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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.

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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.

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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:

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The completed layout here:

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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

 

December Daily Album 2017 | Creating the Album Process Video!!!!

Hi everyone! Today I am finally able to share with you my process video for creating my December Daily album! One of my favorite parts of this project is making the album my very own. This year I am using the Simple Stories Merry album, along with a few embellishments from Felicity Jane and the number stickers from the Paislee Press mini kit.

Here is a closer look at my album:

Larkindesign December Daily Album 2017 | Creating the Album Process Video!!!!

I chose this album because it has a great spine size so hopefully all my pages will fit in as the month of December goes along. I also love that it has a darker pattern on it, which will show through just the tiniest bit once it is gessoed. 

Larkindesign December Daily Album 2017 | Creating the Album Process Video!!!!

I applied two coats of gesso using a really old, textured brush to get as many brush strokes as possible. I apply the gesso really randomly and heavily, but even so the pattern underneath shows through just the tiniest bit. 

Larkindesign December Daily Album 2017 | Creating the Album Process Video!!!!

I made sure to leave just snowflakes on the front showing through, so they are only covered with one coat of paint. Once everything was dry I added a few of the Felicity Jane patches using my hot glue gun. The date is added directly to the label holder on the spine with the Paislee Press numbers in that mini kit. 

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Ah, this is just perfection. Thanks for joining me today!

~Theresa

December Daily Album 2017 | Foundation Pages Using Felicity Jane Joy!!!!

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my last set of foundation pages in my 2017 December Daily Album! These were created using Felicity Jane Joy and a tiny bit of Hello Christmas from last year.

These are my foundation pages for Days 8, 20, 22, and 23.

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Can you even believe how beautiful this black and white floral pattern is?! I am determined to use it rather than stash it away, so I cut it immediately and put it in the album. That first cut is the hardest, isn’t it?!

Larkindesign December Daily Album 2017 | Foundation Pages Using Felicity Jane Joy!!!!

The vellum I chose for this day is just 6″ wide, so slightly shorter than the page protectors. I added a 2″ Avery tab and heat embossed the Be Merry sentiment so it is easier to turn that page.

Larkindesign December Daily Album 2017 | Foundation Pages Using Felicity Jane Joy!!!!

For Days 22 and 23 I created a 2×2 pocket page using some of the tiniest embellishments to fill the pockets. The embellishments are also black and white, along with a few cork trees from Freckled Fawn and the black and white sequins from Teresa Collins. The simplicity is really striking – I love those page protectors most with the tiny embellishments!

Larkindesign December Daily Album 2017 | Foundation Pages Using Felicity Jane Joy!!!!

My plan for Day 22 is to include the transparency directly over the photo as an overlay. The number is not adhered yet so it could go above or below the word, depending on how the photo is for that day.

Larkindesign December Daily Album 2017 | Foundation Pages Using Felicity Jane Joy!!!!

That is the last in my foundation building series! I still have a final walk-through to share with you, plus I want to share how I created the album itself. Stay tuned!

~Theresa

December Daily 2017 Album | Foundation Pages ft. Crate Paper Falala!!!

Hi everyone, today I wanted to share more of my Foundation Pages in my December Daily for 2017. These pages were create using Crate Paper Falala!

These are the foundation pages for Days 13 and 19.

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The transparency is from Felicity Jane and the number 13 is Dear Lizzy Saturday.

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I hope you enjoyed these foundation pages today! I have one more set to share with you, and then I will share a full walk through video of the whole album as it is. See you soon!

~Theresa

December Daily 2017 | Foundation Pages Using Sahlin Studio December!!!

Hi everyone! I am working through my Foundation Pages in my December Album for 2017 and this one is especially fun! I am using the newest collection from Sahlin Studio called December, and you are going to want to run over there to pick it up!

I am so excited to share these pages with you, and cannot wait to start the actual month of December and fill this album with all our best memories!

Larkindesign December Daily 2017 | Foundation Pages Using Sahlin Studio December!!!

My approach to creating foundation pages really is quite simple: 1 card for journaling, 1 card for a filler, and space for a photo or photos. Add a number (or don’t, either way!) and it’s done. 

Larkindesign December Daily 2017 | Foundation Pages Using Sahlin Studio December!!!

I already placed alternating pocket pages into the album – for this year I am using a full 6×8 page on one side, and divided on the other. Some of the full size pages will be photos, others will be templates or patterned papers. I love having options there!

Larkindesign December Daily 2017 | Foundation Pages Using Sahlin Studio December!!!

Whenever I receive a collection that I want to use in my December album, I always go through my foundation pages and select a number of pages to use the product in. In this instance, the December collection is digital, so I print out my favorite cards first thing. I print out all the numbers so I have those ready to go as well. And then I add them into the pockets.

Larkindesign December Daily 2017 | Foundation Pages Using Sahlin Studio December!!!

That is all for today! I still have several foundation pages I am still finishing up and will share with you next week!

~Theresa

The December collection is available at The Lilypad via this link: Sahlin Studio December

 

 

 

 

 

{December Album 2011} Video No. 05

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing a little more of my 2011 December album with you! This is an album that I documented for back in 2011 as it was happening, but never was able to complete. I am so happy to share this process with you now, and I hope if you have albums you always wanted to go back and finish you will be inspired to go do it!

This video captured my process for two layouts, so let’s take a closer look! The first layout began with a photo of the boys playing Jedi light saber battles on the front porch of my apartment. I have used product mostly from the Felicity Jane Hello Christmas kit from 2016.

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My structure for this album is alternating pocket pages with patterned papers outside of the page protector. My photo is printed a tiny bit smaller than the pocket so I could back it with patterned paper and embellish around it.

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I absolutely love this star patterned paper so it became the backdrop for the full page spread. I added my journaling to a 3×4 card from the kit and then added a bit more embellishing and stitching.

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Turning the page, I began the next layout with photos from a PJ Skate Night for one of the kids’ schools. For this layout I used a combination of older products from my stash. Some I have no idea where they came from, but I do know the labels are Jillibean Soup, the patterned paper is My Mind’s Eye, the green card is One Little Bird, and the vellum and roller skate are Crate Paper.

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This layout was so much fun to make! The large photo went onto the polka dot paper along with the title on the label and simple journaling. 

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For the pocket page, I created a sequin pocket using silver stars and red stitching to seal it all in. I also repeated the stitching on the green card to add a little contrast!

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I hope these layouts have been fun and inspiring for you! Are you starting to feel the holiday excitement yet? We sure are here!

~Theresa

 

 

 

{December Daily 2016} December 5

Hi there! Welcome to December 5 in my 2016 December Daily! Have a look at my process today:

My story today is about a plate rack that I have in my home and a certain funny series of text messages regarding that plate rack with my husband. This is the layout in its foundation stage:

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This is the completed layout:

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My layout began with a photo of my plate rack that I took a little time to rearrange and decorate for the holidays. This plate rack came from my Mom who many years ago decorated with her own dinnerware and holiday dishes. I love carrying on this special tradition.

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To create this image I used one of the journaling templates included in Sahlin Studio Photojournal set called Magazine. That set can be purchased through this link: Sahlin Studio at The Lilypad.

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For the pockets I printed out the series of text messages I sent Alan bemoaning the lack of turquoise plates in our cabinets.

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All of the journaling cards are from Sahlin Studio Oh What Fun collection available at The Lilypad. This silver foil transparency is from the Pinkfresh Studio Oh Joy collection.

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I decided to number the texts so you could easily tell which order to read them in (hopefully!) and it turned out I used these wood trees from Target and the number stickers from the Paislee Press mini kit.

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And here is one more look at the layout in the album itself:

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Thanks so much for following along! I will see you back here tomorrow!

~Theresa

 

**December Daily is an album concept created and marketed by Ali Edwards. To learn more about the project and connect with others who are passionate about it too, check out her site here: Ali Edwards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

{December Daily 2016} November 29 Decorating the Gingerbread Cookies

Hi there! I have to say that I am so excited that tomorrow is December 1!!!! I am excited because so many others will begin their December albums on the first and I cannot wait to start seeing what everyone else is doing this year. For today I only have my process video for November 29, and tomorrow I will share the photographs along with November 30.

 

Thanks so much for following along! I would LOVE to hear from you, let me know how you are documenting this December and link me up of you’re sharing!

~Theresa

{December Daily 2016} November 27

Just a quick notification that I just published my video for November 27 in my December Daily 2016 and it can be viewed here:

I will share my blog post and photos of this layout tomorrow with the 28th! See you then!

~Theresa