Hi there! It's Cristina here, and today I want to give you an update on how my December Daily album is progressing. Last month I talked a bit about what my plans were for this year, and it's time to check in and see how I am doing.
My plan for this year included: handmade album, with pages of different sizes; one story per day.
As fate has it, this December has turned out to be by far the busiest I have ever had. I thought it would be hard to top last year's craziness, but it has indeed happened. In the past two out of three days I have been at the office from 8 AM to 10:30 PM. And I see no end in sight, yet Christmas is less than a week away. Ugh! So while I am not up to date with my December Daily album, given that I have very little time to work on it, I have made a little progress and I have been taking photos regularly and keeping track of what story I want to tell each day. I hope to get a good chunk of it done just before Christmas, because I know my inspiration dips significantly once Christmas Day has passed.
I haven't bought any new Christmas supplies this year, but I have a sizeable stash to draw from and it is fun to finally use all these pretty bits that I had been hoarding.
Now it's time to show you some pictures of my album so far. I haven't worked on the cover yet - I will do it at the end since I need to see what size my album will have. But I plan to include this pretty gold star vellum paper at the front. of the album.
And here's what all my pages stacked together look so far. I have days 1-7 done at this point.
I love having pages peeking out. I think it adds a lot of interest to the album!
For December 1st, my story was about the tea advent calendar we got this year.
For this page, I included a 3x4 pocket as a page to hold some journaling.
I like to include stamping in my album because I love stamps so much!
And now.. I'd love to hear from you! Have you been documenting your December? Leave me a comment and let me know!
It's Jennifer Larson, sharing a tried-and-true way of getting multiple photos on a page: using a line of three.
I adore putting lots of photos on pages. Sometimes, though, all I have to do is narrow it to three photos to capture the moment. There's not many options for three narrow photos on a page, so I tend to line them up. Just because you use the same general design doesn't mean the pages can't look different, though. Here's some examples:
Of course, the different products make them look different, but some other things do too.
adhere the photos asymmetrically
tilt the photos
overlap page elements over the photo
crop a few of the photos in a line
Certainly, you can block three photos or adhere them vertically, but adding three in a line is an easy way to create a beautiful page. Go for it!
Happy Chanukah everyone! For this, the first day of Chanukah, I have a bunch of projects to share. I often admire everyone's holiday decor, but I don't often create my own. Until this year. And a little bit last year.
This year I was helped along by the fact that Clique Kits made a Hanukkah kit, and that I had the honor and pleasure of working with it.
One of the Chanukah projects I have wanted to make for a while, was to create some wall art with the blessings over the candles. I simply printed the blessings onto a light colored patterned paper, and added just a few bits and pieces.
I also wanted to create some Hebrew word art. Despite several attempts over the years to use more Hebrew fonts, I only had one Hebrew font on my computer, (Although recently, another Herbrew font seems to have magically appeared. Weird, right?) So, I just varied the size and the color of the words. This is a simple 4x6 card, with just a little bit of sparkle added.
Then, just for decorative fun, I made a banner. I even used some decade-old, gold eyelets to attach my pieces together. I NEVER would have used gold back in the eyelet days of yore. But due to recent trends, gold has grown on me, and here I use it with reckless abandon.
If you are celebrating Chanukah, guess what? You have seven more days to decorate, should you choose to do so.
Whatever holiday you are celebrating, may you have a Happy Holiday!