Made me smile to read Mandy apologising for poor photos due to bad weather - well that's how it nearly always is for us here in the UK at this time of year - my Christmas photos are generally dark and not as crisp as I would like.
Today's page should have been all about a shopping trip and I prepared this page ahead as I knew I'd be late home and tired.
Well things went a bit pear shaped for me today and I needed to add a longer bit of journalling to explain, so out came the washi and a flap was added to expand the journalling space. And that bobble string just wasn't working for me either, so off it came and some more washi and a rick rack braid replaced it. Some stickers and some trios of enamel dots and then I was happy.
In case you're wondering I did get to go on the shopping trip and here's my favourite photo. Oh and I'm sharing the story under the flap on my blog today - here.
Back to some stamping as the focal point of today's page, here's how it all began:
Then I went a bit crazy with the sparkly gems and added a wooden snowflake - coloured with a promarker pen - to balance it all out a bit, ha!
Here's the completed page with journalling added.
Another page with stamping as the focal point. I love these Wonky Tonk trees, so whimsical.
Once I added the journalling I decided the page needed a little something more so I used a Stamplorations stencil to add a diagonal line of stars. Then of course out came the sparkly gems!
Today's photo features all my previous December albums which have come out of hiding and are now on display by the real tree. The digi elements are Katie Pertiet and available at Designer Digitals.
Today I knew the focus would be on my youngest grandson's birthday so I prepared the page this far with a fun reindeer and a bright background paper from MME Cozy Christmas.
Today was bound to be photo heavy so I included one on my journal page and then pretty much covered that background paper with stickers, a title and sparkly gems.
I added a simple photo collage opposite and then needed to find a way to include more photos.
So extra page protectors were inserted to enable this. And to add even more sparkle - are you getting that I kind of love sparkle - I chose a chevron semi transparency sheet added some sequins and stitched along the zig zag, added some more sequins and stitched again and repeated this process once more.
I used my tiny purple sewing machine that I keep just for paper work, saves me blunting the needle on my big fabric machine and it also tucks under my craft desk easily.
Here's the 'official' photo page for day 9 - you know, I mean the one that follows the pattern I've established - see neat and tidy me has to follow a pattern!
And this is the flip side of the chevron page.
Well done if you've made it this far down the page. I had a lot I wanted to share today, so thanks for sticking with me.
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