Tuesday, December 20, 2011

We Believe

I saw this weeks sketch at Sketchy Thursday and was immediately drawn to making a Christmas tree with my photos & papers. I strayed more from this sketch than normal...and was most excited by turning it into a 6" x 12" layout!

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This next layout by Janet totally inspired me, too. 

My papers are K&Company I think...I dug deep in my stash to find the perfect holiday papers for this one. I allowed myself one regular layout but now I need to return to my December Daily ;)

Friday, December 16, 2011

December Daily, part 1 {Birds of a Feather December Kit; Fancy Pants: Saint Nick}

I am desperately behind in my December Daily album, but I'm still trying to get caught up. Now that school is out and all of my photography sessions are edited, I should be able to catch up easier :) We had pictures with Santa before December but I wanted to be sure that I included that photo somewhere. I meant to put the date as 11/2011. Oops! Hard to see in the photo but I've used some Shimmerz paint around the border of the cover.
 The first picture is of our advent calendar that I made two years ago. You can see the blog post about it here. The second day is a picture of us before a much deserved date night :) The missing child is behind the camera and she was thrilled to get to use my camera for the first time!
 Days 3 and 4 were a blur mostly spent cleaning the house in preparation for putting up our trees. One is in our main living area and the smaller is in the girls' bedroom.
 Day 5's activity in the advent calendar was to make these cute little owl ornaments. Day 6 is a picture of my youngest sleeping with Snoopy...he's well loved but only comes out at Christmas :)
 Day 7 is our newest family member with his "wall" decorated for Christmas and day 8 was a picture of our first frost for the winter.
So I'm about 1/3 the way there since I'm only documenting through the 25th in this album. I hope I can get caught up in the next couple of days! All of the materials here are from the December kit at Birds of a Feather.

I'm linking up to The Paper Variety this week...for their anything goes challenge! :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Project 12 - November {Birds of a Feather Kit Co; Simple Stories: Generations}

 I may not be scrapping much at this point in the year but I will always be sure to keep up with Project 12! Only one more month and then I'll have two years documented and one very full album :) I felt that the December and November sketches would be better flipped for me so this is using the December sketch. {Not at all that I'm afraid of the November sketch *wink wink*}
 The left side
 and right
 I used the Birds of a Feather November Kit and it came with Shimmerz Paint. Something new...so I got a brave streak and tried it. Not sure that I'm 100% happy with how it looks but I will say that it looks better in person.
The center for this flower is something I have saved for about a year - it came off of one of my daughter's shoes! lol I knew that eventually I would find the perfect use for it :)
I am working on a December Daily album so I hope to be able to show you a few pictures of that in the upcoming weeks :) Thanks for stopping by!