Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Document December-How I used my wrapping and trimming kit

Good morning! Today's post will be a quick one...and I have to be honest, I am pulling this post together shortly before it is scheduled to post, because I have only just finished wrapping a few gifts that I have "fancied up" with my kit of tags, scraps and washi. I am loving the extra bit of pizazz it is adding to my gifts this year, and how special it makes them seem. With out further ado, here is the way I am putting my kit to use:

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Document December-A Kit to "Wrap it up" with!

Happy December, everyone! How are things going? Are you all caught up with everything you had planned, or are you like me, hustling around with last minute shopping, cooking, and just now getting around to some present wrapping? Well, I have a bit of inspiration for you! A big part of gift giving for me is wrapping it up, and making it look pretty. I created a kit to make my gifts have a little something special, that little extra bit of pizazz.I took a handful of my Christmas scraps that I thought would go with my wrapping paper this year, added a couple of tag dies, some stamps, envelopes, doilies, and washi tapes

A closer look at the envelopes and doilies:
The washi:

I hope today's post inspires you to pull out some of your Christmas scraps and make a kit-come back tomorrow to see how I use it!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

2015 December Documenting...Journal Your Christmas Day #1

Off to a head start this month! I have the start of my 2015 JYC/December Daily album-I printed and embellished this beautiful free calandar printable from Marie Lottermoser's blog (she has several options here !)
A closer look at the embellishments:

A gorgeous red glitter bow, a printed die cut poinsettia cluster, and a red chevron vellum star. Pure Christmas prettiness!

My Day 1, "Manifesto" or "Intentions" page:

And a closer look at these embellishments:

The little wood veneer deer atop the gold foiled vellum die cuts is about the sweetest thing ever!

So, day 1 for December is in the books, and I received my album from Ali Edwards' Black Friday sale this evening, so I started that, and should have my album cover to share with you soon, as well. Happy December Documenting!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Good morning and happy December!

And, just like that, it's December. I'm all set up with supplies for my Journal Your Christmas album, especially since I made a few scrappy purchases over the holiday weekend (sales are a dangerous thing, I will tell you!). Since I have already shared my kit with you, I thought I would do a little video flip through of my album from last year. I keep up with my Journal Your Christmas prompts from Shimelle by following along with the daily prompts, and writing my stories down in a journal each day, and then going back to put them in my album whenever I have the time/feel inspired. It has worked really well for me, and I actually finished my 2014 album a few days ago (basically finished, I am waiting on a few photos that I sent to the printers). Since it is a complete album, I decided to do a video flip through, to inspire your Christmas Crafting.

I'd love for you to have a look:

Thanks for visiting with me today, happy Christmas crafting! I hope inspired you to work on a past or present Christmas journal today!
Still photos of my album:
The first few pages: