Saturday, December 3, 2011

December Daily #1

No, I didn't forget about December Daily, I've just been feeling pretty swamped these last couple days. I don't think I'm alone in feeling that way, must be the colder weather! Anyway, you may remember that my Day 1 foundation page looked like this:
I really like the colour scheme on this page. I've got a Grungeboard number that I inked with Distress Ink, then brushed over with Perfect Pearls. I remember I tried to stamp the tiny "December" stamp the same way (Distress Ink, brush with Perfect Pearls) but you can just barely see it, even in person. So, I decided to add the little calendar down in the corner to reinforce the fact that yes, this is December 1st! I added some stamped and hand cut ornaments and a little snowflake I got from Cheri's Graphicat Designs store, and I'm ready to add photos and journaling:
Well, not quite. My printer's out of ink, and I've been without a car this week, so it's pretty inconvenient to get my photos at the moment. My dad's going to Kamloops today so I've asked him to pick me up some ink. I think that's the way to go for this album, I just can't see myself trying to print pics from a kiosk with a toddler running around. You'd know what I mean if you've tried it yourself! So, back to the album. I made this little flap with some cardstock, and two vertical photos will go on the outside and two on the inside. Here's the first:
Jason's office is in this huge log home with this beautiful fire place. It's just the coziest place! They had plates and bowls of treats, and Brenna was right in there with her grubby little hands, bringing me oranges and chips. Everyone really got a kick out of watching her.

Here's the second photo, of Ailis and her friend Amy:
Each forester had to go out and find a Christmas tree, the best tree possible. There were judges awarding points on everything from fullness to aroma (Jason's tree, the Sentinel, was the tallest - very typical!) The tree with the most points was awarded the place of honor in the office, and the kids decorated it, so that's what Ailis and Amy are doing here, unraveling the lights.

Here's Nolan, deer caught in the headlights:
And Jason, with his grubby-faced offspring:
Of course I was the one with the camera, conspicuously missing from the pictures. Must work on that for the duration of this album! We have a big day planned today, so I best get out of my pj's and get to it.

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  1. I had the same dilemma as you Roxy, and last year just decided to print off my photos at home, even though our printer isn't the best. At least it meant that I could keep up to date with the journal and therefore ultimately finish it!!!

    Keep up the good work!

    Hugs, Carole xxx

  2. Happy December. Printing every day is a challenge. I will be printing the main photo at home on my not so great printer. The rest will have to wait for January.

  3. Looking good so far!!! The paper is very pretty!!! You're family is looking quite fabulous!!! and Brenna is just too cute, grubby faced or not (:
    I'm feeling a bit bogged down these days so I'm not sure how far I will get with a December Daily but maybe I can start one for next year (: