Crafty Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 19 and 20!!!

Larkindesign Crafty Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 19 and 20!!!

 

Hello Lovelies and welcome back to #craftychristmasinjuly, a month-long YouTube hop I am participating in that is hosted by Heather Little of Heather’s Crafty Life! Today I am sharing a layout from my 2018 December Daily album for Days 19 and 20. To see all the posts and videos I have created in this series, click here: Larkindesign December Daily 2018.

Let’s have a look at Day 19. My photo for this day was of our son Nick, who had a match for the National Academic League that day. This day was notable because the match was held at the Board of Education Building in Winston Salem, so a special treat for them!

Larkindesign Crafty Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 19 and 20!!!

I chose the burgundy red of Nick’s shirt as my guiding inspiration for this entire layout and made sure to incorporate papers, patterns, and embellishments that also had that color. I added a simple star from Ali Edwards onto the photo itself.

Larkindesign Crafty Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 19 and 20!!!

I had two 3×4 pockets, so I chose a patterned card and a graphic journal card for these pockets. The Falala card contrasts with its handwritten pattern, and I added the felt star along with a word strip as simple embellishments. For my journal card I wrote out my story and adhered the simplest grey star in the corner.

Larkindesign Crafty Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 19 and 20!!!

Adding in little bits in between each page has been a whole lot of fun in this album, and for this layout I chose one of the giant AE tags with the gold embossing. The tag stands so well all on its own, so all I did was add the number 19 with a bit of black and white twine. I then punched it to fit into the album.

Larkindesign Crafty Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 19 and 20!!!

Day 20 was all about Natalie’s chorus concert, which was incidentally held at the boys’ high school. I loved having everyone there to cheer her on! In fact, cheering seemed to be the theme for this layout!

Larkindesign Crafty Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 19 and 20!!!

I absolutely love this wreath patterned paper, so I cut it down to fit into the 4×6 pocket. I cut it so the circle was in the middle of the pocket and then layered some word sentiments over top. I also added a few wooden stars just to add a bit more dimension to the card.

Larkindesign Crafty Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 19 and 20!!!

My photo offered a bit of white space for my journaling. I masked off the photo and stamped lines using my trusty old Project Life roller stamp and then added my story. My only tip when masking photos like this: make sure your washi tape isn’t too sticky!

Larkindesign Crafty Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 19 and 20!!!

Of course I had to do something fun with the back of the tag, so I chose the red and white star pattern and cut it down to fit onto the tag. I added the number 20 and the rubber word sentiment using redline tape, and these two days are complete in the album!

Larkindesign Crafty Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 19 and 20!!!

Make sure you hop over to my YouTube and vote on the names of my reindeer! Also, here is the full list of participants for the YouTube hop. I hope you will check everyone out!

Heather Little: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClNV7UT8pORdDapu40W9k3g…
Lacey Igo Gasper:https://www.youtube.com/user/LaceyBugCreations
Becky Bitting:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtB55Ubawl8UNVg5BR-AL6Q…
Desiree Bee : http://youtube.com/c/N2theSoul
Scrapping Amy: https://www.youtube.com/c/onemommyscrapping
Koren Wiskman:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIJbPjQWQTGCn0i_V8bv7CA
Rachel Reynolds: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-KYTCZ_ZFmWl7U6eogELag
Erin Reed – https://www.youtube.com/c/ErinReedMakes 
Katelyn Clary: https://www.youtube.com/user/kmc71996
Tisa Browne: https://www.youtube.com/…/UCkRu7…/videos…
EricaRose Creates: https://www.youtube.com/user/medga902
Theresawithanh Moxley:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKF0hfwZiFzkUj23PRymsjQ

~Theresa

Scrappy Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 16 Through 18!!!

Larkindesign Scrappy Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 16 Through 18!!!

 

Hello Lovelies and welcome back to Scrappy Christmas In July! I am continuing today in my December Daily album for 2018 and will be sharing my process for Days 16, 17, and 18. If you’d like to see all the videos and posts related to this project, check out this link here: Larkindesign December Daily 2018. You can view my process video for today right here.

Let’s take a closer look at all the fun details of these pages, starting with Day 16. For this day I had photos from our annual trip to Tanglewood, a local lights show held in Bermuda Run, near Winston Salem each year. I have documented this show in different ways throughout the year, but this year was two quick photos and a journal card.

Larkindesign Scrappy Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 16 Through 18!!!

I had four 3×4 pockets to fill with this layout, so I printed one 3×4 photo and added a journal card at the top. The journal card was created with a lined paper as the background, from Felicity Jane. I stamped the All Is Bright (Paislee Press) and added the number tab at the bottom. The number tab is from Sahlin Studio, available at The Lilypad.

Larkindesign Scrappy Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 16 Through 18!!!

The bottom two pockets are one photo that I printed as a full 4×6 photo and cut in half. I didn’t add any embellishments so the photo can simply stand out on its own. So festive and pretty!

Larkindesign Scrappy Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 16 Through 18!!!

Day 17 turned out to be quite fun. I had a simple photo of our grocery list, which was printed as a vertical 4×6 photo that didn’t really fit into any pockets. So I made a little pocket from the black and white polka dot bag I had from my stash. It came from Clique Kits last year. I added a red label and the number 17 to the center of the bag, and also adhered a white snowflake at the fold.

Larkindesign Scrappy Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 16 Through 18!!!

My journaling for Day 17 came about using a tag from Ali Edwards and simply stamping the date, my journaling lines, and adding a little bit of ribbon at the tag. I am loving the simplicity.

Larkindesign Scrappy Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 16 Through 18!!!

When you flip the little bag over, Day 18 is on the facing page. I had a 4×6 pocket and two 3×4 pockets to fill on this page. My photos are more silliness with the Santa hats, this time with my husband Alan. I chose products that are more light-hearted and whimsical to use with these fun photos of us.

Larkindesign Scrappy Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 16 Through 18!!!

Crate Paper Merry Days and Falala have been favorite collections of mine, and this red and green patterned paper is my favorite of all time. I adhered my numbers, which are from Felicity Jane directly to the patterned paper. For my journaling card I used the heart patterned paper from Felicity Jane, using the hearts as my lines. I also adhered a banner from Crate Paper, and a few of the skater puffy stickers for fun!

Larkindesign Scrappy Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 16 Through 18!!!

My photos are printed on a 4×6 canvas and sized down to fit with a fun white space across the bottom. This was a fun little space to play with! I added the gold puffy stickers and a little scalloped border. I love showing the silly side of our relationship and always make a space in my albums every year to express my incredible thankfulness for this awesome husband I have! He and I both absolutely love the holidays and love doing all the activities together. The best part is having these memories documented right here.

Larkindesign Scrappy Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 16 Through 18!!!

#scrappychristmasinjuly is created by Tracey Fox. You can follow her on Instagram here: @scrappylikeafox
https://www.instagram.com/scrappylikeafox/
Also be sure to follow the hashtag on Instagram here: #scrappychristmasinjuly

Thank you so much for joining me today! I am having so much fun sharing these pages with you and watching this album come to life. See you again soon!

~Theresa

 

 

Crafty Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 14 and 15!!!!

Larkindesign Crafty Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 14 and 15!!!!

 

Hello Lovelies! I am here today with another layout from my 2018 December Daily album for Days 14 and 15. If you’d like to see all the posts in this series I invite you to check it all out here: Larkindesign December Daily 2018. Here is my full process video for today’s layout.

 

Let’s take a closer look at these fun pages in my 2018 December Daily album!

Larkindesign Crafty Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 14 and 15!!!!

 

For Day 14 I had a photo of our Christmas tree. This is a detail photo that is taken from my perspective on the living room sofa. I love the twinkle of the lights and the detail captured in this photo! I have chosen to use products from Felicity Jane in this layout. These are kits from the past two or three years, Holly, Joy, and Hello Christmas.

Larkindesign Crafty Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 14 and 15!!!!

My photo is a bit dark and dramatic, so it was important to me to keep the rest of the layout light, while still incorporating the black and white theme I have going. For my photo I layered a green branch with a red chipboard circle.

Larkindesign Crafty Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 14 and 15!!!!

Underneath the photo is a 4×6 journal card that I created with the black and white floral. I adhered a graph paper 3×4 card and the Holly girl on top, and then added my journaling. I also stamped the magic and the stars as well.

Larkindesign Crafty Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 14 and 15!!!!

Here you can see how I added my date: I cut the star transparency in half and then layered a shipping tag on top. I stamped the day number and added the 14 with the puffy stickers, and tied a little bow using red twine.

Larkindesign Crafty Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 14 and 15!!!!

On the back I added the number 15, and then attached both tags with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

Larkindesign Crafty Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 14 and 15!!!!

Day 15 was just a few photos of my wearing my favorite Santa hat, the pink one. I have continued the black and white with red and a bit of green as well here.

Larkindesign Crafty Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 14 and 15!!!!

For this page I had (4) 3×4 pockets, so I decided to use two of the photos and two journal cards, alternating. I chose the pretty wreath here at the top and added a tiny rubber word strip at the bottom. I added a simple chipboard banner to the top of my photo here as well.

Larkindesign Crafty Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 14 and 15!!!!

I used the diagonal stripe card for my journaling below. I layered the silver heart and the  label on top of the stripe for a bit of embellishing, so simple. I then added a tiny half circle chipboard to the bottom of my second photo.

Larkindesign Crafty Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 14 and 15!!!!

These layouts bring me so much joy every year! I am so very happy to share them with you and thank you for joining me! See you again soon!

Larkindesign Crafty Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 14 and 15!!!!

December Daily Days 12 and 13 | Crafty Christmas In July YouTube Hop!!!

Larkindesign December Daily Days 12 and 13 | Crafty Christmas In July YouTube Hop!!!

Hello Lovelies and welcome back to my December Daily Summer Series! Today I am so excited to participate in a YouTube Hop called the Crafty Christmas In July Hop, which is hosted by the every fabulous Heather Little. There are so many amazing ladies participating and I hope you will check out all of them through the links provided below. Each crafty lady will be sharing one layout per week throughout the month, and today I am sharing a layout from my December Daily 2018 for Days 12 and 13. Check out all the posts for this project here: Larkindesign December Daily 2018.

I am so excited to continue in my December Daily album and am starting to get a good feel for how the album is coming together. There is definitely a red, black, and white theme going! Let’s have a good look!

Larkindesign December Daily Days 12 and 13 | Crafty Christmas In July YouTube Hop!!!

Days 12 and 13 are both included on the same layout, so it makes sense to complete the layouts at one time and that helps to make them flow visually. This is one definite advantage of creating your album after the fact! I had a 3.5x.3×5 photo for Day 12, and a 4×6 photo for Day 13, and that left a few pockets to fill.

Larkindesign December Daily Days 12 and 13 | Crafty Christmas In July YouTube Hop!!!

I also wanted to add a divider in between these two pages, so the two days will feel like their own page in the album. I chose the red 3×8 transparency from last year’s December Daily add-ons from Ali Edwards and used that transparency as a home for the day numbers. You can see the tiny woodgrain 12 at the top!

Larkindesign December Daily Days 12 and 13 | Crafty Christmas In July YouTube Hop!!!

For this side I had (2) 3×4 pockets, so I am repeated the red with the hexagon rubber shape, I am including the rose gold with the handwritten December card, and I used a black and white card as a filler as well. This is the color palette for this page and I am loving keeping it very small.

Larkindesign December Daily Days 12 and 13 | Crafty Christmas In July YouTube Hop!!!

For the bottom 4×6 pocket I began with the photo and layered it on top of a 4×6 red card. I needed a bit of space for journaling, so I cut up one of the Paislee Press journal cards to fit in the space left by the photo. I added a bit of journaling about how giant the snow piles were in the Target parking lot! I also clipped a little heart paper clip from Felicity Jane and added a red banner to my photo.

Larkindesign December Daily Days 12 and 13 | Crafty Christmas In July YouTube Hop!!!

My story for Day 13 is about the stockings we put together every year. I absolutely love the stockings we do every year, filled with so much candy and treats and little fun finds! I photographed the giant heap of supplies we had bought before we wrapped it all and used this as my photo for this day.

Larkindesign December Daily Days 12 and 13 | Crafty Christmas In July YouTube Hop!!!

You can see the Number 13 at the top, on the back of the transparency. This number is from Sahlin Studio. She does an amazing pack of digital number sets every year so if you are looking for some great options for numbers, go check them out at The Lilypad!

Larkindesign December Daily Days 12 and 13 | Crafty Christmas In July YouTube Hop!!!

I kept the photo very simple and only added the Crate Paper banner in the center of the photo. For my 4×6 pocket I used the geometric wreath card from Paislee Press. This is one of my favorites from all of the product released last year! I added the Santa chipboard inside the wreath, and stamped lines across the bottom for my journaling.

Larkindesign December Daily Days 12 and 13 | Crafty Christmas In July YouTube Hop!!!

Thanks so much for joining me today! I want to share all the names of all the crafty ladies who are participating in the Hop this month:

Heather Little (hostess): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClNV7UT8pORdDapu40W9k3g…
Lacey Igo Gasper:https://www.youtube.com/user/LaceyBugCreations
Becky Bitting:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtB55Ubawl8UNVg5BR-AL6Q…
Desiree Bee : http://youtube.com/c/N2theSoul
Scrapping Amy: https://www.youtube.com/c/onemommyscrapping
Koren Wiskman:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIJbPjQWQTGCn0i_V8bv7CA
Rachel Reynolds: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-KYTCZ_ZFmWl7U6eogELag
Erin Reed – https://www.youtube.com/c/ErinReedMakes 
Katelyn Clary: https://www.youtube.com/user/kmc71996
Tisa Browne: https://www.youtube.com/…/UCkRu7…/videos…
EricaRose Creates: https://www.youtube.com/user/medga902
Theresawithanh Moxley:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKF0hfwZiFzkUj23PRymsjQ

Scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 10 and 11!!!!

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 10 and 11!!!!

Hello Lovelies and welcome back #scrappychristmasinjuly!!!!! I am so excited to be back working on my December Daily 2018 album and thank you all so much for following along with me! If you would like to see the entire 2018 December Daily series check it all out here: Larkindesign December Daily 2018. Today I have a full process video for you from my December Daily album for Days 10 and 11. Have a look!

 

So I mentioned in my video that my album had not arrived yet, but it did arrive in time for me to take photos for the blog! Woohoo! So let’s have a closer look at these layouts. I am using the Simple Stories SNAP! album with red binding, in 6×8. I think I will probably just stick with these albums in the future so they will all look beautiful lined up on the shelf together and this format is simply the best!

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 10 and 11!!!!

When you open my album you will find a simple beaded tassel and the tab cover from the Ali Edwards December Daily box as a cover sheet. I punched the holes in the tab cover using my We R Memory Keepers Planner Punch Board and have left it on these settings so it is easy to use while I am working on this project. It’s so fun to incorporate packaging from our special boxes we receive each year, isn’t it?!

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 10 and 11!!!!

I also added a Ali Edwards star transparency to the binder, which has a blue wreath and a red star attached to it. I love the see-through look inviting the reader to see what goodness lies within. In the process video I chatted a little about how all the things line up (or don’t!) between the transparency and the number + journaling underneath, and you can see how they don’t line up. And probably if I didn’t point it out you might not even notice! I am totally ok with that, it is just how things end up and it gives it charm, right?!

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 10 and 11!!!!

When you turn the transparency you find the photo for Day 10, which is of our girls hanging out at the dining room table. This is their spot many days because there is a power source there, and it always makes me happy to see them hanging out and having a good time together! I added the number from Ali Edwards and adhered an embroidered star inside the zero. The embroidered star is Felicity Jane. I then also stamped journaling lines using line stamps from Paislee Press. The journaling was added using a simple Sharpie marker, following the lines of the table in the photo. I love these simple details so much.

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 10 and 11!!!!

Notice how not only are the embellishments imperfect, but the journaling and the lines in my journaling are imperfect as well. I point this out because my hope is that you will be inspired to embrace the imperfections in your own albums, if you feel they are there, as part and parcel of creativity! Your layouts, as this layout, are beautiful just as they are.

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 10 and 11!!!!

For Day 10 I had a full size photo of Emberlynn decorating the tree, and Alan showing me one of our favorite ornaments. I am using a page protector that is divided into (2) 3×4 and (1) 4×6 pocket here, and love how this turned out.

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 10 and 11!!!!

The full photo doesn’t need much. There is a lot you could do to this photo, but I simply added a bit of washi tape and the chipboard circle. I look at this photo now and I am wishing we were back in December now! This invokes for me the classic feeling of Christmas and this is one of the biggest reasons I participate in this project.

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 10 and 11!!!!

For the 3×4 pockets I began with the 11 tag, which is from an older Ali Edwards December Daily kit. I trimmed it down a bit to fit into the pocket, and added a tag punch plus a bit of silver trim. I stamped the Oh What Fun! from Paislee Press onto the tiniest red tag, which is from Pretty Little Studio. That is layered on top of that thin silver washi tape. This tag, along with the silver, red, black, and white colors, became the jumping off point for this layout.

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 10 and 11!!!!

For the second 3×4 tag I layered two different cards on top of each other. I used the lined card (Pinkfresh Studio) as the base, and then punched the Merry Happy Everything from an Ali Edwards card at the top. The circle punch was just a bit smaller than I needed, but I used it anyway. You will notice I adhered that half circle a bit lower and added another strip of washi tape on top. The rubber heart circle is from Felicity Jane and adds another touch of black to the card.

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 10 and 11!!!!

You can see I added a little grey star to the photo of Alan, and these two days are in the books! Thank you so much for joining me today, it is such a joy to share this project with you! #scrappychristmasinjuly is a fun month long Christmas scrapping event created by Tracey Fox. You can connect with her on Instagram here: Scrappylikeafox
And follow the hashtag here: #scrappychristmasinjuly

December Daily is of course an album project designed by Ali Edwards to help document the month of December, and you can find more information about the project here: Ali Edwards December Daily
See you again soon!
~Theresa