Hello Lovelies and welcome back to #scrappychristmasinjuly! Today I am sharing my process for the last few days in my December Daily album! If you’d like to see the entire series I invite you to check out this link: Larkindesign December Daily 2018. Here is my full process video for these pages in my album.
The days leading up to Christmas are so very special and getting these pages completed in the album is a bittersweet and happy moment! The days tend to run together, and I wanted that sort of feel in the album as well, so these pages will feel different in a way. Let’s start with Day 23.
We celebrated Christmas Day a day early this year due to custody and so our Christmas Eve was on this day. We have the kids bring all the gifts down stairs and we make it a really big deal. Of course they are all so excited and anxious and happy, and it’s so much fun to gather all the gifts under the tree! I captured a few special photos here and then added two journal cards from Paislee Press.
One of the cards was bold red, so for my lines on my journal card I used red ink, just to add a bit of color and repeat that color once again. It’s a tiny detail that adds a little pop!
I added a vellum in between these two pages, one from an older Dear Lizzy collection from years ago. In the video I debated adding the number onto the vellum, and in the end chose to place those onto the photo underneath instead.
My photo underneath the vellum is the star of the show: the Christmas tree. I found the long green chipboard strip in my stash and added the acrylic word on top, and the chipboard number underneath.
When you turn the page, Day 24 begins. I did not add a number on this layout, and I am cool with that. I have photos of the kids underneath the Christmas tree, two photos of the boys opening presents, and a 6×8 of the presents under the tree.
For these pages I chose a few products from the Sahlin Studio Home For the Holidays collection. You can find that collection over at The Lilypad via the link here: Home For The Holidays. For the large photo I added a journal spot and layered word art plus a wooden button for simple and fun embellishments.
To allow the photos to shine, and in the interest of getting it done, I kept the embellishing to a minimum on these pages. I added a simple gold word strip and a few red puffy hearts below and left the other photos untouched.
Turning to the next page, I had more photos from unwrapping presents. I printed one photo of each kid opening gifts, and then two photos of the scene as well. I kept the journal cards very simple in black and white.
I added the Be Merry puffy sticker, from Paislee Press.
The Merry & Bright card was perfect to write a few thoughts down, with hand drawn lines, and then I added a cork tree at the top. That tree is from the Ali Edwards Main Kit 2018.
I had a little tree shaped clip in my stash, so I added that plus a little word strip at the top of the photo of me and Natalie.
The Merry card is so fun and random, and I added a few little red stars also in a random pattern. They were from Studio Calico a few years ago.
Turning the page again is more from Day 24 and 25. I am still continuing to use journal cards from Home For The Holidays here. My photos are from our Christmas breakfast, which is always a big feast!
The 4×6 card is a great home for my journaling here, and I added a tiny black word strip to it as well. I also added a chipboard sticker at the bottom of the photo.
Don’t you love when you have a favorite card, AND you have the perfect opportunity to use it? The Eat, Drink & Be Merry card is the best!
We are now at the closing page of the album, and I chose this black and white buffalo check from Crate Paper to close it out. I added the gold puffy stickers to say Merry & Bright, and that is all until next year!
Thank you all so much for following along with me on this journey! These albums are my absolute favorite albums every year and finishing them is a big deal! Yay! I hope you are inspired in your own December Daily journeys, and I am excited to jump back in again in November this year. See you tomorrow for the final walk through video!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
Desiree Bee : http://youtube.com/c/N2theSoul
Scrapping Amy: https://www.youtube.com/c/onemommyscrapping
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
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!
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?!
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?!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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