December Daily™ 2011 | Day Two

Welcome to December Daily™ | Day Two.

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Lots happening today but this is the story I wanted to share.

Love this girl. I'm pretty sure she's going to have the same contagious joy for the holidays as Simon. I've seen it already and it makes me so, so happy.

Here's a bit about my process for Day Two:

I opened the photo in Photoshop and cropped it to 5.5 inches wide x 6.75 inches tall. When I printed it out I ended up trimming a bit (about 1/8 inch) off the length.

I added one of my Merry Banners, adjusted the opacity to about 80%, and used the T tool to add journaling (Garamond font) directly on the photo before printing here at home on an Epson Photo Stylus R2000 onto Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy (8.5x11).

After printing I knew I wanted to add a little something. I went with some little Jenni Bowlin Chipboard Stars.

I embossed those little stars with the Red Zing Metallic (which is actually purple and not red). The image above is before I used the heat gun on them. Always a little tougher to photograph pages at night.

Here's the full view:

I attached the stars with simple pewter mini brads and made sure that one went off the edge. I like when they go off the edge.

The sweet pink ribbon is from Crate Paper.

The spread (a right side and a left side - the image of Anna above is the right) includes one of the chipboard calendars. Right now I'm just loosely attaching that with a Smash clip onto Hambly paper + transparency.

On the back of the chipboard circle (the front is a #2 and it's stitched onto the half sheet of transparency) I punched a piece of the white Hambly paper (using a Marvy extra giga circle punch) and embossed one of my stamps (25 Moments) using Red Zing Metallic (again, which is actually purple). I stitched around the circle with my machine.

I envision that most days the spreads will be more linked together than this one was because I already had something in the left side.

COOL LINK | I received an email from Sarah K. who put together a set of instructions on how to modify a 3-ring binder for this album (and the idea could be used for any sort of album you might want to modify. Check it out here.


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