December Album 2016

{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:

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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:

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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!

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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.

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

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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 18 & 19!!!

Hi there, today I am sharing my process for completing December 18 and 19 in my 2016 December Daily album! Have a look at my process!

 

Here is the layout as I created my foundation pages:

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And this is the completed layout in the album!

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My story for December 18 is about our ornaments and how they mark the passage of time for me. I love the simplicity of choosing a favorite image, writing a few lines, and calling it done for that day.

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My journaling card here is from the Paislee Press mini kit, which I have added paint splatters. Once I wrote my journaling I also added a few star sequins for layering and sparkle.

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The title card, which is on the back of my vellum card from the day before, was so much fun to put together. I began with the white circle and layered one of the circle transparencies from Pinkfresh Studio. Creating the title from that was quite simple, using more transparent elements from Fancy Pants and the red puffy alpha from Ali Edwards.

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My photo for the day is of one of my favorite ornaments which came from Hallmark 8 or 9 years ago. This is part of their Fairies collection, and I love them so much! All of our ornaments hold so many memories for me, I have been thinking about how to document these memories in more detail. There might be another project brewing here.

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I took inspiration from Ali Edwards and placed my number 18 just on the edge here, and then layered the word strip from Fancy Pants across the center. One more look at this day:

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My story for December 19 is about a hot chocolate and movie night we had totally on a whim and absolutely because the kids love it. We do this about once a week where we let them sit on a blanket in the living room, eat their dinner, and watch movies. This night we allowed them to have hot chocolate with marshmallows and peppermint sticks. Yum!

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My photo for this day is just taken in the living room and is really more of a documentary style photo than fairy tale image. It tells more than just one story – it tells about the blanket they put down. It tells that Nick decided to eat in the dining room anyway. It tells about the three remote controls and our little rolling table from IKEA that I love so much.

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My number 19 is from Studio Calico and for now I have left them floating in the pocket. I will decide what to do with that pocket when I get to the next day. My filler card is from the Ali Edwards main kit, and I added a vellum ephemera from Sahlin Studio Oh What Fun!

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I adore how this journaling card turned out! This one was part of the Paislee Press mini kit and I love the circles. I gathered inspiration from Jaimee Howard, who layered her wood star so it still popped out of the pocket a bit. I then wrote my journaling on the remaining negative space and filled in lines and drew a border around the whole thing.

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One more look at this layout:

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Just a few more days and this project will be wrapping up. I do hope you have been able to collect some meaningful stories this season! 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 this project, please visit Ali Edwards’ blog 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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

 

 

 

 

{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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

 

 

 

 

{December Daily 2016} December 14 & 15

Hi there, I have two days to share with you today from my December Daily album for 2016. The days seem to be running together and flying by faster and faster, the closer we get to Christmas. I love it, and I love the energy, and I love carving out time in the hustle to still keep these memories. It gets challenging here in the last week, and for me it is important to keep doing something, even when a day gets missed! Today I have a layout with no photos, so check out my process video to see how I dealt with that here:

 

Today’s layouts are from December 14 and 15, and this is the layout in the foundation stage:

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This is my completed spread for these two days:

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Let’s look at each day in closer detail. For December 14 I had no photos. This week has been a blur of shopping, baking, working, wrapping, herding children, and working more. And some days just go by too quickly to snap a photo! I decided to use this day as an opportunity to include the kids’ wish lists. Eventually some of the other receipts will be added, and for now it is just one receipt.

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For my top pocket I had chosen one of the Paislee Press journal cards from that mini kit, available at Ali Edwards’ website. I wrote just a few lines of journaling on the right side of the card, and tucked the lists on the left hand side.

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For my number card I added the silver and gold transparent card that is from Fancy Pants Golden Days ephemera pack. That card impacted the number 13 on the back as well, so I kept the back in mind as I made my decisions about this pocket. I love using transparent elements and have done that throughout this album!

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The pocket with the receipt has no photo or journal card. I think at this stage in the game, and with the crazy business of the season, we can and should give ourselves permission not to overthink of over-complicate this project. I did create a title card using the deer pattern paper from the Ali Edwards main kit from 2015, and cork alphas from Freckled Fawn.

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For December 15 I wanted to document our gifts and wrapping paper this year. My photo is of Alan holding a few of our packages while we were wrapping them. This is always a favorite layout every year!

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My original plan was to place the photo in the top pocket with journal card on the bottom, but I reversed that and placed a title card in the top pocket. I chose the tree pattern from the Ali Edwards main kit because it ties in all the colors on both days, including the greens and the reds in the wrapping papers. The title was created using the puffy alpha stickers from Ali’s website, and one of the stamps from Ali’s stamp set.

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I absolutely love the branch elements that were part of the Paislee Press kit. My journaling on this card simply talks about the craziness of planning, purchasing, and wrapping so many presents and I would not have it any other way! I probably stress way too much about the presents that we give to our children every year, but oh I want them to enjoy our Christmases so much. The wreath here is from Sahlin Studio Oh What Fun collection, printed on vellum and cut using the Silhouette.

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The only photo on this spread is one of my favorites of the season – Alan carrying a stack of presents all wrapped and ready for their recipients. I love our wrapping paper choices this year, they all came from Target and add the prettiest pops of color! Yes!

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The circle 15 is also from Sahlin Studio Oh What Fun and is part of the series of numbers. That collection can be found here: Sahlin Studio Oh What Fun and December Days No. 2

**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, visit Ali’s website here: Ali Edwards