Hello everyone and happy Saturday! Today Patricia and I are back sharing some designs created with our December Story kits which are now sold out! (Thank you for your continued support of October Afternoon!) With the holiday season, over we figure some/many of you may be finishing up your December Story albums or perhaps just barely started. Wherever you are at, it's ok because today's share is sure to give you some ideas to jump start your creativity and get some December documenting done! :)
Patricia has been productive and has quite a few pages to share. As you will see, she has created with the December Story kit outside of the traditional OA 6x8 sized album! One of many ways to get the most from your December Story kit/s!
Here is what Patricia had to say about her designs:
"I didn't get to use October Afternoon's December Story kits for my Document December, but I wanted to use it for my Project Life to finish up 2014.
Here's what I did. We started decorating in November...so there's a couple of pages in November where I wanted the the Christmas Story kit to work with. I felt kind of "off" at first...and the reason why is I finished up November and December differently than the rest of my Project Life. Instead of weekly, I tried monthly.
This is Black Friday and then going into the first of Dec...where I felt like I started to get into the groove of this whole month way of documenting. I used on of October Afternoons smaller pocket pages there on the right to start off December.
Turning that small pocket page there...and then going into to document December using October Afternoon's 3x3 pocket page...another huge difference as far as Project Life goes for me. Once I got that first page going, I loved the different look.
There's still some of the same photos I used in my Document December project, but I was able to include even more. I kept it all with a Christmas feel. The kit worked well with the winter feel of the month.
I printed all the photos I wanted for the whole month of December using the Epson PictureMate. I have templates in Lightroom and printed them all to fit into the 3x3 pockets. So was able to work similar to how I would normally with Project Life. Placed the photos, and then added papers and cards to fill in, then added journaling, stamping, and embellishing.
Loved the stamps and labels that came with the kit...I enjoyed working with my first October Afternoon December Story kit...have always wanted to, and so excited I was able to!! (days of the week stamp, December, and gingerbread man)
The left side is a full 12x12 page of the 3x3 pockets. The right is half of the 12x12 page. I just cut it along the outside of the second row.
Christmas is pretty well documented in my Document December album, so I didn't include a lot of journaling on this last half 12x12 pocket page. I was able to include some vellum and more embellishing in each pocket...and more photos that didn't get included in my main Document December album.
The back of the half page...between Christmas and New Year's:
Love that 'to be continued in 2015' card...it was 3x4, so trimmed down to 3x3. Perfect way to end my 2014 Project Life album."
Aren't her pages so inspiring!? Love them!
And in staying true to my "keep it simple" mantra this season, I created a simple page using a few of the journal cards, tags and stickers from the kit. I also added a bit of the packaging from the yummy cookies we indulged in from the hotel we stayed at. I added just a touch of stitching and vintage type and the page was done in a matter of minutes. Keeping it simple has been key to feeling motivated and inspired to finish my album. With only twelve days to document in December, it has been and is totally doable!
We would love to see your pages/creations that you have made with your Dec Story kits! Be sure to share with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. Please use the hashtag #oadecemberstory and #oasaturdayshares if you have other OA creations you want to share with us. Tag us @octoberafternoon (Instagram) @oct_afternoon (Twitter) so we can see them!