Wednesday, January 13, 2016

December Daily 2015 | Days 1 - 6

Howdy Everyone !

I am still slowly working on my December Daily Album from 2015. I wanted to share some of the first pages with you today. I have every intention to finish this project. It might take me a few months to get it done.

December Daily | Day 1.

My daughter had eye surgery on December 1. It was a rough, rough day.

Instagram notes :

Hello December 1. I've been dreading you for a while now. Dreading. Knowing that it was going to be a hard day. Knowing that I should be happy it's officially " The happiest time of the year." But that being said, we have survived. I am so thankful for modern technology, for kind nurses, for adorable teddy bears to make things seem okay, and for husbands that are above amazing to hold us all together. Plus her teddy bear and her IV wrap are Christmas themed !!

On the journaling card I added a list of things that I was thankful for. Her medical bracelet is on the bottom of the card. Goodness for me is that she was given two ! 

The color scheme was kind of perfect. The minty green and red in the photos were the perfect starting point. I simply followed it over the two pages. 

Before Surgery the nurse came in with this adorable bear for Katelyn. She loved him and later named him Dr. Snuffles.

I added in a fun transparency from an old Studio Calico kit. It seemed to fit ! I slipped it into the top of the page and made my own journaling card for the bottom. I copied some of the star paper from the Digital DD kit from Ali Edwards. I added a strip of it to the top of my journaling card in photoshop. I decided to change the color of the stars to red. Then I picked out a few to turn back to black.

December Daily | Day 2.

The second day was kind of a blur now but it was spent at home caring to Katelyn. I started taking down the fall decor and getting out the Christmas ones to take their place. I looked around and saw the colors of fall next to the Christmas colors. I snapped a quick picture and I love it !

A close up of the picture.

Since I didn't have much to say about day 2,  I cut off the second row of pockets. I also added a clear tab.

A filler card.

December Daily | Day 3.

We traveled down to the UCLA campus for Katelyn's post op appointment. It was an all day ordeal and we didn't do anything else that day.

I used one of the digital cards from the Project Life Everyday Edition.

Seriously people, this bowl of goodness is almost making me want to drive all the way down there again today !!

The weather that day was amazing, it was so perfect.

The fox theatre is across from the ice cream shop. The number 3 card is from this years DD kit from Ali Edwards.

December Daily | Day 4

Over the course of day 4 the thing that kept on occurring was JOY !! I made this journaling card and added some things that brought our family joy.

This gold journaling card is from the Golden Themed card set.

December Daily | Day 5

Day 5 was when we had a quick family photo shoot. It was lots of fun and I needed a way to add in some more photos. The solution was to slice up a 4x6 pocket page protector and fold it over so that it would be the 6x8 size still. WRMK is the page protector that I used for this one. It was a full 12x12 sheet with 6 4x6 pockets. I cut one row of them off and it turned out perfect.

Some close ups from the front pages.

A Heidi Swapp wood veneer I found on clearance and some Simple Stories Washi Tape behind it.

I added in 2 full photos, a collage, and a journaling card inside.

December Daily | Day 6

Breakfast with Santa at the kids school was so much fun. It was nice to have some family time.

I printed out a large 6x8 photo of Maddie sitting on Santa's lap. When I first saw the green color of the butcher paper on the breakfast tables I knew what I wanted to use as embellishments. These acrylic pieces ( the ampersand and the heart on the other page) turned out so perfect for these pages.

A few close ups of the second page.

That concludes my blog sharing for today. As I continue to get some more pages done I will be back to share more. If you have any questions about anything please feel free to leave a comment and I will get back to you.

Thanks for coming and have a wonderful day !


alexandra s.m. said...

I love your DD and your Pocket pages!
Thank you for sharing~

Mindi said...

Thanks so much Alexandra ! Your comments are always loved and appreciated.

Mindi said...

Oh my goodness ! It hit me after I hit post on my last comment. Alexandra you are also on the Simple Stories design team too ! I look forward to getting to know you better. Thanks for visiting.