Monday, December 10, 2012

DecDaily - dreidel games

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 know this photo could be cropped better, but I like the look of my pages in the album as a whole.)
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.

 I stamped the 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

I don't know why, but I made another page about december 3rd.  I just liked this picture of Avinash holding tomatoes from our garden.  Pretty simple patterned paper, cream/gold twine, MS label, 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. 


  1. I love the look of chalk inks! So cool you get to celebrate more festivals :) happy Hanukkah to all of you!

  2. Great pages! Love that you are giving yourself flexibility to just create the pages you want. :) My favorite white ink is that chalk ink too.

  3. Love that you made two pages about Dec 3! You have to do what works for you, and you'll be so happy you have that page.

  4. I love the stamping on the first page - I think it looks great in white on the dark background!

  5. Love the combo of woodgrain and aqua! x

  6. These are fun! I love the individuality of each page!

  7. Your lettering on both are making me swoon! I certainly enjoyed your pages and must bookmark you! Have a good Monday.

  8. I also love the tomato pic! (Isn't that the second major religion's winter festival???)

  9. Cute pages... I'm diggin' that turquoise on the woodgrain

  10. Very cool how you cut the No. 1 out. Fun pages.


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