I am realizing that there is a pattern to the way I work on this. Unlike the 'standard' december daily, I am mostly doing stand alone pages. They sort of end up like mini layouts, but I allow myself to be more simple. Having a pre-sorted box of stuff to work with helps speed up the process for me a lot. I am going back to cover November, but I am allowing myself to skip days in December as well. After I finish a spread and if there is still a little time before the end of naps I will paint a chipboard insert or print photos. I also work at least a day or two behind. Journaling is kept no fuss, on the page directly or a simple tag.
I cut the number one out with my cameo. I sort of modified the font you see in my header to create the outline-less marquee look. It is backed with some pow AC glitter paper. I considered putting different buttons and papers in each circle, but decided to err on the side of simplicity. I pulled out this JBS red label paper. Just perfect for this album.
I hope you can tell it is meant to spell out '1st night'. Avi was really excited to play dreidel, but the cutest part turned out to be Nandini playing along as she stuffed chocolate chips in her mouth.
Ali Edwards holiday stamp in white chalk ink here. Love how it looks against the dark woodgrain. I used to always emboss in white but I think I like the look of chalk even better. Paired with blue letter stickers and a few more enamel dots.
OA washi, die cut title and wooden number. I added some teal washi for contrast to the neutral/reds and to contribute to the color theme throughout the album.