Friday, December 12, 2014

December Daily 2014 | Days 7-9

Welcome to Days 7-9 of December Daily!

Took a tiny break from posting there for a couple days, but I'm back with an update! Actually, I just fell behind in making my layouts until I had enough time during nap-time today to catch up on them. I'm posting Days 7-9 today, and I'll post a couple more tomorrow and then hopefully be back on track for next week.

Day 7:
Today's layout features a long and good story of today. It turned into an impromptu Family Date, complete with swimming and going to Famous Dave's for supper. Violet absolutely loved swimming and Dominique was pretty good with it to. We took them into the shallow end of the lap pool (where we could stand but Violet couldn't), and Keith started teaching Violet a bit of swimming. Nique was just content to be in my arms looking around at all the water and talking away. Both girls had a blast and after we were done, Keith decided to take us out to Famous Dave's for supper. And it was good! We all shared one of the smaller Feasts and still had food to take home. Bonus part was both girls behaving really well in the restaurant. Another bonus part was that both girls slept on the way there and back!

Day 8:
Today's story is self-explanatory in the journalling. I wasn't too happy with quite a few of the photos, mainly due to poor lighting, 2 kids that kept on moving (or posing) all the time and that orange/brown wall that threw a bad glare. Luckily I was able to clean it up a bit. 

Day 9:
Again, more self-explanatory in the journalling. And believe me, we all stuffed ourselves full of food and there was still lots left over!

Come back tomorrow for a couple more days of catch-up!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

December Daily 2014 | Day 6

Welcome to Day 6 of December Daily!

Today was a day of just lounging around the house, geeking out and watching movies. And it was a good day. I didn't take any photos, as I was planning on making today just a journal day. And it worked out perfectly!

I did the journalling in the Project Life App on my phone so that I could use the Christmas-themed kit and then imported it into my program on the computer, added a background paper and called it done!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

December Daily 2014 | Day 5

Welcome to Day 5 of December Daily!

There wasn't much going on today, so I decided to document the sister love between the two girls. How can you not?
Just a 7.5x4 inch photo pared with journalling and a digital brush from Ali Edwards Heart Happy. A really simple page overall, but still tells the story behind it.

Friday, December 5, 2014

December Daily 2014 | Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of December Daily!

I'm a couple days behind in posting, just have patience. I do have the layouts done, just haven't had time to post lately. Dominique has been teething lately, which has been sapping my energy day and night. Add to that a 3-year-old who is being a bit whiny and an attention hog, and I have no time to myself until they're in bed at night. I will get caught up with posting though.

Anyway, enough about me, onto the layout for Day 4!
As you can tell from the journalling, today was visiting my Grandparents so that Violet could get her nails painted by Meme. Apparently I'm not good enough anymore. And you know what? I'm fine with that. These are my only grandparents remaining and the only Great-Grandparents who ask for us to come down so that they can see the great-grandkids. And I really do love that. 

December Daily 2014 - Beginning Page and Days 1-3

Ah, December. I love that you're here. I love the twinkle lights, the Christmas carols on the radio, the Christmas decorations up in full displays, the Christmas story of Jesus being told to all kids. And my favourite project of December: December Daily. 

Yup, I'm at it again. And love it. Last year I did a 6x8 album and liked it. This year, I'm switching it up to a digital 8x8 album. One of the main reasons for going digital is time. With 2 kids right now, it gets really busy around the house. And with a tight budget, it makes it a bit hard to get the supplies that I need and print out photos as well. So digital wins out this year. 

For setting up my pages I'm using the StoryBook Creator from Creative Memories (now defunct) and once everything is done, I'll import them to Shutterfly and print them off when funds allow.

I'll be posting every 2-3 days, so keep checking back!

Front Page:
For the front page, I used Ali's free download that's available on her website. I just noted a couple reasons for documenting this Christmas season this year.

December 1:
As the journalling mentions, it was the start of Christmas baking in the house! Violet helped me with most of it, and I had to quickly put quite a bit of it away in the freezer before Keith and Violet keelhauled it. And there's still more to bake yet. The word stamp is from Ali Edwards Handdrawn Holiday.

December 2:
I got an unexpected evening free of kids so that I could go to my Girl's Night. Violet was at my Dad's for the night to have a sleepover with her cousin Madison. And Keith said it was OK if I left Dominique behind at home (as long as she was sleeping) so that I could go out. I'm so glad that it worked out for all of us. And it was much needed.

December 3:
Today was all about putting up the (fake) tree and decorating it. Violet was more than happy to help put the decorations on while Nique lay on the floor and watched. And as soon as we were done, Violet looked at me and said "Thank you for help with Christmas!" Lol. I even managed to get a photo of them in front of the tree, which was just awesome as well. Digital brush is from Ali Edwards All I Want For Christmas.