Sunday, December 23, 2012

December Daily 2012 - Days 20, 21, 22 & 23

I'm sorry I haven't had a chance to sit down and get some of these pages posted so I apologize for hitting you with four all at once. 

I cannot believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve!  Where has this month gone!

Here is Day 20


I wanted to squeeze a bit about Starbucks in here somewhere so when my errands took me there that day to pick up some gifts I knew I could make it work.  I used one of the treat sacks instead of the cup this year. I just cut along the edge of the bunny so I could slip in my photo without covering up the design. I don't think I could have planned my outfit more perfectly! 

Later that night we drove around and looked at Christmas lights.  I had a lot to say so I made the sides flip out on the right so I could have some more room.  The little tab in the center turns to allow the sides to open and also to keep them closed.

Here is the inside where you can read my journaling.  The left side speaks about the photos on the front and the right is about the photos inside.


The insert has some lyrics from Silver Bells.
 

Here is Day 21
 
Another day with two stories, The first was Simone's last day of pre-school and their holiday party.  A simple collage to capture it all.
 


The back of the insert was used for more photos again and I love that.  We had a little gathering at the house of some of the pre-school families and we had a great time.  Lots of good food and drinks.  I made sure to snap photos of the families before everyone left and to my horror the next morning I discovered that one families photos were totally blurry.  I did my best to sharpen the best one and ended up making all the photos sepia toned to help further mask my total photography failure.  It makes me so sad that I let this happen.


Since my collage took up all the room I added in a little tag to hold my journaling.



Here is Day 22


Simone has been wanting to make Santa his cookies for a few days now so we finally made it happen.  When I was a kid my mom would make the same sugar cookie recipe and we would cut out and paint the cookies with egg wash paint.  We do the same with Simone and she has come to really love it.

I really wanted to make sure this insert made it in and because I hadn't had a better place for it previously I tucked it in here.


And here is Day 23


We got Simone's gifts wrapped a few days ago but I always like to include a piece of her special wrapping paper and since I was quickly running out of days in it went today.  The top left card was from Kelly's kit.  I just heat embossed a veneer arrow with Red Glitter and placed it over the word 'you' so it would work better for my needs.  The card with Simone's list is also from Kelly's kit. 

I used the last of the letterpress cards that came in the kit for the insert and left the front plain.


I added a bit of journlaing to the back side.


Phew!  Thanks for sticking with me!

I won't be back until after Christmas to show my last two days.  So I hope your holiday is filled with joy, laughter and lots of fun!  Merry Christmas!

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