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Documenting December

It’s November 30th! That means that tomorrow is December 1st and the beginning of my Documenting December album! I love December – so much activity and so much fun for my children and our family. I love to give December some special attention documenting the daily happenings.

There are lots of ways to get in on the fun! You could create a mini album to capture all the memories in one location. I love to include so many of the “extras” that go along with December; letters to Santa, Christmas cards, tickets to the Nutcracker, programs from school Christmas concerts etc.
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Another option is to include December in your Project Life® album as you would any other month! The Paperie is super excited this year because we have own very own December cards created that will fit perfectly into your Project Life® album or your very own mini album!

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There’s a ton of inspiration out there online and from our very own customers and Paperie Instructors! Here’s a handout we created and shared with some customers this past week as they prepare to set out Documenting December!

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You should also check out Ali Edwards’ website where she will feature her December Daily project this month! Some fantastic ideas there as well!

It’s never too late to get started. Get out your smart phone and start taking pictures! Visit us at the Paperie if you have questions and we can set you up with what you need to create a wonderful album of memories for a fantastic time of year!

Have fun! I hope you are all inspired by something wonderful this week!

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December Daily + Mojo Monday Challenge

Posted by Krista

How was your holiday?!

Ours was jam-packed and honestly, I wouldnt have it any other way!

Over the course of December I can say that I got bogged down in the general festivities for the season and didnt get much work completed on my December Daily. For the ins & outs of that story you can visit my blog!

But, I did manage to wrap up my December Daily project before the end of 2013! This week’s Mojo Monday Challenge ties in with that idea:

Finish up some 2013 crafty projects!

I created a slide show of my album that you can view here:

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If you’d like to take a closer look at the pictures you can find them on my Flickr page here.

This project was created with the December Daily 2013 kit by The Paperie. Did you take lots of pictures over the holidays? It’s to late to create your own holiday album, there are still a couple of December Daily kits leftover at the shop!

If you took on this project but you arent quite done, I have a number of links on my blog of people who might inspire you to finish. The hardest part of this project is completing it. I urge you to take the time to complete it – attend The Paperie’s crop this month on the 18th, or set aside some time to get those photos in the album. It doesnt have to be elaborate. Just get it done.

Wed love to see what you created with your December Daily kit. You can post your projects to The Paperie’s Facebook Mojo Monday Gallery!

Hope you feel inspired to finish what you started this week! 😉

-K

Daily Deal 18: Shimmer & Shine + Krista’s Tag

Announcing our Daily Deal for December 18th…

25% off Shimmer & Shine…
This includes Sequins, Shimmer Spray, Glitter, Twinkling H20’s, Wink of Stella Pens, any product that is Metallic or Glittery!

Don’t forget that Christmas Stamps are 20% off every day this month! If you can’t make it in for today’s deal, be sure to call us with your credit card and we’ll put aside your purchase for you (or for a little helper) to pick up. Offer is good day of sale only.

Tomorrow we have a special Men’s Discount Day JUST for the men in your life! Brothers, Fathers, Husbands, Boyfriends, Cousins, Friends… send them to The Paperie with your wishlist tomorrow, Thursday, December 19th from 10am-8pm for our first ever 15% Sale* just for the men. Ladies will be welcome to take advantage of Thursday’s Daily Deal: 10% off gift certificates for everyone!

*Tomorrow’s 15% Discount applies to regular priced merchandise but does not include invitations or the Silhouette Cameo.

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  • Studio Calico v-pattern mask
  • Heidi Swapp Shimmer Color Shine in Navy & Bronzer
  • Red Embossing Powder
  • Lawn Fawn twine & sequins
  • Freckled Fawn washi tape
  • MME Mistletoe Magic Pattern paper pack
  • Kaisercraft ‘Chrismas Sentiments’ Stamp set

Lots of beautiful shimmer happening here, thanks for sharing Krista!

December Daily – Ideas

Hello there, it’s Krista here again! The big day is just around the corner now – 12 days until Christmas! I hope you’ve been working on your album throughout the month.

If you’re like me you might be running out of innovative ideas to showcase your photos + stories. Today we’d like to share some inspiration and ideas for documenting those pictures + words.

After scouring Pinterest I found some awesome ideas:

*Create flip it-ups or fold-outs to add extra photos to pages without adding more pages or protectors…

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*Use a program like Photoshop to add the words or your story to a picture with some ‘dead space’…

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 *Use a pocket page to store all those beautiful embellishments you love!

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*Run a piece of acetate or transparency through an embossing folder…

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*Use a shape in place of a letter i.e. a tree for ‘A’; an ornament for ‘o’ or ‘e’…

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*Sew pockets of embellishments like sequins closed

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*Use washi tape as a border of a journaling card

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*Use the Silhouette to create phrases to add to pockets

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*Use stars to create a wreath

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*Use envelopes to store items

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*Mask a title using letters and mist.

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*Use lyrics for a full page layout or a journaling card.

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*Try journaling prompts ‘He/She/Us/’ or “We love…” or “This is the year…” etc.

Click on the photos above to find the original source. If you are looking for more inspirational ideas check out my Pinterest board ‘December Daily’.

Please share your work with us on The Paperie Facebook Mojo Monday gallery. We can’t wait to see how your album is coming along!

xoxo

K

December Daily – Extra Mojo

Happy Holidays, it’s Krista here again!

If you’re participating in December Daily, I hope that your project is coming along nicely. Even if you aren’t working on a December Daily you can benefit from today’s ideas – lots of mojo to go around!

Today we’d like to share a few ideas for photos and stories you might want to tell. Here’s a list of some things that you might want to consider documenting in your album:

  • Take a selfie
  • Daily routines/normal life
  • Grocery lists/xmas lists/shopping lists, etc.
  • Around the house: favorite ornaments, decor, twinkling lights, etc.
  • Shopping: shopping bags, boxes, gift wrappings, etc.
  • The weather- take a screenshot of it with your phone
  • Christmas lists
  • Write a letter to Santa. or not to Santa…

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  • Holiday inspiration-pinterest is great for this!
  • Include your Christmas card – and those from others if you like!
  • Advent calendar
  • Christmas movies
  • Playing in snow
  • Baking-use your self timer to catch yourself in the act
  • Christmas lights-yours or a drive through your favorite neighborhood
  • Nativity set
  • Wrapping presents
  • Holiday tags
  • Picking out the tree; decorating it
  • Homework; Parent teacher interviews-it doesn’t have to be about the holidays!
  • Opening presents
  • Christmas PJ’s
  • Quiet days-playing with new toys, snuggling with the family
  • Notes to your children, husband, family
  • Christmas Parties – children & adult parties; office parties
  • Office festivities
  • Movie theatre trips- keep your tickets for some handy memorabilia
  • Trips to see Santa

I hope we gave your a few new things to think about including in your album! Please share your work with us in our Facebook Mojo Monday gallery!

xoxo

K

December Daily – Krista’s album

Hi everyone, it’s Krista here with some December Daily inspiration.

Today I wanted to share my base album with you. I’ve left a ton of spaces for embellishments and also my pictures. I love a good album full of pictures.

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I kept the spine & cover pretty simple just identifying the date and saying ‘Hello December’.

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My opening page is an idea I saw on Pinterest. I cut out ’25’ using a thick font on the Silouette Cameo and then filled in the space with all kinds of bits and bobs. Some are from the December Daily kit and others are just extra bits and pieces I had lying on my table at the retreat.

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This is a great way to use up some leftover brads, badges, etc.

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These are my pages-keep in mind that some may look a little silly because cards are sideways – those are the B-sides.

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It’s simple right now but I’m looking forward to filling it with lots and lots of stuff!

xoxo

K

{Editor’s Note: How are you all doing with taking pictures? It can be helpful to play along with Photo prompt challenges, and Fat Mum Slim always puts out some great monthly lists… here’s her December list below}.

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