Friday, December 9, 2016

December Daily® 2016 │ Days 1 thru 7

One week plus into this project and I'm finally sitting down to share. Its been a crazy first week of December for me. My mom was here for a visit and that thru off my sharing game. We were just too busy for me to stop, make and share. I didn't make my day two pages until this past Tuesday so I'm playing a bit of catch up. I'm definitely totally okay with being a few days behind this year.

Day 1

Our elf returns on the first of December and I don't usually start my album with an Elf pic but I did this time because my photos of Simone with her advent calendar weren't that good I didn't want to make her redo them later. I blame the early morning light. The digitals here are all from In A Creative Bubble. The green stripe card is from Ali's main kit, the red number 1 is from Pink Paislee last year.

Day 2

 I have never been on a holiday home tour before and since this one was happening while my Mom was visiting I thought we should check it out. The weather was perfect to walk the neighborhood to see these six homes. We weren't allowed to take pictures inside which was a bummer but I snapped a few exteriors of the houses I really loved. The stamps I used here are from Kelly Purkey, specifically here Clearly Kelly holiday release. They are sold out on her site but you might still be able to find them out there. They are perfect for documenting holiday city adventures.

Day 3

This is probably my favorite day in my album all year. We always do a little photo shoot outside the day we hang our outdoor lights. This years came out so cute. The paddle sign is from the Target Dollar Spot and it says I've been naughty on the other side. The bring on the cheer digital is from Push Print Studio that I recolored to match. The text paper is from Ali's main kit, the green three is from Becky Higgins and the acrylic love is from Jasmine Jones' kit.

Day 4

This past year my daughter played on a competitive soccer team for the first time and the season ends early December. I was excited to have something new to add to the album and was equally excited to figure out how to fit in such a non holiday event. My solution make the large photo black and white and keep the rest of the spread black and white with some pops of red. The cards on the left are In A Creative Bubble. The joy background was created using a digital stamp from Kellie Stamps, the ribbon was from my stash and the red December sticker is from Studio Calico.

Day 5

We picked our tree in five minutes this year, we were not messing around. While it was being wrapped I snapped these quick shots and we were out of there. The digital stamp and journal card are from In A Creative Bubble. Are you sensing a pattern yet? Her stuff is AMAZING this year. I recolored a few bits to bring in some green.

Days 6 and 7

Our weather here in California is nothing more than cold and wet in December but we had two extreme days right in a row so I decided to make something of the two. Printing instax photos was something I wanted to do last year but never did. Vowing to pull out my printer more this year so I opted to use two here. The frosted acrylic alpha is from Heidi Swapp but was included in Kelly Purkey's kit this year. The number tags were from Ali's main kit last year. I backed them both with my journaling and added some silver embroidery floss which immediately separated the minute I cut it. The silver stars were from Ali's kit last year I believe. The ribbon was from her 2013 kit and that's the last bit of it, so sad, I loved it.

Well, that's as far as I've gotten so far. I'll be back to share more soon. I share as soon as I make over on my Instagram so follow me there for more immediate peeks. You can find me here.
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