December Daily 2017: Day 14-20

I mentioned in my last post that these next days would be a bit of a musical chairs of December Daily. I prefer to tell one story a day. But some days, more than one thing happens. And other days, not much at all happens. So I have no trouble mixing around stories to make the album work. See if you can follow along, the mixing and matching that is going on in Day 14-20! 🙂

Day 14:

On Thursday the 14th not much happened. But I knew the weekend had several things going on. So I saved space to tell this story from the 15th on the 14th. My son and his choir went to sing at Union Station. It was so much fun to hear them sing in such an iconic space.

Here’s the spread straight out of the app:

And here is what it ended up looking like. I had intended to move the 14 down some into the dead space at the top of the choir photo. But when I went to stick it I forgot my plan and just put it right on the Christmas tree. Oh well. No big deal!

Day 15:

We actually went to see Star Wars on Sunday the 17th. But as you’ll see in a bit, another story happened that day that made more sense to put on a Sunday. And since the movie actually opened on Friday, I figured I could put the story that day. No one will know or care in years to come!

Here’s the spread straight out of the app. I took a screen shot of our ticket because I wanted to remember how we see movies nowadays. I also found the movie poster and light saber images online to include.

Not much embellishing on this one. Just added the 15 and called it good!

Day 16:

This one actually happened on the 16th! 🙂 The girls in my family went to see the Nutcracker. It was lovely! Once again I found images online (of our ballet company) that I used in the album. The dancers may not be exactly the same cast we saw, but the set and costumes are the same. That’s good enough for me!

For embellishment I added just a bit of fun ribbon with my 16. I love how it turned out!

Day 17:

Here’s another day that actually happened on the date it holds in the album. My younger son had a main role in the church Christmas play. He got his costume off before I could get a shot of him, so this December Daily photo taking Mama made him put it back on!

Since I used gold toned images on this spread I used pop dots to bring the 17 out a bit. I felt like all the gold and white was a perfect complement to a play all about angels!

Day 18:

Monday the 18th was another day that had two stories. I decided to use the concert on the 18th because the other story could have happened any day. I’ve trained this boy up well! He knew right where I was sitting, and would turn, make eye contact, and smile for the photo-op! Haha!

All I added to this one was the 18. Done and done!

Day 19:

I finally have a kiddo old enough to help wrap. While he was at school I wrapped all of his and his brother’s presents. But then when he got home he helped with all the extended family. I was so grateful!

This spread holds another one of our life right now cards. I love how these are sprinkled throughout the album!

I added some washi tape strips to the 19 to look like ribbon. Then I used a chipboard bow to finish it off.

Day 20:

Sooooo, here’s something that happened on the 19th but I knew would continue into the 20th. My oldest is sick…again. Since he was well when he wrapped presents I decided to still put that on the 19th and push this story to the 20th. But I wanted to document the doctor visit since it’s a repeat of Day 7.

All I did was add the 20 and call it good!

So there you have it! My December Daily thus far. Less than a week to go until 2017 is in the books. Hope you are enjoying watching the progress of my album!

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December Daily 2017 Day 8-13

I’m back with an update of my December Daily album. I’ve been keeping up with things because of my phone and a couple of apps. Project Life App, PicTapGo, and PhotoshopMix have been my go to apps to edit my photos and create my pages.

Day 8:

On Day 8 my oldest was still under the weather so we spent the evening at home. At one point I noticed we were all on different screens. I decided to document this real life, weekend moment. Because it was evening the photos were terrible. So I turned them black and white.

Here’s how the page looked straight out of the app.

And here’s what it looked like after embellishment. I added some washi tape for color and put the 8 on the main photo. Then I added a small snowman sticker. I gave him some gold bling to match the 8. Simple and fun!

Day 9:

On Day 9 I was still home with my sick older kid, so my husband got to go to soccer. I grabbed a shot of my son before he left for his game. Then I BEGGED my mom and husband to send me some shots from the game itself. They did and I included those. It was extra fun that cousins were here this weekend. I loved including them in the album.

Here’s the layout straight out of the app.

And here it is embellished. I only added the 9. I felt like the Project Life soccer cards already gave it enough of an embellished feel.

Day 10:

This time I got to be the one to go out and my husband stayed home with the sick one. Mainly because I had to sing at church. But I enjoyed documenting a family day at church with our Christmas breakfast to start. It was a great morning!

Here’s the page straight out of the app.

I added a bit of a washi tape banner, and a couple chipboard stars with an enamel dot. A fun little cluster to tie in the red and black from the Peace Love Joy card.

Day 11:

My oldest was finally feeling a bit better (he ended up having strep, but it took two tests to diagnose that). I’d been waiting to do Christmas cards until he was well because he really wanted to help.

Here’s the page straight from the app.

And here’s the embellished version. One of our life right now cards is in this spread, but I like how it works with the colors of the layout.

All I added was a sticker and some of the stamp edges to the 11. I like using parts of the stamps to embellish a Christmas card layout. It just seems fitting. 🙂

Day 12:

On Day 12 I had a Vendor Event at my husband’s work. He came and joined me for lunch and helped me sell to potential Thirty-One customers. 🙂 It was fun spending time together in the middle of the day.

Here’s the layout straight out of the app.

I didn’t love the large poster in the background of my main photo. So I used some snowflake stickers to cover it up. I repeated the snowflake theme to embellish the number 12 as well.

Day 13:

I always like to include a picture of the letters to Santa. My youngest still fully believes so it’s fun to keep the tradition alive. In our house Santa doesn’t give the most wanted gift, those come from Mommy and Daddy. But Santa still gives fun things. We have used this form letter for years “I want, I need, I’ll wear, I’ll read, and I’d really like you to bring me…” It’s fun seeing what they write, but only if it’s things they’ve mentioned before! Some years, Santa gets a little tripped up because they write gifts that are out of left field. 😉

Here’s the spread straight out of the app.

The only thing I added to this was a Santa sticker and the gold 13. Simple and done. Love that!

The next few days will be a bit like the musical chairs of December Daily. There are 3 events happening on Sunday that will all be documented. So those will be sprinkled throughout the other days. Like one will go on Friday, one will go on Monday, etc. Down the road no one will know those events happened on different days. So it doesn’t bother me one bit!

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December Daily 2017: Day 4-7

I have continued to use my phone to take photos, edit the pics, and create my layouts. I use PicTapGo for any edits (see this tutorial to learn more) and the Project Life App to create the collages. Then when I have time I print them up and do a bit of embellishing.

Day 4:

For Day 4 I told the story of my new job with VIPKID. I love teaching sweet children in China each morning from home! Here’s where my spread started.

I added the number 4 and a few letter stickers to embellish the page.

Day 5:

Not far from our house is a fun light display. We go every year. Before we left the house I took a picture of the 3 of us using a SnapChat filter. It would only put antlers on two of us at a time so I had to use Photoshop Elements to combine the two photos. Three reindeer for the win! Here’s where I started with the digital version.

All I added was the gold 5. Simple and fun!

Day 6:

We had quite the day of health stuff today. Follow up Celiac appointment, EGD, and then a sick kid. Yikes. Here’s where I started (the Christmas trees are covering private info).

The first of my “Life Right Now” tags is in spread 6.

Other than the tag all I added was the number 6. I had hoped the 6 would fit in the bottom right corner of the journaling card. Uhhh, too big. 🙂 So I put it on top of the paperwork. I added a bit of washi and sequins to the 6.

Day 7:

Still had a sick kid today. After 2 days of a fever, ear ache, and sore throat I took him to the doctor. No strep, no ear infection but still feeling crummy. Here’s the digital version.

A couple gold hearts and the 7 are all I needed to finish the page.

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