I am back sharing my days 5 through 8 in my December Daily today, along with a process video and a free cut file!
Days 5, 6 and 7 all document a story about each of my sons, timing is funny that they all had an event right after each other but I love that I got a page about each of them in my book!
I created a number pocket card for this page and pulled in a coordinating car sticker from Echo Park to help tell the story of this page. Since this page is non Christmas themed, the puffy star stickers worked well as accents.
I am loving the way day 5 coordinates with day 4!
I created this fun journaling card with the thoughts of using it to document us all doing something festive, but it also worked perfectly to document how much we enjoyed our youngest son's hockey game the other night!
I used a bright red Sharpie to journal and red number Thicker to add a pop of colour to my spread. I also added an Avery page tab, and stamped "naughty" and "nice" on it using a roller stamp from Simple Stories.
This page documents my middles son's 26th birthday, I love that I was able to use up a "26" wood veneer left over from a previous year, to mark his age.
I also used an "o" alpha stamp to encircle the "7" on my calendar to mark the date. A fun photo taken by my daughter-in-law of the dance party they had after going out to dinner and movie with their son is the perfect addition to my page!
Day 8 is a little different and documents me have a holiday meltdown. Yup, I am bound to have one each holiday season. This one came about while setting out the nutcrackers and really had nothing to do with the nutcrackers and everything to do with me putting pressure on myself to "get too much stuff done". This page is a good reminder to myself to take it easy, Christmas will be perfect whether the house is decorated to the nines or not, whether there is a ridiculous amount of baked goods or not, whether the gifts are wrapped to perfection or not!
I created all of the pocket cards and the photo overlay, intending them to be a reminder that Christmas will be great regardless.
Here is a cut file for some numbered pocket tags that I am sharing as freebies today, click on the image to be taken to my download page. Numbers 1 through 31 are included.! You can see how I used one in my precious video here.
Supply List: Simple Stories album, pocket pages and roller stamp; American Crafts Thickers; silver Colorbox ink; grey Staedtler pen; black CTMH ink; Elle's Studio puffy stickers and cut apart strip; my own cut apart 3x4 card designs; Avery page tab;red Sharpie; misc rubons and metal rimmed tag; Freckled Fawn wood veneer; Echo Park sticker; CTMH stamp.
Thanks so much for visiting today!