December Daily : Day 11 + CKU Chicago

Merry Tuesday.

There have been a couple questions in the comments the last few days about how I set up this album in the beginning. Here's a look at my December 2007 Studio A column from Creating Keepsakes where the original was first shown:

Essentially I started out with the acrylic front and back cover (from D Reeves Design House) and then added in a bunch of different sized pages that I cut down (mostly thick transparencies from Hambly and Narratives and a Heidi Swapp clock) and envelopes. I numbered each from 1 through 25 using a combination of chipboard, stickers, and circle accents.

Here's my entry for today:

For today's entry I printed out a photo of Simon checking out his Thomas Christmas set and adhered it to the back of a lined card (which fits right into the envelope).

As I was figuring out what I wanted to put on the photo I was excited to see that Designer Digitals has Photoshop brushes from Art Warehouse - especially this Christmas one and this one. I also loved Katie Pertiet's Christmas postage stamps. Red circle number tags are from Every Jot And Tittle. Envelopes from Paper Source.

In other news...
Registration for CKU-Chicago starts tomorrow night at 8pm Eastern. Check out all the details here: CKU-Chicago. Look for a bunch of cool changes including three full days of classes, a meet & greet on Wednesday night, boxed lunches on Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, and all new album tracks/classes.

My new album track, Evolution, is based on an album concept presented in Life Artist on page 116-117. For this project you can choose to document your own story,  or that of a child, parent, spouse, friend, etc. - pretty much anyone you choose (even a group of people). My album tells the story of my family unit over three different time periods: 1970's, 1980's-90's, and today.

If you can't make it to Chicago, the class will also be offered at the other two CKU events: Houston or Provo.

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