Monday, November 29, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
This is my December daily 2009. It is an album that documents the month of December leading up to Christmas. I love everything about this project. I love the memories captured, I love the photos, I love the stories, I love watching my kids pick it up and laugh at funny thing they did last Christmas. They are only young once so I want to treasure every second of it.
This year will be my fourth December daily. I treasure everyone of them and can't wait to share each with you over the up coming weeks. All four are inspired by the very famous Ail Edwards. She is the master of this project and I can't really do it justice so I will link you to her web site where she explains the entire process.
Creating a December daily
Ali Edwards 2010 December daily
Two tutorials on album covers
I think this will be plenty of information to get you started.
My 2009 Album is a Donna Downey canvas album, given to me by a very beautiful friend Michelle. I have simply decorated it with felt, alphabet stickers and buttons. I love how simple the cover is. This project is not about learning fancy techniques or spending hours over you Christmas break putting pages together, it is a simple mix of photos and words to capture how magical Christmas can be. As Ali describes so well, one of the keys of success for this project is having the album structure completed in advance, so you can enjoy enjoy your Christmas break. It is not meant to be stressful. It is a fun was of documenting Christmas and celebrating along the way.
I hope this inspires you to have a go at this projest. I must admit I was a little intimidated by the work require at my first attempt in 2007. I had a 4 month old baby and 3 year old twins and my hubby had moved to sydney for work (two hours from home). But I am so glad I made the time, becuase every time I pick it up and read it my heart melts. I just LOVE it!!
I look forward to posting the pages from my 2009 December daily over the next week, and will reveal my 2010 album very soon.
Thanks everyone for following my 12 days of Christmas and for all the lovely feed back I have been given.
The bag topper is once again the Top Note Die (113463 $42.95). If you fold in long ways, it fits our Medium Cello Bags (102757 $8.50 for 50) and folded short way, it fits our Small Cellophane bags (103104 $7.50 for 50). I would recommend the small as you end up using a LOT of Choc Chips!!!
He fits nicely in the 1-3/8 circle punch (119860 $30.95) and the 1-3/4 Scalloped Circle punch (119854 $33.95)
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Today I have a layout to share with you all "Let it SNOW". Once again I have used Snow Swirled stamp set (115868 $45.95) I wasn't lying when I said it was a favourite of mine. I stamped the snow flake background with white ink. This is a different ink pad to our normal classic inks pads. It is called craft ink, it thicker and needs to be left overnight to dry. The snowy trees are made using the heat and stick powder technique found here. You don't need to use Versamark with this craft ink pad, as it is moist and sticky.
The wreath is made from one of our Sale-a-Bration stamp sets called Vintage Labels. For those of you who don't know what sale-a-brations is, it is our biggest sale of the year. Runs over Jan & Feb and every $100 you spend, you choose a free stamp set from the sale-a-bration catalogue. It's a great time to host a workshop as your guest always love getting things for free!!! If you would like to book a date with me please contact soon, as spots are filling fast. You girls know a bargin when you see it!!!!
You may have noticed I am using the same stamp set in a lot of different ways. In fact I only own three Christmas sets. I wanted to show you how to use you non-Christmas products in a festive way. Like your Bigshot dies, punches & non-Christmas sets. Get creative and see what you can come up with. I recently saw someone used the deer from Forest friends (116881 $24.95) and turn him into a reindeer. Put a Santa hat on anything (like my owl in day eight) and it become Christmas.
My journaling reads:-
"Well it's no surprise there is no snow at Christmas here in Australia,
Connor is standing in the middle"
Thanks for following along. Tomorrow I am sharing my Boys Christmas gift to their school friends........it's very cute!!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I am really happy with the end result. You could make these from any symmetrical punch or die you have.
Thanks for visiting my 12 days of Christmas. Be sure to come again tomorrow to see my Gift Card holder.
Inside the gift card I have a envelope made from the the scallop envelope bigz die, another exclusive SU die. The other side is a pocket for writing your christmas wishes.
Thanks for Visiting
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I have to say if you have a xyron it makes glueing all the leaves a lot easier. I have embellished with some red rhinestones and a small piece of brown ribbon as the trunk.
Make sure you visit tommorrow for some more ornaments.