My mom gave me this reindeer basket she made years ago. It’s one of my favorite items to put out at Christmas time.
December 2 was pretty simple. I have built up such an amazing stash of products over the years. Part of what I love about this time of year is watching Christmas movies. A Christmas Carol with Jim Carey is one of my favorites. Here’s a few closeups:
Most of these cards were in my stash. I just added some sequins and stars to jazz them up a bit. I especially love the red dot i put on the reindeer’s nose!
Whoo hooo!!!!! December 1 has finally arrived! I am so excited to be doing my December Daily again! This is my first year using a kit, but I always like to combine other items as well from other collections. Here’s a few close ups of Day 1.
I thought this mouse was so cute! It sets the tone for the album. I like to have a playful tone with some craft colored items and some reds and greens.
Did you see Ali Edwards reflective post today? I love it! So of course it inspired me to look back at my albums and reflect as well. Ali looked back at her previous albums focusing on December 10. I chose December 9.
December 9, 2009
I used a baseball card protector to highlight some of my favorite Christmas ornaments.
December 9, 2010
Another mouse ornament for my husband’s ever growing collection.
December 9, 2011
I am obsessed with Paris. Love that city!
December 9, 2012
I used a bag from Starbucks for the left and a baseball card protector for the right side. It was a cozy day on the couch with a new movie.
I really love this project. I can’t wait to get started in just a few days! Click here to see my other pages.
Today’s lunch included organic turkey roll up, organic Ritz like crackers from Whole Foods, organic grapes, organic cucumber cut up with a star cookie cutter, organic carrots and very unorganic pretzel M&Ms. So fun!
I began with a cream colored paper in my stash cut to 6X8 inches. The paper has some gradients and texture in it, which fits my hand made, kind of heritage colored style. I printed “25″ on a regular piece of paper and taped it to the back and cut it out with scissors to make the window. Then i outlined the window with Stickles. Then i added a few stickers to finish the cover.
Next i cut a white piece of cardstock down to 6×8 and put colorful items all over it. I bought a big container of sequins and just started gluing! I had some other embellishments from my stock and i simply filled the page up.
I love how it turned out! December Daily is one of my favorite projects of the year. There are so many other artists out there who provide some great inspiration! How’s your December Daily coming along?
We spent the afternoon at Roper Mountain Science Center and had a perfect day. They had so many wonderful exhibits to see! We saw a brand new butterfly, touched a snake, pet a sting ray, and got to participate in how life was in the 1800′s! It was wonderful!
These are the best autumn snack! I bought an assortment of organic apples at Whole Foods to use for this recipe. Michaels had these cute small autumn cookie cutters that were perfect for the task.
Begin by slicing the apples about 1/8 inch thick. Then take your cookie cutter and cut out the shapes.
Place them on a silpat and sprinkle with organic cinnamon and sugar.
Bake on a very low oven, 220 degrees for about 3 1/2 hours. Voila! Enjoy!
One of my teammates created this cool Young Living Gift Guide. I just love it! And check it out, on this page I’m quoted! I am famous!!!!!!
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Deep Relief is a staple in this house. I have one in my purse, one next to our bed and my husband has one in his kit. Aroma Siez works great for pain too, especially for us when our lower back hurts from sitting at the PC all day. We also diffuse Clarity regularly to help us focus. The other ones are on the list for us for Christmas. I can’t wait to try them all!
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I am very excited this year to be doing the December Daily project again!
The founder of this project, Ali Edwards, showed us a video of her process to creating her cover. I think what I love most about Ali is that she’s always saying your project can be as much or as little as you want. Although I love her work, it doesn’t reflect me. I like her cover page. It’s all her! Simple and clean.
Me? No way I could do an off white cover. I gotta have me some color! But not big bright colors or that typical kelly green and bright red. I like more muted greens and reds with some kraft browns and a hint of sparkle. Now that’s me! So I love my cover! It’s a reflection of my personality. I can’t wait to get started again on this project!
So what do your covers look like? I’d love to see them!
I especially enjoy looking over my stash from past seasons and incorporating new products too. This year I started with Studio Callico’s December Daily kit. I went to Michaels and picked up Fresh Foliage paint by Folk Art. The green isn’t as kelly green as it appears in the pic. It’s a little bit more subdued which I love. Some of the tags and that great velvet brown ribbon were from my stash. The gold stars are from Michaels too.
Other supplies include: