Sunday, December 5, 2010

December Daily: Day 3

Another prompt from Shimelle. Christmas Cards. In addition to doing the page: I actually got my Christmas cards done and ready to mail! I'm so relieved.

I hand wrote my journaling* as you can see on a Fancy Pants journaling tag.

Flip it up and there's our annual newsletter tucked into a library card pocket. I'd just used an envelope on the previous page and didn't want to use it again so quickly.

When you flip over the Basic grey "number" tag we have the Christmas card photo I included with our cards--and all the shots I took trying to get it!

I apologize for the horrible pictures of my pages.

This was a lot of fun to put together. I love the fliping up and flipping over. I like the fact that you have to pull the newsletter out. I made the tag and box word art pieces with two fonts: Basic Sans Heavy and Blackjack. I based them on the ones Ali Edwards did.

Here was the original "foundation."

*Journaling reads:
I don't make our Christmas cards simply because I don't want anyone to feel they ought to keep them. I tend to buy my cards during the sales after Christmas, too.
I always personalize them with a photo of the kids and a newsletter. It's difficult to write without sounding like I'm bragging, though!

(On Day 4 we attended a performance of Handel's Messiah. I was moved to tears. Two family members fell asleep, and another drew pictures all the way through. I have to let that whole experience sit for a bit before I can figure out how to approach the journaling.)

1 comment :

dawn said...

Hi Alana,

Thanks for the postive comment on my blog. I needed that. I woke up early this morning to finsih pages 4 & 5 then took pictures of them to post, I'm dertermined to keep up though.

I love the papers in your DD and the tag on day 2 is so cool and old fashion, love it and the flip up card you made for your letter. I would say that your doing a great job and very creative on your album. Keep up the good work and can't wait to see more of it.

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