Christmas season is 2 months away. I'm starting to get ramped up for the holidays already...so I thought I'd post some pictures of my 2015 December Daily Album that I neglected to post last year. Whoops. I try to scrap during the season but there always seems to be so much going on that I fall off the wagon. I end up doing it later in the year or right before the next season, which is what happened with 2015.
I hope you enjoy. I also will post a video walk-through as well. If you have any questions on what product I'm using or how I did something please leave comments and I'd be happy to answer them or even post tutorials if there is enough interest.
Yeah...I went overboard, didn't I? I had so many stories to tell and so many pictures that I just couldn't leave out.
Day 19: Gift: This Story
I did a pop-up so I could get the story told and be able to put in the pictures I wanted to.
I wasn't sure how I was going that tann-ish, brown colored cardstock and pink deer antlers but heck yeah I found a way! OHHHH YEAH!!! I get the cheapest thrill out of that.
Day 20: STAR WARS!!!!!
I knew I had to do this page. Totally not December-related but it had to be told. I also knew I had to use black, stars and silver, just cuz, you know that to me says Star Wars.
I used Ali's two different star papers as backgrounds and used my silhouette to cut the angled Star Wars title out of black cardstock. (Star jedi font from dafont.com) I also used silver stickles on the 20 to make it super glittery.
Day 21: Cookies!!!!!!! All about cookies! Several pages in fact, all about cookies. I gotta say I couldn't just do a page on this. I probably spent a good full week just on making desserts, treats and cookies for Christmas so I went all out on this days pictures and journalling.
I added one of Ali's tags to use for the date. When you turn it I used some patterned paper from the kit to make a pocket to hold my 3x4 journaling card.
I used one of the packages from an Ali Edwards Story Kit to house the details of my cookie making exploits including costs, schedule, what cookies I was making, ingredients, etc. Figured later on in life that would be interesting to see.
Turn the page and you get even more pictures of cookies and desserts and a 3x8 page protector with journalling.
I used a png file from Ali to make the Cookie Boxes circle. I used my silhouette to print and cut on the dotted background patterned paper.
The picture on the right is of the cookies boxes that I made and distributed. I made so many cookies that I decided to make cookies boxes and sell them only to recoup some of the costs involved in making that many cookies. Turns out I recouped some of those costs but not all. It was fun. I didn't have to try very hard to sell boxes either. People at work, friends and family bought them. I was kind of in shock.
Day 22: Presents
I made this 2-page spread where the top picture flows across one page onto another. I believe the size I printed was 12x6. I wrote my journaling in the black space on each side which was actually my black pants.
On the bottom two pictures I converted them to black and white then erased that b&w from specific pieces of those pictures like my red shoes, the presents we were wrapping. I did that because the coloring on the pictures wasn't that good and I didn't want them to overshadow everything else.
I had a lot of fun with this page. It took some extra work because at first I wasn't sure what I wanted or how to use those pictures together but eventually it worked out and this page is one of my favorites.
Day 23: Learning how to make a traditional Czech dessert: Rohlicky.
An experience that I will never forget and ended up repeating the next year. I love learning new recipes, especially one that is a family recipe and something I learn from my Aunt.
This layout is different than a normal layout. I have the main front page but then in between this and the last page is a small file folder book I made to feature the details and give me the ability to have several pictures in the album. I admit I went a little crazy but I just couldn't not go overboard on something this special.
The file folder album was created using my silhouette.
This is an Ali Edwards psd file that I converted to fit my rohlicky making efforts.
Day 24: Part 1: Cookies.
Um...if you've been following I already have a day or two about cookies. So yeah, I love cookies and I scrap about them A LOT! but, well, I have no excuse...I did more than one page about cookies. Hope you like. :)
In order to get more pictures in Day 24: Cookies I used a couple flip pockets. I kinda like using them. They don't add too much bulk but you get more pics in. Not to mention it's fun to add an interactive element. I feel like when I have that in my albums, other people seem to slow down and really read the pages instead of just breezing through the album.
Day 24: Part 2: Christmas Eve
In order to get all of the pictures of Christmas Eve with my extended family I knew I had to get creative and do something different. I was watching a class of Ali's and saw her do this fold-out and thought, oh yeah, that's what I'm going to do. I LOVE how it turned out and I so have to do it again.
Day 25: Christmas Day!
I used Typewriter Font to put my journaling on the 4x6 card. I measured the borders of that card and set up a canvas in photoshop elements with those borders and typed my journaling inside that box then printed it out.
I wanted to put at least one picture of each of my family members and this is how I accomplished it. I created a canvas in photoshop and added 3x2 pictures to it.
On my canvas I added this small title using a paislee press digital kit and Ali's puffy heart stickers from a previous DD kit.
Day 25: Part 2: Joy: Present Opening
I love this spread. It was so much fun to do. I got the idea when I was looking through present opening pictures trying to figure out how on earth I was going to cull out the pictures and find just a few for my album. After perusing through the pics and constantly seeing pictures of joy I thought, "Hey, I'll just do some 2x2's and then journal on the opposite page. This is probably one of my favorite pages.
Day 25: Christmas Day: Part 2
Nothing special here because I just wanted to put some pictures in and be done with my album.