D: December Daily

Yah, I know I’m two months behind in making this project…but I can explain! My very generous sister Hope made two sets of December Daily (DD) albums… one for her and one for me. She sent it to me last December, right before Christmas and I got it last month. I wasn’t able to work on this right away because I still have some projects to finish plus we started on our 26-letters: 26 weekends Challenge, so needless to say I had my hands full.

I have to admit that I almost did not push through with this project. I was thinking of using this for my 2009 DD but when I thought of how much my sister spent (money & time) so that I can document our holiday made me feel guilty. And I know she is going to be disappointed if I back out.

So for my “D” week I decided to work on this album. I know this is a big project to embark and I need more than 2 weeks to finish it but this is my opportunity and if I’m not going to work on it now then I may never find the time or the right motivation to do so.

Anyway, brace yourself to a pic-loaded post coz here comes the first batch. I finished days 1 to 14 and I’ll be working on the rest while also doing my take on “E” week. Good luck to me. 🙂

front-coverFront Cover (Holiday Memories)

It looks exactly like my sister’s but the content is very different…

cover-page1Cover page (2008 December to Remember)

cover-pageUp close (2008 December to Remember)

page-1-2Pages 1 & 2

page-11Up close: page 1 (The countdown begins…)

page-2Up close: page 2

Note: This tag I got from Jessica Sprague’s Stories in Hand on-line class. I just edited the color and the text. When you lift the page, you can find my journal for this particular day. It is attached to a sheer page.

page-3-4Pages 3 & 4 ( a gift of a family)

Note: For the 3rd page, I haven’t decided yet if I want to add something or just leave it as it is.

page-4Up close: page 4

page-5-61Pages 5 & 6

page-5Up close: page 5 (Jolly Young Fella)

page-6Up close: page 6 (1, 2, 3 Kiss)

page-7-8Pages 7 & 8

page-7Up close: page 7

page-8Up close: page 8 (moments)

Note: Journaling behind the photos.

page-9-10Pages 9 & 10

page-9Up close: page 9 (Sights & Sounds of Christmas)

page-10Up close: page 10

page-11-12Pages 11 & 12

page-111Up close: page 11 (silent night)

page-12Up close: page 12 (7)

page-13-14Pages 13 & 14

page-13Up close: page 13 (Notes from Today)

page-141Up close: page 14

page-15-16Pages 15 & 16

page-15Up close: page 15

page-16Up close: page 16 (fun memories)

page-17-18Pages 17 & 18

Note: For page 17, I still have to add my journaling.

page-18Up close: page 18 (Party)

page-19-20Pages 19 & 20

page-19Up close: page 19

page-20Up close: page 20

page-21-22Pages 21 & 22

page-21Up close: page 21

page-221Up close: page 22 (on the 12th day of Christmas)

page-23-24Pages 23 & 24

page-23Up close: page 23

page-24Up close: page 24 (Mommy, where’s Santa?)

page-25-26Pages 25 & 26

page-25Up close: pages 25 (all wrapped up)

page-26Up close: page 26 (Around the House)

Note: I had to edit each photo so that it will show through the overlay page). Hard work! 🙂

page-27-28Pages 27 & 28 (Trimmings)

albumThis is what it looks like from the side. I still have more room for the remaining pages but I have to be careful not to overdo this.

Whew, I’m finally done! Good thing I only finished days 1 to 14, if not, it would have taken me forever just to post this. LOL. Anyway, I’ll be sharing the rest of the pages when I’m done. As to when it will be, I still don’t know but do drop by to check it out.

Ok that’s it for now. Thanks for dropping by. See yah.




C: behind the CAMERA lens + altered CANs

behind the CAMERA lens

For my “C” week, I decided to make a LO about myself, a first I might add. I had fun making this girlie LO for a change.


With this LO, I challenged myself to break away from my usual linear pages and just experiment. With this output, I think I have achieved that. Placing my photos and embellishment at an angle really made a lot of difference and I’m happy with the end result.


Another challenge I tackled is to use multiple papers in one LO. It may be easy to some but not to me. I find it hard to layer papers mainly because I don’t want to waste too many. I’m a practical scrapper, if I can get away with using just 2 patterned papers then I’d do it. But the look of layered LOs really appealed to me so I just had to try it. What I found out while doing this, is that you don’t really need to use a lot, the trick is to just cut out enough paper that will show in the finished project. Like the white floral paper in the background, it’s really just 3 inches by 5 inches but when you look at it, it seems like a 10”x5”, right? ;-)For the rest of the papers, like the one peaking thru the focal photo and the stripe at the bottom, they are all scraps from previous projects. So for this page, instead of me using 2 PPs I managed to use 4, not bad! 🙂


For the title, I used my Cuttlebug die-cutting machine for the “behind” and “lens” and for the “CAMERA”, since I don’t have the color I wanted, I just painted the wood letters with Making Memories Acrylic paint and stamped an image to add visual interest.


Up close:



Supplies & tools used:

Prima Patterned Papers, Sasha Collection
DCWV Cardstock
JO-ANN Paper
MAMBI paper – stripe
Prima & Petaloo Flowers
K&Company journaling card
Foam sheet
Wooden letters
Assorted buttons
Lace ribbon
Cuttlebug Machine
Making Memories Funcky Vintage acrylic paint
StazOn and Colorbox ink pads
EK Success & imaginisce clear stamps
Fiskars Threading Water border puncher

That’s it for my page now unto my altered cans.

Altered Cans


These are the cans that hold the 5” Prima flowers. I decided to alter these to use as my rubber stamp storage.

the supplies…

suppliesblack cartolina + felt ribbon

The process is really simple. I used black cartolina to cover it up…


…and I added the felt ribbon and flowers  as accents.


For the label, I traced a flower shape unto a cardstock cut it out and painted it to match the hot pink ribbon lace, then I stamped it… adhered it to a background paper… glued it to the can and that’s it. Really simple and easy to do project.


And here is the finished project. I did not put a label on the other can ‘coz I still don’t know what to put in it. Anyway, these cans now sit on top of my embellishment center.

That’s it for now. Stay tuned for our “D” week. Thanks for dropping by.


C: Carousel

Here’s my layout for “C” week. Just a simple one with the alpha as the only embellishments…. Not quite good at drawing…. but it’ll do for me. 🙂


MM passport chipboard alpha

Love to group my alphas this way lately and I’m glad I bought this MM passpost chipboard alpha! Definitely will use this in future layouts. Now off to planning for my “D” week. Have an inspired day everyone!