Sunday, January 19, 2014

Hi Everyone and thanks for stopping by to see my December Daily. Yes I know it's January already but I never quite get my album done til now anyway. I have been a horrible blogger lately as I just realized my last post was in October! ***gasp*** maybe I will be better at it in 2014...of course time will tell. I tried something different when I photographed my pages this year. I did them inside at night ( I know probably not the best but they really seemed to look ok to me and I wanted to get them done) I took them all with my phone then I went and made collages with if you should have any questions about any of my pages please feel free to ask me and I can fill you in. For my album this year I once again chose Teresa Collins beautiful papers. I just can't seem to get enough of her stuff. Her Santa's List line was perfect for my book. I also incorporated a few papers from Heidi Swapp's Believe line. I thought the colors complimented each other well and it changed it up just a little bit.
This year I wasn't into a lot of story telling, though there is plenty of journaling, but there's lots of photos and plenty of artwork to make everything fun. I originally had planned on stopping the book on December 25th but with Jeremy and Holly coming after Christmas it just didn't make sense so I included the entire month of December. My work holiday party was actually just last weekend but I included those photos as well.
I want to thank everyone out there who posted layouts using Teresa's Santa's List paper because the busier I got the more I needed inspiration. Your work is AMAZING and I appreciate that you share it out there for those of us who often need some help in thinking outside the box. So without any further rambling here are my pages from my 2013 December Daily. Thanks for letting me share it with all of you!
I loved the color scheme this year and that Santa is just adorable.

Every year the month always starts out slowly and I can keep up
and then everything get crazy.

This year I did tell a few stories.

I used a few of Shimelle Laine's Journal Your Christmas prompts
this year. Here I did the weather prompt and the gift wrap prompt.

Sometimes I will add 6x6 pages to add journaling and then I
have to find something to do with the back...I made my own
little tree this page.

Having our first grandson this past year made Christmas
extra fun, even if they didn't come til after the holiday.

After 39 years of crying every Christmas about missing my
Mom, this year I didn't cry....definitely a story to document.

Thanks to self portraits I actually have some cute photos
with Cliff and I...after all I have to document my 33 anniversary.

Some more artsy pages along with some silly photos
of me making cookies

Documenting Christmas Eve and Day

More Christmas Day and a great picture of Cliff and me
from the holiday party. Thanks to one of my co-workers.

Love the photo booth photos from my work party and
the one of Jeremy and Holly too.

The holidays are about family and we had a wonderful time
with Jeremy, Holly and Kaden at the Aquarium.

The first time in 6 years I have been able to spend with Jeremy
on his much fun. By midnight on NYE I was
sound that's the only photo I have.

The last photo in the book is my favorite from the whole season.
Kaden was being so silly and Jason was loving playing with him
the sheer JOY on their faces makes me smile every time I see it.

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