Hello scrappy Friends!
Nicole here and today I'm sharing a peek inside my Document December album using the beautiful Christmas Cheer collection from Pretty Little Studio and also the super cute puffy Bella Blvd alphas from the shop!
I have always documented December in some way. Over the years, I've done it daily in a mini album, used a single 3x4 card in my main project life album to document each day, and many other ways. This year, I've been focusing on my stories more and decided to migrate this project into its own three ring binder. This isn't a fancy binder, in fact, I picked it up in the school supply section at Walmart. It's been perfect for this project allowing me to let my pages get chunky and this is one of those pages!
I fell in love with the paper that looked like a quilt in this collection and it gave me the idea to sew my own quilt page. I sewed literally every piece of paper to the page and LOVE the texture it adds! Two of the octagons I sewed straight to the page. The other four I made flip ups to add my photos and journaling under neath. Top right octagon I decorated with a cute house and tree ephemera. The bottom left I used for my page title...Comfort and Joy.
For the flip ups, I decorated those with the tree ephemera from the kit and used the really cute phrase stickers. I love these phrase stickers in this collection. They are a lot smaller than the normal size and so perfect for smaller photos and layouts!
Under the flip ups, I adhered my photo the the page itself and added my journaling and a couple flags from the same PLS collection to the top.
In my layout, I talk about what comfort has meant for me this year. Normally, comfort would be nights by the fire, visiting family, large family meals around the table and so much more. This year, comfort has been so different. It still has been relaxing by our fires, but its also been about remembering who I am, where I have come from...my family roots. It's been about laughing and being a kid again...watching cartoons, having popcorn and hot cocoa. It's been about kindness in other people that put smiles on my face in some of my worst moments. It's been about finding comfort around me in a time that has been very emotional, painful and yet joyful all at the same time.
This year has be devastating for all of us. I hope that each of you find your peace, comfort and joy in what surrounds you this holiday season!
I hope that each of you have a very safe and Happy Holidays!