Thursday, November 6, 2014

Fusion Challenge: December Daily

The photo inspiration from the Fusion Challenge is so amazing ... gorgeous ombre blue with crisp white detailing on top! I really wanted to make 3 or 4 different projects! I went for a sponged peacock background with 4 layers of heat embossed snowflakes on top (from CAS-ual Fridays Must Love Snowflakes). 


 It's not on a card this time, though ...

This is FINALLY THE YEAR that I am going to do December Daily!

For the last 4 or 5 years I've wanted to jump on the Ali-Edwards-bandwagon and join her and thousands of others in documenting my favorite month of the year. Instead of mourning over the years I've missed documenting, like I was doing earlier in the week when I found a folder of December Daily things I collected 5 years ago when my youngest was still a toddler, I'm putting my big girl panties on and committing to do it this year. It's especially important to me to do while Santa is still a real presence in our house : )

The photo is from last year to give you an idea of what will go there, as I'm assuming I'll have a White Christmas shot sometime in the month of December. Journaling will go on the lined paper. I was happy to follow the challenge sketch, making this a true fusion!
I love adding vintage seam binding tape when I can ... here I sewed a running stitch down the middle, gathered it loosely, and adhered it along the side of the journaling block. Instead of hiding the end behind the journaling block, I left it hanging to the side with the thread still attached for a more whimsical feel.

To give the 16 (representing December 16th) more weight, I added layers below including a vellum die-cut snowflake from Papertrey, a snowflake cut from some trim, and some Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

I forgot about these awesome High Rise Uppercase alpha dies from MFT which I love for larger scale projects like this 8x8 scrapbook page. Cutting them in vellum will allow for some of the photo to show through. They're just adhered with vellum tape on the bottom since I'll switch out the photo as soon as it snows in December : )

I really can't wait to get started on more December Daily pages! Thanks for letting me share this with you, as now I feel more accountability to really see this project through. It's my hope to finish the shell of all 31 pages before December starts. That will be the only way I'll have any hope of staying on track!

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I'm also entering this into the Virginia's View Challenge with the theme of All Things Metallic. The crisp and cool metallic finish just goes so well with anything winter-related!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Gorgeous page! I love the vellum and metallics, all those snowflakes at the bottom look amazing!!!

  2. Gorgeous!! Love the layered embossing of the snowflakes :)

  3. Absolutely stunning layout - so dreamy and lots of yummy details!

  4. Look at you rocking a gorgeous December Daily! Beautiful spectrum of colors.

  5. This is AMAZING.

    I will cheer you on Kelly as after year too, I started the December Daily a few years ago. I had to use a format that worked for me. It is a Mini Binder . Here is some inspiration, my mini album for 2012... Hope you get some idea and are cheered on, ---as I will be cheering you on for December Daily!!!! Woot Woot you GO!

    1. Thanks for the cheering, Kimberly!! That certainly helps my motivation. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can ... hahaha! I'm off to check your inspiration now, thanks so much for sharing it!

  6. Love the layers of embossed snowflakes Kelly! I've done a number of December minibooks (technically only a couple are true December Daily's) and they are so much fun to unpack with the Christmas decor every year.

  7. What a great winter page Kelly! love that photo with the vellum letters - great background and pretty rippled ribbon!

  8. So fun! Gorgeous page, Kelly! I'm still not sure if I'm doing a December Daily or not this year..... I might choose to just document the month (afterwards) in a pocket album. I'll see....

  9. Thanks so much for providing me so much eye candy, Kelly! I am looking forward to seeing your December Daily! It's also my favorite month of the year! You are so right about using metallic element for wintery themed cards. Happy to see you playing Virginia’s View “All About Metallic” Challenge!

  10. Kelly, your layered embossing is spectacular! Wow! What a beautiful layout!

  11. Wow, so lovely, Kelly ... you've captured beautifully the crisp frosty freshness of a new snowfall! Anita :)

  12. sooooooooooooooo fabulous! Finally got it up on the page, sorry I was late! Someone took my spot and i didn't know what to!


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