Hi friends and welcome back to December Daily 2021! Today I am sharing Days 19 through 20, and I am really happy with the progress I am making, slowly but surely, in this album project. One thing that has been working for me is simply using digital templates or even full-page photos and then adding physical embellishments after printing, so you will see a lot of that in these layouts today. If you’d like to see the previous progress and how the album has evolved up until now, check out this link: December Daily 2021. Let’s get started with today’s layouts!
Day 18 | The Epic Whisk Battle
My absolute favorite thing about December Daily is this ability to focus in on one single story, usually a favorite memory or moment, sometimes seemingly inconsequential and maybe to the outside is looks silly or whatever. But one of the things that we have learned over the years is how to work in the kitchen together. This is especially important when you’re feeding six people! Ha! One of the ways we deal with it is to be playful and lighthearted, and for me this photo documents just such a moment. On this day we were beginning to do all the baking and kitchen prep work that is necessary for Christmas dinner and breakfast, and we both spontaneously grabbed whisks and held a whisk battle. When I set up the photo with my camera, I left the counter showing at the bottom of the frame so that space could house the journaling, the day number, and any embellishments I might want to add. Setting up your shots like that can absolutely make these pages so easy to pull together! I printed out my photo and then added the circle transparency, the green label, the acrylic word, and all the fun little houses. Everything is from Ali Edwards except the acrylic word, which is Colorcast Designs.
Day 19 | The Zoe Stare Down with Ali Edwards 2021 Product Release
My story for this page is one of a daily occurrence, the stare down we get from Zoe the cat who is way past waiting for her dinner. Ha! I walked in to the kitchen to find her sitting impatiently for the next innocent victim to walk in to the kitchen to feed her, so I snapped this photo and decided it would be really cut with this 2×2 pocket page I created during my prep! I had filled the pockets with the transparency hearts, but I decided to throw in a few stars and chipboard pieces just to mix it up a bit. I also had a bit of blank space in the photo around Zoe, so I carried those shapes across the photo. All the products I’ve used here are Ali Edwards except for the acrylic tree, which is from Colorcast Designs.
Day 20 | No One I’d Rather Be With
The best part about working with transparent pages, partially filled pockets, and see-through elements is that they make the back of the page design work already done for you! It was easy enough for Day 20 to print out my photo, add similar or same shapes, and be done. I didn’t really have a particular story with this day, so I used this candid shot of myself and Alan as my photo and journaled a bit about how I am just glad to be spending these holidays with him! The products used today are again Ali Edwards.
That is all I have for today! I am in the home stretch with this project and plan to finish it up next week, then share the final walk through after Thanksgiving. Next week will be a fun week so stay tuned!