Hello everyone !
First I want to apologize for leaving you all hanging. The last part of Christmas time was a blur mixed in with sickness. But I am feeling better now and have worked on my DD album some more.
I am planning on sharing days 8 thru 12 today plus my very first process video. Yep, you read that right ! I got a new toy for Christmas and finally found a minute to play around with it. Even though it was at midnight last night. So please forgive me for its quality and lack of light. I was so excited to try it out and see if in fact I could shoot a video, edit in and all that jazz. **** Edited. I have created a YouTube channel. I have uploaded the video. ****
Okay let's get started.
Day 8 was all about shopping with a good friend of mine. We went downtown to a fun vintage shop and had lunch.
This shop always decorates for Christmas. I think they were getting a late start decorating but I still snapped a photo. On top of the photo I added that white number 8 from the main DD kit and some other embellishments.
On the other side I have a journaling card and a photo of us both on the top row. While we were picking out those big letters to take home I propped up my phone and set the timer. I added a few embellishments to the corner and in the album it went.
Here is a look at the top cards.
Day 9 | Harry Potter night with my girls.
The girls and I heard about the Harry Potter Winter Ball that Barnes and Nobles was hosting that night. Before we left all of us were playing around outside as well as talking to the neighbors. It was a gorgeous day and the sunset was equally nice. I snapped a photo that night and added that digital number 9 onto the photo. The digital number is from Studio Calico.
Turns out that the Magical Winter Ball was a bust. Nothing was going on that was advertised despite the store being packed with Muggles and Magical fans. I snapped this photo quickly, despite the fact that the girls did not want to participate.
Day 10 | Family Photo Shoot
The family photo shoot has always been tradition. Every year either before December or in the beginning of December we take a family photo. I have one for every year since the kids were born.
I chose to print out our family photo onto a sheet of vellum. I added some fun embellishments and I love how it turned out.
There were lots of photos that needed to be added in the album so I added an extra page protector. This first page has 2 photos included.
The other side has some more photos and a journaling card.
I decided to add the rest of the photos into 2x2 pockets.
Day 11 | Wish Lists
I needed a spot for journaling so I added in this 3x8 page. I used a digital journaling card from One Little Bird and added embellishments around it.
On the other side of the journaling page is Noah's handwritten Santa list.
I took a photo of the many Santa Lists that the kids made over the past 2 weeks. I will most likely save them in an envelop as well.
On the bottom I took a photo of the nightly twinkle lights that I enjoyed so much.
Day 12 | Sparkle and decor
This was the day that I rearranged some decor on my wall and added some new items. Once the wall was done I could finished my Christmas decorating. I added the number 12 and a few stickers on top of the photo.
I used another journaling card from One Little Bird and moved it onto a 4x6 card. I added some journaling onto the card as well.
That is a wrap for now. Let's talk about my video now.
So let's be real. Can I be real with you all ? I have recently got into the habit of watching process videos on youtube. I enjoy them, its so fun to see a page come together on screen. So I thought maybe some day I will try it. Maybe, just maybe. I wasn't sure. I asked my husband, the tech guy, about shooting videos and how I could go about that. Fast forward to this Christmas. I got an attachment so that I could try this video thing out last night. Yep, there I was at midnight setting up my new toy and testing it out. I thought about waiting until it was day but decided to go for it while I still had the nerve.
So if you watch it please forgive the bad lighting, the yellowish tint, and the out of view scrapping. I learned some things for next time.
Oh and also there is no voice over. Just me nervously scrapping away and some music.
Ok guys. I am off to go work more on my DD to try and finish it up in a timely manner.