Welcome to December Daily® 2014 | Day Sixteen.
I started wrapping today so it seemed like a good time to take a photo of my current pile of wrapping paper which happens to be mostly red and white. This is my collection from the last few years - the red and white circles are the new addition this year.
How's it going out there? Writing down stories? Taking photos? Finding any time to play? Enjoying the season?
I'm looking forward to spending some time with my parents soon. As hard as it is to have my kids away part of the holiday I'm so happy that I have the chance to go see my parents and get my own one-on-one time with my Mom and Dad. I shared a post I came across recently on my Facebook page this past week that resonated with me and it might with you too, regardless of your own personal situation: Rethinking The Perfect Holiday.
Here's a closer look at Day Sixteen:
Basically I took a photo of my wrapping paper all laid out next to each other and then printed a 6 inch x 8 inch photo.
I put three of the cut pieces into the pockets and then kept one out, leaving room for the journal card that was already there from my Foundation Pages.
Another simple idea that can end up looking pretty darn cool. I did intentionally take the photo at an angle so that the rolls of paper weren't straight up and down in the photo.
On the top of the journal card (with very short journaling today) I stapled a chipboard geotag that goes up and off the top of the card. On the backside of the geotag I embossed with white powder so you see that rather than the blank chipboard back.
It's just a little story, but who knows, maybe next year or five years from now it will be all green or kraft or gold.
I stamped 'love this tradition" along the edge of the wrapping paper and added the "joy" chipboard circle (it was a speech bubble but I just cut off the bottom to make it a circle).