Category: scrapbooking

December Daily® – Day One and Two

At the start of the month I thought it might be tricky to get this album made day to day but it has been more of a challenge than I thought! December always does it to me. But with the hectic and rushed comes the good too I just need to keep reminding myself about that.

Anyway here is day one and two.

As you can see I wrote about my feelings for the spirit of Christmas on day one and the traditions that get the month going. If you recall the only prep for this day was the white page base and the number ‘1’. That starburst circle is actually the negative bit from an Ali Edwards sheet of silver die cuts. I backed it with more white card and added a one on top.

I’d gone along to the local photo shop last Saturday, the 8th, and printed a weeks worth of pictures. All 4 x 6 some portrait and some landscape and all taken with my phone. The above photo was a portrait one so I cut it down to fit the page which is about 5 x 7. Love having the photo run up to the edge of the page on the right hand side. The words strip is also and Ali design from a past December Daily kit.

Day two was changed from the original which looked like this.

I wanted to include the snow globe because it’s sooooo cute so I cut it out of the paper and simply adhered it to my photo.

I added a tab page turner on the right and wrote (rather messily!) my words on the mirror in the photo. All about another wonderful tradition, girls crafting day.

Hoping your holiday season is going well and will be back soon with more.

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December Daily® is an album project developed by Ali Edwards. Read all about it over here.

December Daily® 2018 – Album Cover and Foundation Pages

At last I’m sharing the set up for this years album. What with Gav moving the site and then my laptop crashing a few days ago I thought I’d never get the chance to share my album before the beginning of the month!

But I made it, just!

I made a change this year and have gone back to a smaller sized album. The main reason for this is to do with my photo printing issues. After struggling with poor prints on my home printer last year I have decided to use my local photo printer instead of doing it at home this year.  It isn’t my preferred option but I’ll give it a go and in this spirit I have down sized my album so I can include mainly 4 x 6 sized pictures.

I have also returned whole heartedly to red!

Using up lots of older supplies.

And a couple of new ones. Love those transparent stars from Ali Edwards.

Also love some fold out pages.

Leaving lots of pages loose and including a few pocket pages cut down to size.

Envelopes are a true favourite.

Like I say very loose!

I even found some cast off paint projects! I may cover all of this up but we will see.

So there we have it. A foundation to build this years stories upon. I’m very excited to begin this lovely tradition once again.

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December Daily® is an album project developed by Ali Edwards. Read all about it over here.

Layout Share – Remember This

Another one of those photos that I snap and then simply must scrap to capture that moment in time.

Remember This

I used a numbered list for the journalling this time. Just a couple of details about where and who.

  1. We’d been to St Petersburg. Him for the Dali Museum, us for the craft shop.
  2. Every time we went through the barrier back to Caribbean Beach the driver had to remove their MAGIC BAND to open the barrier. 
  3. He loves to drive.
  4. Just love this photo and all that it reminds me of. 

Ages ago I promised an update on this albums progress. I have failed in that so far. But I do hope that I can round up this trip soon even if that means I come back to some stories. There are several pages already made and a few stories that I MUST tell and I’m setting myself the challenge of doing all that by the end of the month!

Wish me luck.

Layout Share – Chef Mickey’s

There were so many memorable times from our ten day stay in Disney I can’t count them all. But this one is up there as a favourite.

Breakfast @ Chef Mickey’s

Here’s the story –

One hundred and eighty days in the planning! So glad I booked this character breakfast. You have to throw yourself into the fun, try mot to get nervous, get up and shake hands and strike a pose with these guys. The food was plentiful and hello Mickey shaped waffles… It was full on FUN and a great adventure in the Disney experience. I mean c’mon even Gav got up and joined in the fun. Really loved this so. 

No other words needed!

Layout Share – Checking In

Still more stories to tell from our 2017 adventures!

Checkin’ in

Here’s the story –

The magic is here. At last we made it. A long journey today but it is so good to be here. Our base for the next ten days Caribbean Beach Resort. Custom House where we checked in was cool and exotic a perfect tribute to its name. And the air con was perfect too a must in this heat…… It was so exciting to get our magic bands and all the information of course. The $750 gift card for the building work issue..cher-ching! Then off we went to our rooms. No key needed you just blip the band. Oh Yes!

Just typing that out makes me all nostalgic for Disney and eager to share the other pages I’ve made so far about this part of the trip. Such great fun was had.

Layout Share – So Yum

A little sweet treat in New Orleans…..

So Yum

Here’s the story –

You read the guide books and they tell you the places to visit. Cafe du Monde was one of the must visit places in New Orleans to try their beignets. Bev went in and bought them and they were indeed delish. We enjoyed them back at the hotel w/free coffee!  

Hmmm…… Love the photo and the page design but my story is lacking. Just one of those days where I wrote nothing much. And I didn’t include a date!

But it’s done and I shall pop into the album anyway and I’m sure in ten years I’ll love that I told this tale.

Layout Share – 18 Years in the Planning

This story is the axis. The reason for our trip stateside in 2017. And as you can see it was a while in the making!

18 Years in the Planning

Here’s the story –

This trip was in the plan ever since Gav and I went to see a partial eclipse in 1999 in Cornwall. I spent so much time looking at NASA map of the path of totality trying to decide the best spot to watch it. I also worried about the weather a lot too. But it all worked out. We had no idea where in Tennessee we would stop and the traffic the day before had me all worried again. But off we set and ended up in an abandoned supermarket parking lot with lots of other folk. Not too many. We met the guy with the telescope and it was perfect. And when it started it was AMAZING. So good. It was worth the wait. Truly. It was a clear (almost) sky and lovely for B, D and H to be with us too. Eerie, very emotional and will never be forgotten. And only 7 years to wait till the next one! 

This layout was a long time in the making so that matches this story perfectly. You know when you want to get it just right? SO much so that you don’t do it all…… Eventually I decided just to commit and make the page. I got the years wrong on the page, I said 9 years when it was 7 from when we saw it, only 6 now! But never mind the story is told and I like the way it turned out. Love those two photos. The one of a cross armed girl is a story all of its own but does not really need spelling out much more that she was bored!

So the big one in the book at last now on to the next.

Layout Share – Remember

Still working on finishing the 2017 album. We were there this time last year!

Anyway another Washington D.C layout.

Remember

Here’s the story –

I want to remember this place. I want to remember the heat, that Gav and I headed straight into the shade on the steps. I want to remember that pool didn’t have water in it last time we were here.I want to remember the crowds and the buzzing of it all. I want to remember the reason for this amazing memorial, how Americans celebrate their history. I’ll always remember. 

Such a good place to visit. And I was trying to convey that in my words. The simple act of going and soaking up the atmosphere taking a breath and remembering all of it. And I really wanted to include that photo my niece snapped of Gav and I in amongst the crowds! Now I look again at the layout I think I’ll find a larger piece of vellum and cover the whole photo with just me and he in the cutout circle.

Another tale in the books.

Layout Share – Guac or Cheese?

I’ve been busy this past week finalising plans to complete the 2017 USA album. The class I took from Ali Edwards, that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, really focussed my mind and got me enthusiastic to finish this album. I have a blog post in the works about this but for now here is another fun story from those travels.

Guac or Cheese

 

The continuing love affair with Chipotle! This time in Washington. If you have not experienced this food place then you won’t know that there is always a choice of guacamole or cheese on your burrito and I always ask for a little of both or if we are getting two burritos we have guac on one and cheese on the other. I like this fun title.

I’m finding that I embellish less and less these days. Generally in my scrapbook life I am a minimalist and this page certainly proves that! Still loving white card stock and American Craft Thickers for titles though. Gotta have the Thickers.

Layout Share – New Orleans Bound but First we Target

Another story from the USA trip 2017.

New Orleans Bound But First We Target

Not many words on this one –

Our first target stop. It was great to be back in this store!

What more can I say? We love a Target.