Welcome to December Daily® 2016 | Day 03.
For my story today I went with a little something different - following an idea that came about as I was starting to type up my story in Photoshop. Originally I thought I would just make a column with the "embrace the mess" title at the top and my journaling below in a narrow text column. As I was in the process of writing up my story I wondered about creating some kind of interactive element (since i was already working outside a page protector) that would lift up to reveal the journaling underneath.
I've included the "embrace the mess" as a free word art download for you in case it might help you get a story told this season (or anytime) as well.
As a reminder, here's what Day 03 looked like as a foundation page:
Here's a look at what Day 03 turned out looking like:
Even though I decided to go with a full color background you could totally do this same technique with a photo.
The video below will walk you through my process. I printed my story on Epson Matte Presentation Paper and adhered it to the back of the photo from Day 02. The "embrace the mess" was printed on Epson Glossy Photo Paper to give it a little extra stability and well, gloss. Both were printed using the Canon Pixma MG7720. I used a craft knife to cut out the flap after using a ruler to measure a safe space that would reveal the journaling below. Along the bottom I added an Avery Index Tab with the sentiment "the reality of the season" (from this set) stamped on the white paper inside.
When you lift up the flap my story for the day is revealed. Font is Remington Noiseless.
Underneath the flap I added a pattern paper from the Main Kit and a gold star that didn't make it into the photograph.
DAY 03 | JOURNALING
As I walked around the house today (and basically lots of previous days) this has been my message to myself, “embrace the mess.” Sometimes it’s whispered and other times it’s quite a bit louder. The “mess” around here right now is a physical mess. It’s a combination of Aaron & kids moving in this past summer and the resulting current state of construction (in the garage and upstairs). The end result is going to be awesome and eventually everything will have a place and we will all feel more settled. But right now, especially right now for the holidays, I’m having a bit of a challenge embracing the current mess. Lots of deep breaths. Lots of self-reminders that this is the current season and not forever. Note To Self: Focus on what’s most important, adjust your expectations and don’t let the beauty in the mess pass you by.
Here's a look at the spread outside of the album:
DAY 03 | VIDEO OVERVIEW
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