Thursday, December 17, 2015

DD7 Christmas Movies

We have been watching a few movies here and there and the other day we decided to actually rent movies Kenny grabbed a Christmas movie for all of us to watch. It turned out to be so cheesy but Maizie loved it. We enjoyed it too as it was a very sweet story about a mom who wondered what her life would be without kids. I see more movies in the next few weeks.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

DD6 Decorating the house

We made sure to decorate the house this weekend. It was so much fun and we all got in on it. I love going through the ornaments every year and remember when the girls brought them home. It always makes me smile so much.

I ended up cutting apart this cute little banner that I had. I love how it turned out going back and forth around and around with each panel.

Here is a close up where you can get a better view of the banner.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

DD5 the Dance

Maizie has loved dance for years and years. She has been taking lessons and finally had her first dance recital.

Here is a close up of some left over embellishments from Yuletide Carol that I got last year from a CTMH club I was in.  One of my favorite things besides capturing the magic of the season is using up my od supplies.
Originally I was going to match Mai's outfit for this page and I am so glad I didn't. The tricky thing here was how to attach the ephemera. I decided to use glitter tape. I love how it turned out.

Here is the other side of day five you can see that I also added  my ticket with some washi tape and made note of the number that Mai's dance troop did.
Here is some journaling on a little postcard. I like how it looks like Santa is peeking out.

Monday, December 14, 2015

DD4 Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Some holiday happenings around out house.

Santa Claus came to town!! I had a bunch of photos but I decided to just use one on this page. I thought it ended up capturing what I wanted to. I just realized I have no journaling here on this one so I might go back will go back and add some in. I will probably add a little insert behind the snowflake and have the tab sticking up. I got the Santa Photos from that blog I keep mentioning Stitch in Time

Here is some hand lettering I did. I also used up some washi that I have had forever and some snowflake brads. Yes brads...when is the last time you used those? Next thing you know I will be pulling out my eyelets!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

DD3 I wasn't bluffing

I really am doing the December Daily here is day 3 more regular stuff. My boyfriend and I like to play cards with friends and get together once or twice a month.

Here is the full page it has a lot of sparkly stuff here and there.

Here is the page without the remnants of day two showing though.

A close up of the little tag and that glitter banner is popped up to hold the tag when it is standing up other wise the tag would fall to the side and out the bottom.

I also went to lunch earlier that day and my food shots didn't run out but this one did. I saw this great quote and thought it was perfect for the photo. I did some hand lettering. I took Tracie Claiborne's class Easy Hand Lettering it was a ton of fun and I have been making super cute things ever since.

Oh and in case you were wondering....I won the card game whoop whoop!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

DD2 a not so Christmas Diorama

So todays was almost a regular day except the part where I found out that my little one had a diorama due on Friday. Say what??? Apparently I found out about this way back in early November when we had conferences. I really really don't remember anything about it.

After a lot of panic and looking around on pinterest I remembered that I had won these giant stickers at a crop a while back that featured Little Red Ridinghood. Day here are a few photos from that and a little journaling. Not to exciting here on day 2.





mom life. Ha

Here you can see my #1 from day one and surprise that thing behind it was a little sticker tree on a half page. Those stickers are from one million years ago. I have a few old Simply Scraping kits from Stampin' Up!

see.. using up  my stash yay me!

I was going for a washi tape tree look. I also dug out some of my old sparkly thickers...I love those things.

Here is my page without being able to see part of page 3.

This is not the first time scrapbooking supplies have saved my rear end and I know it won't be the last time either!!!

Friday, December 11, 2015

DD1 The Tree

Look at me blogging two days in a row!

This is actually going to be a regular thing as I work through my December Daily this month. I am trying to work on it every day but in reality I have been snapping photos and finding my stories and then working on them on Sundays when I have the house all to myself.

Here is my day one page

This page is all about picking out our tree. We were able to find the perfect one and it was really cute because my little one reminded me how important special memories can be. As we were talking all about it she remembered how last year we were able to get hot chocolate and said she was looking forward to it because it was our tradition and it was her favorite!

Awwww melting mama heart right here.

The # 1 is in a clear pouch and you can see through to page two. Since you could see through I wanted to put something cute behind it. You will see more of what it is in tomorrows post. I also used my Artbooking cartridge again and used an overlay and made that cute little bow. That was pretty fun.

I had some wood veneers that I got last Christmas and that cute little tag came from another set of  freebies from the Stitch in Time blog...again go check Marie out if you have not had a chance to yet.

 I also had several photos I wanted to add on this page so I added these little 2" x 2" flip flaps

Thursday, December 10, 2015

December Daily 2015

Hi everyone, I have been super busy cleaning up my studio...I know I know it is never ending. I think I have it in a good place right now I can get in there and work and enjoy my space. sometime in the near future I will do another studio tour but lately I have been thinking all about the December Daily, I know it is already the 10th but I figured I will show you what I have so far and try and get caught up.

Are you working on one? I have wanted to do it for years but have never really understood it. Last year I considered it and was going to buy the kit...WOW was it pricey. I passed. As you know I have been listening to the Scrap Gals podcast and they explained things a lot better.

#1 I don't have to buy the kit to do it
#2 The original idea was to use your stash

Hmmm #2 really got my attention I am like many scrappers and have a big giant stash. So while I was cleaning my room I started setting stuff aside and it was not long before I knew I had a big enough stash to do a December Daily this year.

Here is my front page or my introduction page if you will. I picked up this calendar from Marie Lottermoser over at the Stitch in Time blog if you have never seen her December Daily books for the past few years you need to drop everything and run over there...oh mu gosh so beautiful!!! I also am getting some good use out of my cricut. My Artbooking cartridge from CTMH is the front page here with December along the side. I cut it twice once on red card stock and once on glitter paper. Love love love it.