So basically I have fits and spurts of feeling good enough to do anything, therefore not as much crafting going on as I would normally do or surfing the web. I have managed to get some work done on my December Daily though. I haven't decided whether I'll take it past Christmas or not, but if I don't I'm about half way there. YAY! So here's what I have to share.
While digging in my stash I found an old set of embellishments from Making Memories that's colors matched my papers perfectly. The little sentiment strips and buttons were in it. The number circles were a free download I found on line. The first page is mostly journaling. For the photo I purchased some of the Simple Stories Snap photo pocket pages and trimmed it to fit. It was too long so I stitched the bottom closed and cut off the excess.
I added another photo for the other side of the photo pocket and Like my friend Nancy who just posted deets on the cutest Christmas tree mini album, when you open the pages they are all facing right side up. I wish the album had been side bound for easier opening, but it is what it is. The day two page is an insert I created since the album only came with six pages. This page flips out to reveal two pocket pages inside.
I filled my pockets with journaling tags and matted photos. The Christmas Santa calender in the right hand pocket was a freebie off the internet.
The back side of the insert is another pocket page holding days 4 and 5. Day six is an acrylic album page. I have never worked with an acrylic page before and was a little lost on what to do with it. However the photos worked out just right for it to be tree decorating day and I thought this beautiful picture of the lights would look wonderful framed in frost. I used some ancient Opaque white Stazon I had which wasn't working to well. I managed to get it looking decent and then I added some transparent sparkly embossing powder. You have to be careful when embossing acrylic. It will warp and I had to flatten out my scallops several times.
Got the start and finish of the tree done by my baby girl on the other side of the acrylic page. For day 7-8 I created another insert with a fold down flap. The front of the flap has a cute Jillibean Soup mini bag to hold the journaling tag. I didn't get a pic of the folded down flap so you can see the snowman cookie jar page. This thing was a booger to photograph in my lightbox. I will be doing a video of it later and things will be much easier to see then.
This page features a small part of my Lenox snowman collection. My mom has bought me several of them over the years and I decided to capture the Snow Band. I added a couple of stars cut from corrugated cardboard and will probably add something else to that bare bottom corner.
Need to get some more pics developed so I can share some more pages.
Have yourself a wonderful weekend!