I love this little album already and it's only 4 days old.
Because I am using the December Daily kit from Studio Calico, I have all this product and it's making me actually try some crafty things. I mean, honestly, the last time I used glitter tape was probably, oh, I don't know…like, never!
And the best part of this project so far has been this:
We haven't done a Christmas card in about 4 years. And we didn't plan for one this year. That said, who doesn't love a shot of their whole family around the holidays? Even if it is a total Franken-photo.
You should know that Cole was jumping up and down, trying to photobomb the shot. The fact that I caught him in mid air and in somewhat of a focus? Pure luck.
So when I looked at the shot on the back of the camera, I cracked up. Then I told Aidan, "Hey, take a shot of me!" And that looked like this:
And then I clipped and feathered and filtered (and did some head replacement for Aidan), and voila, the perfect family photo:
A Christmas miracle you say? Well, so be it.
Here are the rest of the pages:
If you'd like to make a little 6 x 4, four-photo collage, you can use this little template. Just drop your photos in, print on a piece of 4 x 6 photo paper, trim and adhere.
What a fun little project.
Now if you'll excuse me, I plan to go put glitter tape on everything henceforth.
Check out all of Ali Edwards' December Daily products here.
Thanks for the template — you are awesomecakes. #nocaloriesinawesomecakes
Cindy P. says
Thanks Cathy!! Love what you’ve done so far.
Tina J. says
Oh Cathy!!! My Day three has a photo collage and it was just missing something… I think this template is just what I needed – and I can put some snazzy stuff around it. I love the small pages, but it’s a little challenging to make it look special…
Thanks so much!
Michelle Mounts says
I am loving your DD! Thanks for sharing it with us!
ee k. says
Loving your December Daily. And thanks for the freebie!
marsha j says
thanks for tthe freebie. have a great day!
Thanks for the template. You are always so generous and seem to know just what people are needing!
love your goofy family pic. and that you had to photoshop to achieve it 🙂
thanks for the template. very helpful 🙂
I love it! I love how you tilted the photo on the page. I love that you commented about photoshop help because, personally, sometimes i wonder when we change the photos and don’t say how true to the story it is. That’s just me. I don’t mean changing color etc, but adding a person, etc.
OMG thank you so much for the template! You just made my life so much easier!
I am totally NOT a glitter girl … yet … I picked up some of that glitter tape from Peachy Cheap on a whim. When it arrived I thought, well, I’ll never use this. But, yesterday I actually got it out while wrapping Christmas presents and I totally LOVE it. When I have little gifts that are hard to wrap, I like to use brown paper lunch sacks. I usually put a Christmas stamp on them to dress them up. Then I fold down the top, and I usually punch two holes and thread some ribbon thru the holes to tie. But I was lazy yesterday and I just stapled the top. Then I put a piece of glitter tape on each side to cover the staples, love it!
Kim L says
Thank you for the template!
I’m loving following your December daily! Thank you for the template 🙂
thanks for the feebie… love that i can use it with my Dec. Daily
I LOVE your pages and the Christmas spirit is just infectious! Thanks for the freebie:)
Heather Johnson says
It’s hard to believe your not usually a glitter girl–cause girl–this looks awesome! Love that your doing this this year, and love the updates.
Abby P. says
I love your take on December Daily!! Great album…no surprise…it’s made by Cathy Z!
Thanks for the template. That is some Photoshop awesomeness right there!! Are you taking orders to do our family photos too?
HA! A new side business, yes? ; )
Thank you for the template.
Hi Cathy, thanks so much for that template, and I just love you’re album. So, ok..here is the question from the computer illiterate here again. How do I drop pictures into that template. I do have a MAC (just got it)…do I need to have photoshop elements to drop in the pictures?
Thanks for any help you or anyone else can give me..
i absolutely love how you put the red dot under the date. pure genius!
Yes! You need Photoshop Elements or Photoshop! : )
Thanks so much…I just got PSE 11, thanks to your tip at Amazon, I just haven’t loaded it yet. Have a great holiday!
Janet K says
I LOVE everything about your DD album! IT is great. I am looking forward to seeing more of it… Hope you and your family enjoy the rest of December.
I LOOOOOVE THIS CATHY, DOING A HAPPY DANCE FOR ANOTHER DD POST FROM YOU SO SOON, THANK YOU THANK YOU!! SO GLAD THAT YOU ARE DOING ONE THIS YEAR. LOVE THE STORY AND THE CUTE/FUNNY PICTURES. HOORAY FOR A CHRISTMAS CARD THIS YEAR. JUST IMAGINE WHAT 2013 IS GOING TO BE FOR YOU, ALL NEW THINGS HAPPENING IN YOUR HOUSE I BET. KEEP SMILING AND BEING AT PEACE AND HAPPINESS THIS SEASON AND THRU OUT THE YEAR.
WE ALREADY PUT UP OUR TREE TOO AND YES IT’S IN THE 60’S CAN’T GET BETTER THEN THAT. ENJOY THE TWINKLE!!
Thanks for the freebie! You rock!
Christine K says
Love the template, thanks for sharing.
I look forward to seeing more of your month.
Looking great so far! Still loving the simplicity for it as well! Great idea to add you into the family photo too 🙂
Thank you for the template! Such a great size… I really like that you can frame the photos with a border
Anne-Marie Cox says
bwahahha is that HO HO or OH OH … either eIther… works both ways!
Thanks for the template Cathy! It will come in handy for the days that I take lots of photos! I am a glitter tape newbie too and bought my first roll a week ago and plan to use it in my DD. Normally, I am not a glitter girl but just had to try it this year!
Its totally fun stuff, huh?
Suzie Perrie says
This post made my day. You are just too funny! I love how excited you are about glitter tape. I feel the same way about Heidi Swapp’s color Shine in gold lame. Seriously, if I could wear it I would!:)
Kelli W says
thanks for sharing the template! I love how you are honest and funny and don’t try to appear to be “the perfect…” mom/scrapbooker/etc. Thanks for being YOU! (I swear that’s a compliment, even if it didn’t sound that way)
Cathy, thanks so much for the template. I did not see the first time I read your post. Wish I had. I spent about an hour trying to do this on my own. I linked back from today’s post and there it was! I’m going to try it now.
Barb in AK says
Oh, Cathy! I had to LOL about the Photoshop pic 🙂 A couple of summers ago, my nephew got married. My dh was the ONLY ONE who did not show up. He was not there for the official family photo 🙁 My mom wanted to use the picture for her 2011 Christmas card, but she was sad that Steve was not included. So I found a head shot of him, put him in a copy of my bil’s suit and Photoshopped him into the group. Voila! A complete family at the wedding–I’ve got a photo to prove it. 😉
I had to remove my SILs ex hubby in a shot once, a wedding group shot. It was my finest photoshop moment. ; )
TIffany M. says
Thanks for the photo collage template! I will be using this for sure! Love your pages! Thanks for sharing! By the way, I bought the stamp set from that kit, and you just gave me the itch to use it next 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!
Ok, I have to be stupid and ask a stupid question. I have the template open in Photoshop Elements. I opened a picture in Photoshop Elements. How do I drop the photo into the template? I try to drag and drop but the pic just covers the entire template.
Youll have to size your photo down. Its just coming into the template large. You need to reduce your view (window view, i think!) so you can see the full outline of the photo, then grab a corner handle and drag in to size down! : )
Hope this helps.
Thank you for the download! You’re very kind.
Thank you for the template download! Me, myself, and I greatly appreciate it!!
have been searching for a 6 x 4 4 template – thank you SO much for this one. You’ve made my day 🙂
Oh good! Enjoy!