Thursday, January 28, 2016

December Daily {2015} Days 16-20

Wow, after a couple of weeks of not creating anything, I found myself with an overwhelming urge to finish my December Daily yesterday. I had all of my photos and cards in place, so it was just a matter of printing out my journaling and embellishing my pockets.

After the first week or so in December, I shifted my page designs to be simpler in hopes of keeping up to date. It worked well until about day 12 and then the time to work on my album went out the window.

I'd seen a few albums that had this style of tree cut file, but wasn't able to find it for download. So after a little trial and error, I was able to create a cut file in Photoshop Elements to send to my Cricut Explore to cut out. Along with that, I also made a simple house to cut out.

Because of the house die cut, I had to make day 17 a double page spread as well, but I don't mind the simple, open space. In a way it mimics the clear and quiet place I was trying to keep my head in for the day, knowing that the rest of December was going to be busy.

On the 18th I was back in Chicago to help my sister move. She had quite the view from her apartment and I loved looking out over the city as the sun set. And of course, you can't visit Chicago without picking up some Garrett Popcorn. Seriously.

It was definitely an afterthought to snap a photo once the move was completed, but I'm glad I remembered.

Surprisingly, my sister and I had a decent amount of time to get out and about even with the unpacking we did. We had dinner with a friend of hers, drove to see the Christmas lights, and got a hike in.

I'll be back next week to share more of my album, but before that, Brandi and I will finally be unveiling the big project we've been working on. I'm so excited to share it with you and I'll see you on the 1st!

journaling cards - December Daily mini kit - One Little Bird, Feed Your Craft, Wonderland - In a Creative Bubble
patterned paper - Basic Grey {Juniper Berry}, Let it Snow mini kit - Feed Your Craft
cut files - Feed Your Craft cut with Cricut Explore Air
embellishments - DD mini kit, enamel dots, wood chip
alphabet stickers - wood grain - Webster's Pages, foam alphabet - Freckled Fawn
bear stamp - Lizzie M for Studio Calico
fonts - Walkway (journaling)


  1. I totally adore those "peek a boo" trees, Elise! That would make a great design for a holiday card. Just sayin'. :) The polar bear embellishment is another one of my favorite details.

  2. I love the Christmas tree page! So cute!

  3. Looks great Elise. You gave your photos a lot of room to breathe, I always forget to do that! I had made a cut file like this as well, but I'm sure you found out as you made yours it was pretty easy! Looking forward to seeing the rest!

  4. Your CAS approach is sooo refreshing to me - cos I tend to be a little it's quite restful and peaceful and just plain NICE to come along and see your PL!!

  5. Sometimes it's easier to make it yourself. and you can make it perfect for you too! On the home stretch , Elise! Xoxox

  6. Your pages are always so beautiful.
    I bet every time you open the book, you relive your visit with the smell of popcorn :)


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