Thursday, December 11, 2014

December Daily® │ days 9 and 10

Two days to share with you today. The first is the 9th. I always like to include our Christmas Card in the album and I usually do it on a slow day when I don't have another story to include. The fact that we got them all stuffed and ready to mail in about 20 minutes (not including addressing time) was a bonus. Many hands make light work.

I made sure to snap a shot of the stamps because they were just the cutest things ever. I kept the left pretty simple so the card was the focus. I sprinkled some tiny gold heart sequins and glued them right where they fell. I printed the text right on the page which made it super easy.

Here's the back side of the card, I didn't cover it up because I wanted it to show.

Here it is inside the album, I'm pretty sure this will be a favorite card for a really long time.

Now on to Day 10, my daughters birthday! I got her a giant silver number balloon last year but this year they had gold!! I really love these balloons and it totally makes for a really great shot. I snapped some pics of her before school celebration but man the morning light is tough in December. I snapped this shot here after she got home from school when the light was a bit better.  On the left I used a piece of Cosmo Cricket vellum that I had been hoarding since last year. The silver letters were also from last year and came from the Target Dollar Spot. I think I bought 10 packs because they were so perfect. I used vellum adhesive to lay them down but the silver glitter on the vellum kept them from sticking really well so I had to staple each one down. I added one of the tab stickers from Ali's kit because it needed something to grab to turn the page.

Here you can see the vellum a bit better.

For the photo, I added the banner and text in Photoshop Elements and just changed the opacity of the banner so it looked like vellum. I added the two red pearl dots and the veneer 10 on the outside of the protector.

 And here it is in the album.

Its storming pretty bad here today so I have a feeling today's page will be weather related I'm just not sure of the what and how yet.

See you soon,

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  1. I'm in Sacramento as well. I braved the rain and went out to take shots. But did you see that gorgeous sunset the other day? I'm thinking I may do a page on Sacramento December weather and include some of my shots, from flowering Bird of Paradise to puddles in the rain. My son is off to college and I'm struggling finding ideas now. I may do a flue shot page, that's how dull it is with no kids home. :). You are one scrapper I look forward to daily so keep it up. :).

    1. Thanks so much! We sure needed the rain, I'm just glad it didn't turn into something really bad. Have a great holiday!

  2. Love your style. Your DD is awesome!

  3. Barbara, I looked at this 2 pages... and then I looked at all your DD albums! Love it!
    Can you please tell me what is that little things with holes on your card?

    1. Thank you! I believe they are called Attach Me stickers and they are from Basic Grey. They come in different colors as well as the clear.