Saturday, December 26, 2015

Keeping Up with December Daily

So, I had resigned myself to knowing I'd have to be okay with falling behind on December Daily last week since it just got crazy, schedule-wise, gearing up for Christmas. Somehow, though, I think I have the most photos to share in this post...I think I love this project too much. I just kept saying, one more page.

Day 15. (Ok, I skipped 14 and have to go back for that one). My middle son's school program!

Incorporated a 4x6 vertical flip! This book is full of these!


Day 16. My oldest had her school program this day.

Simple Stories enamel dots, Heidi Swapp sticker, Pink Paislee tiny words, a stamped cutout made with the Days of December Stamp set. I love how these supplies come together so easily from Take 10 Kits. Makes me more efficient!


 Day 17. Our elf brought us Christmas donuts this morning! And the little trickster, took a bite out of one!

 See the donut on his face?!? 

Shimelle tinsel bow!




Day 19 (yes, I also skipped 18). We saw Star Wars! Had to include it, plus the plaza had pretty holiday lights.



Day 20! We went to ZooLights! Another family tradition for us.


Two flips, no waiting! I had to make sure the page on the opposite side was done before I could do this one because I folded the sticky part of the flip over the top of the page. It still lays flat nicely!


ZooLights produces a lot of photos...


This is one of the Sn@p divider pages. There are 3 in this book. In a previous post I talked about waiting to finish these types of pages all at once. I did it this week! Got out my modge podge and foam brush.


21. This is one of those holiday memories that happened before December, so it got added in wherever I had a blank! Back in November we saw the Lights Festival on Chicago's Michigan Avenue. Mickey Mouse ceremoniously turns on the tree lights lining the Mag Mile.


I also did something with my cover! The acrylics were out for some adorable dough ornaments I made, so I decided to paint my cover while I was at it. I like the painted barn wood look! I covered the wood veneer with gold ink. I'm not sure if I'm done with it, but I do like the minimalist look. What do you think? Does it need more?

Thanks for taking a peek inside Week 3 of my December Daily. It's so close to being done!

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

More December Daily Work!

I'm still working on my December Daily and back to share! 
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Memory #8: We created a new tradition for a new generation. My husband's mom would take her kids downtown to see the lights and go to Crate & Barrel to pick out an ornament! 
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Merry Christmas and Candy Cane stickers from the Heidi Swapp set. 
Holly | Take 10 Kits In my last December Daily post, I shared how I've been using Picstitch to get lots more photos into this book. Those shiny tinsel bows are by Shimelle. Don't they just scream Holidays?
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We worked on Letters to Santa this week!
Holly | Take 10 Kits This is a print-out card from the Project Life App using the Merry & Bright set! Stickers from Heidi Swapp Oh What Fun!
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 "Dear Santa" and Reindeer stamps from the "Days of December" Stamp Set.
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December 11, we made Gingerbread Houses! My oldest had been asking to do this and honestly, I think I was just as excited about this activity!! I found the perfect mini village set, which included four little buildings. They each had their own to decorate!
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Here's another Merry & Bright Project Life card printed from the App!  I added the Heidi Swapp sparkly letter stickers.
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And my new favorite product to use are these little sticky attachers!
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Day 12, we all went downtown to see the big tree, Macy's Holiday Windows, Kriskindlemart and more! Audrey and I had an afternoon tea with friends' at The American Girl Place while the boys went to the Top of the Hancock! Awesome Holiday fun.

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I love adding ribbon or twine to these little tags from the Heidi Swapp collection! HoHoHo was stamped from the Days of December Stamp (that set has so many good ones!).
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I added "12" to my Noel Take 10 Kits card for today's layout. Done and done!
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I found those awesome Santa Letter envelopes at the Target Dollar Spot. Couldn't resist. We mailed them at Macy's this day.
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Day 13 was a fabulous family tradition with all the cousins! We decorated cookies, made dough ornaments and painted a large mural!!
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I added a Flip to one of the 3x4 spots to get some extra photos in from this fun-filled day.
 I stapled a bit of ribbon to the flip up insert to make a little tab.
Wow, my book is getting fat and we aren't done yet!! Ahem, lots of Amazon boxes full of gifts to be wrapped in the background.
I hope you are having fun with December Daily. And keeping up with other things (like wrapping presents).
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American Crafts Shimelle Christmas 8 Piece Magic Tinsel Bows

Heidi Swapp Christmas Patterned Paper is back in stock. yay. love this paper. It's 8.5x8.5, so it's great for divider pages or full 6x8 pages. And, it goes perfectly with Take 10 Kit's Days of December kits.  (Click on image for link)
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