Friday, December 23, 2011


I've been feeling so uninspired this month (AKA nauseous). I've fallen behind on putting my December Daily together, although I'm still taking photos and keeping mental notes that I'll try to remember when I look back at my calendar. Usually, I have all my layouts for the next month's kit completed by the 14th, but this month, I procrastinated BIG TIME. So, here are sneaks of 3 layouts. 3 VERY SIMPLE EASY layouts.

Oh, and I wanted to try my silhouette Cameo this month, but well, it just wasn't going to happen. Must take it out of the box as soon as I feel better.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

December Daily - Day 3

For today, I decided to download my first ever digi product. I can't believe I just typed!

Until today, my Photoshop Skills pretty much started and ended at novice-level editing of photos.

Anyway, I downloaded these flags by Ali Edwards and I really like them. After downloading, I had to google how to do a text-block and how to change the color of the flag. That was super easy and now I'm so proud of myself. This bedrest is helping me yet.

I took this photo this morning from my spot on the bed. You can see my fuzzy purple socks.

And, I couldn't stand that I hadn't edited that outlet out of the photo above, so I covered it with a doily flower from the December Daily kit. Actually, all the items on this layout are from the December Daily kit. I only added some alpha-stamps to stamp the word "three" on a tiny scrap of cardstock, which I slid inside the envelope.

Already thinking of tomorrow...

Saturday, December 3, 2011

December Daily - Day 1 & 2

I began my December Daily, my very first one, by journaling a bit on the calendar page. I really like the size and thickness because this will definitely not need a page protector and acts as a good front page. I'm really not a pro at this and am just trying to keep up. I think it's important to do this to document the everyday things this holiday season.

I stamped with my favorite mini-alpha by Hero Arts using gray ink for the numbers and red ink for the "merry christmas."

For the first official day, I outsourced the photo and journaling. Since I'm on bedrest, my good friend Ashley was watching Claire and I asked her to take a photo and tell me something about their day. For the first time ever, Claire visited a school, to see Ashley's oldest son Jackson for lunchtime. Apparently she was a hit and LOVED it. My first reaction was that Claire won't eat Chicken Noodle Soup at home, but clearly she would do anything at school :)

For day 2, I chose to do a 2-page spread. I printed this photo at Walgreen's and it turned out a tad dark. The journaling tells about Claire's very specific and standard morning routine. I fear the day when she won't eat the same breakfast she has for the past 3 months.

I'll be back tomorrow with Day 3. I've already taken my photo and journaled. Yay me!