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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December Daily 2017: Day 1-3

December Daily has begun once again! I was excited to get started on one of my favorite projects. This year my plan is to be mostly digital with a teeny bit of embellishment. You can see more about my plan here.

I created a simple Title Page with the Becky Higgins Project Life App. I love having a current family photo at the beginning of my album. This one was taken over the summer at the beach. Since my album cover is turquoise I felt like this photo would fit in well.

 

Ali Edwards shared about including some large tags in her album documenting each person in her family and what they were currently thinking/feeling/wanting. I loved the idea and decided to do the same. This is a great way to get my family’s handwriting into my album as well! You can download Ali’s PDF file here.

Day 1:

Day 1 featured my son’s first school dance. I was so pleased he thought of me and grabbed a couple of photos of the dance itself. 🙂 I actually lost my first number so I had to DIY my own with gold washi tape and cardstock. I haven’t attached it yet just in case the original one turns up.

Day 2:

Confession time…day 2 actually happened the day after Thanksgiving. I always like to include pictures of us decorating the tree, but I knew I couldn’t wait until Dec to put up our decorations. No worries, I can just put this story on day 2!

Day 3:

Day 3 was a day at church. I love that my boys want to sing in the church choir with Mom and Dad! My 3 had a spot on it where the packaging had stripped off the gold color. So more washi tape to the rescue! I think I’ll be embellishing my numbers throughout the album just for fun!

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December Daily 2017: The Cover

I really like the 6×8 size for my December Daily album and have used it for the last few years. So I wanted to go with that again. I found an adorable Becky Higgins album and loved that it was turquoise. I also found a Christmas tree shaker kit that sounded like it would be a fun addition to my cover.

Take a look at my December Daily 2017 cover. I'm so excited about the cute little Christmas tree shaker on a turquoise 6x8 album. Love!

I pulled some sequins, buttons, glitter, and mini wood trees to use inside my shaker. I went with green, turquoise, gold, white, with a small pop of red. I love this color combo and hope to use it throughout the album.

Take a look at my December Daily 2017 cover. I'm so excited about the cute little Christmas tree shaker on a turquoise 6x8 album. Love!

Since my album is blue I decided to go with white trees. I love this paint because it has a pearl finish which will give a bit of shimmer to my tree.

Take a look at my December Daily 2017 cover. I'm so excited about the cute little Christmas tree shaker on a turquoise 6x8 album. Love!

I painted the backing white and the top tree white. I then painted the edges of the other layers because that is all you will see of those. It took about 3 coats of paint to get a solid white on the trees.

Take a look at my December Daily 2017 cover. I'm so excited about the cute little Christmas tree shaker on a turquoise 6x8 album. Love!

It was really fun to add all the fun shakey things into the tree. I love all things shiny and shimery.

Take a look at my December Daily 2017 cover. I'm so excited about the cute little Christmas tree shaker on a turquoise 6x8 album. Love!

LOOK HOW PRETTY! 🙂 I used Glossy Accents to adhere each of the layers to the shaker.

Take a look at my December Daily 2017 cover. I'm so excited about the cute little Christmas tree shaker on a turquoise 6x8 album. Love!

I got my laser square last Christmas and LOVE it. It was the perfect way to add my tree exactly where I wanted it.

Take a look at my December Daily 2017 cover. I'm so excited about the cute little Christmas tree shaker on a turquoise 6x8 album. Love!

Because I want the shaker to be strongly attached to my cover I used Glossy Accents once again to adhere it. I then set a box on top of the shaker so that the weight would help it stick really well. Some glittery white thickers finished off the cover with the year.

Take a look at my December Daily 2017 cover. I'm so excited about the cute little Christmas tree shaker on a turquoise 6x8 album. Love!

So there you have it! My album cover for 2017. I’ve said this before, but I really mean it this time…this is my favorite cover yet!

Check out all of my December Daily posts for more ideas and inspiration!

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