Saturday, December 20, 2014

Days 1-18 of Document December with Cocoa Daisy

Time has gotten away, and I haven't posted my pages here yet of my Document December I am doing with Cocoa Daisy's Christmas kits.

This is the first year having the pages done ahead of time.  It is good and it is a little odd too.  It is good to be able to just add the photo, story, maybe make a few changes or additions.  It is odd, because I just don't work that way...I usually have the photo and story first.  But it has been a huge timesaver!

So here are my pages so far.



























That's it!  One morning I did days 9 - 18...I wouldn't have been able to do that if I hadn't had my pages prepped.  

Hope you are enjoying the holidays.  We are on holiday break now, and looking forward to it.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Elle's Studio December Kit and Gallery

I can't believe this is my last post for Elle's Studio.  It has been a wonderful year...Elle is so wonderful, her products are amazing, so thankful to have designed for her.

Onto a new month and a new kit!  
I love the colors in the December kit...soft, bold, and neutral.  

Here's what I did with it.  Used the Good Cheer collection with the kit.  Emma for her very first Christmas with us.  She was 17 mos.  
I used the December cut files on this as well.  Just merged the tree and Joy together with a long skinny rectangle.

And used the transparency from the kit here on the card.  I stamped with white and brown StazOn.

For my Project Life, I used a mix of the September and October kits...since I am still in Fall for my spreads.

This is one of my favorite spreads.  Why?  I think because I used smaller photos than I normally do.  I needed to conserve my photo paper, so to make the best of it, I had to print my photos on less paper.
This cork mat is sold out now, but you can still get the cut file for it here.
I included my daughter's book fair wishlist AND receipt...LOL  She had a little fun shopping.  So you can see I am a little behind, but I still got all the details in for the week.  Things like her list and receipt, I tuck into my album (I put dates on the backs of anything not dated), so when it is time to do the spread, I pull the dates for that week and decide if I will add it to my spread or just journal about it.
And then I have been using my planner...I've fallen off of it being pretty since it has been a little busy...but I write down everything going on...so I pull the week and can see what I need to add.  It is WORKING!  So glad I don't miss any little thing.

For more details of products I used and more inspiration from Design Team, head over to the Inspiration gallery...grab the kit today while it is $9.99.

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Thursday, December 04, 2014

Cocoa Daisy "Monterey Bay" December Kits

I LOVE how Cocoa Daisy went with a non-themed kit for December.  It is called Monterey Bay.  Take me there, please!  The colors are amazing and can be used for December memories.   Gorgeous right?!

I am doing the Document December with the Cocoa Daisy kit and class...but I did manage to do a Day in the Life spread.  I used the Main Kit and the Day in the Life kit.  This is a week in September and the kit couldn't have been more perfect for this week.  I did use the sneaker stamp from the November kit.  Had too...perfect.

I also got the floral stamp, from the design on patterned paper from September...I couldn't get enough of that flower.  The stamp is a must have!
I used it partially on two cards, and love the effect it gave.  It is also on the 4x6 card with the stamped sneakers and circles above on left side.
The acrylic houses that Cocoa Daisy did for the main kit, are so adorable!
The pineapple stamp...how perfect for these photos.  But I love pineapples too...means welcome.  This came with Day in the Life and is sold out. 
Grab the kits that are left while you can.  Have a great day.

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