Hello everybody and welcome to a couple more of my Holidaily pages for 2017! Today I have part of December 2nd to share as well as all of December 3rd.
December 2nd was a super fun day, and I have lots of photos as well as two stories for this day. So far I've only completed part of the first story where we have lunch at The Athenian and explore a bit of Pike Place Market in the rain. To start off the story of our lunch I have a 6 by 8 photo of my husband and daughter at our booth. She is coloring and he is sitting next to her admiring her handiwork. Love that smile on his face. The photo is matted with one of the pretty mint papers from the Jolly collection, and a few of the gold sequins as well as a single mint sequin from the sequin pack are all thrown inside the pocket to float around on top.
I knew I wanted an insert for this story because I had so many photos, as well as the kids menu and business card from where we ate lunch. What I ended up doing was making an envelope out of one of the papers my daughter colored while we were there. I used the We R Memory Keeper's envelope punch board and then punched holes directly into the side of the envelope to add it to my album. With my daughter being a toddler she loves to disassemble my scrapbooks, so things that aren't in a page protector usually need to be reinforced in some way LOL. For the envelope, I ended up lining it with a very thin transparency so that if she decides to tear or try and yank it out of the album it will stay in one piece. It worked great! There are a few photos and the extra bits I mentioned now tucked away safely inside. Also, I love that when I lift the flap of the envelope you can see the colored boat that matches the boat she's coloring in the photo on the next page.
The next page has the same mint paper from the 6 by 8 photo which I cut into two 3 by 4 cards. One of them has my journaling and the other has the number two layered with some die cuts and a gold foil sticker. The white tag is actually the backside of one of the tags from the die-cut pack. I really loved the design on the front side but my page was so busy I knew I needed to use white, especially since I decided to layer three of the snowflake die-cuts and two of the gold foil hearts from the sticker pack. There is so much black on both photos in this spread that a tiny black eyelet finishes it off nicely.
For the photo at the bottom, I added a circle outline in pink using Photoshop before having it printed. Once printed, I layered the Christmas fawn flair so it was centered with the pink circle (which just so happens to be layered over an empty plate at our table). This is another one of those circumstances where I have something outside the page protector. My photo went inside but the flair is added on top. I used red line tape which is pretty strong but I'll still have to keep an eye out since I know my daughter has already tried to pull it off once ; ) To keep with the gold foil theme I added a small heart directly onto the photo which appears layered underneath the flair. I think it's also good to note that I knew I could get away with using something as bulky as one of the flair embellishments on this page because it is a similar thickness to my envelope insert. Since they lie side by side it doesn't add any extra bulk then what would have already been there from the envelope.
And that's it for December 2nd. I have a few more photos from the same story but I still need to decide how I'm going to add them in. For sake of simplicity and time they will probably just be part of another spread but with only photos and little or no embellishments.
December 3rd is a simple story, however, it has ended up being one of my favorite pages so far. It's the story of how we ended up adding exterior Christmas lights to our house. We hadn't done this in years past because of there being no electrical outlet in the front of the house. The fact that we were able to get lights up this year makes me really happy!
By now it's probably no surprise there is another 6 by 8 photo to start off December 3rd's spread. Again, I layered it with one of the beautiful papers from the Jolly collection this time white and pale pink. Super simple but the light colors really make the dark photo pop.
Since I received both size planner pages in my Jolly kit I knew at some point I was going to want to use the smallest size as an insert. The designs on these papers are so cute I am sure I will be doing this a few more times in this album. For today's spread I decided to make the "Christmas dreaming" paper into a tag. The two people snuggled up in their bed goes perfect with my nighttime photos of our Christmas lights! To make it into a tag all I did was cut the top corners and punch a hole towards the top center, adding another eyelet. Then I punched holes in the side and added it directly into my album.
Normally I would layer a piece of thin transparency in between this tag and another piece of paper on the back side, however, I loved that the back of this paper matched the paper I had matted my 6 by 8 photo with. So I decided to risk it : ) I used my typewriter to add the journaling for this day on the back, and then popped up the happy Santa and pink heart both from the die-cut pack.
On the opposite page, I cut down another one of the beautiful bow papers into two 3 by 4 cards. I used my typewriter to add some journaling at the very top of the card on the left. Underneath the journaling, I added the word "LIGHTS" with the Crate Paper thicker set from their Falala collection. For the card next to it I added my glitter red number 3 and popped up two of the other hearts from the die-cut pack around it.
And that's it for December 3rd and today's post. I hope you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by! : )