Thursday, October 20, 2011

I'm beginning to think a lot about Christmas...

Hello, friends! It's been kind of uneventful around here this week. Hmmm... the hubby has been taking it easy at work this week, so the little guy and I have spent more time with him, while the big kids are at school.

We rented a log splitter yesterday and split a bunch of wood - enough to get us through the next little while at least...

And I've been working on my December Daily/ Journal Your Christmas book. I knew that Studio Calico has teamed up with Ali Edwards to do a December Daily kit, which will be available next week, and as I had purchased a lot of goodies already for my album, I didn't want to be tempted by that. So, I thought I would at least put the bare bones together. I did very little embellishing yet, but I do plan to do a good part of that before December. I went pretty big, with the pages about 9 1/2" x 6".

Here's the front cover:

inside the front cover:

some of the inner pages:

I love this one for Christmas day:

inside the back cover:

And the back:

You might notice I went pretty heavy on the Crate Paper and My Mind's Eye...

I have a HUGE bag of things to embellish with. Probably too much, but we'll see. At least I have plenty of variety! (Sadly, I just ordered more from 2 Peas today, as they have their Holiday Card Making sale...) Here's just a couple of peaks in the big bag:

I hope you all are doing well. The grandbaby is doing well - his vitals are steady, and he is healing, so all is good!


Kristen said...

your blog is a delight! these precious photos are amazing and so are your projects! I want this notebook!!!
love it, thanks for your visit, you made my morning :)
Kristen...following now so I don't lose you!

Michelle Clement said...

Aaw, I love that picture of your little guy with the big boots on! :) And you December daily sure is cute! Sending good thoughts your grandbaby's way. :)

Lydia said...

I love this DD, so simple, just what I need to do for a busy holiday!!