Hi there, welcome back for Day 7 in my December Daily. So our Christmas decorations are still in their boxes, waiting to be put out. The tree is still waiting to be decorated. But when we got the boxes down with all the Christmas stuff in them, one little girl in our house was anxious to be reunited with her favorite thing related to the season – her little stuffed Hallmark Christmas tree. I’ve documented her love affair with this stuffed tree in previous December Dailies, and will continue to include it as long as she still gets excited about seeing it. This is one layout I created in my 2009 album:
And then later I created this layout, in 2013:
So when she came home and found the stuffed tree, and wrapped her arms around it like it was her long-lost friend, I had to photograph it and record it in December Daily. Here is Day 7 as it was created for the foundation pages:
Because I added a vellum/photo insert for Day 6, I was working with the back of that. I added a 6×4 photo:
This is the left hand side, showing the photo layered on top of the back of Day 6, along with a star vellum from Pretty Little Studio, gold doily, and a gold rimmed tag. I also added a big pink plastic bow from Dear Lizzy, although it’s a little hard to see!
For the other side I simply added a title with the gold letters, and the journaling onto the 3×4 cards I had chosen already.
This is a great way to highlight a yearly tradition in your albums each year. With children especially, you can see the growth throughout the years, but even when the tradition is for adults, each year is a unique story in and of itself.
For the embellishment cluster you see here, I simply layered doily, the circle tag from Pretty Little Studio, the pink ribbon, and metal rimmed tag all together. The metal rimmed tag has a 1″ circle from a star vellum layered on top.
On the title card, I chose some gold letters from Dear Lizzy that, in hindsight, are probably just a little too tall for this card. But when creating December Daily, it’s important to just go with decisions you made, not overthink, and make it work. So that is what I did:
(And yes, that photo is completely blurry – I had no idea how much I relied on Autofocus until it was taken away from me! Now learning Manual focus is challenging me. Crazy, huh?)
So that is my Day 7. I hope you’ll come back tomorrow for Day 8. And please, make sure you go, do, and create this December!
See you soon,
**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 circle tag and red star vellum are products I ordered from Pretty Little Studio. I highly recommend her products and hope you will visit her lovely shop 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 pink ribbon and gold doily are items I had on hand. The gold star vellum was found at Michael’s a few weeks ago.
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