Theresa Moxley

December Daily 2015 Day 6!

Hi there and thanks so much for visiting my blog today! I have Day 6 to share and I just have to say what a difference a day makes. I struggled yesterday with camera and technical difficulties, and while my lens is still malfunctioning, Day 6 is completed! Hooray! First off I have a process video which shows Days 5 and 6, and also at the beginning I show Day 4 so that wasn’t missing completely on my Youtube channel.

Here is Day 6 as I originally created it in the album:

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And here is Day 6 completed. I added a vellum insert with a vertical photo, and placed journaling on the left hand side.

December Daily 2015 Day 06

On the right hand side, I added a washi strip between the vellum and the photo, and then stamped directly on top. The stamping was messy and irregular on purpose, just to go with the frustrated tone of the whole day! (And it helps me laugh about it now!)

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On the facing page I left the top two pockets as they were, but used the sweater journaling card to house my journaling. I drew my own messy lines in silver (which echoes the silver lines on the vellum) and then wrote my journaling in black (also echoing the title on the vellum).

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The little round tag I had made earlier using the Icon stamp set in Ali’s December Daily product line. The tag is embossed in white on navy cardstock, and then I added two tiny silver stars. The stamped image was punched using a 1″ punch, adhered to the tag, and then I raised it up on a pop dot to add dimension. It also goes off the page just the tiniest bit. That tag serves to tie in the little washi tape strip that holds the flip-out together. Perfect.

December Daily 2015 Day 06

Yes, I know there is a grammatical error – I was writing my stream of consciousness there and that is ok. Also for clarification, Zoe is our cat. She was trying to jump onto the counter and missed, and when she did that her claw caught the edge of my camera strap. She pulled the entire camera off the counter, right in front of my eyes. It was like a slow-motion horror film. I’m still trying to get over it, as you can tell. 🙂

I want to do a shout-out, as well. In the 8 years I have been creating December Daily albums there have been so many amazingly creative people who have inspired me and have kept me going in this process. Yesterday when I was still recovering from the camera incident, one of the scrapbookers I have long admired reached out to me in a comment on Facebook. Marie Lottermoser, I just wanted to credit you for your inspirational work and also for cheering me on! Her beautiful work can be found here at stitchintime.

I hope you enjoyed Day 6 and will come back tomorrow to see Day 7. Thank you so much for following along, and please feel free to share your own December projects if you’d like. I’d also love if you could Like, Share, Comment, and Pin. Now 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.

 

Within each post I try my best to post links and attribute the products I have used in today’s layout. Sometimes, sadly, those products are no longer available but still deserve attribution. The alphabet stamp set I used is an old one from Stampin’ Up called Schoolbook Serif Alphabet. Any alphabet set could be used in its place! Also, the vellum I have used is an old one from Crate Paper’s Sleigh Ride collection from a few 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 4!

Hi there, today is going to be very quick and simple because we are busy today having so much December fun and I hope you are too! There is no process video today because I literally printed out journaling and photo, and then adhered it to the page. Done. Here is the layout as it was created for the foundation pages:

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So I’m going to be honest here and tell you that yesterday was kind of a bah-humbug day. Not much was really planned and one of the children had a doctor appointment and two of the children are with their dad, so it was very low-key. No photos. I wasn’t really feeling the joy yesterday. But I kept thinking about the day before, when Alan and I went shopping. I kept thinking about how much fun we had, and he had taken a couple of snaps of me with his phone. I kept thinking about those quick snaps he took of me being silly, cutting up in the Target, playing around and being well, just being happy. And so even though these photos might have other wise gone on Day 3, I used them here and wrote a letter to myself.

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I write out my letter to myself and placed it in a plain vellum envelope, and then I added one of the red snowflakes from Ali Edwards’ kit to the flap. To keep it closed I added the gold clip, and I also layered a gold doily over the page itself, so the journaling wasn’t completely visible from the outside.

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The journaling reads as follows:

Dear T:

Look at you, laughing and enjoying yourself. These are moments of joy, and they are reserved just for you. Yeah, I know you’ve had your moments of crying right in the middle of Target, and you’ve certainly had your share of panic attacks right in the middle of Target. You’ve even left your cart a few times in the middle of Target and ran out, unable to complete the day’s tasks.

I want you to know that it’s ok that all that happened, and I want you to know that today is so much better. These special moments of love and joy? They were waiting for you on the other side.

It took a lot of work to get right here where you are, laughing and cutting up in the Target aisle. Shame on all the people who left you while you were battling all that. I know that words of cheer and support felt few and far between. But look at you go, look at you, keeping on keeping on, making your way.

Look at all you’ve accomplished just this year. Sure, the year ended up a much different way than you imagined. Leaving school suddenly, without a degree, was not part of the plan. But laughter was. Overcoming your own fears about presenting your work in public formats was. Facing technical challenges and learning the ins and outs of business ownership, social media, photography and videography….all of these were part of the plan.

They were part of a plan you’ve had for yourself for 8 years. 8 years ago you were almost at the point where you are today, and life hit a sudden and traumatic pause. Be so very proud of yourself, even when others might not be, because you overcame a lot. Be cheered today, my dear self, for you are amazing. Go you.

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For the facing page, I literally left it exactly as it was:

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And that is all for Day 4! Thanks so much for following along and I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 5!  Please take a moment to Comment, Like, Subscribe and let me know what you think of how the album is coming along! Also, if you are creating your own December Daily, please share! Now go, do, and create!

~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.

 

Within each post I try my best to post links and attribute the products I have used in today’s layout. Sometimes, sadly, those products are no longer available but still deserve attribution. The number 4 in today’s layout is part of a (incomplete) set of subway numbers I found locally at a vintage shop called Vintage Jane. They are taken from a subway in NYC, and while those are not available for purchase any longer, you might be able to find similar ones on Etsy.com.

This website is affiliated with Amazon.com, and for that reason I try to post links to active 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 3!

Hi friends, welcome back! So Day 3 for me was one of my favorite days of the year simply because I got to spend it with my best friend and husband, Alan. We spent the day shopping and getting ready for Christmas Day. My layout for the day was really simple and quick to put together, and I even have my process video for the layout!

So here is how the layout was created in my album for the foundation pages:

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Since I removed the page protector on the left side, that page was completely blank. I decided to use one of Ali Edwards’ digital templates to create a frame around the photo, and I also decided to use one of the promotional photos that was in a Target mailer we received. Very fitting, considering we spent an obscene amount of money there! Ha! 

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Once I printed the template, I added the stars using a star stencil from Crafter’s Workshop, and then I added a simple Joy word strip and a red star enamel dot.

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On the right hand side all I did was add the Comfort & Joy word strip and the red enamel star. And that was all it took to finish this day!

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And here is one more image from directly above:

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That is it for today! I hope you are enjoying your December month and make sure you go, do, and create today!

See you back tomorrow!

~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.

Within each post I try my best to post links and attribute the products I have used in today’s layout. Sometimes, sadly, those products are no longer available but still deserve attribution. The number 3 in today’s layout is part of a (incomplete) set of subway numbers I found locally at a vintage shop called Vintage Jane. They are taken from a subway in NYC, and while those are not available for purchase any longer, you might be able to find similar ones on Etsy.com.

This website is affiliated with Amazon.com, and for that reason I try to post links to active 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 2!

Hi there, how are things going for you in your December Daily travels? I feel settled into a routine and know sort of how this month is going to go and I just love this project. Today I have a process video for you showing Days 1 and 2, so have a look!

Here is how Day 2 was created for my foundation pages.

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And then I had added the transparency for Day 1, so I was working on the back of Day 1’s flip-out. I added a simple photo on top of the white space. For the other side, I wasn’t really happy with how the page protector was showing through on Day 1, so I switched out the protector for the deer paper that was in Ali Edwards’ Main Kit. Because the page protectors are larger than 6×8, I brought the patterned paper into Photoshop and sized it up to fit.

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I adhered the number 2 directly to the patterned paper and added a white journaling card that was in the Cheer Story Kit. 

December Daily 2015 Day 02

Here is my journaling, it is very simple and just about the tree. This is my favorite part about decorating, and definitely a part of my December joy. No long journaling necessary.

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I also layered a few embellishments on top of the photo, but again very quick and simple.

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And that was it for Day 2! I do hope you are having a wonderful December day today! Go, do, and create!

See you soon,

~Theresa

**December Daily is the creative brainchild of scrapbooking genius Ali Edwards, and is a method of memory-keeping for December. The process includes creating foundation pages and then adding photos plus a story each day throughout the month of December. More about this project, and resources for classes, shopping, and more inspiration can be found here.

I make an honest effort every day to attribute the products I have used, so that you can find things that inspire you and excite you, too. Sadly, some of the products I have used today are no longer available: the tiny label with green border is Jillibean soup and the wood veneer Christmas tree and Happy flag are both Gossamer Blue.

The vintage number 2 is part of a set of subway numbers that I purchased from a vintage shop here locally in Kernersville, NC, called Vintage Jane. They are numbers found in NYC and are several decades old. While no others are available, I know that Etsy frequently offers similar subway numbers that could be used to achieve this look.

This website is an Amazon affiliate, and these links are offered for your shopping convenience. When you click on these links and purchase items from Amazon, you help to support this website (and my family!) I thank you kindly!

December Daily 2015 Day 1!

Oh my goodness, I could probably burst with excitement for this month and all the creative goodness that comes with it. There is no doubt that December Daily is my favorite project of the year, something I prepare for almost all year long, something I talk about all year long, and something I look to be inspired for every day. You’ve chosen to look here today for your own inspiration, and for that my heart could burst three times. Thank you for being here and for following along.

I have my Day 01 ready to show you! This post will be short and simple, there is no video, and most days this month will probably look like this. I plan, however, to create process videos in batches – my plan is to try to post a process video every three days or so, and group the days together. But let’s get on with the good stuff. Here is Day 1 as I created it for the foundation pages.

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I left myself some options here: I could use one photo layered on top of the vellum stars where the December 1 tag is, or I could add a page in there if it turned out to be a photo heavy day. It turned out to be a photo heavy day because we attended the Wilmington, NC Flotilla!

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So I decided to layer a photo over the vellum like my original plan, and then I moved the transparency from the opening of the album to this day so it could accommodate more photos and the story of the day.

 Photos of the Flotilla boats courtesy of Chandler Edwards, my awesome nephew!
Photos of the Flotilla boats courtesy of Chandler Edwards, my awesome nephew!

I created a flip-out page using Ali Edwards  Digital Template No. 2 and dropped three photos into their spaces. I left one space open so I could add the journal card from One Little Bird. To separate each element I added silver glitter tape that is from Ali Edwards Spark Story Kit. My journaling reads as follows:

Well, I had just mentioned in passing to Angie how much fun it might be to go see the boats at the Flotilla this year, and the weather looked good, so we packed up and drove out there. I have to admit that ever since Mom died it’s been hard to make that drive out to Wilmington. The miles are hard, and the hard memories are difficult. I know that I’m in a better place this year, though, because when she said we should come, I started planning!
I am so glad we went! It was the best way to start off the month ever! We had the perfect parking spot and we found a place right on the waterfront. All the boats were fantastic! And seeing that part of the island was absolutely dreamy. The houses were so pretty with their decorations, and out favorite was definitely seeing Santa’s clothes hanging on the line!
But honestly, the best part was hanging with Angie and getting to chat with her a bit. I always hear part of myself in her stories. I was glad to hear she is in a better place this year, too. I was glad to hear that healing is happening for her, too. I was glad to see her pretty home and her pretty things, and I was so so very happy to sit with her and feel joy.

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Above the journaling I used the star screenprint that came in the Main Kit.

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On the fold-out photo on the top I added a simple star clip and stamped Joy is December.

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On the other side I added some stamping to the diagonal stripe card and a banner from One Little Bird.

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And for the photo of the sky I added a gold title, the tag, and an wooden anchor that I had in my stash.

December Daily 2015 Day 01

Nothing very complicated, although this is a photo heavy layout (5 photos in all) and I did include a lengthy journaling piece. Today just happened to turn out that way, but tomorrow may be very simple and short. I hope you enjoyed today’s layout, and please hit Subscribe so you can see the rest of the album right in your inbox!

See you soon!

~Theresa

**December Daily is the brainchild of creative genius Ali Edwards, and is a process of preserving the memories of December within a daily album by creating one layout per day. More of this project, and links to purchase the kits used in this layout, plus the digital templates, can be found here.

Some of the products I have used in this layout are, sadly, no longer available, but should still be attributed. They are: the star shaped paper clip (Two Peas in a Bucket), Ho Ho Ho file tab (Jillibean Soup), and the wood anchor I believe is Teresa Collins.

This blog is associated with Amazon as an affiliate. Within each post I include links to current products that have been used in today’s project, that you may click on and shop from. Any purchases that you make by clicking on those links help to support this blog (and my family)! I thank you kindly!