December Daily 2017 – Day 1

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December Daily 2017 is well underway! I am so excited to start this project and to immerse myself in robust storytelling.

The Story: On December 1st we went to mom’s house to drop off my daughter for a special grandma/grandbaby weekend. While there, my spouse and I decided to relax a bit before heading home. My mother loves decorating for the holiday – it is very easy to get comfortable in her home, surrounded by all of the Christmas decor that I grew up with. I fixed myself a cup of hot chocolate in one of her Santa mugs and settled in.

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While I enjoyed my hot chocolate, I began to realize how very important it is to slow down a bit, to savor the small things in life. Lately, I’ve been feeling a tiny bit of holiday blues due to a myriad of personal issues and stress (adulting is hard). But that small cup of hot chocolate and time with my family is a superb cure.

The Design: This year I am using the Felicity Jane Joy Kit.  To see my product preview, click here.

To begin my album, I used a 4×8 punched card with the heading “Christmas Wish List” – I will use this insert to document all of the happenings, events, and activities that I wish to do over the holiday season. To add a bit of interest, I stamped a tree from the Joy stamp set in Always Artichoke by Stampin’ Up, and created a tab using my We R Memory Keeps tab punch and olive green solid card stock from the kit. To the tab, I added the word sticker “December” from the Joy Sticker set. Photo 2

Next, I inserted a small pocket (from my stash) and created a tag for journaling. To the pocket, I added a buffalo check die cut and a Joy chipboard button. To the tag, I added a black and white stripe ribbon that was included in the kit, stamped the sentiment “The Story” to the bottom of the tag, and adhere a tiny wood veneer tree to add a bit of interest and dimension.

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Lastly, to the pocket page, I added a photo and a piece of the patterned velum from the kit. To the photo I stamped the sentiment “Dear Santa” from the Joy stamp set. And to the bottom pocket, I adhered a small doily and a wood veneer number “1” to represent Day 1 of my album.

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Check out the process video for this spread on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel! Also, be sure to take a look at all of the awesome Christmas goodies now available in the Felicity Jane shop! Thanks for stopping by!

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