Friday, December 5, 2014

December Daily® │days 3 and 4

I wasn't sure what I was going to share on Day three until my husband and I popped into to See's Candy for our annual Christmas Stocking trip. While waiting for the sales lady to fill our custom pack half pound boxes I spied this super cute bag behind the counter. I asked another sales lady if I could see one, she obliged and once I had it in hand I asked if I could keep it. I mean, hello awesomeness!

Once I had the bag I knew I had a story and so I made sure to snap a few pictures while we were there. I ended up using a snap of my Egg Nog Truffle against the menu of candies and it makes me want to go back and get some more right now. I did struggle for a bit on how I would use the bag. It was just a smidgen bigger than 6x8 so I knew I could go any direction. I knew I didn't want to cover up the graphics but I also wanted to add the story so I decided to put the story on a tag so that it would move out of the way of the bag as you can see below. The red plastic flower on the tag was from one of Ali's kits a few years back and I now have only one left. I need to check but I'm pretty sure I have used them in the past three albums now.

The red plastic 'tradition' came in Ali's kit and the fave circle was a freebie from Digital Design Essentials the other day and it looks like its still available. I've purchased quite a few things from her store over the years and just recently too so you'll see more I'm sure.  I just printed and cut this one with my Cameo so it was super easy. I've never shared our See's story before so I'm kind of glad we ended up there and that they let me have this super cute bag.

Now for Day four, which was pretty much a stay in the house and finish my latest book kind of day, so nothing too exciting. I decided to add in our story of hanging our outdoor lights that we always put up right before Thanksgiving. I totally staged that shot of my daughter but it was totally worth it, she cooperated up to but not including allowing me to actually light the lights. It would have been so cute! Anyway, the word art on top of the photo I made but its absolutely inspired by a piece in this set that I own from Ali. I planned on using hers but I needed the Christmas divided up to work and I couldn't manipulate her file easily enough so I just made one that was similar. It makes the shot so thank you Ali for the amazing inspiration. On the right side I used a card that came in a recent Studio Calico kit as the base for my number and layered a piece of red ribbon and a chipboard piece from Ali's kit. The Deck The Halls card I made myself and I kind of love it.

I added some really tiny silver stars on either side of the Deck the Halls in red and it was a miracle that they were the right size. You can sort of see that I had colored those two aqua but I liked the silver better. It added another metallic element to play off the veneer number.

 Here you can see the shine of the number a bit better.

I really love these two spreads and I can't wait to see what the weekend brings. I hope yours is a great one!

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  1. Your pages look fantastic!! I love that deck the halls card and that photo is adorable!

  2. That tag was a really good idea.

  3. yes i love that deck the halls card!!