit her website here.

The number 20 is part of the set of subway numbers that I purchased from a local shop called Vintage Jane, here in Kernersville, NC. The blog for this shop can be seen here.

This website is affiliated with Amazon.com, and for that reason I try to post links to available products on Amazon to help you with your own scrapbook shopping. When you click and purchase products through these links, you support this website (and our family!), and for that I thank you kindly!

December Daily 2015 Day 19

Hi there and welcome to Day 19! It is flying by fast, so hang on. I’ve got a process video today for Days 17-19 and I hope you enjoy.

So my story for Day 19 was our adventure to see the Christmas lights at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, NC. Here is Day 19 as I created it for my Foundation Pages:

December Daily 2015 Day 19

I decided to add a photo insert with journaling on the back.

December Daily 2015 Day 19
December Daily 2015 Day 19
December Daily 2015 Day 19

On the left side, which is the back of Day 18, I added a photo of one of the arches directly to the page protector, and layered my glittered title on top.

December Daily 2015 Day 19

For the photo insert, I chose a photo of one of the inflatable nutcrackers and then I layered one of the digital brushes from the Ali Edwards Storytelling set on top.

December Daily 2015 Day 19

Here is the journaling on the back, which is really just a little write up about why I love Christmas lights so much!

December Daily 2015 Day 19

On the right facing side I really didn’t do much. I had one more pocket to fill, so I stapled in some starburst sequins, and called it done. In case you are wondering, the number 19 is sewn over top of the patterned paper to create a pocket. I added gold circle confetti to echo the gold circles on the patterned paper.

December Daily 2015 Day 19

The top pockets on this side hold one of the Ali Edwards transparencies with a snowflake layered on top. I love it so much!

December Daily 2015 Day 19

Here is the layout inside the album:

December Daily 2015 Day 19
December Daily 2015 Day 19

I just love how this day turned out and I especially love how quickly it came together, since the foundation pages were so well done. My album is getting quite thick – I am both relieved that the month is winding down, but also almost sad to see it end! Still a ton to do though, so time to go, do and create.

See you soon,

~Theresa

**December Daily is the creative brainchild of scrapbooking genius Ali Edwards, and is a process of documenting December memories by photographing and writing stories each day. To learn more about this project, and find links to shop for products, please visit her website here.

The numbers 18 and 20 are part of the set of subway numbers that I purchased from a local shop called Vintage Jane, here in Kernersville, NC. The blog for this shop can be seen here.

Occasionally in my projects I use items that, sadly, are discontinued or no longer available but they still deserve attribution. The starburst sequins are old Jenni Bowlin products from two years ago.

This website is affiliated with Amazon.com, and for that reason I try to post links to available products on Amazon to help you with your own scrapbook shopping. When you click and purchase products through these links, you support this website (and our family!), and for that I thank you kindly!

December Daily 2015 Day 18

Fly-by posting today with Day 18 of my December Daily. I’ll be back tomorrow hopefully with process video and Day 19 for you!

Day 18 in the Foundation Pages:

December Daily 2015 Day 18
December Daily 2015 Day 18

I did the most simple layout about wrapping gifts with my husband.

December Daily 2015 Day 18

I added two photos, one of my husband (this photo I’ve done in past albums, of him in our bedroom wrapping. I love the lighted wreath above our bed and it’s just a very romantic setting to me.) The other is of our gifts. I don’t have tags yet, so we just have sticky notes on them for now.

December Daily 2015 Day 18
December Daily 2015 Day 18

On the right side I only added a label with a stamp.

December Daily 2015 Day 18

I can’t for the life of my figure out why I have that one random white star beside the Be Joyful banner! but oh well. There it is.

December Daily 2015 Day 18
December Daily 2015 Day 18

And here is the layout outside of the album:

December Daily 2015 Day 18

I hope you’re having a fantastic pre-Christmas weekend! Thanks so much for being here! Now go, do and create!!!

See you soon,

~Theresa

December Daily is a creative album concept developed by Ali Edwards and this project is inspired by her creative talents. More about this project can be seen on her incredible blog right here.