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DYD at The Lilypad

I am pretty excited about the new releases at The Lilypad (TLP). Each week the designers create more and more amazing products. I think my absolute favorite thing about TLP is that no matter whether it is a kit, an element pack or an alpha set, it is so easy to mix-and-match products.  This week is the release of the Document Your December (DYD) products and it is definitely a favorite of mine. I was not sure if I had any Christmas photos from last year left to scrap, but I did find some that I had been holding onto until the perfect thing came along to create a layout. The whole idea of planning ahead and documenting December separate from Project Life is not one that has worked out for me. If you were to do a search on any search engine, you might find people talking about foundation pages and pre-planning. I just cannot do it. For me, it is all in my head (lol!). It is like my brain cannot compute creating a page without photos. My photos and stories are what bring the emotion that drives how I will design a page. Who knows…maybe I will try it this year. There are few activities around here that I want my family to check out. Plus, it will be our first Christmas with snow. I am not sure if I am excited or afraid of the cold that is steadily approaching. My daughter is super excited though. Last week there was a light snowfall and when she came out of school, she just wanted to touch as much of it as she could.

Back to the subject at hand, I might might try Document Your December again and building some digital pages and leave the spots for photos. It will definitely require some serious thought on my part. I have a few projects I am trying to keep track of already. Now – for the new releases at TLP I have created two pages so far.

On this first page, I used photos that were taken with my Canon G12. They were a bit grainy because of the low light but since these are RAW files, I was able to save the photos. We did Elf on the Shelf last year and I still have some photos I need to document in our 2012 album. I thought she would be afraid of the little elf but we actually had fun “seeing” him stirring up trouble.

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On this next page are photos of my daughter and I’s experimental craft. She really wanted to make something to hang on our tree, so I told her she could make little cardboard trees. They are not perfect but she had fun painting and gluing.

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