Sunday, December 23, 2007

december daily album: day 17 + 18 + 19 + 20 + 21

...I've been busy! Check it out:

Page 17:

Day 18:

Day 19:

Day 20:

Day 21:

Two more days until Christmas!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

december daily album: day 15 + 16

Day 15:

Another Jenni Bowlin tag.

Back of day 15, front of day 16:

Back of day 16:

And because I know my dad is dying for a new background on his computer:

Only 7 days until Christmas!

Monday, December 17, 2007

december daily album: day 11 + 13 + 14

I was super busy putting pages together last night for my December Daily album. It is really starting to fill up:

Day 11:

Thicker stickers by American Crafts, swirl stamp from Lisa Bearnson's "Best of QVC" volume 4 kit, and snowflake gems from Oriental Trading company.

Day 13:

Rub-on flower by Daisy D's, journaling spot by Jenni Bowlin, pattern tape by Heidi Swapp, and chipboard numbers by American Crafts.

Day 14:

Transparent clock by Heidi Swapp, decorative journaling spot by Jenni Bowlin (I have been using a lot of these in this album).

Pages 15, 16, and 17 should be up tonight! Happy Monday!

Friday, December 14, 2007

december daily album: day 12

The pages I created yesterday were some of my favs in a long time, so they became my december daily page as well:

And a little of Evan:

P.S. Fall semester is over! Mark finished his last exam at 5pm this evening, and he is off for over three weeks... we couldn't be more excited to have daddy home for a bit.

december daily album: day 11

...well, I had some problems with this one. I picked up my photo from wal-mart today (specifically for this page), and it was awful. The color was terrible, Mark and Evan were blotchy, and the snow in the pic was actually pink. To top it off, I forgot to get ink today. Hopefully I will be getting ink and a new photo for this page tomorrow!

december daily album: day 10

Did a lot of present wrapping + bows + making my own gift tags this year.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Off to bed...

...but I did get to scrapbook tonight, so I thought I would share a couple of the pages I did:

We took Evan out in the snow yesterday. He had a blast!

I just placed my order with for my December daily album photos, so I should get those tomorrow morning!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Out of ink...

So I will have to post my December daily pages 10, 11, & 12 tomorrow after I get ink (I print my photos from home). Until then, have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

december daily album: day 9

Celebrating my blessings:

I used these fantastic glitter stickers from Making Memories + journaling spotz from Junkitz + rub-on number from American Crafts.

Happy Tuesday!

december daily album: day 8

I loved Ail's "quiet" page...and she did exactly what Mark, Evan, and I did on Saturday: relaxed! So I used her page prompt to complete my page:

Saturday, December 8, 2007

december daily album: day 7

One of my favorite holiday projects I have completed this year is my buttons trees. They simply make me happy.

Mark has finals all next week (and so do I for that matter) so we are going to have a quiet day around the house. Tomorrow night our friends, the Holmes, have invited us to a church Christmas party (complete with a Santa and a Grinch), so I think we are going to attend that. Have a great weekend!

december daily album: day 6

I love my Becky Higgins Christmas cards so much, I wanted them to have their own page:

These cards were so quick and simple to put together. Now if I can only get our family Christmas card taken... :-)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

december daily album: day 5

I am off to a Pampered Chef party with Bethany, so this is going to be short! Here is my December daily album: day 5:

I will post day 6 tonight or tomorrow morning!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

december daily album: day 4

...and my 100th post!

I have been totally enjoying creating my December Daily album... I love capturing little bits + pieces of our lives for an entire month. It is also helping me to try new things, and simply enjoy the moment.

Today Evan created a foam it became my day 4 page:

The journaling reads:
This foam wreath was a perfect project for Evan. He was able to stick each berry & leaf on by himself... with only a little help from mama.

The first page is simply a photo of Evan and me working on his wreath, with some making memories wordFetti stickers (these have been great for this project). The second page is a Jenni Bowlin journaling spot. The final page is Evan's completed art project.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

december daily album: day 3

On my to-do list this holiday season was to create ornaments for our Christmas tree. And as you can see from previous posts, I was a busy lady! One of my favorite ornaments is a limited addition kit from Jenni Bowlin Studios. I love the milk caps, and the beautiful blue seem binding.

The journaling reads:
A new tradition: creating my own Christmas ornaments. I love the handmade feel it gives our tree :-)

I will post my december daily album: day 4 tonight!

Monday, December 3, 2007

JBS Ornament

I completed this a couple of weeks ago, and forgot to post. I love how it turned out!

december daily album: day 2

What an icky/blustery/snowy/rainy/windy day. I couldn't bare to go outside with such horrible weather! Evan and I were a little stir crazy by 6pm, so we got messy and played with finger paints. I wouldn't say Evan loved it, but he seemed to enjoy smooshing the red and green paint around for a bit. His artful fun become my December daily page:

I used a Hambly screen print for the 8 x 8 background + a Jenni Bowlin journaling blog + making memories wordFetti stickers.

Need more inspiration? Check out Ali's day 2 looks simply delicious!

After staring at the page for a minute, I decided to take off the wordFetti stickers on the journaling block, and replace them with an American Crafts chipboard arrow in white. When I post my day 3 page tomorrow, I will re-post this page as well. It is almost 1:15am, so I am going to bed!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

december daily album: day 1

December has certainly started out wonderfully! I had a "sleep-over" at Kristi W.'s house last night, after several hours of scrapbooking :-) Kristi worked on set of beautiful cards for her mom, and she started a button tree. I worked on a cork + chipboard advent calendar, which is almost done. I am getting my inspiration from my friend, Bethany, who has hers posted on her blog. I should have mine done and put up by tomorrow night.
Kristi and I made the trip to Lewiston, and Crop, Paper, Scissors, for a little class prep/page of the month prep/shopping. I started and finished the December page of the month.

The best part of my day? Working on my december daily album! I did page one this evening:

The journaling reads:

The first day of Dec. always meant chocolate advent calenders when I was a child. This year, we are passing on that tradition to Evan.

I used a white Sharpie to write on the clear frame + making memories wordFettie stickers + a making memories "e" for Evan.

I hope your 1st was as great as mine!