Three days worth of December Daily layouts done. I haven’t decided which 6×8 album to use yet or whether I’ll be using pocket pages. I love the convenience of them but I think I want this album to look different from our Project Life album so I’m leaning towards no.
And I have a new grid template coming to the shop tonight.
How’s your December Daily coming along?
Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! It’s Kelly here bringing you the November edition of the picks from the press gallery. It’s the time of the month when we search through the Paislee Press gallery and instagram looking for those layouts and project using Paislee Press products that really stand out. Here are the picks for this month!
And third we have a layout by tronesia called Thanksgiving 2013. She used Press cards 30, Pictures + words 8 as well as papers from The Magic Hour, Is it Friday Yet?, and Photobooth. I am a huge fan of tronesia’s work and this is no exception. I love the collage of photos along with the papers and wordart.
When I saw this next pick on instagram it made me so anxious to get started on my december daily album! Melanie Louette used the December Faves cut files with some glitter paper and I just love how they turned out!
That’s it for this months picks from the press gallery and as always we would love to see what you’ve created with your Paislee Press products. So feel free to post your projects in the Paislee Press gallery at The Lilypad or post your projects on instagram using the hashtag #paisleepress. Until next time!
It’s Caylee and I’m so excited to share my Project Life week with you for the last time this year.
I’ve never done a December Daily, and so this year I thought I’d ease into it with a few Project Life inserts. Since I’m in Europe this year, and since Christmas markets are as regular here as bread in German meals, I decided that I’d use these markets as my main focus for inserts. Week 42 saw a visit from a friend in South Africa, and our first proper snow. It was an incredibly exciting week of the year, and because of this I made use of a lot of white space to allow the photos to tell the story. Of course I still had my fun with the kits in the inserts.
Dates covered: 18 – 24 November
Location: Karlsruhe and the Black Forest, Germany
Favourite moments: the snow, the snow, and the snow
Memorabilia: tickets from the Bobbahn, and tickets from Hunger Games
Anything special: one of my goals for 2014 Project Life is to incorporate more journaling. I took the easy way out, and copied text from a blog post and used it in my spread this week.
The Christmas markets for this week of December are Berne’s, and Innsbruck’s. I used a coin collector page protector. I love how the December, You Are a Fave kits from last year and this year work well together.
Innsbruck is my not-so-secret new favourite European city. The insert doesn’t capture everything about the place, but it hints at it, and for me that’s perfect.
This week I learned for the first time that snow can sparkle. I hope that you see this sparkle when you look at the snow around you this December. And if you don’t have any snow around you, that you see the sparkle in the bits of December. Have a lovely festive season; enjoy it fully.
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I’m looking forward to a month of documenting. Getting early starts on the weekends to avoid holiday shopping crowds. Singing Christmas songs at the top of our lungs. Celebrating Audrey’s 6th (what!? how? already?) birthday. The smell of fresh pine. Decorating the xmas tree. Drinking hot chocolate. Wrapping presents. Wearing scarves. Sending holiday cards. And spending a day at Disneyland.
What are you looking forward to this month?
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This past weekend I made a set of printable Thank You tags and cards. It’s free for a limited time (until December 2, 2013) via the paislee press facebook fanpage and presslist newsletter. Look for the coupon code on facebook by clicking on the “free gift for facebook fans” tab. Presslist subscribers – the code will be included in the Black Friday Newsletter that’s going out Thursday night.
Hello Paislee Press fans. I am so excited to be the guest blogger today. I am a huge fan of Liz’s designs!
My normal project life process is one spread per week, Monday – Sunday, with the occasional insert for big events, holidays, etc… But, this time, I decided to do something a little different. My husband, Zach, and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary last month and to celebrate we ran a marathon (yes, a marathon, it was a crazy idea, but we did it!) and then spent a few days in San Francisco. I ended up with two spreads documenting our trip.
On the left side of the first spread I started with our marathon. I took this fun selfie at mile 6 and used the Sunday overlay from Pictures + Words No 5. I then used two of the cards from Diptych Cards No 2 and some thickers to document our finish time. I then slightly altered one of the Road Trip journal cards to tell a little story of running to the gate to make our flight. One of the things I love about digital files is that you can alter them slightly to get exactly what you need. The rest of this spread is from our surprise vow renewal. Yes, my husband planned the most perfect surprise vow renewal for us. (top right and bottom left photos were taken by Richard Cao Photography and the bottom right was a film photo by my husband, who also happens to be a professional photographer). I love how the frame (Gallery Frames No 5) really draws attention to the photo without taking away from it. More word art from Pictures + Words No 5, a definition template from Presslines No 18, and a filler card from Downtime finish off this side of the spread.
On the right side, I wanted to include our vows that we read to each other so I typed them up on 4×6 PSD with space to include a cut banner from one of the Downtime cards. I also used one of the elements from another Downtime card to add the flowers on the lower left card. I then moved on to some photos from Tuesday and Wednesday of our trip. I resized one of the frames from Gallery Frames No 5 to add into a 3×4 spot, a filler card from Downtime with some journalling, and more word art from Pictures + Words No 5 and Presslines No 18.
Next up, the left side of the second spread. This side includes more of Wednesday and Thursday morning. We rented bikes and rode across the Golden Gate Bridge up to the Muir Woods on Wednesday. Thursday we took the Alcatraz tour, which was awesome! I added a circle tag from Presscards No 25 (no longer available?) to the top left photo of the bridge in all the fog. Loved that fog! I added a frame from Gallery Frames No 5 to the Scenic Route card from Road Trip with some journalling and some wood veneer bikes from Studio Calico. I used the Today Was word art from Pictures + Words No 5 and then typed the words on the right side of the timer shot of us on our bike ride. Seriously, gorgeous bike ride, worth the challenge for sure! Another Downtime journal card, more word art from Pictures + Words No 5, definition template from Presslines No 18, and framed coffee photo using Gallery Frames No 5 because we drank A LOT of coffee to finish off this side.
I had many more photos that I really wanted to include so I made some collages to use some more selfies and lots of food pics. I masked a filler card and the snapshots card from Diptych Cards No 2 into my collage to frame it and I love how it turned out. I also used another Gallery Frame for a timer shot of us waiting for our flight home. I combined a few different files from Gallery Frames No 5 to make the This Week card and then handwrote my journalling. Next to it I used the same Gallery Frame but typed a little review of our week in SF. The last two filler cards were from Downtime with the label cut from a card from Diptych Cards No 2 along with a few thickers and letter stickers.
Overall, I’m so excited how I was able to beautifully document our trip. I love how the different elements came together so well. Definitely going to be a favorite of mine for a very long time!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Love & Light, Michelle.
I am wife, mom of three, believer, photographer, storyteller, blogger, project lifer
Storytelling: Clean and simple with an emphasis on the photos that tell the story.
One day I’d like to: Someday, I would love to live in another country and experience every ounce of the culture. But…I will always call Colorado my home.
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I’m a big fan of collages.
They work especially well for holiday cards if you don’t take formal family photos or have that one “it” shot. For the past few years I’ve made collages comprised of favorite photos taken throughout the year. The great thing about making a collage photo card is that you end up with a nice “year in review” snapshot that can easily be added to a digital layout or printed out as a 5×7 insert to add to your Pocket Page or Mini Album projects!
Hi there! It’s Jamaica. Instead of sharing my scrapbook with you today I thought I’d share a little bit of the prep work I’ve done for my December Daily and talk about the approach I’m going to take. This is the 8th year I’ll have made a minibook celebrating the season and I’m looking forward to it. Last year I spent all my time focusing on my mini rather than my project life album, which ended up pretty sparse. I threw in a few unused photos, some leftover Christmas cards and then, put it on the shelf. To be honest, by the time December was over I didn’t want to go back and piece together the missing month. This year is going to be different.
Here’s my plan: The mini will have one Instagram photo for each day paired with a piece of patterned paper and the date with a brief explanation, if needed. Similar to what I did last year, it should be quick and easy. That will allow me to focus on keeping my scrapbook current. There will probably be some overlap between the two, but I’m okay with that.
To help streamline the process of working on my mini this year, I pulled together a collection of papers in a set color palette. This will reduce the time I spend thinking about my options. Because I’m not a fan of the traditional red and green, I went with a non-traditional approach using black/whites, aquas, softer orange- or pinky-reds, and neutrals with lots of woodgrain and sparkle. The great thing about going the non-traditional route is that you can use anything, it doesn’t have to be holiday-specific. Here’s a closer look at the options I chose.
Black/white: (left to right) charcoal gray Pow glitter paper from my collection, gray stripes from dec, you are a fav no. 2, plusses from more + less, black december from dec, you are a fav no. 2, and a piece of white textured woodgrain wrapping paper.
Reds: (from left) red stripe from press cards no. 29, neon screenprint from LifeLovePaper, red on red pattern from my stash, red sentiment from happiness and joy holiday card template, red triangles from road trip
Here’s a look at them all together—some of my all time favorites, a handful of new holiday pieces and a little bit of glitter. Perfect. I will probably pull in a few other papers as the month progresses but this gives me a beautiful, coordinated collection to start with. If you’re planning to do a December Daily album this year, don’t be afraid to stray from red and green, and work in your favorite patterns like I did.
Happy holiday crafting!