I have a feeling I will want to journal a lot about Christmas Eve, so I gave myself two options: a card that is out in the open and one that is hidden inside of the envelope. I think of Christmas Eve as an elegant time which is why I picked gold paper over traditional red and green.
For Christmas Day, I used some Stampin Up stickers on brown cardstock.
My one transparency in this album is also on this day. I had a piece of birthday transparency that I have had lying around for years, so I covered the birthday text with a strip of a Christmas border sticker on both sides.
Here is what it looks like overlaid on my Dec. 25th page:
The numerals are stickers on top of a build-a-brad base from Stampin Up.
I took a lot of pictures at Christmas time last year, so I am not worried about having enough. But I didn't do much journaling, so I tried to intentionally insert some journaling pages as we get closer to Christmas Day. This card from Little Yellow Bicycle will hopefully do the trick for day 21:
I had a hard time with this page for some reason. It was the last page I made when I was doing the foundation, and for some reason I felt completely uninspired. Hopefully something fun will happen today to jazz it up!
Another day with resist paper - this time I inked over it with Real Red. I really love how bright the color turned out.
Numerals are from 7 Gypsies and placed on a ticket that I downloaded from Miss Cutie Pie. I can't find the exact tickets I downloaded, but these ones are very similar! In fact I think I might just use them too!
Maximized the 12 printed on this paper since I was running out of numeral choices! My shopping this coming year will definitely include increasing my numeral options (I'm seeing stamps, stickers, Tim Holtz metals...)
And you can see how Day 11 was spliced together because the back doesn't look nearly as nice as the front!
Lots of Christmas things happened this weekend - just have to get my pictures printed!
I really like how this page turned out. I used Presto Patterns paper from Stampin Up! and inked it with Chocolate Chip ink using a brayer. It's resist paper, so the white type is printed on the paper and shows up after inking. I then sprayed it with some Vanilla Glimmer Mist. I didn't like how the ink felt on the paper so I covered everything with a thin layer of matte Mod Podge. The white square is a Stampin Up sticker and the 10 numeral tab is from 7 Gypsies.
Here is my foundation page for Day 8. It is a little different from the previous days because I didn't use a page protector, so there is a bit more space width-wise. The Joy & Peace paper is actually part of a Christmas card that we got last year. I cut the tab part out of the right side by tracing the tab of a file folder along the back and then cutting it out.
The great irony is that today wasn't very joyful or peaceful. My external hard drive broke, I thought I lost my wallet (and then found it in the car), and I agonized over my dissertation chapter which still isn't done. Grr.
The number is from 7 Gypsies. You will see these reappear several more times -- I just love the way they look and how the font of each numeral is different. They have a little adhesive on them so they stick when folded over, but I have found that they don't stay stuck for very long. I keep pushing them down to re-adhere. I tried reinforcing one with a glue dot, but that doesn't seem to help either. Any ideas on how to make it stick better? Following Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas is making me think I should try Glossy Accents or matte multi-medium.
I have to say many, many thanks to everyone who is visiting my blog and to Ali Edwards for providing the link-up. It is amazing to see how my blog traffic has sky-rocketed and the places all over the world that my visitors are coming from.
I am also enjoying seeing what others are making, so if you leave a comment, I promise to leave one back!