Week 51, covering December 16-22. Get ready for it, this is one of my favorite spreads ever.
Like the rest of December, all of the documentation is from my December Daily Doc workshop. And I’m getting repetitive, but I really love that writing along with the photos then is allowing me to get detailed journaling down now.
Also, the weird star in the layouts is a censor star. Jake says I’m not allowed to show him without a shirt on the Internets.
I had a 12 x 12 space to work with from the last week, and I decided to rock a layout about Eliza’s school Christmas party. I chose it because it was the longest story I had for the week. I usually move roughly from the beginning of the week to the end of a week in a spread, but this week is an exception. My policy is: whatever works.
I usually try to keep the dimensional embellishments to a minium, but my insert obsession left me with a thick middle, so the outside of the book could use the thickness to even things out.
I made sure to take photos of what Eliza’s classroom looks like. I know she’ll love looking back on that later. I also have photos of a lot of the kids in her class and journaling about her teacher, but I’ll use those for pages in a different spot.
The insert blends into the next page, but it’s there! I’m really loving the Design H insert protectors from the Small Variety Pack 1. I can’t wait until they’re back in stock by themselves, I’ve already used all of them in my in-progress 2013 spreads.
It’s all about the year’s first snow and Eliza’s snow day. It’s condensed from this blog post.
The back of the insert features my usual Instagram collages. The journaling cards list quick descriptions of what’s going on in each picture.
Then a bit about working (December is all about record bookends), Jonas mimicking Jake shaving, Jonas drawing, and the Kiekel Christmas party (My grandpa Poppy’s side of the family).
I love how bright and happy this spread is! Stay tuned–there will be a Project Life share almost everyday for awhile!
Supplies Used: Paper: Seafoam Project Life Core Kit, Making Memories, Love Elsie for KI Memories, Crate Paper, Studio Calico, Bazzil Basics, Dear Lizzy for American Crafts; Pen: K & Company Smash Stick; Stickers: Jenni Bowlin, American Crafts, Sassafras Lass; Label: Binder Smash Clips by K & Company; Washi Tape: Winter Wonderland Collection by My Mind’s Eye; Chipboard: K & Company; Flowers: American Crafts, Pink Ninja; Adhesive: Scotch Dot Roller, Scor-Tape; Page Protectors: Project Life Design A, Project Life 12×12, Small Variety Pack 1; Printing Service: CVS; Tools: Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper Trimmer, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper; Font: Garamond; Other: Christmas bag.
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