#decemberdaily

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

 

 

Larkindecember | Here We Go! Day 01 PLUS Foundation Pages Walk Through!!!

Hi everyone and Merry December to you!!!! Today I have TWO lovely videos to share with you! First up is a complete walk-through of my December Daily Album Foundation Pages as they are on December One. After that we will dive right in with my process for Day 01!

And now for Day 01! I am so happy to dive right in:

 

Here is what Day 01 looked like as I began my process:

Larkindecember | Here We Go! Day 01 PLUS Foundation Pages Walk Through!!!

 

For December 01 I decided to share photos of our family. These are photos we took in late November, and I always like to do this and include them in my album right here at the beginning. This establishes the beginning of the December Story: who we are and where we are at this moment in time.

Larkindecember | Here We Go! Day 01 PLUS Foundation Pages Walk Through!!!

My Foundation Pages began with Ali Edwards journal cards + a patterned paper from Crate Paper Falala. I added just a few tiny embellishments to the photo as a starting point.

Larkindecember | Here We Go! Day 01 PLUS Foundation Pages Walk Through!!!

My journaling is typed on the journal card using my vintage Smith Corona. I love the perfectly imperfect look and the messy lines!

Larkindecember | Here We Go! Day 01 PLUS Foundation Pages Walk Through!!!

For the full page I wanted to layer the photo of just Alan and myself over the gesso and patterned paper. I added a few embellishments and a stamped sentiment, and the page is complete.

Larkindecember | Here We Go! Day 01 PLUS Foundation Pages Walk Through!!!

Have you been able to document your Day 01? I would love to see! My plan for this month is to share every other day, so I will see you right back here on the 4th!

~Theresa

 

**December Daily is an album concept created and marketed by Ali Edwards. You can learn more about the project and connect with others who share a passion for this project by visiting Ali’s website here: Ali Edwards.

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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 Album 2017 | Foundation Pages Using Pinkfresh Studio!!!

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing another batch of Foundation Pages in my 2017 December Daily Album! I really wanted to be sure this year to use all the lovely collections I have purchased, so I am creating my foundation pages as product arrives. These pages were created using Pinkfresh Studio December Days. I hope you love them!

Here is the collection of foundation pages. These are the foundation pages for Days 7,15, 17, and 21.

Larkindesign December Daily Album 2017 | Foundation Pages Using  Pinkfresh Studio!!!

The stamp I used above is the Paislee Press December stamp included in Ali Edwards’ 2017 product release this year.

Larkindesign December Daily Album 2017 | Foundation Pages Using  Pinkfresh Studio!!!

Numbers are from Dear Lizzy.

Larkindesign December Daily Album 2017 | Foundation Pages Using  Pinkfresh Studio!!!

The number 17 is from this year’s Felicity Jane Joy kit.

Larkindesign December Daily Album 2017 | Foundation Pages Using  Pinkfresh Studio!!!

The number 21 is from the Ali Edwards Main Kit, and the washi tape is from Lidl.

I had so much fun working with this collection from Pinkfresh Studio! I’d love to hear how your foundation pages are coming along!

~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. 

Larkindesign {December Album 2011} Video No. 05Larkindesign {December Album 2011} Video No. 05

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

 

 

 

Larkindecember Kickoff PLUS New Product Release!!!!

Oh my goodness, you guys, I am so excited to post today because I have so much happy things to share and I am bursting! Today I am so excited to kick off Larkindecember!!!! I will be participating in December Daily, the album concept designed and marketed by Ali Edwards this year, and today I am sharing the first of my videos in this series. As I have done in the past, I will be sharing my entire process for completing this album, from start to finish, and I hope you will join me!!!!

I am so excited to officially launch a full shop on my site and the products in the video above are available for purchase! I have created a digital mini kit to use in your December documenting projects and I cannot wait for you to see! Allow me to share the entire kit with you! First included are these gorgeous 4×6 journal cards. There are 8 of them and they are available in JPG and PNG format, plus 8.5×11 printable.

Click on any image to add these products to purchase!!!

Larkindecember Digital Mini Kit 4x6 Journal Cards

Also available are the 3×4 journal cards, and in this collection there are 12. I was inspired to create a collection that included some beautiful florals and some fun trendy icons!

Larkindecember Digital Mini Kit 3x4 Journal Cards

I also designed (4) photo templates in this collection, sized at 6×8. My plan is to include full page templates in my album this year!

Larkindecember Digital Mini Kit Photo Templates 6x8

And then, because that isn’t enough, I also designed a set of weekly and daily numbered cards for you to use in your December and Project Life albums! I am obsessed with number cards, and I hope you will enjoy adding these to your collection!

Larkindecember Digital Mini Kit Daily Number Cards

These are the weekly cards. They are a spin-off of the printables included with the In My Pocket Memory Keeping class, so they might look familiar to you!

Larkindecember Digital Mini Kit Weekly Date Cards

I shared in my video how I have used these products in my December album so far, and I hope you will follow along this month and next as I work to complete my album. I also hope you will check out these beautiful products and add them to your own collection! If you purchase these and share your creations online, please tag me, I would LOVE to see!!! Use hashtag #larkindecember !!!!

See you back here soon,

Theresa

***December Daily is an album concept created and marketed by Ali Edwards. I am not affiliated with her in any way, but I do love using her products and find incredible meaning in creating this project every year. To find out more about Ali’s project and connect with others who share passion on this project, please check out her website here: Ali Edwards.

 

 

{scrappyChristmasinJuly} December DailyISH 2011 Pt 04 | Layouts 1 & 2!!!

Hi guys! Happy Scrappy Christmas in July!!!! Join scrappylikeafox Tracey Fox and a bunch of us at the ScrapGals Facebook community to work on some Christmas projects this month!!!!

Today I am sharing the first two layouts in my 2011 DecemberISH album. I am using a combination of products today, including Maggie Holmes patterned papers, Ali Edwards stamps and embellishments, and Paige Evans Oh My Heart!

For today I have two layouts in the album. I am not sure if I am going to number these somehow? I am thinking about adding number tags maybe just to number the stories themselves? Leave me a comment and tell me what you think.

Larkindesign {scrappyChristmasinJuly} December DailyISH 2011 Pt 04 | Layouts 1 %26 2!!!

For the first layout in the album I had this photo from our very first date! Even though this was back in September of 2011, I thought it was a great memory to add and it particularly significant because this is our first Christmas together. 

 

Larkindesign {scrappyChristmasinJuly} December DailyISH 2011 Pt 04 | Layouts 1 %26 2!!!

I had the back of the chipboard tab to work with and that was the perfect place for the journaling on this layout. I am absolutely loving the messy gesso on the kraft with black ink! I added just a tiny bit of color at the bottom with the patterned paper strip (that is from My Mind’s Eye).

Larkindesign {scrappyChristmasinJuly} December DailyISH 2011 Pt 04 | Layouts 1 %26 2!!!

Our children have been an important part of our relationship since the very beginning, and I love that they will make lots of appearances throughout this album! For this layout I had an adorable photo of Natalie that I snapped one day while picking her and her brother up. She is literally only as tall as the fire hydrant here, but look how cheeky her expression is!

Larkindesign {scrappyChristmasinJuly} December DailyISH 2011 Pt 04 | Layouts 1 %26 2!!!

This patterned paper from Oh My Heart! already had lovely brush strokes of color so no mixed media was added. Only journaling, a few stamps, and the star clusters. I am working to include stitching in this album, as well, and this time I ran the zig-zag stitch forward and backwards through the machine. In some places it *almost* looks like cross-stitching. Ha!

Larkindesign {scrappyChristmasinJuly} December DailyISH 2011 Pt 04 | Layouts 1 %26 2!!!

The right hand side is not quite finished. The black floral ephemera is just floating in the pocket and when I finish the next side I plan to stitch that into place then. For the photo of Natalie I simply chose a few floral embellishments from Oh My Heart! and the Glee tab from the Ali Edwards CHEER story kit. 

Larkindesign {scrappyChristmasinJuly} December DailyISH 2011 Pt 04 | Layouts 1 %26 2!!!

That is all for today! See you again soon!

~Theresa