December Daily 2014: December 10th~

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Every year our little family picks out new ornaments for the tree.

So, I thought I would use today to highlight those new additions to our tree.

December 10th~

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Can you tell what our family has been into this year?

All things Disney!!

I don’t know about you, but I love for my pictures to have the little white border around them.

And time after time when I’m printing specific sized photos I forget to allow for it.

However, this time I remembered. Yippee!

In case you’re like me…to get my pictures to fit the 2″ pockets and have a white border I printed them at 1.75″.

In between my pages I added a Do A Good Deed Every Day tag from Heidi Swapp~

Dec Daily 11 Tag

Go here to get her free printable.

I think I have finally found my groove with working on this year’s December Daily.

It helps that a certain little girl is helping me and really pushing me to work on it each day.

It’s like I have my very own December Daily elf.

If only she wouldn’t run of with my tape runner.

I used~

October Afternoon December Story Kit, Ali Edwards December Daily Kit, Pretty Little Studio For You Image, Heidi Swapp Christmas Paper Pad, Various October Afternoon Christmas Collections, Webster’s Pages, Simple Stories Snap Album & Page Protectors, Jingle Thickers, Papertrey Ink Twine, Jingle Bells

I’ve tried to list most of my supplies, but if you have any questions please ask.

December Daily 2014: December 9th~

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Every Tuesday is Show & Tell Day at Nursery School.

This Tuesday the letter was J.

And what’s the perfect J item to take?

December 9th~

December Daily 2014 Dec 9

Jingle Bells!!!

You should have seen Hartly trying to sneak into school while she jingled with each step.

Finally she gave up trying to be covert and just merrily skipped into school sounding like all of Santa’s reindeer.

If you look closely you will see my journal card with this story tucked under all the layers.

It’s even written in my very own handwriting, since a fellow crafter has challenged us to use our handwriting more.

That’s for you Francine!!

A word of caution about giving a four year old a container of jingle bells….

They just might end up all over the car jingling with each turn you make. Sigh.

I used~

October Afternoon December Story Kit, Ali Edwards December Daily Kit, Pretty Little Studio For You Image, Heidi Swapp Christmas Paper Pad, Various October Afternoon Christmas Collections, Webster’s Pages, Simple Stories Snap Album & Page Protectors, Jingle Thickers, Papertrey Ink Twine, Jingle Bells

I’ve tried to list most of my supplies, but if you have any questions please ask.

December Daily 2014: December 8th~

Right before dinner Hartly, Holden, Ashlyn and I used our North Pole Communicator to talk to the Elf who is in charge of clocks at the North Pole.

Do you know what he told us?

That Santa will be coming to our house in 16 days. Yikes!

Guess I need to get busy marking items off my To Do List.

Like shopping for presents.

One thing I can cross off that list is this month’s DCWV Stack-a-Holic Challenge.

The sketch by Valerie Mangan for The Studio Challenges~

December 2014 Sketch

Rather than making my normal 12×12 layout page, I used it for today’s December Daily page.

December 8th~

Dec Daily Dec 8th

The colors and patterns in the Candy Cane Lane Stack blended perfectly with the various December Daily kits and Christmas collections that I’ve been using.

December 7th & 8th together~

Dec 7 & 8th

As you can see the kids have been busy making MORE lists for me, so I’d better get busy.

I hope you’ll join in this month’s DCWV Stack-a-Holic Sketch Challenge.

And don’t forget all this week DCWV and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® are having a Winter Blog Hop.

Tomorrow I’ll be posting my project and I promise it will be sparkly.

Really, there is still glitter everywhere!

I used~

DCWV Candy Cane Lane Stack
Basic Grey Basics Stars

October Afternoon December Story Kit, Ali Edwards December Daily Kit, Pretty Little Studio For You Image, Heidi Swapp Christmas Paper Pad, Various October Afternoon Christmas Collections, Simple Stories Snap Album & Page Protectors, Jingle Thickers

December Daily 2014: December 5th, 6th & 7th~

Guess what?

At this very moment I am completely and 100 percent up to date on this year’s album. Yippee!!

Want to place a bet on how long that will last? He he.

December 5th~

Dec Daily 5

The other night while at Wal-Mart we spotted a North Pole Communicator and just had to get it.

The best part was the conversation Hartly and I had the next morning about “her” plan on who got to talk to the North Pole and when.

Seems she was quite certain her brother and sister did not need to be around, so we didn’t need to wait on them.

That girl!

December 6th~

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Saturday we headed out to do a little shopping.

Of course, you have to wear a Santa hat if you’re going to be doing any type of shopping in December.

Right?

The pages together~

Dec Daily 2014 Dec 6-7

December 7th~

Dec Daily 2014 Dec 7

A Girls’ Crafting Day.

Need I say more?

I didn’t think so!!

So…how’s your December Daily coming along?

Mine still doesn’t have a decorated cover, but that’s okay.

For now.

I used~

October Afternoon December Story Kit, Ali Edwards December Daily Kit, Pretty Little Studio For You Image, Heidi Swapp Christmas Paper Pad, Various October Afternoon Christmas Collections, Simple Stories Snap Album & Page Protectors

December Daily 2014: December 3rd & 4th~

This has been one busy week!

We celebrated my Dad’s 69th birthday with a big family dinner out. Yum!

December 3rd~

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And of course if Hartly is around her aunt, she has to take a selfie with her.

It’s their thing now.

Then we had Crewe’s Christmas Parade.

December 4th~

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Since it decided to rain on our parade, we watched from inside our warm and cozy offices.

And I think the cousins had a bit more fun running around, singing and dancing with each other.

I used~

October Afternoon December Story Kit, Ali Edwards December Daily Kit, Pretty Little Studio For You Image, Heidi Swapp Christmas Paper Pad, Various October Afternoon Christmas Collections, Simple Stories Snap Album & Page Protectors

December Daily 2014: December 1st & 2nd~

I’ve started. Yippee!!

Now it really feels like the holiday season.

That and of course the trail of pine tags, glitter and piles of broken ornament pieces lying around the house.

If you have small children around your tree you know exactly what I mean and probably have a matching “Need to Glue” pile.

I started with a wonderful December calendar provided by Marie from Stitch In Time~

D Calendar

I used several of the December Story stamps from October Afternoon to highlight just some of our plans for this month.

Guess what else signals the start of the holidays for us?

December 1st~

DD Calendar

Going to see the trains at Bevell’s.

Travis took Hartly to see them on Saturday; however, she sweet talked her grandparents into taking her again after school.

Wonder just how many times we will see them this year?

I found an adorable Santa with a train printable on Pinterest to use as my background.

December 2nd~

DD Dec 1

Hartly’s homework from Nursery School was to find an object that reminds her of Christmas for a Christmas Show & Tell.

She picked one of her favorite and unbroken ornaments….Buzz Lightyear.

She even dressed for the occasion by wearing her new reindeer with ornaments shirt. That girl!

I haven’t worked on my cover yet, but boy does it feel good to get started.

Let me know how you’re doing with yours!!

I’d love to see it!!

I used~

October Afternoon December Story Kit, Ali Edwards December Daily Kit, Pretty Little Studio For You Image, Heidi Swapp Christmas Paper Pad, Various October Afternoon Christmas Collections, Simple Stories Snap Album & Page Protectors

Sara?

Knock, knock, knock.

Do you want to build an album?

Come on let’s document each day.

I never see you anymore.

Come out the door.

It’s like you’ve gone away.

We used to be best buddies.

And now we’re not

I wish you would tell me why.

Do you want to build an album?

Yes, I did go away~

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Now I am back to our normal crazy family of five life and almost recovered from our Disney vacation and Thanksgiving.

The whole Frozen song thing….sorry, I couldn’t help myself.

I blame a certain little girl who now has me singing all the Anna parts while she sings all the Elsa parts.

Did I mention this is every time we are in the car?

Every single time.

And I think we watched this one too many times~

Elsa Sing A Long

And YES! I want to build an album.

I want to document each day in December, my most favorite time of the year.

I have all my December Daily goodies waiting for me.

I just need a bit of time to get organized and started.

I plan to mix items from the Ali Edwards December Daily Kit, the October Afternoon December Story Kit and my rather large Christmas stash.

If you’re looking for some fabulous printables including a December calendar or simply some inspiration, make sure you head straight to Marie’s blog.

I’ve got mine printed and ready. Thanks Marie!!

So, stay tuned…