December Daily 2017 flip through video

Hey friends!

I uploaded a flip through video of my December Daily 2017!

If you have any questions, let me know!

Happy Tuesday!

 

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December Daily, days 10 & 12, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  I hope you all had an amazing Christmas!  I’m sure we are all recovering from the early morning and all the food.  Ha!  Today I’m sharing days 10 & 12 of my album.  I don’t work on my album every night, but I am making time for this project, and still loving it.

I am using the gold album, along with the Hip Kit Club December Documented Kit, and the November 2017 Main Kit, Cardstock KitEmbellishment Kit, and Project Life Kit.  I have been loving the 3×4 cards in the Project Life Kit and the December Documented Kit… these cards make it so easy: you can stick one in a pocket as is (like the Believe in the Magic of Christmas card), or you can punch them out (like the presents card I punched into a circle), and they make journaling a breeze!

Here is my day 10:  We went to see Santa in November, but I’m sharing it on day 10.  (Also, in Texas, Santa wears cowboy boots, haha!)

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Here is my day 12:  Stewart, our elf, managed to cleverly stow himself away in a glass pitcher, so the girls could safely take him around all over the place without touching him.  My 7 year old LOVED it!  On the left is a series of photos I took of my girls and the elf, and you can see the baby got a hold of the lid.  The looks on my 7 yr old face is priceless!

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That’s it for me today.  I hope you have been liking my December Daily series, and I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty.

Happy Tuesday!

December Daily, days 2, 4, & 5, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing a few pages in my DD album.  I am working on my album whenever I can (not every night), and loving it!!!  Are you doing a December Daily album?

I am using the gold album, along with the Hip Kit Club December Documented Kit, and the November 2017 Main Kit, Cardstock KitEmbellishment Kit, and Project Life Kit.  There are so many goodies in these kits, but the exclusives are some of my favorites!  Love that sequin mix!

Let me work backwards, and start with my favorite page…

Day 5: just a little story about shopping at TJMaxx (one of my favorite places to shop…and it’s right next to TARGET) with baby girl, and all the smiles we got because she was wearing her Christmas bonnet.

I especially love the way this tag came out and the journaling I did within the frames.  Yay…happy face!

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Day 4: just an ordinary Monday!

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Day 2: today we FINALLY got the Christmas decorations out.

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Those are some of my pages done!  I blogged about my cover page and Day 1 on the HKC blog here, so you can check that out as well!  You can also click on the December Daily category to see some of my previous years.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you get crafty!

Happy Tuesday y’all!

 

12 days of giving Hip Kit Club blog hop, day 8

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Hello all!  Welcome to day 8 of the Hip Kit Club 12 days of giving blog hop.  You should be arriving from Lorilei’s blog, and your next stop is back to the Hip Kit Club blog.

Today’s gift is a cut file designed by Lorilei Murphy.

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Don’t forget to head back to the Hip Kit Club blog for instructions on how to access this cut file!

I made 2 cards using the beautiful snowflake ornaments.  I used the 2017 December Documented kit, the November 2017 Main Kit and Embellishment kit.  I just love all the Hip Kit Club exclusives in these kits!  There is so much to choose from: puffy stickers, wood veneer, tags, sequins…all you could need!

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I just love how they turned out!

Here is card number 1:

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Here is card number 2:

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I hope you like my cards and are inspired to get crafty!  I hope you’re having fun hopping along our blogs!

Happy Friday!

December Daily cover page and Day 1, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  I hope your December is off to a great start!  I’m so excited to be working on another December Daily album!  This will be my 8th December Daily album…I started in 2010, and have been hooked ever since!

Today, I’m sharing the start of my December Documented album with you.  I’m not one to have my foundation pages ahead of time…I like to take it day by day, and see where the photos take me.  How about you?  Do you do your foundation pages ahead of time?

For my December Documented album, I will be using the gold 6×8 album (It’s amazing), the 2017 December Documented kit, November 2017 Main kit, November 2017 Project Life kit, and the November 2017 Embellishment kit from Hip Kit Club.

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For the front of my album, I used those fabulous Crate Paper tassels and buttons.  I may end up hanging them so you can see them when the album is closed hanging off the spine.  For my cover page, I made a simple half circle shaker page using vellum, the HKC exclusive holiday sequin mix, and gold numbers from American Crafts DIY shop.

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For day 1, I documented my homemade advent (which I made in 2015), and the return of Stewart, our elf.  The journaling cards in the Hip Kit Club December Documented Kit and the Project Life Kit are fabulous, and make pocket pages quick and easy!

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You can see my Day 1-2 for 2015 here, and my title page and Day 1 for 2016 here.

I hope you like what I’ve created, and I inspired you to get crafty.

Happy Tuesday!

 

12 days of giving Hip Kit Club blog hop, day 2

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Hey friends!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far!  Welcome to day 2 of the Hip Kit Club 12 days of giving blog hop.  You should be coming from Anna’s blog and your next stop is back to the Hip Kit Club blog.

Today’s gift is the Twisted Lights Frame cut file designed by our fabulous Kim Watson!

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Don’t forget to head back to the Hip Kit Club blog for instructions on how to access this cut file!

Now on to my layout!

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My family and I went to see the Nutcracker ballet a few years ago, and while I scrapped it in my December Daily album, I wanted to create a 12 x 12 layout for my regular album as well.

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I used the powder blue cardstock from the November 2017 cardstock kit to cut my twisted lights frame cut file.  Then I backed the bulbs with various papers from the November 2017 Main Kit.  I also used a few pieces from the November 2017 Project Life and December Documented kits to embellish my layouts.

It was so easy to create this layout with such an awesome cut file!

I hope you’re enjoying our hop!

Happy Saturday!

 

November Traditions memory planner, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday!  Today, I’m sharing a spread in my Memory Planner that I shared on the Hip Kit Club blog a few days ago.  Even though it’s a week in November, I created a Christmas spread.  Every year, we take our daughters to see Santa sometime in the week of Thanksgiving.  We do this for a few reasons: the girls have some days off from school, there is usually no line to see Santa, and we like to beat the December mall crowds.  I thought it would be fun to document the reason for our tradition, and to show pictures of each of my 3 girls’ first trip to see Santa.  (P.S. we went to see Santa this year on Tuesday, the 21st, and we were the only ones there!)

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I found myself using a lot of exclusive products from the November 2017 Main Kit, Embellishment Kit, Project Life Kit, and December Documented Kit.  There are lots of exclusive goodies in these kits!

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I started my spread by laying out the most important parts: the pictures, the title, and the journaling.  I backed the 3 pictures with pattern paper, and layed them out where I wanted them to go.  Then I worked on the title; I fussy cut “November” from one of the Project Life cards, and I love the exclusive gold alpha!  Next, I drew out a few lines, and added my journaling.

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Once all the important pieces were in place, I filled some of the empty spots with embellishments.  One of my favorite parts of the spread are the ornaments that I fussy cut from an exclusive 8×8 paper in the December Documented kit.  I added 3 ornaments on each side of the spread for balance.

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I finished off my spread with some machine stitching and gold ink splatters.

I absolutely love how this turned out!  I love having all the pictures of my girls’ first Santa visit on one spread.  (I love this story so much, that I may have to do a layout and/or document it in my December Documented album as well!)

I hope I have inspired you to get crafty!  I highly recommend you check out these kits if you haven’t yet!

Happy Tuesday!