Wednesday, December 4, 2013

December Daily | Days 2&3


 From this face to sticking his tongue out.   He is five and suddenly self conscious in front of the camera.  Going to have work harder to getting natural shots of him.  I want need his regular joyful face in this album too.

The pictures I used here aren't actually from December 2nd.  It was a Monday, Ryan was flying out back to work and I was coming down with a cold.  I wanted to include these pictures anyway and we trimmed the tree at my parent's house on the last day of November, so I just went for it.

The kraft die cut is made with a Paislee Press digital file.  I cut this journaling card out of this Alison Kreft patterned paper sheet.  I used one of the SC printable labels to add journaling.  Totally would have worked with one of those Martha Stewart/Avery labels too if I had any with me here.
Another Target/Paper Chase wood veneer glued onto the middle just for fun.

I just love this tree trunk card (from my SC DD kit).  I cut out the blessings journal card sentiment and stapled it on.  No journaling here on this topic (yet), just a gentle reminder.  The christmas tree card is another SC kit item.
I didn't bring the kit's thin washi with me so I just put some gold airmail washi on a piece of scrap paper and cut a thin strip out for the journaling card.  I may need to do this with more of my washi from now on.

On the third we took the kids out to the mall to give them an outing of some sort and of course ended up at Santa's workshop.  Second only to build-a-bear, it was so sweet to see Avinash chatting with Santa about his list.  Truthfully it is not that long since the boy (and girl) already have more toys than they know what to do with! I stitched a red border around the two letters to Santa and punched holes to fit it into the album.  They are a bit off but I can live with that.  I thought about tracing their writing over in pen so it will last longer.  Still debating about that...

I started with the mall photo and just hated it.  Even though my home printer decided to throw a fit today I printed out the picture from my phone in black&white instead and was much happier with the result.  Even though this Santa had a real beard and everything he just looks creepy to me.  I don't know.

I added a strip of star printed vellum and some OA stickers and SC printables cut to fit the strip. I love the way Ali Edwards does overhanging circles, so I did that too for the date tab.

Again, I didn't have many pictures today so I used this page as a chance to journal a bit more.  Really missing the hustle and bustle of having so much family around but needing to remember to savor this quiet time with just the kids and my parents right now.  (Never thought I would describe the five of us as quiet!)  The top card is an old handbook journaling card set from last year's SC holiday line.  The bottom one is from the 25 days SC class.  I added a strip of ribbon and wood veneer sequins too. 


  1. Great pages, and yes, enjoy your quiet time! :)

  2. Looks great, love how you added the "blessings" on the wood paper.

  3. You pages are great and I love your photos. Got to love it when kids start that. lol

  4. You are doing an awesome job with your DD!! I was going to give it a try this year, but chickened out, lol, but I am getting a lot of ideas for next year maybe(?). I love that you included the Christmas photo from Nov....that makes me think it doesn't have to be so strict and maybe I could do it. :):) Evie

  5. Love your December Daily pages. Would love for you to stop by and share them on our link up on Friday! :)

  6. letters to santa- that is my favorite!! heeehee!!

  7. Just had a good nosy around on your blog and am Ioving all the little touches on your pages.


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