Thursday, October 27, 2016

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

I love fall! The weather, the colors, the joy, but mostly because it's the start of the holiday season. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas. The whole season is so full of joy for me. I have always loved it, but ever since 2008, when I started creating a December Daily album, it has brought a whole new meaning to the holidays for me.

I have made it a mission every year to make December full of activities. We pull out the advent calendar and I fill each day with something for us to do together as a family. I have to admit, I started that so that I could get pictures for my December Daily album.  I know! Once a scrapbooker, always a scrapbooker! But once I started that, the whole family really started looking forward to December and we have really grown together to love this project.

So as I prep for this season, I took a look back at December Daily of Past. Here is my 2008 album., the first year I did the project.

And here is my 2014 album. My stash has certainly grown! I utilized my Sihlouette for the first time with this album and was SO impressed that it did intricate cuts of the thick glitter paper! I approached this year with sitting down with limited supplies, used a lot of Ali's digital stamps and templates, pre-cutting some numbers and elements on the Silhouette, and using only one of two kits to fit a color scheme. Keeping it simple really helped me get through this pretty quickly. I love Ali's suggestions about prepping ahead of time. I plan to do that again this year.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

More Project Life Updates

Trying to put this blog post together has made me realize I am HORRIBLE at remembering what kits I use on my layouts. I have searched my library several times and even searched online through a few of my favorite designers and I have yet to find the kits used for two layouts. I am determined to find them but thought I would at least post them for now.

February 2015

 I used One Little Bird's Guppy Collection with some slight recoloring to fit the more pinkish theme for this month.

I made most of the embellishments digitally with some of the kit contents and cut out the February title on the 6x12 insert with my Silhouette.

March 2015 

For March I used the Becky HigginMidnight Edition Full Collection

I kept it really simple this month with some digital stamps and frames right on the photos before printing, and then a couple of stars and some Thicker embellies post print to add some dimension.

APRIL 2015

Using One Little Bird's This Magic Moment Journaling Cards

A little more dress up for this one using some Simple Stories and Project Life stickers.

MAY 2015

This one is killing me. This is one of my favorites from 2015 and I can't for the life of me figure out the kit(s) I used. I want to say this is part Ali Edwards and part One Little Bird, but I cannot find a single card from this layout in my library. Any ideas out there???

I LOVE this story about "The Guy," which is what David calls our landscapers. He was deathly afraid of them for a while but has recently come running when he hears "The Edge" outside. He jumps up and down and waves and says "Hi, Guy!" because what else do you call someone when you are not sure what their name is? I know these are the memories and stories I will cherish looking back on my albums.

JUNE 2015

From Becky Higgins Southern Weddings Full Collection

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