Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Crate Day

How can it be that December is almost upon us?? I know that I'm not ready for it to arrive. We are already starting to gear up for the holidays and Ryan is really excited. I managed to hit some Black Friday sales but I'm nowhere near done with my shopping. Plus, I'm starting a new job, so my free time is going to be elusive. I decided to do a December Daily this year and I'm really hoping that I can keep up with it. I don't want it to become a burden. I do want to make sure we do enough to celebrate the season so that I have enough to add to my album. Here's the cover.

 I love it so far. I decided to go with a Snap album. I added some bits and pieces to the front inclusing a Crate border sticker and chipboard snowflake, a shipping tag, a doily (of course) and some Elle's Studio goodies.
I've even organized my goodies so they are there for me to reach. I'm ready to go! Wish me luck...

Here are a couple of other projects that I don't think I've shared yet.

This first one is a page that I used a ton of Silhouette leaf cuts on. All of the paper and stickers on here are Crate Acorn Lane.

 I arranged the leaves on the page and just started gluing them down where they were. Some were added with foam adhesive for a bit of texture.
I think it would be fun to recreate a page like this using snowflakes.

Here's another project I did for Crate recently. Our November Creative Weekly theme was to focus on gratitude. Of course my friends and family are at the top of my 'thankful' list, but I decided to take a different course here.

 I took pictures of all of the little things I was thankful for on this particular day and documented them here.
 The background paper is my new favorite -it's from the Sleigh Ride collection. Most everything else is from On Trend.
I'd like to do these kind of 'gratitude' pages more often. I think it's a good way to remind myself of all the good things in my life each day.

Well, that's about it for today. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. :)


Patricia Roebuck said...

You are just so good. These LOs are so gorgeous and your DD cover is too! You can do it. I stressed myself last year and did the literal day of and out in album. I think I will just do pictures and events as they happen and not stress over it being that actual day. You can do it! Can't wait to see.

Unknown said...

Your lay-out and album cover are just gorgeous! I love the mix of these striking colours with white.

Patty O'Malley said...

You're off to a beautiful start with the Daily! The layouts are fabulous!

Adrienne Alvis said...

Just beautiful! I love your work :)

jamie said...

the cover to you dec daily is beautiful as is all your work.
hoping you can keep up.

Anonymous said...

I really love the front of your Dec Daily, it's simple and stunning, and always love all your work.

nancy said...

The layers of glittered snowflakes look fabulous on your DD cover. Have fun creating memories for your album.