December Album 2015

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.

December Daily 2015 Day 17 Plus a Video for Days 14 Thru 16!

Hi there, it’s another lovely December day and we are moving right along. I almost feel a slight panic when I see the 17th of December on my calendar – there’s still so much left to do! I have caught up on the process videos and have Days 14 thru 16 for you to see right here. Then stay tuned to see Day 17, ok?

Alright, now for Day 17. Here is the layout as I created it for the Foundation Pages:

December Daily 2015 Day 17

And here it is completed and in the album!

December Daily 2015 Day 17

We had Nick’s first National Academic League competition, and no photos were allowed. No worries, though, because it was still a great opportunity afterwards, to get a photo of the three of them. Natalie was sick so she wasn’t able to go with us. That is ok. I placed the photo on top of the transparency and added the two banners plus another gold star.

December Daily 2015 Day 17

I absolutely love these silver stars and they are perfect layered with the little tiny seventeen chipboard word.

December Daily 2015 Day 17

For the right hand side I used the top card for journaling. I love the messy lines (Ali Edwards uses those a lot in her layouts and they are so easy to create).

December Daily 2015 Day 17

I took out the vellum card so I could add some of the word strips to make a sentence. I also added another strip of washi tape across the bottom, just to make it more cohesive (maybe? I dunno….).

December Daily 2015 Day 17

The other two pockets I left alone. I am so happy for all the work I put into the foundation pages, so that completing the actual days is so very simple.

December Daily 2015 Day 17

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

December Daily 2015 Day 17

I am loving this project so much, and am so thankful that you are following along with me. Now go, do, and create! I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 18!

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 14 and 18 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 Good Times banner is from an old Gossamer Blue kit.

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 16

Hi friends, it’s Day 16 here on the blog for my December Daily series! I just want to thank you for checking things out and for following along every day. I hope you are having a fantastic December and that you are leaving here feeling inspired. Just a note as we approach the final few days before the big day, that I am planning to continue posting daily until the 24th, but will probably be spacing out process videos every 3 days. Don’t worry, everything will still be video’ed and presented here! But tomorrow is the last day of school for our kiddos and that means my creative time will be a bit shorter. After the 24th I plan to take the 25th and 26th off from video-ing and scrapbooking, then I will return for one final December Daily post to wrap it all up.

Alright, so here is Day 16 as I created it for the Foundation Pages:

December Daily 2015 Day 16

I could not wait to add a photo to the top of the transparency, and my daughter Natalie wrote a great little story that goes perfectly there:

December Daily 2015 Day 16

This girl absolutely loves Christmas. She gets so excited about all the things related to Christmas – the presents, the tree, the ornaments – she loves it all. Her story was about her tree she drew, and I love her black moon that, to her, proves everyone was asleep:

December Daily 2015 Day 16

The bottom half of the page is a transparency with printed words from the Ali Edwards Main Kit, which has been cut down and layered on top of a clear transparency so the photo would have a home. The gold stripe washi tape holds it in place, and the silver star lets us know it is Day 16.

December Daily 2015 Day 16

On the other side I included a close-up of her holding the drawing and the story. She had made a little book, and I really wanted to put the whole booklet in the December Daily album, but she was adamant that I could only take pictures of it. Ha.

December Daily 2015 Day 16

I love her drawing so much, and since she had included her special black moon, I added the stars via another transparency on top. That transparency is housed in a flip pocket by Simple Stories so it can be opened and the drawing seen without:

December Daily 2015 Day 16

Above her drawing I added one of the white wooden trees in the Main Kit, and I stamped words plus added the silver glitter tape to each tier. A star on top and it’s perfect:

December Daily 2015 Day 16

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

December Daily 2015 Day 16

I love these stories and I love when our children become involved with the December Daily process! This girl especially loves to see what I’ve created each day. I hope you are loving it too, 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.

The star transparency is from Pretty Little Studio. I highly recommend her products and hope you will visit her lovely shop 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 15

Hi there, welcome to Day 15 in my December Daily series! Today I chose to highlight our daughter Emberlynn by showing an event that she participated in at her school. This event, a dance performance, actually happened a few weeks ago, but I think it was a highlight of her year and she doesn’t really have anything going on in the month of December. So this was a great opportunity to create a layout about her.

 

**A note about these photos: I am highly sensitive to the issues going on in our schools this week, and it breaks my heart that schools are under attack in the name of fear. These photos show children that attend my daughter’s school, and in the interest of privacy and security, I have blurred faces and the name of the school. Thank you for understanding the importance of this matter.

Here is Day 15 as it was created for the Foundation Pages:

December Daily 2015 Day 15

Here is the completed layout, in the album:

December Daily 2015 Day 15

Because the number 15 was sort of fading out, I decided to back it with a simple patterned paper. I also changed out the journaling card, because I wanted more space to journal.

December Daily 2015 Day 15

For the photo, I layered it on top of the Let it Shine card and added a few silver stars. I also lightly stamped stars onto the photo itself, although they are very light and hard to see.

December Daily 2015 Day 15

For the left side, I added a couple of labels and journaled on top of them.

December Daily 2015 Day 15
December Daily 2015 Day 15

Here is one more of the layout, outside of the album:

December Daily 2015 Day 15

Thank you so much for following along every day! I hope you are feeling inspired 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.

Several items used in this layout were part of kits that I ordered throughout the year from Gossamer Blue. The label with the black border and the silver glitter stars are those items. Also, some of the items I have used are, sadly, no longer available. They are the gold letters used to spell Shine (they are Basic Grey), and the label with the red border (Jillibean Soup).

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!