Day 23 is here!
I decided to do a page all about pictures of my nieces and nephews throughout the holiday season. 1 kiddo = 1 pic.
I very consciously make sure that I include a picture of each and every one of them in this album. I make sure that I spend time with each and every one of them during the season. There are 7 of them so sometimes it's hard to do.
They are all so unique in their own way. I don't want to leave any of them out and I think this is the best way to do it. 1 day = all the kiddos.
I was digging through my stash trying to come up with a plan and I saw the page protector with 12 pockets (2"x2") and knew it was perfect to hold all of the pictures I wanted to do.
Then I kept digging because I couldn't figure out what I wanted to put in the extra pockets. 12 pockets - 7 kiddos - 1 Auntie = 4 extra boxes. I knew I needed a focal point so I picked the second row from the top to put my title and then found those adorably cute gingerbread die-cuts from Pebbles. OMG they are soooo incredibly cute and soooo incredibly perfect for this page.
Honestly that entire die-cut set is incredible I'm so glad I bought it and stuck it in my stash for this album. Cutesy without taking away from the page.
The tag in the middle is from October Afternoon - Make it Merry Doo-dads.
The "gather", "this is us" and hearts line are stamps from Ali's Gatherings Story stamp kit. I've been using it a lot because that particular stamp set has fit so perfectly with the feel of Christmas and togetherness. I LOVE IT!
The square on the bottom is a stamp from Ali's Dec Daily 2014 kit and one of the plastic red stars also from that kit. I just stapled it on with a Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. p.s. I use Jet Black Staz-on ink because it goes on dark and dries very quickly.
If you look closely you can see that I've put their names on each square.
This pic is so cute. He was being a stinker and pouting but his dad started picking on him so he turned around to smile at him.
Ashton. He's getting so big! He had about 4 teeth but he still tackled that piece of pizza. I was shocked that he managed to take it down.
This is probably one of my most favorites just because of the expression on Jack's face. So determined to break open that shark for his birthday and he did it.
Little Clara just staring up at me. Right before this she was fussy and crying. All it took was for me to lay her down. That's it. She just wanted to not be held. Okie dokie girlie.
Onward! Here's the other half of the layout. I decided to do a nice red color because it would show up nicely against all the pictures of the kids and help draw you in to the page (or so I hope...let me know if my plan worked.)
This page is solely journalling and a couple 3x4 cards. One is from Ali's kit (gatherings - story stamp) and the other is from...um...dang it. I can't find the brand I just have the cards. Anyway it's cute and I loved the gray with the red. I covered up mistletoe because it didn't really fit (used a tag from Ali's Dec Daily kit)
I printed the journalling out on some graphed paper using Remington Noiseless font (if you've been reading my December Daily posts you'll notice that I've been very consistent using this font for the album...you're probably sick and tired of me mentioning it. :)
"Ah, Family" and the hearts at the bottom are from Ali's gatherings Story stamp kit. I colored them in with a red Le Pen.
I used the red glittery tape from Ali's Dec Daily kit for the border. I love how it gives it a little something extra and there's a bonus. Oh yes. The glittery doesn't rub off and get all over. SCORE!
The card on the left-side is from Ali's Gathering Story Stamp kit as are the other stamps used: "hearts", "in good times and hard times", the heart, "this is" and "how we roll".
Thanks for reading this post and I hope you enjoyed it.
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Have a great day!