Thursday, December 11, 2014

Documenting December 2014 {Days 1-6}

Wow, well I had a little bit of a setback when it came to getting my December Daily album started. I printed my photos for the first 3 days and made all different styles and sizes of pages, including a confetti shaker pocket that flipped up to reveal my journaling. With those pages done, I had a heavy weight bearing down on me. I was struggling with how to make it all feel cohesive and I was not a happy camper.

I pulled last years album off the shelf and looked through it thinking about what I liked most about it. I decided I would start over and make 6"x8" layouts and have a go at techniques that have piqued my interest lately. Still wanting to include a little story for each photo, I wrote on mini shipping tags and tucked them behind photos. Finally feeling excited to continue on with my album, I got several days completed!

Day 1 - the wreath we bought for our front door on Small Business Saturday
technique - gesso and stamping applied on a vintage book page

Day 2 - Target to the rescue because I ran out of time to make my own set of marquee lights
happy dance - used up plastic stars that had been hanging around

Day 3 - coming to an end with my daily photo challenge
technique - watercolor paper with stamped images and Tim Holtz Distress Markers

Day 4 - finally getting started on making my Christmas cards
happy dance - fun new craft die that makes tiny envelopes

Day 5 - happy mail from Studio Calico
technique - cut out stamped letters (as practice for one day cutting out handwritten letters)

Day 6 -we braved the rain to watch the boat parade
happy dance - put inspiration I'd found to use and scraplifted a gorgeous layout by Cari (SC username caariilup)

***Feel free to visit my gallery if you'd like to flip through my album page by page, last years December Daily is there as well and all relating blog posts can be found here.***


  1. i loveeeeeee your marquee lights!!!

  2. I could look at these beautiful pages all day, Elise! So many wonderful details, like the stacked mini envelopes, the stars, oh, just everything. LOL!

  3. Wow, your pages are stunning.
    I love your photography, just love it.
    I also like that envelope punch :)
    So happy your are happy dancing all over the place ;)

  4. WOW Elise your pages are amazing and I love your tiny cute! and don't you just love that feeling when you use up product you have lying around.

  5. Lovely pages! Glad you were able to make something that you liked. I hate it when a project isn't turning out the way I envisioned. That Studio Calico page is adorable!

  6. Love how you approached this. Those mini shipping labels are a great way to get the words down, and then you have an entire page on which to play! Fun start to your album!

  7. Awesome techniques. Can't wait to try some of them. I've never used gesso, I think that one is on the top if my list.


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