December Daily 2011 – Days 1-9

I know I’ve been quiet lately.. I’ve been really busy with work, Christmas concerts and parties, holiday baking, and my December Daily album. I am mostly caught up with it, even though I am missing a couple of bits here and there, but have not had time to take pictures and show it off. Since it’s December 19 and I still haven’t shown anything, it really is time for me to post something. 🙂 So here are days 1-9. More to come soon (I hope!). There is no cover at the moment – I need to see how thick the album turns out to figure out the binding and the cover. 🙂 I will add credits shortly. I printed everything on matte presentation paper, except for photos, which are on glossy photo paper, and a couple things on vellum.

Day 1a

I have printed a photo of our tree on vellum to go in front of my page 1. (note to self: use draft mode when printing on vellum!!)

DD 2011 - 1

Credits:
December Daily Numbers by Sahlin Studio
December Bits by Sabrina Dupre

DD 2011 - 2

Credits:
Brown Paper Pack by Sahlin Studio
Pocket Stuffers by Valorie Wibbens
Half Rounds by Amy Martin
Very Merry embellishments by Precocious Paper and Sahlin Studio

This year I am featuring several full page photos. They make putting the album together so much easier, plus I love to show off some of my favorite photos from the season! I love this 2-page spread!

DD 2011 - 3

Credits:
Very Merry and Bright by Jenn Barrette and Shawna Clingerman
Music paper bracket from December Bits by Sabrina Dupre

I had lots of pictures to add to this day. I always struggle with photo placement on hybrid pages, but I am pleased with what I did here. Digi is so much easier for me. (In case you’re wondering, I digitally erased a few words on the page on the right for privacy).

DD 2011 - 4

Credits:
Left page – No Peeking papers and Pocket Stuffers by Valorie Wibbens; Very Merry embellishments by Precocious Paper and Sahlin Studio; word strip from Kitschy Christmas by Jenn Barrette and Sahlin Studio available at The Lilypad and at Sweet Shoppe Designs

Saturday DH and I finally tried the new sewing machine I got on Black Friday. It works very well, for paper too! Of course, the one time it didn’t work properly was when we used it to attach the number to this page. I had to use a rhinestone to cover up a hole in the page. Oh well… 😉 I am still intimidated by the machine, but I do want to learn how to use it with confidence, since I’ve been wanting to sew on my projects for quite some time now!

DD 2011 - 5

Credits:
Santa’s Little Helper by Karah Fredricks, Kate Hadfield and Kaye Winiecki
“Our own little elf” word strip and number 5 from Kitschy Christmas Daily December Add-on by Jenn Barrette

As I mentioned earlier, this year my December Daily album focuses on Christmas events, and of course our dearest elf Jingle Ginger had to get his own page spread. I love how it turned out! 🙂

DD 2011 - 6

Credits:
Background paper from A Christmas Collab by Micheline Martin and Fruitloop Sally
Tree from Joyful Christmas by LDrag Designs
Tag from December Bits by Sabrina Dupre
Paper tape, spray mists

The tree element on the left was something I’d cut out for last year DD album but not used. I sprayed green and silver mists on the red paper on the left. Fun! I’ve had a hard time photographing these pages, since the glossy paper gets my own reflection in the way!

DD 2011 - 7

Credits:
Kitschy Christmas by Jenn Barrette and Sahlin Studio available at The Lilypad and at Sweet Shoppe Designs
No peeking word strip from Kitschy Christmas Daily December Add-on by Jenn Barrette
Joy word strip from Kitschy Christmas: Word Blocks by Sahlin Studio
#7: paper tape

Here is how I made gift wrap this year: kraft paper sprayed with red, green and silver. And yarn to go around. 🙂

DD 2011 - 8

Credits:
Very Merry embellishments by Precocious Paper and Sahlin Studio
Big Ol’ Tags 3 by Lauren Reid

You cannot quite see the glitter on the 8 from this photo..

Unfortunately I cannot share page 9 quite yet because it’s using a new kit that my designer decided to wait a bit on, but hopefully I can come back to add it soon!

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