December Daily Story #2: Noelle and Waffles

Merry Christmas and welcome to the Victoria Marie Blog! Today, I am sharing Story #2 of my December Daily 2021 album called Noelle and Waffles.

About two years ago, my daughter and I started a new holiday tradition – we watch Noelle on Disney Plus while eating delicious waffles, bacon, and hot chocolate. When this movie first premiered, we watched it over 25 times during the month of December! Since then, it has become one of our favorite holiday movies.

I kept this spread simple – the journaling is typed on a 3×8 inch pocket card from an older December Daily kit. I created a text box in Photoshop, printed a test copy, then adhered the 3×8 pocket card over the test copy and ran it through my printer.

Next, I resized and printed the Noelle movie posted (Google images) and added photos of my daughter and I enjoying our special Noelle breakfast.

On the outside of the 6×8 inch page protector, I adhered two chipboard stickers and a wood veneer label that says, “This makes my heart happy” – the perfect sentiment for this story.

On the back, I added a pocket card from the December Daily 2020 kit along with additional photos (3×4 inch and 4×6 inch).

As my daughter gets older, I am noticing that her interests are changing. The little preschooler that was once super excited for Santa to come has been replaced with a tween who prefers to stay in her room (most days of the week). It is a bittersweet transition. However, I am comforted by the fact that there are some traditions that we can enjoy together…without tween angst!

To see this spread come together, check out the video below! Happy Holidays friends!

I Finally Started December Daily 2021! Story #1: What We Love and Hate About Christmas

It’s never too late to start a holiday scrapbooking project, amiright? LOL!

Today, on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel, I am sharing the first story in my December Daily 2021 album, What We Love and Hate About Christmas.

This year, I am taking a slightly different approach to my DD project. Instead of focusing on my everyday life activities during the month of December, I am creating an album that features a collection of stories – current, past, random musings, experiences, and everything in between, based around the holiday season. After 8 years of doing this project, I felt that I needed a different focus; something that didn’t feel daunting or stressful.

I am not sure how many stories will be included in this year’s album, but whatever that number is, it will be enough!

Supplies Used: All of the materials I am using this year are from the Ali Edwards December Daily 2021 Main Kit along with a few add-ons from this year’s collection, and my DD stash from previous years. To see a walkthrough of the supplies I’m using, check out this recorded YouTube Livestream!

My album begins with a simple semi-circle insert, accented with layered poinsettias, an orange, cork and chipboard stars, and a December Stories charm. I usually begin my DD album with a Reason Why entry, but I decided against that for this year’s project (hence, making slight changes). Instead, I jumped right into my first story.

For the first story, I wanted to focus on including the voices of my family members in this project – my mom, daughter, and spouse. I asked them to tell me what they love and hate about the holiday season. I also took everyone’s headshots and included their ages with their journaling.
On the back of the semi-circle insert, I used a felt stitched number, a gold rimmed tag, a glitter star, and black and white twine. I love how the tag, star, and twine come together to form a charm that dangles from the felt number!

The circle insert on the right side of the spread is the perfect element for my photos! For added texture, I adhered cork circles that serve as the anchor for my title. To accent the page, I created a layered row of embellishments – felt heart, chipboard circles, small metal hearts, and cork trees.
The back of the spread features the journaling and more embellishments – heart leatherette tag and a wood veneer house complete this page!

To see this spread come together, head on over to the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel. I will continue to share my December Daily project and holiday story ideas for weeks to come!

Thanks for stopping by!