December Daily 2019, days 21 & 22, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends! Happy 2020!

Today I’m sharing days 21 & 22 of my December Daily 2019 album. I am slowly, but surely making some progress! I used the HKC December Documented 2019 kit, as well as the November & December 2019 Hip Kits.

I filmed a process video on my YT channel (junglebarrya):

For day 21, the girls decorated gingerbread houses. I chose the 4 3×4 pocket page for the left, and the 2 4×6 pocket page on the right. I am definitely a photo heavy scrapbooker, so there are tons of photos. I didn’t leave myself enough room to journal, so I ended up handwriting my journaling in the white space of one of my photos.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE HACK: If you buy a gingerbread house kit where the house is NOT preassembled, use a hot glue gun to assemble your houses for a faster and stronger hold, then cover the seams with frosting!

I stamped my number using the HKC exclusive stamp set (from the DD kit) and die cut it with a metal tag die, then added a date stamp just as I’ve been doing on previous pages. I love the continuity of the dates. I used a house snowglobe because I thought it was fit a page about gingerbread houses.

For my day 22, I made a spread about wrapping gifts:

On the right, I have a large 6×8 photo of some of the wrapped presents. On the left side, I had the back side of day 21, with the 2 4×6, to fill. I used the beautiful Crate Paper foiled pattern paper from the HKC December paper kit. I typed my journaling on my typewriter, and adhered it to the pattern paper.

For the bottom 4×6 slot, I used a journaling card from the DD kit that says “santa’s coming.” I decided to stamp and gold heat emboss my number on one of the tags that I used for wrapping presents. (The gift tags are from Target a few years ago.) Like my other tags, I also added the date stamp. I decided to use ribbon that I had left over from gift wrapping as well.

For the large photo, I wanted it to stay out of the page protector, so I made little hole punched ring tabs by trimming down a HKC journaling card, and hole punching.

I really am loving everything in my DD album so far. I hope I’ve given you some inspiration for your pages!

Happy Friday!

December Daily, days 19 & 20, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a couple more pages in my 2019 December Documented album.  I’m still using my Hip Kit Club December Documented kit, and this is my first time using the new December 2019 kits.  I will most likely keep using some pieces of my November 2019 kits, because I want to keep my album cohesive, but I’m loving how all these kits go together so well!  

In my previous assignments, I had mentioned that I am behind, and working out of order, but I am so pleased that I’m making some progress on my DD album!  I am sharing days 19 & 20 today.

I was challenged to use some of my favorite products, and I have to say that I have been loving the number stamp set in the DD kit, the journaling cards, and the build a scene bits ephemera pack (white diecuts).  

For day 19, I am documenting some very special happy mail that I got all the way from Denmark.  (Thank you again Hanne!)

On the left side, I have a full size photo that I cut into a tag.  I made a 19 date tag with the number stamp set, and put a gold ribbon through the tags.

On the left side, I made a double pocket page using a Crate Paper pattern paper from the December Main kit, and some velum.  I filled my pockets with some of the packaging from the chocolate boxes that my friend sent me, as well as a photo strip, and my journaling.  I used a 4×6 journaling card from the December PL kit.  I carefully peeled off the stamps from the package, and adhered it to my journaling card, so it looks like a postcard!

For Day 20, I documented my middle daughter’s holiday party at school.

On the left side, I used the pretty pink plaid pattern paper from Pretty Little Studio (from the Dec 2019 Main kit).  I made a little embellishment banner using some really cute items.  I mad a number date tag, I used one of the snowflakes from the build a scene ephemera pack, I used a few Pinkfresh Studio stickers (from the DD kit), and I fussy cut some pieces from the Crate Paper cut apart pattern paper (from the Dec Main kit).  I really love how this one turned out!  The little gingerbread man is a HKC exclusive from the ephemera pack (Nov kit).

On the other side, I did a 4 3×4 pocket page spread.  I have a 2 photos, and 2 journaling cards. 

I really love how my DD spreads turned out, and I hope you do too.  I hope I’ve inspired you to keep working on, finish, or even start your December Documented albums. 

Happy Saturday!

December Daily 2019, day 12, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends! I’m back with another December Daily 2019 post. I am using a combination of the Hip Kit Club 2019 December Documented kit and the November kits.  

As I mentioned in my last DD blog post, I am a bit behind on my DD album this year, and I’m working out of order. Today, I’m sharing my day 12.

I filmed a process video on my YT channel if you’re interested:

On the 12th, I was feeling pretty strongly with Mom Guilt. I had been looking through previous DD albums, and I commented on my daughters’ cute crafty projects. I also noted that I hadn’t really done anything like that with my youngest daughter yet, so I decided to give her some one-on-one time. I already had a holiday necklace kit that I bought a couple weeks ago, so she got to make the necklace, with minor help from me, and we made a paper pieced Christmas tree. It was her first time using scissors, so she was extra excited! Not only was she excited to cut and glue, but I got to keep the end result for my album, lol!

I wanted to stick her craft project right into my album, so you can feel the texture. I needed something to back the project with, and at first, I was considering a pattern paper, but I decided to make my own by stamping with the HKC exclusive stamp set from the November 2019 PL kit.

I also needed a place for my number, so I stamped 12 with the number stamp set from the HKC DD kit on a HKC exclusive journaling card, and heat embossed it with the gold embossing powder that came in the DD festive color kit. I added a HKC exclusive puffy sticker sentiment, and then I diecut it with a tag die.

The ink I used is AE Rose Garden, and the tag I used is the Pinkfresh Studio Fillable tag with pocket die set.

On the left side, I have a full page photo of my daughter proudly sporting her new necklace. I wanted to add just a little something, so I used the HKC exclusive puffy stickers, and put the word MERRY at the top.

Once you flip the number insert, you’ll see my daughter’s tree craft on the left, and more photos and my journaling on the right.

I just love how clean and simple it looks…just my style! I used a HKC exclusive journaling card to write my journaling. I also added a chipboard banner sticker to the 4×6 photo.

I love how my day 12 spread turned out! I also love that I was able to incorporate my love for stamping into my DD album.

I hope I’ve inspired you to work on your DD album as well. If you’re right on track, that’s awesome, but don’t worry if you’re behind…I’m right there with you, ha!

I can’t believe Christmas is in just 5 days! I’m not ready, haha!

Have an awesome Friday!

December Daily 2019, days 1 & 7

Hi friends!  Today I’m sharing a couple spreads from my December Daily album.  I am using a combination of the Hip Kit Club 2019 December Documented kit and the November kits.  

I have to admit that it’s been slow going with my DD album so far this year.  I have been incredibly indecisive, and have been making rookie mistakes (like punching holes on the wrong side of the paper), BUT I have my Day 1 and Day 7 to share with you today, and I have to say that I love the way they turned out!

I was challenged to use vellum or acetate on my layout.  When I saw the snowflake acetate in the DD kit, I knew it was perfect for my Day 1 spread.  We went to go see Frozen II on December 1st.  I used the HKC exclusive pink pattern paper (from the November Main kit), and trimmed it down to about 4 1/2 x 8 in as a base for my pocket page.  I trimmed down the snowflake acetate to about 5 x 4 1/2 in, scored 1/4 in from each side and the bottom, then folded and adhered them behind the pink pattern paper.  

This is actually the 2nd pocket page that I made.  The first one had most of the pretty snowflakes, but I punched the holes on the left side out of habit, instead of the right side.  I still had enough acetate to make it again though, with one sparkly snowflake.  

Since it’s clear acetate, it’s hard to tell that there’s a pocket in the photographs, but if you look closely, the acetate makes the pink pattern paper look darker.  (My acetate goes up to right under the first set of holes.)  I filled it with photos from a photobooth they had at the theatre, a copy of our digital tickets, a photo of the movie poster, and a journaling card.  I typed up my journaling on a 4 x 6 card from the November Pocket Life kit, trimmed it down a little, then added a ribbon tab.  (The ribbon is included in the DD kit.)

For the other side of my Day 1 spread, I documented my husband and girls putting up the Christmas lights on the house.

If you watched my previous video on my YT channel, I had made a different spread for day 1, but I mentioned that it would probably change since I pre-filmed.  I made the number 1 tag on that video, so I’m reusing it on this page.  I used the HKC exclusive stamp set from the DD kit, and gold embossing powder from the DD Festive Color kit to make my tag.  I put the tag on a different PL card.  This snowflake card was a 3 x 8 card that I cut it half.  I thought it tied in both sides of the spread perfectly with the snowflakes and colors.

For my Day 7, I documented a crafty movie night with my 2 younger girls:

On the left side, I hand wrote my journaling on a PL card.  I love the cards with lines on them… I can never keep my handwriting straight, haha!  I added the sticker from Pinkfresh Studio, and added a little machine stitching.  I also printed out another movie poster from the movie we watched: Abominable.  It was really cute!

On the right side, I kept it pretty simple with two 4 x 6 photos.  I put the 3 photos together in photoshop for the top image, but you could just trim your photos and glue them to a piece of cardstock or 4 x 6 card.  To the top of this photo, I added a little bit of washi tape, with a gold scalloped pattern on it (it was from a Hip Kit earlier this year), and a Pinkfresh Studio sticker.

I created another number tag, just like I made for day 1, for day 7.

I hope you like the way my DD spreads turned out.  I love how clean and graphic my pages turned out.  I mentioned at the beginning of my post that I was having a hard time starting my DD album.  I think I was trying to push myself to use all.the.things.  I’ve seen lots of beautiful spreads with lots of product on them, but it’s just not my style.  Once I let myself be minimalistic with embellishments, I loved the end result.  I know it’s so easy to get caught up in the comparison game, but you have to stay true to your own style.

Don’t forget to check out all these amazing kits on the Hip Kit Club website!  I’ll be back soon with more of my DD album.

Happy Saturday!

December Daily 2019 cover page & Day 1, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hi friends! I’m so excited to be sharing a December Daily post! I am using the Hip Kit Club December Documented kits, as well as the November 2019 kits. I am sharing my Cover page, and my Day 1.

I filmed a process video on my YT channel (junglebarrya) if you’re interested:

For my cover page, I started with the cutfile. I used my silhouette machine to cut Merry Christmas 3 times from black cardstock. The cut file is a Hip Kit Club exclusive, and can be found on their website. I glued the 3 right on top of each other, creating my own chipboard piece.

I trimmed down a piece of white cardstock to 6×8, then added wonky circles with my sewing machine. Next, I stamped the 2019, using the HKC exclusive stamp set included in the DD kit. I glued on the Merry Christmas cutfile, then added a few stars.

For my Day 1, I decided to write the story about how I was so excited to shop for and decorate our new hutch. I love collecting these tiny houses, and I love the little scene that I created.

Since I had to pre-film my video before December started, I chose this as my Day 1, but this story might get moved to Day 2. We took the girls to watch Frozen II on Sunday Dec 1, so that will be the story of Day 1.

So I chose the page protector with one 4×6 spots and 2 3×4 spots since I already had the 4×6 photo printed. I chose the “shine bright” journaling card from the DD kit, and printed my journaling on it. For the other journaling card, I chose the periwinkle card with tiny white stars. I made the little 1 ta, by heat embossing with gold embossing powder, and using the 1 stamp from the HKC exclusive stamp set. I also used the red Lindy’s powder to make that floral star red.

For the other side, I trimmed down the light blue cardstock from the CS kit to 6×8, and then used on of the HKC exclusive stencils from the DD kit and texture paste, leaving me with textured white stars. I really loved the houses in the ephemera pack. You can leave them white as is, or you can add mixed media to them (like I did to the floral star). I machine stitched through the big house, and popped the other 2 up with foam squares.

I am so excited with how my pages turned out! This is my 10th album, and I am still loving this project. I hope you like my pages as well. If you’re interested in my other DD pages, just click on the December Daily category or tag, or search it on my blog.

Happy Friday!

Big December Daily 2018 Wrap up post, with photos of every page & product links

Hey y’all!  As you can tell, this is my DD2018 wrap up post, and I will include photos and product links at the end.  Many of the products are from my stash and may no longer be available, so I will list what I can.  (I will also try to link similar products if the item is no longer available.)

I absolutely love this project!  I look forward to it every year, and it’s one of our favorites to flip through as a family.  For us, it’s a yearbook of sorts, to see how the girls grow and change throughout the years… how their styles change, how their handwriting gets better, what was on their wish lists, etc.

Album:  Ali Edwards DD from 2017

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Cover page:

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I blogged about it here.

Day 1:  Christmas concert for my middle daughter:

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Day 2: family hike:

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Day 3: my husband put the lights up on the house:

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Day 4: letters to Santa:

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I blogged about days 2-4 here, and I have a YT process video for those days as well.

Day 5: our tree:

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I blogged about it here.

Day 6: mailing our Christmas cards, and reflecting on how I wrote about possibly being in a new house in last year’s DD, and here we are in a new house:

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Day 7: all about the pups:

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Day 8: “POP!” (her 2nd lolly every!):

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I blogged about it here.

Day 9 & 10: friends & coffee:

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Day 10 & 11: coffee & a Santa visit at school:

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Day 12: some of our favorite holiday movies:

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Day 13: getting my rings resized and wearing them again after 2+ years:

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Day 14: this year’s new ornaments:

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I blogged about days 12-14 here, and there is a YT process video as well.

Day 15: getting packages in the mail & relaxing while wrapping presents:

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Day 16: my parents came for a visit & took us to dinner:

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Day 17: a new outfit for our elf:

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I blogged about it here.

Day 18: holiday concerts for both my girls on the same night at the same time:

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Day 19: school party:

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Day 20: around the house:

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I blogged about it here.

Day 21: “just because” flowers from the hubs, my favorite peonies:

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Day 22: all 3 of my girls in the same dress:

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Day 23: gingerbread shenanigans:

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Day 24: decorating cookies for Santa, opening gifts, & family time:

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Day 25: Santa!, silly FB photo filters, and all the kiddos, + a pocket page to house all the Christmas cards received in the mail:

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I blogged about it here, and there is a YT process video as well.

Products:

As a reminder, I have a flip through video:

 

Ok…that’s it for me!  Let me know if you have any questions!

Happy Friday!

 

 

December Daily, day 25 & a pocket page

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing day 25 and the last pocket page of my December Daily 2018.  I also have a process video if you’re interested:

 

For day 25, I had a lot of instax photos that I wanted on one layout.  I took a bunch of photos after Christmas lunch using the Santa FB filter, and I love them all.  I was trying to figure out how to get them all on the page, especially since I can’t cut the instax film, when I remembered the waterfall technique floating around instagram.  So, through trial & error, I decided to give it a try.

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I used a lot of the 3×4 PL cards from the Hip Kit Club 2018 December Documented kit, and a Hip Kit Club exclusive paper from the 2018 December Main kit for the background.

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I really love how it came out, and I’m glad I gave it a try!

On the left side, is a photo that I printed, then cut out into a circle with my silhouette cameo machine.

I also made a pocket page to house all the Christmas cards that we get inn the mail.  I used another Hip Kit Club exclusive paper from the December Main kit.

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On the left is a full page photo of the kids (hearts for privacy).

That’s it for now.  I’ll be sharing a flip through video of my album soon, so keep a look out for that!

Happy Thursday!

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December Daily, days 12-14, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!

Today, I’m sharing my days 12-14 of my December Daily album, and I used the 2018 December Documented Hip Kit.  I did sneak in a couple pieces from the 2018 December Hip Kits: a piece of HKC exclusive pattern paper from the Main kit, and one HKC exclusive project life card from the Project Life kit.

I also did a YouTube process video if you’re interested!

 

For day 12, I wanted to document the few movies we watch every single year.  We watch other holiday movies as well, but the ones we watch every year are Elf, Home Alone, Home Alone 2, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Mickey’s Christmas Carol, and Little Women.

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The pattern paper is the one from the December Hip Kit.  I also used a filmstrip cut file that I found on the Silhouette store.  I love how the Elf photo, with my hand written journaling, on the left turned out!  On the empty spots on the film strip, I added my number (the Pebbles ones that I’ve been using throughout the album), and a red car puffy sticker.  I love the size of the Crate Paper puffy stickers…they are the perfect size for this project!

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For day 13, I documented my JOY for getting my engagement and wedding rings back from getting them resized.  I hadn’t been able to wear them for almost 2 years now; I was waiting to loose the “baby weight,” but I got tired of waiting, haha!

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I was challenged to use some HKC exclusive cut files, so I used this subscriber cut file designed by fellow DT member Jana.  The JOY wood veneer stickers are from Pinkfresh studio.

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Day 14’s story is about the new ornaments I bought this year.  I always buy a couple ornaments every year, but I bought a little more this year since we got a taller tree.

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The red striped paper is the Project Life card from the December kit.  The numbered 3×4 card turned out to be perfect, since I had 7 different ornaments.  I stamped the numbers on the photo using some old wood/rubber stamps that I picked up in the Target dollar spot years ago.

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I usually work on a couple days in a row, then take a break, then work on a few more days.  How about you guys?  Are you creating every day?

I really love how my December Daily album is coming along, and I hope you do too!

Happy Wednesday!

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December Daily, days 5 & 8, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello everyone!  I hope your December is going joyfully so far.  Today, I’m sharing a couple more pages of my December Daily album.  I am using the HKC 2018 December Documented kit for these pages.

Day 5 is all about our new tree.  Our old tree was looking a little raggedy, so we got a new one for our new house.  We also started a new tradition, and we put up our tree before Thanksgiving, but only lit and bare.  That way, we get to relax after fluffing the tree, which is a job in and of itself, and we get to enjoy the twinkling lights.

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On the left, I used the tree pattern paper by My Mind’s Eye, an exclusive HKC journaling card (love when they have lines), and a Pinkfresh Studio chipboard banner.

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I used the tree cut file that I made previously when I made my cover album.  (It was a free cut file for day 1 of HKC’s 12 days of giving.)  I adhered it to a transparency I had in my stash, and on the other side, I backed it with pattern paper.

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The number 5 is a sticker from the Crate Paper sticker sheet (It was part of the 25).  I love how clean these simple & full pages look!  They really make a statement!

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Day 8 is about my youngest getting a “pop” after both her sisters left for their friends’ house.  She was so upset, I needed to cheer her up.  Needless to say, she loved it!  Haha!

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On the left, I printed a big photo, and turned it into a tag.  I added the number, which is die cut from the Pebbles 12×12 advent sheet, a pink Crate Paper sticker, and a Pinkfresh Studio enamel dot.  I also used the thickers to spell out the word Pop!  (Love the font on these!)

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On the right, I have 3 more photos, and I added a couple stickers to my favorite photo.  I used one of the exclusive journaling cards, and I hand wrote “her smile” at the top, then added my journaling with my computer and printer.

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That’s it for me today…I really love how this project is going.  I look forward to December Daily every year, and this year is no different!

Don’t forget to look through my December Daily category and tag if you’re looking for more inspiration!

Happy Sunday!