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December Daily® 2023 | Special Guest Nolana Lynch

Hi Everyone! Nolana (@nehlan.has.a.plan) here again to share with you where I am at with my December Daily Preparation!

Love that Prep Day is this weekend and I absolutely can not wait to play with all the things! 

Over the past week, I’ve been preparing for my Prep Day lesson and I am so very excited to be contributing; I can’t wait to share it all with you! 

In addition to that mini album, we received our Santa photos, so I was happy to begin playing with those. Since our son was born in 2021, I have loved doing a double photo spread using one of my favourite photos from our Santa visit, so I’ve been playing with the embellishments for that layout. I decided to try stitching sequins to the wood veneer stars inspired by CJ’s Product Play lesson and loved how they turned out! 

I needed some “slow crafting” time - so I decided to add sequins in the position of the baubles in the wreath in the photo. 

My initial thoughts were to embroider stitch all over the page, but since sequins are my favourite, here we are! I used these sequins here (https://shrsl.com/4b0e4) and I loved how it turned out, subtle and almost looks like it’s part of the photo, so I added it to the Christmas tree to the right. 

I also played around with some clusters of the felt presents - I love these embellishments from last year, and happily made them into a pocket to hold my journaling. I put together a cluster of tags using a tag from the Main Kit, some star vellum and a journal card from the Paislee Press kit. 

This year, I also want to lean into “Creating Easy Pages” - using the products to make the page creation process a bit easier. One of the things I challenged myself to do was use more journal cards. I typically use very little of the journal cards in my December Daily albums - so I pulled out these from the Paislee Press kit and the Specialty Cards and added them into these 3x4 pockets - I would use a mix of embellishments, photos, and words to create stories during some of the busier periods of the month.

Inspired by Santa, I wanted to use this 4x6 Specialty Card, with the postcard from the PP kit to open up the story about “Letters to Santa”, I would back this with a felt pocket and actual letters to Santa, or letters that I write to our family each year.

Other projects that I have worked on over the past week, are some mixed media fun, which I’d create some more structure around over the next few days. Here are some quick sneaks of what I created.

For this one, I used a mix of texture paste and the ornament, of which I’d create a full-page acetate pocket with photos and journaling inside. 

This one would be the base of a foundation page/layout for an upcoming Tropical Shirt Christmas party. I look forward to sharing with you how I used this background next week!

If you’d like to have a look at my December Daily Process videos and flip throughs from the past few years, here’s my December Daily playlist

I hope you’ll be joining in on all the DD Prep Day fun this weekend! Wishing you a great week ahead and happy December Daily Prepping!!!

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5 thoughts

  1. dawecthit says…
    11/17/2023

    Absolutely love how you used the sequins on your photo!!

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    1. Nolana says…
      11/19/2023

      Aww thanks so very much!!!

  2. ThatGirlTCB says…
    11/20/2023

    The use of sequins is so beautiful!! I also really like the texture paste and the mix of colors! Thank you for the inspiration to get my DD box out and get ready for December!

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    1. Nolana says…
      11/20/2023

      Aww thanks so much Girl! I am obsessed with both those things lol! Yass! So excited to hear you're getting the box out and getting ready!

  3. tuna13 says…
    11/22/2023

    This Christmas photo is the best! The magic and joy in it is contagious!!! Love it so much!

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