Like a lot of you, it's a busy time here with Christmas just around the corner. Even though work has kept me super busy, I've been trying hard to squeeze in some time to take part in a few fun, holiday-themed events.
I took part just last weekend in the Jingle Bell Run Walk, a 5K fun run.
I just started taking part in these types of races this year as a way to get out and have a little fun! I go incredibly slow. But believe it or not, it was the 16th one I've taken part in since June! This one was especially fun as many of the racers wore some sort of Christmas costume!
I got in on the fun by donning a Santa headband. Because it was a mere 17 degrees out, which is incredibly cold for my hometown, I paired the headband with a nice, chunky winter hat and multiple layers of clothing!
I really wanted to convey how cold it was that day so I made a shaker out of one of the page's pockets. I mounted the snowman sticker to patterned paper, dumped a few sequins on top to look like snow and used my sewing machine to seal up the pocket.
By the way, I'm not much of a seamstress, but stitching a straight line on a Pocket Page is something I can do pretty easy. If you try it at home, just to remember to stitch slowly. Also, let the machine move the page as you stitch.
I created the same type of shaker pocket here by adding sequins to the pocket over the snowflake SN@P! Cuts card and then sealing it up with my sewing machine. I thought it looked a little plain so I also added a brad to the center of the pocket.
The spread's right page features a few more pictures from the event, as well as my race bib.
The night before the big run, I took my family to a drive-thru Christmas light show. The neat thing? The light show was on a two-mile race track. The bad thing? You couldn't stop to take pictures. Needless to say, I took pictures as I drove and my pictures leave a bit to be desired.
I still wanted to remember the experience so I printed the "best of the best" pictures and cut them down to fit in 3x4 pockets.
I really wanted the pictures (even though they aren't the best) to be the focus of these pages so I tried not to overly embellish my pages here.
I created the title card by mixing and matching different letters from the sticker sheet included in the December Documented 12x12 Collection Kit.
One of my favorite pockets on this spread is the red one. I simply cut a 4x6 panel of red paper and then added a few stickers and brads to it. To tie it all together, I wrapped twine around a couple brads.
I like the green 4x6 pocket, too. I cut a piece of green paper to fit in the pocket, laid the chevron card from the December Documented SN@P! Cuts on top and then added a simple line of stitching. I finished it off with some holly.
I'm still using a 12x 12 SN@P! Faux Leather Album in teal to put my 2013 Life Documented pages into! I love how this album holds so many pages and that the binder mechanism allows me to mix and match different page sizes and types together.
I used the SN@P! 12x12 Pocket Pages Design 3 (3x4, 4x6), Design 5 (4x6, 3x4) and Design 8 (4x6, 6x8) for my pages today. I like the variety of page styles Simple Stories offers. It's so nice having different options to work with.
December Documented supplies used:
- 12x 12 Collection Kit #3500
- 12x12 Simple Basics Kit #3501
- 6x6 Paper Pad #3522
- Brads #3527
- SN@P! Cuts #3526
- SN@P! Cards #3523
Thanks for tuning in today! I hope the rest of December treats you well!
I'll be using the 12x12 Sn@p! leather album in teal as the year goes on for many of my Life Documented projects! I love the color of the album, and that it has a ring binding system! Since I employ a free spirit philosophy when it comes to these pages, I dig that I can easily work on my pages for it out of order.