Monday, December 11, 2017

December Daily 2017 // Part III


I'm back today with a few more pages from my December Daily album.

DECEMBER 4 // Reindeer photo shoot
This spread comprises of a four 3x4" pocket page protector and a 3x8" page protector. I made these reindeer headbands for my niece and nephew a couple of years ago, and asked them to let me their pictures again :) Couldn't resist printing an old photo for comparison! I wrote my journaling on a card from the Yes set. The woodgrain number stickers are from the 2016 Paislee Press mini kit.
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I had the idea to pair a photo strip with this 'making spirits bright' card (from my 3x8 holiday card set) ever since I first designed it. I'm really happy with how it turned out! The photo strip is sized at 1.5x6" and I used some foam adhesive behind it for added dimension.


DECEMBER 5 // Canyon Lights
Went to one of my favorite local places to enjoy nature/trees/the forest and the festive lights! I had so many photos I wanted to include so I ended up with multiple pages. The first one is a full size 6x8 photo, paired with a forest green 3x8 card (from my 3x8 holiday card set). I really love the green tones and color pairing of this photo with this card :) The snowflake I used on my photo is a digital stamp from the Let It Snow stamp brushes in my store.
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Here's the next spread: another 6x8 photo with a 8 pocket page protector with 2" slots. This page protector originally has 12 pockets; I just simply cut off the last row.
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I added a few embellishments to my 6x8 photo of the treetop cabin. The number 5 is an old one from Crate Paper. I thought the dark cork material coordinated well with the tones of the photograph. I like grouping things in three, so I also added a chipboard circle and a little chipboard star.

It's a lot of fun to fill in those 2" pockets, but my spread was starting looking a little cluttered. To remedy this, I ended up trimming down my 2" photos and backing them with white cardstock to add a white border around the pictures. I think the pop of white really helps make the photos stand out and be not too busy.

I used various embellishments and supplies to fill the pockets. Some things to note: the wonderland square tag is from the Let it Snow elements set. I glued the wood veneer tree on a small piece of transparency so that it looks like it is floating. I found some woodgrain patterned paper in my stash and I like how it matches the photographs and the dark cork number 5.

Here's the other side of this spread:
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More little embellishments and photos in the 2" pockets. The 'holiday vibes' tag is from Make Merry elements no.1 and the rubber 'JOY' piece is from the Paislee Press 2016 mini kit.

I wrote my journaling on this black and white 'wonderland' card (from Let it Snow cards no.2). I really like how this clean and simple card looks with the gold foiled handlettered script (from the Paislee Press 2016 mini kit)!

I'll try and share more pages later this week :) Are you documenting this season as well? How is your December Daily coming along?

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December Daily 2017 // Part II


Hello, hello! I'm playing catch up in my December Daily, and I have pages from December 1-3 to share today. I do have a few stories in November that I want to include, but I haven't quite decided which photos to use yet, so I decided to skip ahead to the 1st of December and finish those earlier pages later. No right or wrong with this project :)

DECEMBER 1 // Advent Calendars
We've got two advent calendars going on at home this year - the David's Tea tea calendar and the L'Occitane beauty calendar. I had the idea to photograph and print a full size picture of each calendar with a 3x8" insert in between. The insert is actually the pocket page that has four 3x4" slots; I simply cut off the 2nd row.
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The transparency in the top pocket is an old one from my stash. I stapled an acetate label from the Paislee Press 2016 mini kit (digital version here) in the middle of the transparency and added some chipboard number stickers. The bottom pocket holds a printable card from Make Merry cards no.2 and I added a wood veneer star embellishment.

Here's the back side of this spread:
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The 'JOY' badge is from the December Daily 2015 kit. I like the look of badges, but often find them too bulky for my albums. I decided to try flattening this one with a hammer, but it didn't work out so well and looked uneven and dented. I ended up carefully flattening it through my manual die cut machine (a Big Shot) and it turned out ok. Yay! I'll probably do this whenever I want to use a badge but reduce the bulk. I wrote my journaling on the green 'holiday details' card from the Make Merry cards no.3 set and covered the heart on the card with a gold star.


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DECEMBER 2 // Holiday decor
Super simple page documenting the wooden trees I put on display at home. I scraplifted the half circle idea from Ali's Day 1 page but I opted for kraft cardstock to match the wooden stars on the trees.

DECEMBER 3 // Santa waffles
Adapted a pinterest idea (santa decorated pancakes!) for Sunday morning breakfast :) I kept this spread quite simple too with just the photos and journal cards from the Make Merry collection.
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At the bottom of my 6x8 photo, I added a strip of washi tape from my stash.

I added a white wood veneer tree (from Ali's December Daily 2015 kit) to my journaling card (from Make Merry cards no.2 set). The little number 3 sticker is from the Paislee Press 2016 mini kit.


That's all for now :) Thanks for looking! xo.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Shop Update


The temperatures have been dropping and there's frost early in the morning, sure signs that winter is approaching. Today, I've got a new release at In a Creative Bubble and it's all about wintertime. There's a hodgepodge of winter-related products (all tied together by a blue/aqua/green color scheme), so I'll explain the different designs down below. If you'd prefer to skip right to the store, you can see everything that's new over here.

3x8 Winter Journaling Cards
I'm still loving the 3x8 size and this new set of cards is definitely going to be used in my December Daily. A few of them can also be cut down to 3x4 which is always a win-win in my book! I really enjoyed illustrating those snowflakes on the 'let it snow' card and you can find the snowflakes interspersed through the rest of the new sets. Now I kinda wish I had a Minc because I think that card would be so beautiful if it was minc-ed with silver foil :)


Let It Snow Journaling Cards No.1
When I was brainstorming ideas for winter themed designs, I knew right away that I wanted to include a (friendly) yeti in these cards! He was the first thing I illustrated :) I think he'd make a cute filler card with a small stamped phrase underneath him. The other cards a good mix of clean and versatile designs, prefect for documenting your winter activities.


Let It Snow Journaling Cards No.2
I'm really happy I went with a blue/aqua/green color scheme for this release. I think the look so pretty all together and the colors really evoke a cool and chilly winter vibe. I also had fun designing new patterns for these cards, and that blue snowflake one is my absolute favorite!


Let It Snow Elements
With December Daily on my mind, I knew I wanted to design some coordinating elements to go with the journaling cards! This set has a fun mix of tags, labels, and tickets that I think will be fun to use on top of photos or in the 2" slot page protectors :)


Let It Snow Digital Stamps


Bundle Up Journaling Cards
I wanted to design a set of black and white winter themed cards, similar in style to the Classic Holiday cards. More snowflakes, more clean type, more room for journaling :) I'm very happy with how these cards turned out!


Winter Cut Files
Finally, this set of cut files (in png and svg format) is in response to the requests I've been getting for the snowflake cut file I designed for my December Daily cover. Aside from the snowflake background which is included here, I designed a couple of other 4x8 tags, backgrounds, and large images that can also be used in your holiday scrapbooking. I plan on incorporating a couple of these in my own album as well. Hope you like them!


And that's a wrap for this winter themed release. Hope you're enjoying December so far and your holiday season isn't too crazy. Happy Tuesday! xo.