8.5″x11″ Layout: Four.

She’s FOUR.

She’s been four for like…8 months…!! But I did finally get around to making a page about it 😉

Four Bella Blvd Birthday Girl

Four Bella Blvd Birthday Girl

All of the stuff on this page is from Bella Blvd. Just love their bright and bold collections for pages like this. We had a little party for her playgroup friends one day at our house. I snagged a thing of face paint and painted everyone’s face – Brooke was thrilled and I LOVE this pic that I grabbed of her just before the party:Four Bella Blvd Birthday Girl Four Bella Blvd Birthday Girl

December Daily 2015: Pages 7-13

I am happy to say that my December Daily for 2015 is fully DONE! So happy that I was able to complete this album this year, in a timely manner. Woohoo! It’s super thick but that’s OK – lots of good memories.

Here’s a look at pages 7-13:

December Daily 2015 October Afternoon Under the Tree

Day 8 was pretty simple and I opposed this DIY Letter Shaker page that I blogged about here.

December Daily 2015 October Afternoon Under the Tree
December Daily 2015 October Afternoon Under the Tree

December Daily 2015 October Afternoon Under the Tree

I added our Christmas card for this year in between day 10 and 11 as a filler card. Just punched some holes and popped it right in. Easy peasy!

December Daily 2015 October Afternoon Under the Tree

December Daily 2015 October Afternoon Under the Tree December Daily 2015 October Afternoon Under the Tree

December Daily 2015 October Afternoon Under the Tree

I added the number and journaling for page 13 on this tag, an idea that stole from Ali Edwards.

December Daily 2015 October Afternoon Under the Tree

 

 

December Daily 2015: Pages 1-6

December Daily 2015 October Afternoon Under the Tree

OK I am finally sharing my December Daily for 2015! I have been doing a great job keeping up with it this year. I am not the type to work on it every single day. I prefer to let a few days pass (and let’s be honest – I am busy and tired!) – so that I work on a few days at a time. I also can’t always decide everything right away, so I do come back to some pages and complete them later.

I am using mostly October Afternoon’s Under the Tree collection, along with some elements from Simple Stories Claus & Co. line. I also have other items from my stash, and some things I’ve found at the Target dollar spot, Michaels, etc.

Here’s my opening page. I have a piece of vellum overlaying on top of this awesome free printable from Marie Lottermoser (her DD albums are INCREDIBLE!) My plan is to update this calendar and type on days throughout the month. I will then print one final one at the end and adhere to the page:

December Daily 2015 October Afternoon Under the Tree

And here’s day 1, along with my “reason why” page. I typed up my journaling and used Photoshop to overlay it on a photo of our tree, and just decreased the opacity of the white layer behind the text to let the pic show through a bit.

December Daily 2015 OA Under the Tree

Day 2. I’m realizing that I have “letters to Santa” on both of these pages. I didn’t realize it until after they were done. It annoys me, but not enough to change it 😉 This pocket contains the actual letters that were written by the kiddos. Those wooden snowflake embellishments are from the One Spot at Target. Love them!December Daily 2015 OA Under the Tree

There’s also a Sn@P photo flip out pocket that contains more pics. December Daily 2015 OA Under the Tree

Day 3 is just a quick and easy page about my cuties & their Rudolph noses!December Daily 2015 OA Under the Tree

Day 4 was also super simple! My journaling on this card isn’t perfect, but meh – it’s good enough. I’m trying to let go of the perfection part and remember that it’s more about documenting then perfecting things!

December Daily 2015 OA Under the Tree

Day 5 was quite simple, because most of this page was completed when I built my foundation pages. I like the shape of this page because it adds interest to the album. I enjoy mixing page protectors with other shaped pages, etc. I used Distress Ink to color the doilie and layered it behind this photo.

December Daily 2015 October Afternoon Under the Tree

Day 6 is all about keepin’ it real. Let’s be honest…kids aren’t always at their best – and it had to be documented 😉 (spoiler: Buddy the Elf came back…finally)

December Daily 2015 October Afternoon Under the Tree

More to come soon. I only have a few more days left in the album – hard to believe!