DD 2012: Dec 1st

Day 1 is in the books!  I have photos for days 2 & 3 printed – so maybe tonight?  I haven’t taken a photo yet today… of anything…. I don’t have a fever or anything; just haven’t taken any pictures yet today.  I better get on it!

I am using a full 6×8 photo for my title page.  I spent some time in Photoshop with RADLab from Totally RAD.  Don’t ask me what filters I used – I don’t remember.  I did however learn an important lesson.  As much as I prefer Photoshop Elements (and it does work with RADLab), it doesn’t use Smart Objects so unlike Photoshop CS4/5/6 which do (I have CS4 but don’t use it much) you can’t re-edit the RADLab mask.  You can delete it & start over or add another mask on top of it in Elements – you just can’t see what you did or tweak the existing mask.

I used my own handwriting font for the “december daily” part of the title…. it will be my go-to font along with Bookman Old Style for the book.

I am using a Simple Stories Sn@p! Binder in red for my album this year.  For page inserts I have alot of the 6×8 Page Protectors.  The book came with a selection of various other size protectors & I will see if I need those as I go along.

I am using Stampin’ Up! Naturals White for most of the pages.  I LOVE this paper – I just wish they made it in 12×12 size!

Here is the side-by-side for Day 1.  I actually used photos from November 30th!!!!  I took Andy to Union Station last year during December, and we took advantage of a free day on Friday to head down & see all of the holiday decorations, trains & Science City…. it was going in the book one way or the other!

Both of the pictures are from Science City (the title picture is from the same trip in front of the Union Station Christmas tree here in KC).  I had fun playing with an early Christmas present taking pictures all day – a Nikon 1 and I LOVE IT!

A little glimmer mist, some stamping, lots of washi & stitching.

In addition to my “standard” products that I am using I pulled out a Tin Pin from October Afternoon’s Rocket age collection.  It was on the desk & felt right.

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