Here is another one of those days that actually happened in November but its part of the December Story so in it goes. I usually try to get this event the exterior lights and buying our tree in during the first week and as the project ramps up and I'm getting used to taking photos every day and making sure I have a story to tell, having these events in my back pocket to use really helps.
I bought this Santa Stops Here sign at Target this year and I knew it would be super fun to snap some photos with before it got hung up. As you will read below in my journaling it was a bit of an ah ha moment for me as far as how to approach and accept the changes in the dynamics of shooting photos of my daughter these days. She is growing up and is more eager to show her own personality in photos versus what I want her to do. A lesson that I am getting used to and learning to adapt to every day.
I sized the left hand photo of my husband and my daughter so that it would cover only two of the columns of the photos behind. I wanted some to peek thru but not all. The tab I used on this is from Ali's kit last year.
On the back was all of my journaling. I did end up purchasing the digital files of the paper and the cards for Ali's Main kit and used one of the papers for the background. I changed the opacity so the stars weren't too dark and also changed them to grey. The circle element on the top is from In A Creative Bubble I did recolor it and change the size.
I love these out takes and there were even more that I didn't use. They crack me up and I'm so glad that I have them and I know she will love looking at them in the years to come. I left one slot empty to add in my number and I like how that breaks it up a bit.
It ended up working perfectly to have the back side of all of the 2" x 2" slots to hold lots of photos from our Gingerbread House day with friends. I kept is super simple and just added in a 6.5" x 4.25" photo on the right hand side and typed my journaling right on top. I added a little ribbon flag just because I thought it needed something three dimensional to keep it from looking too flat.
Here you can see the photos a bit better on a white background. I think they are getting a bit lost above when photographed in the album.
I had the backside of the 6.5" x 4.25" photo to play with and because I had purchased the digital files of the cards and papers from Ali's main kit I was able to manipulate this card a bit to fit in my space. I just typed up the journaling below, leaving a bit of room for the tiny strip of washi tape. I stamped a sentiment from one of Ali's old December Daily stamp sets and added a tiny gold star to dress it up. I cut down my number to rest on top of the washi strip and I love how this turned out. The photo on the right is sized to 4" x 6" and I opted to leave it plain for now. I might add a tab once I know what is going on the back side.
I'm hoping I can get to today's story and get it posted but we have really big plans this coming weekend so there will be a delay in my posts. I'll be back soon to share those pages once I get them all done.
Have a great day!