Welcome to December Daily® 2015 | Day 11.
Today I created a I created my page using one of my December Stories Vol. 2 Layered Templates to tell the story of "down the hall" (journaling included below). I've included a video tutorial on how to work with my layered templates in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. There's also a step-by-step video below that talks about what I did after printing out that page.
In other news today I'm excited to share that I now have a collection of paints available in my shop. These are the same consistency of paint as the silver paint included in the December Daily® Main Kit:
There is a bundle option available or you can purchase them individually. And I have to tell you that one of the most fun things was coming up with the names - all names of places or spaces or culturally relevant things in Oregon and Washington. Love the Northwest.
Here's Day 11 from my foundation pages post (it was essentially just the tag):
And here's how it turned out in my actual album:
Today is a great example of simply watching and listening for a story. This one happened to happen right as I was waking up and starting to walk down my hallway. I think I was struck by the feeling of loving seeing those twinkle lights first thing and the words "down the hall" came to mind and I immediately started thinking about the people down the hall from me. I grabbed my camera and took a few shots - some with it on the ground and some holding it about waist high. I ended up going with one of the waist high shots as you can see above.
Here's what I wrote for Day 11:
In the very dark, very early morning hours I rise from my bed to begin my day. I stand in the doorway of my bedroom and look down the hall towards two small twinkling Christmas trees. Down the hall my two kids are fast asleep in their respective beds, dreaming of whatever it is that they each dream about at this time in their lives. I feel cozy and thankful and happy. I’ve been getting up at 5am for the last few months and I’m savoring the quiet darkness. It’s a time for me to have a hot cup of coffee and to get a bit of work done before getting the kids up and off to school on the days they are here with me. Down the hall I walk, closing each of their doors carefully and quietly so as not to wake them as I walk down the stairs to feed the cats, make some coffee and begin my day.
To house my photo and my words I decided to use a digital layered template from this set: December Stories Vol. 2 6x8. This package includes 12 different 6x8 layered templates that can be used for this and other memory keeping projects - they include places for words and photos and most include some kind of word art. Each element is on it's own layer so you can move things around and change colors and mask in your photos easily. A similar 4x6 layered template set is available here.
This page was printed here at home using my Epson R2000 printer.
Here's a look at all 12 of the layered templates:
These are meant to be used in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements and I've included a video tutorial for you on the step-by-steps of working with the templates here:
VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR WORKING WITH DECEMBER STORIES LAYERED TEMPLATES
If you are looking for more information on getting started with digital techniques like this check out my Getting Started With Digital Scrapbooking free collection of tutorials.
I wanted to keep the #11 tag so I decided to simply punch holes (using the page protector holes as my guide) and include it as a page on it's own. On the back I adhered the sweater pattern paper from the Main Kit and added a red circle label sticker and the "joy" badge. Red and white twill ribbon is from Paper Source.
DAY 11 | STEP BY STEP
- December Stories Layered Templates Vol. 2 6x8 (also available in 4x6)
- RadLab (for photo editing within Photoshop)
- Remington Noiseless Font
- December Daily® 2015 Main Kit
- December Daily® 2015 One Little Bird Mini Kit
- Paper Source Red & White Twill Ribbon
- Epson R2000 Printer