Friday, December 18, 2015

December Daily {2015} Days 6-10

Like many people that are documenting their December, work on my album has come in spurts, usually having to wait until the weekend to find a chunk of time to make progress. For once, using pocket pages is actually going faster for me and I was able to get several pages made this past Sunday.

On the 6th I was also able to craft in the afternoon and decided that would be my story for the day. While I was checking Instagram, I saw posts from Brandi and Jessica about donuts so decided that would make for a nice afternoon break. Later in the afternoon the hubs called me to the front windows to look outside. After taking a long look at the gorgeous sunset, I grabbed my camera and headed outside to snap some pictures.

I cut down a pocket page to get my 2x8 pocket and using digital stamps, I made my own patterned paper with coffee and donuts.

The 7th was a long work day for both of us and I decided I didn't want to cook. We headed out for dinner that we topped off with an order of Funnel Fries for dessert. Again making my own patterned paper, I used an alphabet stamp set and repeatedly stamped the word YUM.

For the 8th, since there was so much flair making going on, I decided it needed a place in my album. I had bought some filler cards, but the colors were a little different than what's been in my album so I recolored the houses to include red and pink.

The morning of the 9th I got off to a slow start and decided I needed to head out to the park for some me time. Without music, my phone, or other people, I enjoyed a quiet walk and stopped frequently to take photos. After adding text to my photo, I printed it on cardstock and then cut it apart to fit into the pockets.

I usually let my stories come naturally for each day, but for the 10th I knew in advance what I wanted to document. On December 10, 2010, I met my hubs for the first time, though of course I didn't know he would be the one. ;) To celebrate, we replaced my original wedding band with a new ring.

Once again I used my silkscreen with gold acrylic paint and then layered it onto patterned paper. I used my Fuse tool to seal up my shaker pockets.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead and I'll be back next week with the last pages of My Thankful 30 mini and hopefully some more December Daily pages. :)

journaling cards - December Daily mini kit by OLB, Wonderland by IACB
tree patterned paper - Basic Grey {Juniper Berry}
digital stamps - GOSH! from Kellie Stamps
alphabet stamps - Mercer by Kelly Purkey, Studio Calico
tissue confetti - Felicity Jane
mini flair - Feed Your Craft
"i love you" silkscreen - Messy Box by A Beautiful Mess
fonts - Sant'Elia and Eveleth (2x8 filler card) Walkway (journaling), Moon (on photo)


  1. I am so enjoying these pages and stories, Elise! You are so creative when it comes to making your own papers, cutting up photos to span pockets, etc. I love it all!

  2. I've had a lovely read tonight Elise - so much inspiration.
    Your December Daily is beautiful x

  3. The page for Day Nine slays me. So, so good, Elise!

  4. You are so creative. I love your stamping to make the patterned paper. I also love how you use these cool digital elements in your album,just so awesome. Your photos are amazing, too. Very inspiring. Michelle t

  5. I love the pink and red houses. Perfect! Sweet story about when you met the hubs :)

  6. Your pages are coming together nicely. Love your 2x2 confetti squares.

  7. Beautiful pages!!!!
    I am so impressed with all of your custom papers you do.
    I do love you photography as well, especially the tree.
    I too go out by myself on little (adventures) walks :)

  8. Sweet journaling for day 10. Awww... Really love how you divided the tree up for the pockets.


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