Hi friends and welcome back to my 2021 December Daily Album! I have Days 10 and 11 to share with you today, and this is where I will leave my album until after the New Year. It’s been a great adventure with this album and I am closing it for now in order to celebrate and spend time with my family. Also, we have so many wonderful things coming up in the new year here and I need to shift my focus onto that. Thank you SO MUCH for following along with me so far, thank you for all your kind comments! I do hope you will take a few minutes to check out our classes and consider purchasing a class in order to support this blog. Your support helps us host all the December Daily content we have here and so thank you for being here! You can see all of the videos for this year’s December Daily here: 2021 December Daily Album. Follow along with today’s process video below.
Day 10 | JOY
My story for Day 10 is about our German spinner that we purchased in Atlanta at the Christkindlmarkt a few years ago. That trip was documented in that year’s December Daily, which you can see here: December Daily 2019 Day 16. This beautiful thing has a new home this year, a little spot I found for it on a riser underneath the plate rack! It fits perfectly right there and looks so pretty lit up at night.
I decided to use the green floral vellum for this page along with the JOY digital template from Ali Edwards. Remember me talking about deconstructing the digital template? This is an excellent example of how you can take the layers from the template and print your individual elements, then pull everything back together using physical elements. The vellum is the base for this page, and everything layered on top is taken from the digital layers in the template. For the JOY word, I added the Paislee Press plaid to the clipping mask, printed them, and then cut them out by hand. I did the same for the back of the page, only I used the In A Creative Bubble travelers notebook and journaling cards. Once I had everything adhered down, I ran it through a zig-zag on my sewing machine, just to give extra permanence and to add a little more red contrast. I’ve added my journaling in the spots provided by the digital template and cut those out as well. They made the best home for additional stamping and the tiny little chipboard stars. My number 10 is from Felicity Jane, and I added the puffy sticker from Ali Edwards so he didn’t look quite so alone.
Day 11 | We Create Ourselves As We Go
Day 11 is the reason I only had two days to share, even though I was planning to do four days! Ha! I was inspired by Ali Edwards layout where she also used a Hallmark bag, and at first I was like oh, I didn’t get the same bag. I got this one! Ohhhh, I got this one! And the idea came to make it as the base for a notebook to insert into my album. You can see I tucked it into an older insert that I’ve had in my stash for years. I believe it was from an Ali Edwards December Daily kit. I’ve left it plain for now, so that the notebook itself can shine!
I took this opportunity in my album to reflect on where I am with my work right now. Some really wonderful things are happening, I have lots of hope for the new year, and I have also closed a chapter (Light The Path) and that feels really good. The quote on this bag resonated with me and I feel like it was such a great time to have that reminder! I cut the bag apart, folded it and refolded it to get this notebook to come together. The full page photo of myself in my studio is the center part of it.
I’ve added embellishments to the front cover, all from Elle’s Studio. It started with the die cut Christmas trees, in the style of Meg Gundlach. She created the loveliest title page for her Christmas album! Along with the patterned paper trees, I also brought in two chipboard trees, and the green one was the perfect spot for the number 11 in while. A little banner, the falala, and the pink label made this the perfect embellishment cluster!
You can learn more about Lunn Giunta here: ThinkMakeShareBlog. And apparently Hallmark has moved their blog here: Ideas.Hallmark.com. I am not affiliated with Hallmark or with Lynn Giunta in any way, just want to credit the artist for this bag and express my appreciation for the inspiration to get creative with it! Thanks so much for joining me today, see you again soon.