December album

Larkindecember | December Daily Album 2017 Days 08 and 09

Hi everyone, today is a two-day process video sharing Days 08 and 09 from my 2017 December Daily Album. We had snow here in NC and have been enjoying it all weekend! 

Here is a closer look at Day 08 as a foundation page. All products from Felicity Jane.

Larkindecember | December Daily Album 2017 Days 08 and 09

Foundation pages offer a secret joy that I don’t hear mentioned very often, but nevertheless once or twice during the whole month I experience this. Sometimes you create foundation pages and then when you get to that day in the month, the story is PERFECT for that day and it all comes together in ways that surely make angels sing! This was one of those pages.

Larkindecember | December Daily Album 2017 Days 08 and 09

I allow my foundation pages to sort of guide me on how I want to crop and print my photos for each day. For this day we had unexpected snow and I realized the photo of the street from our front door belonged underneath this transparency. I wanted to keep the red background and the contrasting white, so I cut the photo in a circle inside the wreath. This makes me so excited!

Larkindecember | December Daily Album 2017 Days 08 and 09

I also added a photo of the weather forecast plus another of the trees behind our house. This layout was super quick!


Here is a look at Day 09 as foundation page.

Larkindecember | December Daily Album 2017 Days 08 and 09

Our story for Day 09 was still about the snow – we took some time to go out in it and sled and play! Lots of photos here, so I added a 3×8 insert.

Larkindecember | December Daily Album 2017 Days 08 and 09

I loved that star patterned paper from the Ali Edwards main kit, so I kept it and layered my full page photo on top, and then the large number 9 on top of that. For the insert, I kept it so simple and only added the tiny tab, also from the main kit.

Larkindecember | December Daily Album 2017 Days 08 and 09

I changed out two of the journal cards and added my journaling, and that was all this day needed to be complete!

Larkindecember | December Daily Album 2017 Days 08 and 09

These days are going by faster and faster, but I am so thankful that they are being captured in this little book. See you tomorrow!

~Theresa

 

 

 

Larkindecember | December Daily Album 2017 Days 06 & 07

Hi everyone! Ah so yesterday I wasn’t able to get my video for Day 06 uploaded in time to share and blog, so I am posting it today and will share Day 07 today as well! Is it just me or are the days going by faster and faster as the month goes by?!!?! 

So this is my process video for Day 06 in my 2017 December Daily album. Day 06 was a good day for me but in the afternoon it became obvious to me that I needed to practice a little self-care, step away from the world, and have some down time. That is my story for this day, and my layout is based on products and inspiration from Ali Edwards’ Day 06 as well. 

Here is the foundation page for Day 06. I have used Ali Edwards and Paislee Press 2017 kits for this layout.

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The story for this layout is one of self care. In the afternoon I realized I had a deep pit in my stomach so I shut everything off and spent some downtime with Alan. Living with PTSD and working through recovery is like that – I am learning to recognize that pit in my stomach feeling. That usually means new awareness is coming, and that I need to take some time to process.

Larkindecember | December Daily Album 2017 Days 06 %26 07

For the layout, I wrote a letter to myself. Reflection is always good for the soul, and this is a good time to acknowledge the huge learning curve I have faced this year. I have had to learn and acknowledge many things about myself that no one should ever have to recognize, things that happened to me and ways I had learned (unhealthy ways) to cope.

Larkindecember | December Daily Album 2017 Days 06 %26 07

I added my text to a bracket cut file from Echo Park, which is an old one from the Silhouette shop. I cut it out using the Silhouette, and added the tiny washi tape, then punched it and placed it into the album. Tomorrow I will place my patterned paper onto the back of that bracket for Day 07.


Up next is the process video for Day 07 in my 2017 December Daily album! My foundation pages were created using Pinkfresh Studio and I am so loving how it turned out.

Here is a look at Day 07 foundation page:

Larkindecember | December Daily Album 2017 Days 06 %26 07

The completed layout here:

Larkindecember | December Daily Album 2017 Days 06 %26 07

This was such a fun, happy layout of our annual date day to do Christmas shopping. This is seriously my favorite day of the year, I think! We have so much fun filling the trunk, goofing off in the stores, and most importantly bringing our children the joy and magic. Oh it is so, SO GOOD!

For this layout I used the patterned paper from Pinkfresh Studio as the base for the title page. I used foam letters from Felicity Jane Joy kit and placed them purposely like that! My photos are printed using photo templates from Paislee Press, called Pocket Guides No. 04 and 08 (link opens in new window). Here is the layout outside of the album.

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Thank you for joining me today! Merry December!

~Theresa

 

Larkindecember | December Daily Album Day 05!!

Hello lovelies! Today I am sharing my really quick process for completing Day 05 in my 2017 December Daily album. By now you know that I love having my foundation pages fairly well completed so that on the actual day of December all I have to do is print photos and create my journaling. Today is just that sort of day, have a look!

 

This is how Day 05 looked at the start:

Larkindecember | December Daily Album Day 05!!

My story for Day 05 is very simple and continues from Day 04: the front of our house decorated and lit up for the holidays! We added new lights this year – the white LED lights that swirl around and around. We placed them so they only shine around in the portico of the door, so it’s very intimate and snowy when you stand on our front porch!

Larkindecember | December Daily Album Day 05!!

I changed out one of the journal cards, but notice how I took inspiration from the discarded card to embellish my photo. All cards and embellishments are from Sahlin Studio Making Spirits Bright (link opens in a new window).

Larkindecember | December Daily Album Day 05!!

The tags are also from Making Spirits Bright and I have simply added them to the album binding with my red velvet ribbon. Very simple journaling right on the back and that is all this layout needed. 

Thank you for joining me today! See you tomorrow!

~Theresa

 

 

 

Larkindecember | December Daily 2017 Day 04

Hi everybody, today I am sharing my process for Day 04 in my 2017 December Daily! My story for the day is about putting up the tree so early, the earliest I have ever done it. I started by printing my photos using templates from Paislee Press, and my Foundation Pages were created using Sahlin Studio December.

This is the layout as a foundation page:

Larkindecember | December Daily 2017 Day 04

And here is the completed layout:

Larkindecember | December Daily 2017 Day 04

Just a few details: the vellum is a patterned paper from the December collection printed on a Draft setting. My journaling was added in Photoshop by creating a circle path and placing the text within the path. Very quick and simple!

Larkindecember | December Daily 2017 Day 04

Digital products available from The Lilypad via the following links:
Paislee Press Pocket Guides (No 2 & 3)
Sahlin Studio December Journal Cards
 

See you tomorrow!

~Theresa
 

 

 

Larkindecember | December Daily Days 02 and 03!!!!

Hi everyone! In this process video I am sharing my layout for Day 02 in my 2017 December Daily album. My story for this day is event-based – a fun trip downtown Kernersville for Christmas Around the World. I am using products from Ali Edwards Main Kit, the Paislee Press Mini Kit, and a few found items! Watch my process for Day 02 here:

This is how my foundation pages looked:

Larkindecember | December Daily Day 02 Foundation Page

Our story for the day was about visiting downtown Kernersville for Christmas Around the World. This is a day where all the shops open up for food, shopping, and good fun. They give the kids passports to get stamped at each shop, and of course they loved all the food!

Larkindecember | December Daily Days 02 and 03!!!

Here is the layout inside the album:

Larkindecember | Days 02 and 03!!!

A detail of the flip-photo:

Larkindecember | December Daily Days 02 and 03!!!

And the full page photo:

Larkindecember | December Daily Days 02 and 03!!!

 

The insert for Day 02 is a found object from one of the shops downtown called Jane. It’s a vintage letterboard star that I cut down a little and punched. I also found the little Santa ornament and added a tiny tassel from Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa. He will most likely live on the outside of the album, but for today he is part of this layout. He is so cute!


Have a look at my video for Day 03:

This is what the Foundation Page looked like for this day:

Larkindecember | December Daily Days 02 and 03!!!

Today’s story is about decorating our home for the holidays. I had a few photos from decorating the outside of the house, and I wanted to be sure to document how we shopped on Black Friday for our newest decorations this year.

Larkindecember | December Daily Days 02 and 03!!!

I wanted to play with the star die that was part of the December Daily Release from Ali Edwards this year. I had this sheet of glitter card stock from Hobby Lobby, so I cut it down to 5.5″x8.5″ and ran it through my Evolution die cutter several times. I then carefully snipped one of the tiny stars apart from the rest and filled in some of the spots with the die. I also added just two tiny word stickers. They are from the Paislee Press mini kit.

Larkindecember | December Daily Days 02 and 03!!!

The photos are both on the right hand side, along with my journaling about finding our new decorations on Black Friday. I have never gone out on Black Friday before this year! The number 3 I have just left floating in the pocket.

That is all for today! I anticipate going back to daily posts as I am able. See you tomorrow!

~Theresa