December Daily 2019 Foundation Pages ft. Elle’s Studio

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Larkindesign December Daily 2019 Foundation Pages ft. Elle's Studio

Hello Lovelies! Today I am sharing more foundation pages from my December Daily 2019 album! I am using the Elle’s Studio Document December 2019 kit, so follow along with the process video here.

 

There were so many amazing elements and add-ons in this kit, but as always I opened up my kit and pulled out my favorites. Instead of setting those aside for later (wink, wink), I went ahead and made places for those in my album! This way I know that my favorites will get used up, instead of being saved for another day.

Larkindesign December Daily 2019 Foundation Pages ft. Elle's Studio

I began the fun with this 2×2 page which was inspired by the colorful, fun transparency pieces. I tried to include each color – pink, red, green, and black, and then I also added a few wooden pieces and the acrylic hearts and stars. I also included the two die cut ornaments, and left those pockets unsealed so I can add a little something to the back of them when I am ready.

Larkindesign December Daily 2019 Foundation Pages ft. Elle's Studio

The green polka dot card definitely called my name, along with the wooden JOY word. When building foundation pages, I like to keep them fairly neutral. I think you could definitely use this card for almost any kind of holiday page.

Larkindesign December Daily 2019 Foundation Pages ft. Elle's Studio

When you flip the 2×2 page protector, there is a 3×4 page protector. I typically add two journal cards and leave two pockets available for photos, and I also added one of the 3×4 transparencies to layer over one of the photos. The FA LA LA LA card was one of my favorites, so I added just a few of the tiny red circle transparencies, and for an added punch I also included the little confetti card. One journal card, one filler card. A few little puffy hearts make it even cuter!

Larkindesign December Daily 2019 Foundation Pages ft. Elle's Studio

I also created a tranpsarency page of my own, using the transparency word pieces and scallop pieces. They are simply stapled to the transparency using my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. I am thinking when the actual day arrives I might add the day number at the bottom, or along side the DEC word.

Larkindesign December Daily 2019 Foundation Pages ft. Elle's Studio

I have another 3×4 page protector next to that transparency, so again I added a few journal cards to have in place. I loved the little tag with journal lines, but didn’t love it on the pink, so I cut one of the patterned papers down. I think it pops over the green, don’t you? I also layered a label on top of the second journal card, along with the heart circle. This is a great space to do a little stamping, or add the date.

Larkindesign December Daily 2019 Foundation Pages ft. Elle's Studio

These really are pretty uncomplicated so far, and give easy options to complete the page later on in the month of December. It is especially fun just to play with the products, layer them together, and anticipate the fun activities of the month.

Larkindesign December Daily 2019 Foundation Pages ft. Elle's Studio

I especially can’t wait to add photos and stories to these pages, and I am so happy you are joining in for the fun! Be sure to click “Click here to receive notification of new blog posts via Email.” so you will be able to stay up to date on this project, and more to come!

~Theresa

 

December Daily 2019 Paislee Press Foundation Pages

Larkindesign December Daily 2019 Paislee Press Foundation Pages

 

Oh yeah, it’s time to get busy making some pages! Every season when the December Daily products begin rolling in, I am so anxious to open up all the packages and just take it all in. I encourage you to lay out all your pretty things on your desk and just start pulling things together. See what colors and icons inspire you. Start layering. Start building those Foundation Pages! Have a look at how I am creating my Foundation Pages using the Paislee Press mini kit.

 

The Paislee Press mini kit had such a beautiful color scheme this year, so I started my first page using this filler card with the colorful trees as the jumping off point. You guys know how I am obsessed with numbers and I could not wait to play with the wooden numbers (these were add-ons, not included in the Paislee Press kit). I used the Paislee Press stamp set to add the December word across the number.

 

Larkindesign December Daily 2019 Paislee Press Foundation Pages

Thank you to my hand model Natalie for helping me take these photos!

Larkindesign December Daily 2019 Paislee Press Foundation Pages

I added other elements from the page using the reds and more black and white in the kit. I cut down one of the 3×8 cards to fit across a vertical 6×8 page. For now that is layered over top of a black and white patterned paper, but that may be a photo later on.

Larkindesign December Daily 2019 Paislee Press Foundation Pages

I was also super inspired by this beautiful green in the kit. I am planning to incorporate this teal color in other places in my album, so it became the jumping off point for the next foundation page. I did not add a number to this page so it can be moved around later on if I need to.

Larkindesign December Daily 2019 Paislee Press Foundation Pages

I took the 3×8 star transparency and layered one of the white stitched felt stars on top to use as a divider. I am still madly in love with vellums and transparencies and will include them as often as possible this year as well!

Larkindesign December Daily 2019 Paislee Press Foundation Pages

For this layout I included the striped card, which gives opportunities to pull in any of the colors from the kit. Since I already had the green card, I then added a red background to the bottom card. I also cut down another 3×8 vertical card to fit across a horizontal card.

Larkindesign December Daily 2019 Paislee Press Foundation Pages

I cannot wait to see how this page will look finished!

 

Larkindesign December Daily 2019 Paislee Press Foundation Pages

The 3×8 vertical cards totally inspired me this year, anyone else? I created a fold-out insert for the album. I used washi tapes from Studio Calico to create the seams, and tabs from Recollections (Michaels brand) to add it into the album. Ribbon is from May Arts.

Larkindesign December Daily 2019 Paislee Press Foundation Pages

I plan to add photos to this insert, although I am really not sure which photos, or where it will go exactly in the album just yet.

Larkindesign December Daily 2019 Paislee Press Foundation Pages

Ok, those are the first Foundation Pages I have created. Next week I will share more. See you then!

~Theresa

December Daily 2019 Ali Edwards Release | My Personal Favorites!

December Daily 2019 Ali Edwards Release | My Personal Favorites!

Hello Lovelies and welcome back to my 2019 December Daily series! This project is a yearly project created and marketed by Ali Edwards, who released a STUNNING collection of products this year! It was so hard to choose products this year, and it was even harder to figure out how to share my own excitement about these fun kits and embellishments. So I decided I would share my personal favorites from the product offering with you. Follow along in the video below!

Isn’t that fun? So many pretty things and I cannot wait to share the pages throughout the month of December with you. In the upcoming videos I will be sharing Foundation Pages with you, so I hope you will stay tuned for those!

~Theresa

December Daily 2019 | Organization and Desk Preparation!!!!

Larkindesign December Daily 2019 | Organization and Desk Preparation!!!!

Hello Lovelies!!! Today I am continuing with December Daily 2019 preparations by sharing with you how I have organized my desk. Having my favorite Christmas supplies on my desk and at my fingertips helps me stay put together and simplifies this process so much. Have a look at my desk tour in this video.

I kept my desk organization pretty simple this year, although I admit there is a lot! I plan to work on more than just my December Daily, so stay tuned for more about that soon. I have a few photos to share with you so can get a feel for where things are.

Larkindesign December Daily 2019 | Organization and Desk Preparation!!!!

This is an overall view of my desk, positioned directly under my favorite window that looks out over our front yard and into the neighborhood. I get a good amount of light from this window, but since I film videos here I also have studio lighting and you can also see my iPad stand. I have already decided on my color scheme for this year: teal, red, black and white. So I pulled embellishments from my stash of older products that only have those colors and then placed them into this wood tray below. I have used divided containers from Target and the Dollar Tree to keep them separated by color.

Larkindesign December Daily 2019 | Organization and Desk Preparation!!!!

These opaque desk organizers are from Target and are great for storing embellishments! I have these two on the right side of my desk, which house stamps and stickers. All my alphabets and labels are so easy to grab right here.

Larkindesign December Daily 2019 | Organization and Desk Preparation!!!!

On the other side of my desk I have patterned papers and vellums and transparencies, and then I also have this divided wood container to keep journal cards right up front. I have tags, a few punches, and a few note pads as well.

Larkindesign December Daily 2019 | Organization and Desk Preparation!!!!

So simple, and ready to go! See you soon with more December Daily fun!

~Theresa

Welcome To December Daily 2019!!!

Larkindesign Welcome To December Daily 2019!!!

Welcome Lovelies! It is that most magical time of the year and I am so excited to join in with December Daily 2019! Ok, I promise I will stop using exclamation points, but for real, this project is the best project all year and the best part is, I get to share it with you. Today I wanted to start out with a fun little welcome back chat, and a challenge for you as we enter the holiday season.

Every year we set about to document our holiday memories, and for many of us December Daily has become a favorite way to do just that. One story, per day, for the month, in a beautiful little album keepsake to have forever. December Daily was of course designed and marketed by Ali Edwards, who encourages us to find our Reason Why. The idea behind our Reason Why is so we can get really clear on why we are doing this project and why we are choosing to include the activities we do in the month of December. She is a proponent of intentional living, and I am on board with that.

Larkindesign Welcome To December Daily 2019!!!

This year has been all about going deeper for me. Going deeper with my projects, with my business, with my family. And this year December Daily is no different. I want to go deeper, and I want to go deeper with my Reason Why as well. The best thing about December Daily is no doubt the ability to pause and reflect on the moments, events, feelings, and experiences of the season that are most meaningful to us. It is also incredibly easy to say yes to all the things and then midway through we find ourselves completely overwhelmed, in tears, and disconnected from this project altogether. This year can be different though, and I invite you to think about your five senses: your hearing, your sense of taste, your eyes, your sense of touch, and your sense of smell.

The holidays are definitely a sensory experience, with all the sights and sounds, the lights, the flavors, and we want to take it all in! But the question becomes: what are your personal needs and how can you meet those needs, at this time, throughout the holiday season? How can we fill our precious days with activities and events and moments that fill our cup and then allow us to document that cup filled? That means really sitting down and thinking about what your needs are at this time in your life, what do you need from the season, what do you need from your craft, what do you need from this project so that you are satisfied and cared for, rather than feeling anxious, depressed and overwhelmed?

Larkindesign Welcome To December Daily 2019!!!

So as you write your Reason Why this year, think about what you need to bring into your life this season, what vibe, what energy, what experiences, what scents, what tastes, what sights, what music, what smells you need in your life right now and go out and make it happen. I look forward to see how you live your holiday this year and hope you will share your pages, albums, and projects in our community as well! I will be sharing my process for December Daily 2019 from here on out until the New Year, stay tuned!

~Theresa