The love supreme

The love supreme


December Daily page 8 and 9

Day 8 started with the reverse of the circle transperancy and a 3 pocket page as below.. in between I had an 'interview tag'.
(as you can see my earlier decision to add in some pages threw my numbering out... but I caught that up eventually.)

So Day 8 - was a simple little story about helping in Brionys reception class....I spent an afternoon making Christmas craft with them. 

I kept the embellishing in the circles as a mirror of the reverse side....
Added in the 'interview tag'

I stitched a large 8 to the top of the 6x4 photo and printed my journaling to existing card. The wooden tree sits in the clear pocket.

Day 9  begins on the back of the 3 pocket page ... the final interview tag and a narrow cut down clear pocket page sit in between ...and it finishes with a 4 pocket page.

This gave me lots of space for one of my larger stories....which was all about the members lunch at our local club .... which holds lots of games for the kids and Santa comes to visit.

 Supplies -
Ali Edwards journal cards / embellishments
Ephemera Die cut from the Reject Shop
Kellie Stamps currently stamp


December Daily Day 6 and 7

Continuing with my catch up....

Day 6 began with the reverse of a 6x6 page protector and a 4x8 tag.. and you will need to ignore the number 2

The 6 x 6 pocket was perfect to house this years Christmas card which has our Christmas letter printed on the back. I added a little tab to the top edge to make it easy to remove from the pocket and left it simple.

 On the tag I just noted the story of the card...and my thoughts for next year.

Day 7 begins on the reverse of the tag and has a circle transparency page I created....its a mimic of the absolutely awesome 'transparent hearts page ' that Ali Edwards created this year. Mine is a little shabby around the circles...but Im OK with that.

I loved telling this little story of the day I helped a friend with her business 'Niche Fruits' preparing for the markets.

 Supplies - 
Christmas card - Vistaprint
Ali Edwards Journal card
Ali Edwards stickers
Wood veneer .. enamel dots...
Ephemera from the Reject shop..
Elles studio 6 and Thicker 7

December Daily Day 4 and 5

Day 4 began with the reverse side of a 4 pocket page protector.
I decided it would be a great stepping off point for the story of the kids school concert... and because I wanted to add in a group photos for each of them...I teamed it with a two pocket page to make the spread.

I wasn't worried that the transparent #3 could be seen... and I liked that I could see a glimpse of the Christmas tree story peeking through.

Day 4 was a heavy addition...

When I flipped my two pocket page over ready for Day 5 ... I was back to my foundation page here....
as you can see I had added in quite a few pages along the way... but that's OK.

Day 5 has a two pocket page with photos from our Christmas pageant. The story and some extra photos are hidden in a tag tucked in the top. I love this way of adding extra photos.

The opposite page is a 4x4 page protector with a page dedicated to the fireworks display at the end of the night. Its always so spectacular and we look forward to it all year.

I used a 'Paislee Press You are my fave collection' template for the photos.

In the middle of this spread is Braydens little 'interview' card.... there were a lovely little free printable from Ali Edwards and I have included a card for the 3 little ones this year.

Journal card created using the Paislee Press You are my fave collection
Foam star and enamel dots.
Photo template Paislee Press You are my Fave collection
Free printable interview style tag from Ali Edwards
Paper / stickers and ribbon gifted from 'The Stamp Spot' as part of a card swap
Kellie stamps - Currently stamp
Heidi Swapp gold glitter 5


December Daily - Day 2 and 3

I am going to double up my December Daily shares until I catch up...  so here are my day 2 and 3.

I began with this... and probably guessed...

...  it turned out a little differently!

The tag had been flipped...  so I now worked with the 'december daily' font in Alis handwriting... and added in some trees to the bottom edge to fit in with my day two story which was all about the Christmas Tree farm.

My 'Christmas tree farm story' was created using a Paislee Press template from the 'You are my fave' collection.
It made it so simple to collage the photos and add in the journaling.

I changed my initial plan and added in a plain 6x8 plastic sleeve...this allowed me to add photo collages 'back to back' for day 2 and day 3 on the reverse.

For Day 3 I also used a Paislee Press Template from the same collection.

I teamed it with a 4 pocket page protector for the other side. Which housed a transparent number 3 and some foam stars....some journal cards .. another photo and a sweet little diecut.


Paislee Press digital templates 'You are my fave'
Diecut Ephemera from the Reject Shop
Elles Studio 'two' and I think a Pink Paislee 'three'
Foam stars - gifted as part of a card swap (from Michelle at The Stamp Spot.)
Journal card - Ali Edwards


December Daily - Day 1

I think Ill need to do a catch-up post and load a few days at once.. but its time to kick off with my December Daily Day one... and I just need to mention that I am REALLY EXCITED about this project this year.

So I began with this....

...and ended up with something a little different.

I decided to leave a simple plain page behind my transparency and begin my day 1 spread on the reverse. I flipped the 'December Daily' tag over and covered the back with wood-grain paper and added a journal card to go along with the kids hand drawn family illustration.


Supplies -
Illustration of our family drawn by the kids.
Pack of Christmas Ephemera from the Reject Shop
Part of the Ali Edwards Decor 8 Project Life kit packaging.
Wood veneer stars.
Gold thicker 1



Its the last Jot Magazine mood board for the year...and its a lovely Christmas palette... with all the usual reds ...greens and earthy tones... I hope you can join us and play along.

 Keeping mine simple this month and taking inspiration from the gallery wall photo. I loved searching out some bits and pieces and creating a mini ‘gallery’ layout.

..... and here is the inspiration for you... all the details can be found on the Jot Blog (here)


Simply Mardi - Macrame and Markets

I'm taking the plunge and having a market stall sounds simple....but for some reason it makes me incredibly nervous.

I still haven't lived down my garage sale brainwave.....its true... I froze when people arrived...thrust the money float into my mums hand and left her to it. 

Thankfully I have company tomorrow....and its not the end of the world if I end up bringing it all home again I guess.


December Daily 2017 - the pre-planning and preparation.

I cant believe I'm organised ...but I am.
All credit must go to Ali Edwards...because I pretty much followed her preparation for this year...and just added my own twists here and there. much as I would have loved to reinvent the wheel... my head wasn't in it.... and I knew from the get-go that if I was going to make this achievable...I was going to need help... thank you Ali.

This is the first year I have actually pre-planned to this extent... in fact the last 2 years I have created my December Daily albums in a mini 4x4 inch format.... they are some of the most looked at albums I have ever made.
You can see 2015 (Here) - poor 2016 never made a blog post.

So here is a quick flip through of my pre-planned pages....

My supplies -

Ali Edwards Decor 8 mini kit
Some old Hip Kit Club and Stampin-up December pieces
'JOY' die cut page - a generous freebie from Amy at 'Paper and Spool'
Tags made from Alis free printable

The only thing left is to buy a 6x8 album to house it the meantime the temporary rings will do the job.