Stories of December | Carol Chastain

December 11, 2015

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"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | No Peeking"

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and might I add, the busiest (at least for most of us). I have documented December for the past 4 years and I have done it the traditional way - photos and stories, from the first of the month until Christmas Day. This year, surprisingly I am taking another path (slight gasp), I'm choosing to just insert stories and photos into my album as the month progresses- No "day one" , "day two", etc.  The kit is such a blessing to have because it isn't restrictive- in fact, there is so much festivity included that the possibilities are endless.

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | No Peeking"

My title page is the lovely vellum paper cut into 2x2 squares, and I adhered the letters of our last name as well as the year we are in. Just a touch of detail with that stag head (I had considered making festive earrings with them, but resisted).

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | No Peeking"

I reused that red bag adding some stamping to the label and popped a flair on there for dimension. I also used the tiny star stamp from the "No Peeking" set to add a pattern to hole re-enforcers. This is something I plan to repeat as the month goes on. I stamped the "Dec. 25" banner on the calendar and added the thin washi tape for a pop of color.

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | No Peeking"

Here's a look at some of my pages so far.

Carol Chastain | felicity_jane | No Peeking

 Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | No Peeking

I loved the fluffy white string and decided to add it as an edge for this photo insert. I plan on doing the same with the others later in the month. Texture is such a simple way to help inserts stand out.

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | No Peeking"

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | No Peeking"

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | No Peeking"

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | No Peeking"

So... yes, there is a huge QR code there. It features a video I posted of my daughter on Instagram.  To do this, you need to add the link to a QR code generator (easily found by a quick google search). You can then print the image as large or as small that you need. Now to watch the video you need a QR code scanner app on your phone (again, I found by searching in the app store and there are several free ones.) I know that over time our technology will change, and this  may not work in the future, but for now, it sure is a fun interactive piece of my December album.  I used the wooden alphabet (so bold!)  with the hashtag, as sort of a nod to Instagram.

For some festive sparkle, I added the snowflakes on top of the page protector and added the "S" and the asterisks to help tie the pages together.

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | No Peeking"

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | No Peeking"

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | No Peeking"

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | No Peeking"

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | No Peeking"

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | No Peeking"

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | No Peeking"

Can't wait to see what y'all do with your kits! I will be back sharing the rest of my album on Christmas Day- Have a very merry season!!!!




Carol Chastain
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Andrea Gray
Andrea Gray

December 12, 2015

Oh sweetie – there are so many fun and gorgeous details you’ve created! Love how it’s coming along!

Toribissell
Toribissell

December 11, 2015

What a lovely peek into your album!

Julie K
Julie K

December 11, 2015

So fun to peek inside your album, Carol! Love how you mixed in some technology amidst all the soft creative touches! :)

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