Saturday, 20 December 2014

Days, 9,10, 11 December Album

 Day 9 was all about the tree!
 I was a bit worried my album was looking very "samey" so I introduced a vellum page that I printed a tree picture from the web in greyscale onto and then stitched a 'happy' die cut in red mirri card on the top. I added a paper edge to the side for reinforcement where I punched the holes for the binder rings.
Day 10 I did a playlist of my favourite Christmas tunes. No photo on this page but that's ok. I like mixing gold and silver too.
Day 11 was for the page K is for Kiss, it needed no journaling other than the rub on at the bottom that says 'you are my moon and stars' used the studio calico die cuts again, this time in silver and silver mist with gold rub ons. TFL

Friday, 19 December 2014

Days 6,7,8 of my December Album

 G is for gifts....
 P is for Pointsettia.....
 H is for happiness......
It has been a bit complicated to do the alphabet out of sequence but I select a word that fits with the date and what's happening and I record the date on each page but assemble the album alphabetically. Some days have two pages, like H is for happy. TFLx

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Days 3,4,5, December Album

How's your December daily coming along? I am up to date but not blogged them all! Most are on Instagram now. Here is the page for C is for card....
this is the page D is for decorations.......
and I is for Ian's birthday! I had thought to print my photo's in black and white and I keep forgetting! TFLx

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Free advent calendar page cut file & page 1 & 2 December ABC completed!


There's one thing I can say about getting ahead with base page preparation, each page is done in double quick time every day of December! For A is for Advent I took a picture of my advent calendar and sized it to 2x2 to go under door one of this cut file calendar I made using my silhouette. Journaling is under the A door and one other. Add a few sequins and it's complete!
As my Christmas gift to you I will make this page cut file available for the month of December 2014 download here and leave a comment below if you do, as it is nice to know who uses them! Link me up to any finished project with it too.
Page 2 was easy to finish off too! This scraplifted page from justg was mostly done apart from photo and journaling, finished this off quick sharp! Printing on my Selphy means you can get done in a flash each day too! TFLx

Monday, 1 December 2014

Go! Go! Go December Diary lift off!!


Are you ready? Here is my album prepped and ready to go for one busy December!
31+ base pages prepped and ready to receive photos and journaling: Check
ABC December list for photographs to be taken: Check
Pinterest board for Inspiration: Check
Pinterest board of layout progress: Check
Box of extras to add at the last minute to finish each layout: Check
Enthusiam: Check
Happiness: Check
Let's go, go go, December Daily/Diary! Bring on December 2014, I'm ready! TFLx


Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Coming along nicely, more December diary preparation

This page is a scraplift of a layout by lifelovepaper from my Pinterest board. This is going to be L is for lights. Ii used gold and silver on here and added some green stitching to tie in with the digital Project life card I printed off from stampin up.
This page is J is for jingle and I used a Stephanie Bryan layout as a basis for this one. I will add a list of Christmas tunes on the tag and maybe a photo of my newest Christma CD sleeve. I switched the top two red pieces of card on this one after the photo as I wanted a warmer red. I will also add more stitching or mist to this later.
This page is a variation on Shanna Noel layout from my board. Just a hint of green in the hand cut trees for my page about trimming the tree. The date tag may change nearer the time. That's why they are stapled on, in fact after these three layouts I have left the date numbers off until after I have taken each photo.
This 8.5 x 11 album is going to be different to my others and makes a change from the pocket pages I've made before, that and the monochrome pics!
Which is your favourite so far? TFL x

Monday, 24 November 2014

December Diary another 3 foundation pages


 I'm really enjoying making these foundation pages for my December album! I am putting together a skeleton page and then popping any extras in a plastic sleeve ready to add with the photograph. This date is the day we get the new puppy I know I am going to have lots of pic, but hope to pick a couple. One for this page which is H is for Happy in my Christmas alphabet. Ii used 3 Heidi Swapp gold foil project Life cards from her value kit and cut down the Pink Paislee Merry and bright 8 card to the same size and rounded the corners. I layered a watercolour paper tag, spritzed with Mister Hueys gold mist over some gold vellum and added a touch of colour in the red ribbon, which I've kept long so it looks like the puppy's new red lead. The acrylic frame will hold a monochrome picture of our newest family member and space for some journaling.
Not sure if I will add these extras or not.
Here is another page for the puppy, K is for Kiss,  This was based on a layout by Louise Nelson, from my Pinterest board here. I cut out the gold transparent You are Here from Studio Calico and layered it with a gold doily and some Martha Stewart gilding dripped onto black card. Gold thread, a chipboard frame & arrows from Crate Paper, complete the foundation.
This page was based on a layout by Scattered Confetti, using more Heidi Swapp gold foil Value Kit Project Life cards and a Pink Paislee Merry & Bright card trimmed to the same size and rounded. A snippet of Maggie Holmes gold striped vellum is also stitched on. A Heidi Swapp 3x4 file folder will hide the journaling. The wood veneer tree I bought in Germany. Space for a monochrome 3x3 photo on this one. I maybe will stitch around the edge on my machine in red to add a hint of festive colour. This page is for I is for Instagram so maybe the file folder will  hold a couple more Inst faves too! I could add extra pages in that and maybe some sort of fastening to hold it closed in the album. I will see how it develops.
Hope you are enjoying these base pages as much as I am! TFLx