Welcome to my December Daily 2013 Day 3 page. This page was a good example of how documenting your December doesn’t have to be all about what you do to prepare for the holidays. For me, December 3rd was a day filled with appointments and homework. I spent the morning with three of my children at the behavioural optometrist for follow up appointments. My evening was taken up with helping my daughter and my son Matthew with homework. In putting together my page I used the page protector that has the four 3″ x 4″ pockets from Simple Stories (designed for the SN@P album which is what I’m using).
For my photos I snapped them with my iPhone. I then opened them in photoshop, cropped them to 3″ x 4″ and typed a caption directly on them using the Thirsty Script font in white. I then printed them using my Canon Selphy printer. The journaling card ais one that I created which I’ll be giving away as a free printable download in the Paper Crafter’s Library newsletter on Friday. There will be two full sheets – each having four different cards. One sheet will be in red and the other will have the titles in green. I will also be giving away the numbers I created in both an SVG form and a .studio file (native Silhouette file). I die cut them with my Silhouette Cameo out of gold foil card stock from Stampin’ Up! While I do like adding printed text into my album, I’m finding that I really like adding a hand written touch which is why I’m writing on each of the journaling cards rather than printing them – I think it makes it a little bit more personal.
To embellish the page I took the same 7 Gypsies chipboard letters that I used on the cover and gold embossed them with Wow! Metallic Gold Glitter embossing powder. I added a tiny bit of glue to them to temporarily hold them to the top left pocket and then stitched across them directly to the page protector pocket with my sewing machine and white thread. The letters for the word “the” are from the Simple Stories December Documented Kit. The rub-ons from the Stampin’ Up! Icicle rub-ons (same pack still I’ve been using so far). I love the fact that you can see through the pocket underneath the sentiment and once the pictures for Day 4 or 5 are in the album you’ll be able to see a bit of it beneath.
The flair (i.e. badge) in the centre of the page is from the Studio Calico Snippets Self-Adhesive Tin Badges – not even related to Christmas but the sentiment and colour worked well. I finished off the page by sticking a few of the Studio Calico Wood Veneer stars to the outside of the page protector. One of the things you’ll be noticing a lot is that I won’t just be adding embellishments within the pockets, but attached to the page protectors as well. I love the added dimension that it gives.
So that’s all for today. I’ll be back tomorrow to share my Dec. 4th page.