December Daily 2011 – Days 14-19

I’m happy to have a few more December Daily pages to share! DH helped me fire up the sewing machine today (i.e., he sewed while I gave directions) – and thank goodness for that, because I have sadly discovered that I cannot sew straight for the life of me! (but more on that later – I will make a blog post about it in a bit). Anyway, luckily for me, DH’s really good with the sewing machine, and I’m loving how these pages have turned out! 😉

DD 2011 - 14

Credits:
Left page: Brown Paper Pack by Sahlin Studio, Santa from Christmas Wonder by Kaye Winiecki, journaling tags from North Pole by Mari Koegelenberg, word strips from Kitschy Christmas: Word Blocks by Sahlin Studio
Right page: Paper from A Christmas Collab by Micheline Martin and Fruitloop Sally, December Daily Numbers by Sahlin Studio, Font: Dear Joe 4

OK, no sewing on this page. 🙂 The inspiration for this page came from a contest DH entered for me last week on the October Afternoon blog – spouses were encouraged to enter, so I asked him if he would write something. We didn’t get a prize, but I loved what he wrote for me, so it had to go in the album! I cut out the words Dear Santa with the Silhouette, and layered 3 copies to make it thicker. It looks so pretty – seriously, I am so annoyed at how blah these pages look in photographs, they are so much prettier IRL! On the left page I wrote up DH’s and my wish list. Did you see all the check marks on my list?? I seriously couldn’t wish for anything more this Christmas! 🙂

DD 2011 - 15

Credits:
Paper from A Christmas Collab by Micheline Martin and Fruitloop Sally
Journal Everyday by Sabrina Dupre

Well, to say the truth, I am running a bit out of ideas for the album. I am all set now, but I struggled a bit a few days to come out with a topic. Since I’ve been making this album focused on Christmas, I didn’t have a special topic ready every day, and I already covered most of the topics I wanted to cover. But our cute reindeer and penguin deserved to make it in the album. And isn’t that stitching pretty? 🙂

DD 2011 - 16

Credits:
Paper from Cheerful by Tickled Pink Studio
Word strip from December Stories by Designs by Lili
Date and stars from Pear Tree album by Sara Gleason

This was my second experiment printing on vellum. I used the fast draft mode and that was a bit faint. I will try the draft mode next time.

DD 2011 - 16b

This is my favorite page so far! I used a piece of a paper bag from Starbucks, and DH’s stellar sewing was the perfect finishing touch!

DD 2011 - 17

Credits:
Paper from A Month To Be Merry by Lauren Grier
Joy element from December Bits by Sabrina Dupre
December Daily Numbers by Sahlin Studio
Word strips from Kitschy Christmas Daily December Add-on by Jenn Barrette

I made and cut the HOHOHO with my Silhouette – I needed a touch of blue added on this page.

DD 2011 - 18

Credits:
Kitschy Christmas by Jenn Barrette and Sahlin Studio available at The Lilypad and at Sweet Shoppe Designs
Christmas party word strip from Kitschy Christmas Daily December Add-on by Jenn Barrette

I sadly found out a couple of days ago that gluing vellum doesn’t quite work, but as you can see sewing sure does! 🙂

DD 2011 - 19

Credits:
Word strip from Kitschy Christmas Daily December Add-on by Jenn Barrette
Number from A Month To Be Merry by Lauren Grier

That’s all I have for now! A few more pages are in the works. I’d love to get this done and posted by Christmas day, but we’ll see what I can manage. 2 more days… 😉 I played with glitter today – it is messy and a pain to work with, but it is oh so pretty!! 🙂

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