October Daily 2021 Days 16 Thru 18

October Daily 2021 Days 16 Thru 18


Hi friends and welcome back to my 2021 October Daily project! I have been moving so well through this project and am loving every page and every idea that has come to life here! Thank you so much for following along with all the fun. I will share a few days with you today and then put this project aside in order to focus on October Daily 2022. If you’d like to see how this project has come together so far, check out this link: October Daily 2021.


Day 16 | River and the Culinary Arts Competition

Our child River, who you formerly knew as Natalie, has been participating in the Culinary Arts club at school. They did a cooking competition, and in order to feel comfortable before the competition, we went through the recipe with them. My photo is of River with their completed crescent ring, which turned out amazing! Check out the process below.


I had a request to learn more about how I clipped the photo to the cut file in this layout, so you can watch that tutorial here. Thank you for the request, and if there are other techniques you’d like to learn more about, let me know!


I brought in a fabulous cut file from Jillibean Soup to bring this story to life. My idea was to clip the photo into the caldron, which I did in Photoshop. Then I brought the cut file into Silhouette and printed and cut both the photo and the cut file from there. I also offset the cauldron to create the border around it, and cut that from plain black card stock. I’ve been using Close To My Heart card stock recently and have been loving how smoothly it cuts in the machine! To create a home for the day number and journaling, I created a little embellishment cluster at the bottom. The number 16 is from Tim Holtz, I’m pretty sure, and the label, circle bit, and word strip are all Elle’s Studio. The hat may be Pebbles, it’s been in my stash for a while now. Before calling it done, I also added some enamel dots here and there to resemble the bubbles coming from the cauldron. They also add a bit of texture!


October Daily 2021 Days 16 Thru 18


Day 17 | Donuts

I won’t lie, it’s rather hilarious that all three of the layouts today are food related! Ha! We do like to eat around here! We grabbed some of the Halloween themed donuts from Krispy Kreme and at first I was going to just put in a donut cut file but then I thought about how you get a box and open it, and that wonderful smell comes pouring out of the box! So I thought I’d make donut boxes for my photos, using the October Mood digital kit from Traci Reed Designs.


I had a new page to work with, since Day 16 was on the back of Day 15, so my options were pretty open. I had two photos I wanted to use, one of my husband chowing down that donut and the other of the donuts themselves. So I thought I’d make two flip up frames to represent the donut boxes, place the photos underneath, and then adhere them to a simple white background. The white background then made it possible to add it to the binder.


October Daily 2021 Days 16 Thru 18


In Photoshop, I created the frames and clipped the patterned papers from the kit, and then printed and cut the frames out. I left a strip of paper on the top edge so it could fold over. I added a bit of transparency to those frames to make them seem like the donut boxes. I then also added the day number (Ali Edwards chipboard number) plus word strip to the donuts. For my journaling, I utilized space on Alan’s photo for labels and embellishments from the October Mood kit. As a final thing, I added two little tabs on the left with black and white gingham ribbon so you could lift the flaps easier.


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Day 18 | Survival Milkshakes

Somewhere along the way in all the pandemic lockdowns, we got into the habit of grabbing milkshakes randomly and on this day we did just that. I purchased a milkshake cut file from the Silhouette Design Store, by Wispy Willow Designs. I added in lots of ghostly embellishments from Simple Stories Happy Haunting to round out this tasty treat – I mean, layout. Have a peek!


Look how fun this layout is! I made us into ghosts using the boo die cuts. These little details are what have made this album project so much fun. I cut the milkshake out using brown card stock, which represents the chocolate in the shake. I backed it with papers from the Happy Haunting collection, leaving the space that is supposed to be the hand warmer for my photo. I then filled around all the space around it with stars, flowers, bats and pumpkins. I used one of the tags for my journaling, and tied it with a ghost ribbon we found at Michaels. The number 18 is from Ali Edwards. Lastly, I backed the page onto a soft orange plaid paper from Fancy Pants. I also stamped a few hearts and stars with an Elle’s Studio stamp set, including the hearts on the ghosts! Ha!


October Daily 2021 Days 16 Thru 18


That is all for today! Thank you all so much for following along with this great project. I will be setting it aside for a while so I can focus on October Daily 2022, I plan to continue posting here once a week on Fridays from that project, and you will be able to see videos on my YouTube on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. See you soon!