Holidaily with Enza

Hello everyone! I can't believe Christmas is only ten days away!!! I'm trying to keep up with my December album as much as I can, but I have to admit, time is very limited. This year I'm working on two albums at the same time. One of them is going to my parents in Italy. I think they'll appreciate getting a taste of our holiday season, especially how their busy grandkids are experiencing the most wonderful time of the year ;)

Today I'm sharing how I documented the first six days of December. My approach is very easy. One or two pictures and some journaling are mostly what makes the whole album. If I want to include more pictures, then I'll create a collage in Photoshop. As far as supplies, I'm using the festive “Jolly” kit, with bits and pieces from the Take Note and Storytime kits. Occasionally you'll see some other supplies from my stash, used mostly to fill spaces or create layers. 

My opening page is very simple. Just a couple of snowflakes layered underneath the “Merry” die cut, some red stars, and the date. One thing you'll find throughout the album is silver glitter card stock, either as a background layer or to add extra sparkle here and there.


I also like to create little pockets as inserts, and include interactive elements. The back of the “Jolly” tag hides the journaling for the day. 


Another element I'm in love with is transparencies. I can't get enough of the see-through look! Same idea is behind typing my journaling on vellum.


Filler cards are a fabulous way to showcase your supplies. Here I created a shaker card. So sparkly!!!


For Day 4 I have a very simple spread. Just picture and journaling. Again, I used the silver glitter card stock to back the photo. 

Since I wanted to include more pictures for Day 5, I created a collage in Photoshop. The tree on the right side of the spread is a cut file that I adhered on a piece of acetate and then stapled to the bottom pocket. 

Journaling on vellum again for Day 5, this time tag-shaped.

Some inserts...

The last spread of today's post includes a 2-page photo. I just added two strips of card stock on each side and embellishments.


That is all for today, friends. I hope you have found some inspiration for documenting your December memories.

Thank you for stopping by.