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Thursday, December 18, 2014

December Daily: Days 1 - 13

hot on the heels of my Week in the Life completion (well, there was an overlap if the truth be told, but i tried to be very disciplined and finish one project before starting another!) comes December Daily.

again, i ordered ali's kit online, and we were treated to TWICE the number of patterned papers AND free international shipping.

just because.  yay.

thanks ali 




so here's my title page
nice and simple


'my reason why' page not yet done

i also bought several of ali's digital templates and have had a lot of fun with them


while there's no right or wrong way to approach this project, my december daily is more of a december 'diary' - in that i like the album to reflect what happened every day of december, rather than it being totally christmas or holiday focussed.

looking back on last year's DD, i love that i included a diary entry every day because it's detail i would never remember otherwise. 

i also love the opportunity to focus on one particular story as well, as i did on dec 2nd






i love adhering 2 photos back to back and having them 'float' in the album






the DD kit is so comprehensive with tonnes of embellishments


including these giant gold letters, AND the transparency pages which i cut in half vertically to use as dividers


see that troll?

it's a CAKE!!!
(which i did NOT make i hasten to add)


journalling yet to be added to day 12


borrowed another idea from ali and used the white of the bridge in the photo to add journalling


i also bought some good quality printer paper and have printed the journalling pages myself


i'm SO enjoying this project and can't wait to share the rest with you

happy december daily!





Friday, December 5, 2014

Week in the Life 2014 - COMPLETE


yay i finished it!

The Week in the Life project this year spanned Monday October 27 through until Sunday November 2, and it was a fantastic opportunity to see our daily life in closer detail.

i discovered that even though i feel like our lives don't have much routine these days, that there IS routine to be found in everyday activities 

- and with routine comes the opportunity for gratitude


this is the first time using one of Ali's kits
i love what she's done with her new website and i'm so happy to support her 're-branding' and the incorporation of her store.  i've purchased and downloaded several of her layered templates and love working with them

i think it was her assistant katie's idea to use the 2 x 2 page for photos, so i ran with that
here i've included a picture of every member of our family with a few words (typed on in photoshop) about each person, i.e. for me i wrote "sue/51/zumba/memory keeping/looking for work


the 3x8 sleeves were awesome





a couple of times during the album i adhered 2 photos together and 'floated' them


the pale blue foam thickers weren't in the kit





i also used ali's idea of getting myself in front of the camera EVERY day, and on wednesday i put my canon 60D on top of two tissue boxes and used the remote to take a picture














here i cut a 3x4 [4 pocket] sleeve in half vertically AND then cut a 4x6 [2 pocket] sleeve in half horizontally.  it looks like a 3x4 pocket but it's just two photos printed on the one photo








at the back i used one of the 6x8 sleeves to include memorabilia from the week
(receipts, movie stubs etc)




i'm really happy with it



- and now onto december daily!!!