Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Journal Your Christmas - Dec 3 and 4

I am loving the December Daily project that I have taken on!  These are my December 3 and 4 pages:





For my December 3rd pages, I used the left side for my journaling using a prompt from a class I am taking, Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas, where she suggested the idea of planning your happiness.  I loved that idea.

I used patterned paper and hand-cut the base page to take advantage of the border.  

Since we had a beautiful 74-degree evening (a wonderful surprise in December), we walked around looking at neighborhood lights and talked about holiday plans.  I used her photography tips and actually took photos very different from my usual center focus composition.

The page base, film strip, lights, and date medallion with number are all die cuts.

For December 4th, the concept was to focus on a favorite gift from the past.  I still have my favorite childhood Christmas gift:  a doll my aunt made me when I was 7.  We were asked to consider adding the color red to indicate the feeling of Christmas.  I am not sure if I achieved that, but I have to admit I enjoyed using the monochromatic base and all the textures.

I used a variety of die cuts and trimmer-cut pieces that I embossed  for this page.

All elements of this page are die cuts.

I used two tags for the journaling.  The top tag has the journaling about this gift and has red typed text.  I wanted the journaling to peek out.  I added a separate, hand-written tag that noted the actual activities of December 4.


I am having fun changing up the pages for this book!  I am learning a lot as I go!  Lots of mistakes too!
Thank you for checking my blog post today.  You can see my December 1st and 2nd pages by clicking here.  You can see many of my previous projects by clicking My Project Gallery.

9 comments:

JJewel said...

Are you printing your journaling directly on your tags? How did you get the journaling on the red page above? I do not like my handwriting!! I was going to print on vellum and cut out--yours looks very clean. I love it.

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

Sherry- yes, I printed directly on the die cuts. I just print like normal on regular paper. Then I place my die cuts over the printing, tape lightly in place, then run back through the printer.

Linda Kaiser said...

Amazing!! I love the white embossed pages. Beautiful!!

Caroline said...

WOW these are gorgeous. Caroline xxx

Gina piazza said...

Nadia,
The pages are wonderful, in so many ways....
Not only is the art and design of the pages inspiring,
but I am loving that you are sharing your thoughts and life with us.
We are 'moving out' for a week starting Dec 14th and we aren't having much of a traditional xmas this year.
And it seems almost noone is decorating their homes...
And we're going very light on the gifts this year...
so everything you are journaling about & teaching Piper is really making me happy!!!
And what lovely gifts and from such different places...
a handmade ornament and a handmade doll....

lifeinpinkpyjamas.com said...

Nadia...your pages are WONDERFUL :) It was a real treat visiting your blog. Thank you for the comment on my blog!

Hrvatica said...

Beautiful pages. I love the paper and all the differnt textures.

elinjanne.com said...

I like the texture on your pages!

cdm317 said...

Wow! I love the monochromatic pages!
Your daily is going to be such a joy to look at in the years to come for your daughter and your family.

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