December Daily 2018 DONE!

Happy New Year! I hope you get blessed with lots of crafty mojo this year! I started well because I already finished my December Daily of 2018! 

My page cover is really simple. I just used a Pretty Little Studio clear overlay and Thickers. 

 I like to use clear overlays because it adds extra texture. You can also see many layers and pages through the page.

To add the star Bokeh I used A Color Story App.

In these pages, I used a combination of different Pretty Little Studio products. The Clear Forest Overlay is from Christmas Joy. The quotes are also from Christmas Joy Die Cut Packs. The buffalo pattern is Santa’a Bag Paper from Holly Jolly.

 This year I got a new Christmas Tree and ornaments. I used a 2 inch circle punch to document each ornament. On the left, I used clear tags from Merry & Bright and stickers from Holly Jolly.

 On the left page, I have one of those shaker pockets that I love! You can get awesome sequins at the Pretty Little Studio Shop. In this pocket I used: Tree TrimSnowfall and Pine. On the right, I have Christmas Stars from Christmas Joy and a printable from In A Creative Bubble that I printed bigger than it's supposed to be since it's a journaling card. 

I used my Big Chat Stickers from Tim Holtz in my album. 

On the left, the paper on the back is Candy Sticks from Winter Joy and the rest are from Tinsel Town. One of the journaling cards on the right is from Christmas Time Journaling Cards

In this shaker pocket I have a mix of sequins from Pretty Little Studio, SpiegelMom Scraps and Target. 

My favorite colors to use in my December Daily are red, pink, white, green and aqua. This year we got a Harry Potter Funko Pop Advent Calendar so in my album I have a few photos of them. The "Merry & Bright" circle, the journaling card and the 3x8 card is from In A Creative Bubble. 

 The paper with the lines is from the Tinsel Town Paper Pack. I had 2 papers this year and I squeezed every inch of it! It’s one of my favorite patterns. The Wonder ticket and the journaling card are from In A Creative Bubble. 

f you are documenting a naughty elf, Pretty Little Studio has a few elf die cuts you could use. You can also get some Elf on the Shelf ideas from my past DD album flip through. 

My Elf made green gross pancakes for my daughters. Sorry Charlotte, nobody wants to eat that! I got the Elf stickers at Target this year and I loved them so much! 

I got a duplicate on my Advent Calendar so I stamped Bah Humbug! lots of times. The Holiday word is from Cat Martin

My favorite parts of the albums are the ones where you can see many elements at the same time, like this one! I love really big photos in my DD album! I had a pack of 5x7 paper so I printed a bunch on that size! 

That day my daughter had a Winter Concert and I had so many photos to share. To divide that day (and make it a little bit more special) I used a Clear Overlay. 
 On the left I used old alphas from Studio Calico and on the right an old collection from Bella Blvd. 

I used a library card for writing the journaling and adding a qr code. These QR Codes are perfect to add videos. Just grab the link from your video (I upload them as unlisted on my YouTube so my subscribers can’t see it. You could also use Google Photos). Go to qrstuff.com and add the link, select the color of the code and you are done! Inside the envelope, I have a few extra photos of that day and the concert program.

I almost didn't add this photo of me but I realized that I don't have other photos of me in this album! These paper are from Holly Jolly which is one of my favorite holiday collections ever!

These are a few of my favorite pages in the whole album! I used Posca Paint Markers with my wood veneers. I colored the owl white to make a little Hedwig! I used the red with the stars. The number 11 is a Cranberry Number Tag. I changed the color of the Potterhead journaling card using Photoshop. 

The "Bound for Hogwarts" is from a In A Creative Bubble journaling card. 

For the number 14, I decided to stitch the number. The card is from the Christmas Time Journaling Card. Don’t forget to document your kids’ favorite activities with a holiday twist! I had the chance of taking a photo of my daughter practicing the flute next to the elf. My youngest made a picture of her classroom elf. She kinda looks like our elf, right?!

I might love this Meowy Christmas Tag way too much! 

I'm slightly obsessed with using the Lawn Cuts - Dies - Outside In Stitched CircleStackables with photos! 

I loved using my Instax Printer for these photos of my daughters. I debated between using patterned paper or stapling them in the pocket floating. The Pretty Little Studio clears were the perfect choice! The pattern paper would’ve been too heavy and the empty pockets too plain.

The number is from an old Pinkfresh Studio collection. The paper is from an old Fancy Pants Collection. I told you guys, I really wanted to use my stash. 

I had another pair of Instax photos so I used the same method. The alphas I used on the bottom photo are Candy Cane Tiny ABC Stickers.
 I typed the name of the cookies on paper using my typewriter and glued it on top. If I typed directly on the photo it would’ve been hard to read.

Every year I try a new cookie recipe and I add it to my album. I loved this 5×7 photo of cookies. I wanted a really simple background so I used this Peppermint Candy Vellum.

The background paper is from the Tinsel Town Paper Pack. To fill the tree die cut I used paper scraps. I used a tab die cut with the Dear Santa Paper so I didn’t have to put it in a page protector.
 I tried to copy this banner idea from Mary-Ann Maldonado. Her's is so much better! And note to self: Sew the banner before you glue a paper to the back of this layout! The tree cut file is from The Cut Shoppe

At the bottom, I used houses from Doodlebug and die cuts from Cat Martin

Remember the red card from Day 12? This is how it looks black. 

If you didn’t take enough photos you can always look online for photos of movie posters, CDs, articles,etc. To keep the tickets I framed them with a shaker pocket. I used my WRMK Fuse Tool. To mat the bottom photo I 
the Dear Santa Paper and I wrote my journaling in a Savannah Labels Cut Aparts.

The tickets for both movies are back to back and I created a frame with sequins. This is a flip pocket but I wanted to make it it's own page protector so I added washi and punches holes. 

These cards are from In A Creative Bubble. I love these pages! They have a Classic Christmas look! Last year I did a little photo shoot with Holiday props and I loved how it looked so I did it again! Nothing fancy just a white wall, iPhone, Target and Dollar Tree props. I edit my photos with the app PicTapGo and I made the collage with PicStitch.

These big collages don’t need big embellishments. I just used a green star and Red Christmas Word Stickers.

I think more than half of the people that do December Daily adds Starbucks packaging. So here is mine!

I love it when I can see many pages and layers like this! Every year our Elf bring pajamas for my daughters. I added the tag on the ring. I used many sizes of page protectors. The one behind the tag and in front of the clear, is a 4×6 page protector.

Since Christmas Day has many photos and spreads I always divide it with a clear. I used Posca Paint Markers to color my star wood veneers! They dried fast and looked great!
I love this blurry photo with the added bokeh effect! 

 This photo is 10×8. I split the photo in 2 and behind each side I had a big photo.

Every Christmas Morning I take a photo of the tree with the presents. 
 To add a Christmas Video to my album I used QR Codes. They are really easy to make. Upload your video to YouTube (I upload mine as unlisted on my YouTube Channel), Google Photos or even Facebook. Copy the link on qrstuff.com and download the code to print!

Even though some of the photos are posed so the girls can show their gifts I love to capture genuine reactions!

This card is from my Elle's Studio stash. 

Of course after you open presents you play with them! I love the perspective in the photo where Mario is really close and my daughter looks blurry.

Don’t forget to keep tags, packaging and instructions. This year this pocket has LOL Dolls, last year it was Shopkins. This is a great way to document trends. Many of these blind boxes come with a checklist, make sure you keep one!
 I was obsessed with these chocolates this year. As a bonus, the album smells great! I also cut down the advent calendar box to include it in the album.

I cut the dobby from one of the boxes since it was my daughter's favorite gift. 

This is the most simple December Album Cover I have ever made! But I like it! This die cut is from Cat Martin

I love chunky albums! I hope you liked it!  

Enjoy the Flip Through Video!

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