Hi there and thanks so much for visiting my blog today! I have Day 6 to share and I just have to say what a difference a day makes. I struggled yesterday with camera and technical difficulties, and while my lens is still malfunctioning, Day 6 is completed! Hooray! First off I have a process video which shows Days 5 and 6, and also at the beginning I show Day 4 so that wasn't missing completely on my Youtube channel.
Here is Day 6 as I originally created it in the album:
And here is Day 6 completed. I added a vellum insert with a vertical photo, and placed journaling on the left hand side.
On the right hand side, I added a washi strip between the vellum and the photo, and then stamped directly on top. The stamping was messy and irregular on purpose, just to go with the frustrated tone of the whole day! (And it helps me laugh about it now!)
On the facing page I left the top two pockets as they were, but used the sweater journaling card to house my journaling. I drew my own messy lines in silver (which echoes the silver lines on the vellum) and then wrote my journaling in black (also echoing the title on the vellum).
The little round tag I had made earlier using the Icon stamp set in Ali's December Daily product line. The tag is embossed in white on navy cardstock, and then I added two tiny silver stars. The stamped image was punched using a 1" punch, adhered to the tag, and then I raised it up on a pop dot to add dimension. It also goes off the page just the tiniest bit. That tag serves to tie in the little washi tape strip that holds the flip-out together. Perfect.
Yes, I know there is a grammatical error - I was writing my stream of consciousness there and that is ok. Also for clarification, Zoe is our cat. She was trying to jump onto the counter and missed, and when she did that her claw caught the edge of my camera strap. She pulled the entire camera off the counter, right in front of my eyes. It was like a slow-motion horror film. I'm still trying to get over it, as you can tell. :-)
I want to do a shout-out, as well. In the 8 years I have been creating December Daily albums there have been so many amazingly creative people who have inspired me and have kept me going in this process. Yesterday when I was still recovering from the camera incident, one of the scrapbookers I have long admired reached out to me in a comment on Facebook. Marie Lottermoser, I just wanted to credit you for your inspirational work and also for cheering me on! Her beautiful work can be found here at stitchintime.
I hope you enjoyed Day 6 and will come back tomorrow to see Day 7. Thank you so much for following along, and please feel free to share your own December projects if you'd like. I'd also love if you could Like, Share, Comment, and Pin. Now go, do, and create!
See you soon,
**December Daily is the creative brainchild of scrapbooking genius Ali Edwards, and is a process of documenting December memories by photographing and writing stories each day. To learn more about this project, and find links to shop for products, please visit her website here.
Within each post I try my best to post links and attribute the products I have used in today's layout. Sometimes, sadly, those products are no longer available but still deserve attribution. The alphabet stamp set I used is an old one from Stampin' Up called Schoolbook Serif Alphabet. Any alphabet set could be used in its place! Also, the vellum I have used is an old one from Crate Paper's Sleigh Ride collection from a few years ago.
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