I have been remiss in my December Daily if you are here... I had to go out of town for 4 days with my son for a swim meet and fell behind. I have been busy at work and various other December commitments that catching up will have to wait. I'm worried that it will become frustration and once again, I will fail at the mission of completion... I'm really hoping to get back on track this weekend so do stop in on Monday and hold me accountable to this!
Meanwhile, I have some Cocoa Daisy projects to share with you from the goodies in this months December kits.
There are a number of December themed projects on the Cocoa Daisy blog; cards, packaging, pocket pages and this layout. I loved the pieced together background and decided to continue with the bits and pieces with the popped picture as the center piece. Michael and I actually went to a Christmas party last year and this was the selfie we took before leaving. There are so many fun bits and pieces in this kit that really made dressing this layout up so much fun!
There is also a post which focuses on projects created using the December Day in The Life kit on the Cocoa Daisy blog, for which I created this layout. I cannot scrap without the DITL cards and fun bits and pieces in the kit. I hadn't gotten my hands on arleigh's cut files yet so I used an old subscriber exclusive file from last winter to cut the giant snowflake in the background. I then used bits and pieces of the DITL cards for layering on this layout. The "Remember this" card poking up from the top of the picture of the two boys is actually the top half of the card while the bottom half is on the "Party time" layout above. Likewise, I saved the innards of the card behind that same picture for another occasion and just used the bits you see poking out on the left hand side and bottom. The "these are my people" is also fussy cut from a DITL card. I love how I can grow my embellishment and layering choices with the DITL cards and kit!
You can see how I used those DITL cards a little better in the close up picture. The black scallop line across the page that provides the uniting pop of black to the black and white pictures is a piece of the the Crate Paper patterned paper on the back of the top layout that I fussy cut. I had to make the top layout 12x12 again by adding a complimentary piece of patterned paper. It worked out perfectly in that it added to the random patchwork look of the original paper.
We have yet to have snow here in Virginia. Have you had any? We have had projected forecasts of snow fall through. It's a bit early for us, we don't usually see snow until January or February here. I'm looking forward to some snow!