Supplies Used: Glitz Design 'Finnley' 6x6" Paper Pad, Studio Calico Wood Grain Thickers, Sn@P Letter Stickers, American Crafts Silver Thickers, Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen, Studio Calico Glitter Stars, Dear Lizzy Roller Phrase Stamp, Tim Holtz Label (from Michael's) & Tiny Attacher
Today, I'm sharing my days 5 through 9. The pages above aren't Christmas activities, but I really like the daily aspect of this project so I'm going with it. It's just Billy & I, no kids, so we really don't do too many "holiday" activities.
Day 5 was a sushi date. Like I said, not a Christmas activity, but I really like the daily aspect of the album.
I'm using the Glitz 'Finnley' papers throughout my album. I really like the patterns and colors in that collection. I love the red and lime green combo right now.
On December 6th, we took a little trip to San Antonio to watch my college soccer team in the Final Four. Sadly, they lost but it was a fun time. I was happy to see a lot of familiar faces and it was good for Billy and me to get out and talk to some new people! I was really happy that we were able to go to the game.
Here is the next page. Day 7 and a filler page. Even though it's so simple, day 7 is my favorite page so far. The photos weren't great. They were taken with my iPhone at night in a dark-ish place. I decided to convert them to black & white and bumped up the contrast & brightness in Photoshop. (This could also be done in the Afterlight app). It also helped make the red & aqua papers pop since they didn't have to compete with the photos.
I don't know why but I just love this little page.
I accidentally stamped a few days in my book as "Nov" instead of "Dec". Whoops. I wasn't going to bother with redoing it so I just crossed out the wrong date and stamped again. No biggie.
The "7" is from the Studio Calico Block Party kit. It's a raw, chipboard thicker (no color or finishing). I dabbed it in some gold ink and it turned out perfectly. It's gold but not too gold. The thicker took the ink really well.
This photo was an instgram from a restaurant here in Austin. I printed it a little bit smaller than 5x7" and put it in a 6x8" page protector. I wanted it to float in the middle so I put a little roller adhesive on each corner of the photo so it would stick. You can't even tell.
Here is day 8. To be honest, I didn't have too much to say so I left a lot of white space in this spread. I used minimal journaling and added captions to my photos with my favorite things ever, wood veneer letters.
You can see another gold number and another messed up date stamp in the top photo. ;)
I used patterned paper, a thick ribbon and a chalkboard circle label on the back of the photo instead of enlarging another photo. I like that this spread breaks up the color a bit and is very simple.
I used a Uni-ball Gold Gel Pen to write on the Fancy Pants sticker. I'll be very honest, my first try didn't work out. I had written over the text twice and didn't let the ink dry and it smudged all over. I tried it again with only one layer of ink and I let it dry for about 10 minutes. So, just a heads of if that is something you want to try!
December 9th was a rainy day here in Austin. I was anxious to get out though so I put on my red boots and went for a walk. It actually wasn't raining all that bad. I took photos along the way and made a little grid on the left side, and enlarged a photo on the right. It's hard to tell but I journaled around my feet in the larger 6x8" photo.
And that's all I got! I really like my album this year so far. I'm going to try and stay up to date until we leave, then we'll see how it goes. It's getting harder to find interesting photos to take as the days go on. Especially since I work from home. I guess I'll just have to leave the house every once in a while! ;)
See all my December Daily posts here!
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