Thursday, 26 January 2012

Remainder of December Daily Album

Here are some more of my December Daily pages. 

Day 16 was just a simple page with a few snowmen at the bottom.

Day 17 tells of my daughters first horse riding lesson.  I didn't take photos at the stables because the light was bad and I didn't want to scare the horses by using flash, but I recorded the story in the journaling.

On the 18th I hadn't taken any photos and then there was a knock on the door and the Rotary carol wagon was outside.  I grabbed the children and my camera and managed to get a few photos.  They are quite blurred but I'm not bothered about it - I decorated the page with a few stickers and a glittered white star from my stash.

Day 19 was of my son's Ju Jitsu display.  I have blanked out the face of his friend for privacy.  On the opposite page to this, in my album I have blown up a photo to 8.5 x 11 and added text to the bottom, but there are lots of other kids shown on that so I can't share it.

Day 20 was another simple page about the first Christmas in our new kitchen.

My daughter and a friend made some mince pies on the 21st.

Day 22 was another baking day, this time with a cake mix that I bought from Tesco.  I saved the wrapper from it and laminated it as a page divider.

Day 23 was my son asleep in our bed - sweet!

Christmas Eve!  I took this photo in the evening when the excitement was growing.  I blew it up and sits on the opposite page to the the next photo down.

These photos are just a snap shot of things we did on the day.

Christmas Day.

I blew up one photo again which shows the hustle and bustle of Christmas morning.

The opposite page again, is photos of a letter from santa and opening presents.

Completing this album was a bit of a struggle.  My computer broke, I ran out of ink and life got in the way but I am really pleased that I ploughed on and completed it.  The resulting album contains lots of memories, photos, drawings, clippings and other memories that I will treasure for years to come.  If you haven't done this project before, I highly recommend it. 


Thursday, 19 January 2012

December Daily

Christmas seems such a long time ago now, but I will keep posting the pages from my December Daily.

Day 13

I took this one at a fairly quiet moment and it is one of my favourite of the holidays.  I jazzed it up a bit with some tartan ribbon.

Day 14

I did consider not puting this photo in my album because it is horizontal, but I decided that I really wanted to tell the story so in it went.  I covered the whole of the page in paper and added in some bits and pieces, rather than trying to stick to the template that I have used before.

Day 15

I didn't take any photos on the 15th and so I just stuck in this receipe card from Waitrose and journalled about the magazines that I like to read at Christmas.

I am planning on being back tomorrow with more from my album.


Thursday, 5 January 2012

December Daily

Over the last few days I have been working towards getting my December Daily finished and I'm nearly there.  I've just got some journaling left for Christmas Day and then it's done.  Here are a couple of photos of pages I've finished.

Day 8

This is of my daughter and my mum and I kept it really simple.  The orange colour was a challenge and I did consider converting it to black and white, but I wanted to use up the snowflake paper which I've had for a while which is by Fancy Pants.  I added some Scenic Route word stickers, Flair by American Crafts and ribbon by Love Elsie.

Day 9

This is of my son playing around with a Santa hat.  It doesn't bother me that half of it isn't on the photo - I think his expression is fab!  I've added the journaling directly onto the photo.  I was getting a bit bored with the template that I had created so I decided to shake things up a bit with the rest of the album.   

I covered up the '9' on the bottom of the page with the paper (Fancy Pants) and added a glittery number on the top.  The Santa hat is one which came in a pack of 3 from a local garden centre and the sentiment at the bottom is from My Minds Eye.

Day 10

Sorry the photo isn't straight (too much mulled wine!)  The 10th was a really busy day and I had more that one photo that I wanted to add to my album.  I printed this photo of  8.5 x 11 and added the text directly onto it. 

On the second page I made a template in Photoshop and dropped in four photos of the day.  I added three buttons from Love Elsie on the top and a 'tree' sticker on the bottom and that was that.

Day 11

This day was tricky as I didn't take any photographs.  I went shopping and didn't take my camera.  What I did have was this menu from the restaurant so I added that in and cut up a box which held candy canes and added that in as well.  I then added in bits of paper which I had spare.

Day 12

Today was my youngest daughters birthday.  The colours totally clashed in this photo so I converted it to black and white and added in some 'newsprint' paper.  Onto this I added a few stickers by Scenic Route.

I will post more of the ages soon but in the meantime would love to hear what you think.


Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year!

A very Happy New Year to everyone - I hope it is filled with health and happiness for you all.

I have nearly finished my December Daily album, there is just a little bit of journaling and embellishing to do and that will be that.  I have really enjoyed putting the album together again this year although there have been challenges regarding my computer breaking down and then ink running out.  However, I'm so glad I persevered.  I haven't taken photos of the pages yet but will do so when the light is a bit better and get it posted later in the week.

In the meantime, I am starting Project Life. I have my album set up and in the kitchen, where it is going to live.  I reckon that if it is out and in plain sight then I will do it throught the week and just print of photos at the weekend.  This is the first time I have done it so I just need to find a way that works for me - any suggestions will be appreciated.

Jo x