Friday, November 30, 2012

Studio Calico : December Daily Class

Have you seen this Studio Calico Class for December Daily?  I just saw the blog post about it, and it looks amazing!  I can't wait for it to start.  I will confess, I've never "taken" an online class before, so I don't really know what to expect. 

Registration ends TODAY, so sign up here.

Leave me a comment if you've signed up for the class as well so that we can follow each other's progress.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

December Daily : In Progress

After seeing all of the fun holiday lines that have been released, and knowing how many pictures I take around Christmastime, I've decided to participate in December Daily.  For me, mine will not be daily in the strictest sense of the word, but it will be holiday-themed pages throughout.  In fact, I've already got a few pages completed, and we're not in December yet.  

I am using a SNAP album from Simple Stories. It's red and kraft. I've yet to embellish or personalize the cover.  I just can't "picture" it yet, so I've decided to hold off until I have a clear picture of what I want it to look like.  As you will see below, I've done a lot of the work already.  I anticipate that I will have to make some changes and adjustments as the month goes on, and I am okay with that.

Here's a look at what I've got so far:

This is my title page. I had so much fun making it, and even stepped out of my comfort zone and used the Heidi Swapp Gold Lame ColorShine. It's beautiful!

The dividers were chipboard, but I wanted to add something to make them pop. I added letters, and painted over them in gold paint (Martha Stewart Paint that I purchased from Michael's)
This is the first page of my album.  We always go tot the Christmas Tree Farm the day after Thanksgiving to get our Christmas Tree, so I definitely wanted to include that in my album even though it happened in November.
And this is our receipt from the Christmas Tree Farm.
This page will have two pictures from when we went to the Opryland Hotel to see the Christmas lights.

I love this. It's by far one of my favorite December Daily items yet. It is a journal card from Paislee Press that I used glue and glitter to make gold.  Liz's version definitely looks glittery once printed, but it's a cooler glitter and I needed mine to be warm, so I brought out the glitter.  (Instagram picture)
I also had some chipboard letters laying around that I've never used, so I decided to paint those gold as well. This is an instagram picture as well, so excuse the quality.

Here's my dedicated December Daily cart. I finally found a Raskog cart from Ikea in stock online, so I snatched it up.  I LOVE it. I should've gotten at least 2.

Here are some items that I am using to embellish my December Daily this year:

Mister Huey's Lucille

Mister Huey's Doris

Wonderland Wood Veneers Snowflakes

Wonderland Die Cut Frames

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Project Life : Week 47

Yes, I screwed up on this week's numbering as well. I'm still blaming it on the sickness.  Thankfully I feel much better now. 

This was a cram packed week.  A weekend trip to Nashville, the Opryland Hotel, ICE, Santa, a boat ride, Shrektacular, and the Wildhorse Saloon.  Then Wilder and I were sick on Tuesday, and Thursday was Thanksgiving and Friday we went to get our tree. Whew, I'm worn out just typing it all out.  Next week will be slower.  I've got to do another insert with tickets and more journaling from our trip, but that will have to wait.  Maybe I will get it done this week in my spare time. Haha.




Christmas Tree Farm Insert:

Nashville Insert:

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Project Life : Week 46 (even though it says Week 47)

It was bound to happen sooner or later. I got mixed up on my weeks and labeled this week as Week 47 when really it is 46.  In my defense, I was sick when I threw this week together.  Gah.  I'll try to get around to changing it in my layout. :)

This was definitely a calm week for us. As you will see, most of my images this week are from an attempt to take Christmas card pictures of the boys.  I will likely end up using one of these, but I'm not sure yet.  Still have to find a card I love.




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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Project Life : Week 45 using Studio Calico Leather Jacket

I'm going to make this short and sweet as I'm headed out the door to take the wild child to the dentist, so here's Week 45. :) 

The "Big Smile" pocket holds some journaling of some awesome awesome things in the works.  I'm super excited!

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Project Life Week 44

I finally used some "fall-ish" papers in my project life.  Week 44 was pretty busy for us, so I had plenty of images to use and ended up with a few small inserts.

How cute is this little chipboard house from Basic Grey?

The top right photo flips up to show a few more images from the race that Bowen and I ran on Saturday.  My first 5K and his first One Mile:

And the cover of one insert:

And Back:

And we got the boys' school pictures back this week.  I just have to buy them just so that I have them, but honestly they're not that great. And Wilder doesn't even look like himself!

And I used a Small Envelope Page for our race numbers and a printout of the race results:

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