Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Mandy's December Album Days 15 - 20

Here's a few more pages and ideas for your December Daily!
There are times when you are so busy, the idea of casting aside the thought of doing a December album will be more appealing.... though....
you could make sure you have a pic or idea/theme for each December day and complete it in January once the silly season is over, or when you know you will  have time.
Sometimes it's been well into January before I've finished mine. 
So keep an eye on some great products including this little album cover and pages which are in the SHOP
DAY 15
A transparency!

 The washi tape on the window above is part of the washi collection of Sleighbells Ring
(its the top one in the tube below)
Dont be fooled by the 'blue' background!  Why do manufacturers do this kind of thing!??
There is nothing blue about this overlay AT all!  It's CLEAR!
Its a 12x12 and only $2.95!

You might notice there is no tree on my page as I've cut it down to measure with
the Tim Holtz 'Worn Cover' and the tree was too tall - so ended up using that part for another project!
Yes you can cut these things apart - sometimes its cheaper than embellishments!!
LoVE pompom trim! Although there isn't any yellow in the shop..there is green!
(I shall be getting some of that in my next order!) And there is a bigger pink one here
And have you ever put the word 'trim' in the search bar... oooh!
Anyway... back to the transparency page ......

The little green window is my kitchen window, and I wanted to see the photo on either side of the transparency page so printed it out on 'ink jet' friendly transparency.  I got mine from an office supply shop.  Inkjet printer ink doesn't set on ordinary plastics.  Its an idea if you want to play with it :)
The photo actually looks washed out here in the pics, but in real life its quite vibrant.  The camera just doesn't pick it up well. 
I stitched along the edge to keep it in place and here's the pompom poking out
(though it could be glued)
and when the album is closed
DAY 16, 17 & 18
I've put these three days together as they share the one pocket page with the
16th being the front of the little Sleighbells Ring Treat Bag
17th an insert and
18th the reverse side of the insert.
Everything has been inked with Tim Holtz 'Black Soot' Distress Ink
My most favourite cardstock to use is Tim Holtz Coredinations Distress Cardstock because its so thick and strong and has a really heavy weave on it.  Great for making pages!
Here I've used Fired Brick and Black Soot.
 I've glued them together making red this side and black the other.

Ooops, looks like this die has sold out in the shop,

The Wish List!
These are just hand made with little number stamps from long ago
The 'to be completed' label is one of many blank label stickers found in a booklet style
The gold clip is hand made... just an oversized gold paper clip, glue gun and a button!

The reverse side of the insert...
(hmmn, need to cover the back part of the clip!!)
Love these little black Teresa Collins alpha stickers!

All done and tucked away!

DAY 19
The black cardstock(reverse) side of the envelope page
Trying to make light of a mood.... (smily face)

These little antlers can be found in MME Sleighbells Ring Enamel Shapes
(as does the red dot for Hannah's nose!)
So thought I'd have some fun with this and snipped of the joining piece down the bottom of the antlers and then stuck them either side of Hannah's head!

LOL, it sure does bring a giggle now!! 


Day 20
It's always great to try and capture some of your favourite decorations.
Some change over the years, some stay.
Two of my favourite papers are in the MME Sleighbells Ring Kit
(or the 'Noel' (red) paper can be found here as single sheet)
And is full of fabulous words that can easily be made into
 embellishments or journaling cards etc. 
I found the word 'Falalala' just the most perfect size for the strip pocket!

The page inserts for this Tim Holtz album are just amazing with a couple of the designs showing these 'strips'  which are great for titles or shaker pockets or even using washi tape!
Just had to add a little black cardstock to the ends of the word so it would fit the strip pocket okay.
Some of the other words (Sleigh Bells) fit the other two spots....
And heres the open pages of the 19th and 20th 
And here is the whole lot of pages from just this post....closed and piled up on each other.

WOW... getting close to the end goal now!
Look in the Christmas Shop HERE
December Daily Specials HERE
 You can see my December album from start to where we are now HERE


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These pages are fabulous! LOVING that Hannah page!!!!! LOL!!!!

Lizzyc said...

Wonderful creating.. love the transparency!!