December Daily 2015: December 19th~

I don’t know about you, but it’s been a while since I’ve actually seen a Salvation Army Donation Collector and heard their ringing bells.

Must be all the online shopping.

December 19th~

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So it was a perfect time to empty out my change purse.

To see more of my past December Daily albums, click here.

I used~

October Afternoon Under The Tree Collection, October Afternoon Stamps, American Crafts Christmas Clothes Pins, Thickers, Twine, Wink Of Stella

December Daily 2015: December 16th – 18th~

It’s been a busy couple of days, so I’m finally back to my December Daily and catching up.

December 16th~

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Guess who forgot to take a picture of her Mom’s birthday dinner?

Yes, that would be me. Yikes.

So instead I decided to document Hartly’s favorite song this Christmas season….Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer.

We have sung this song over and over.

Especially since we have to sing her lyrics or start completely over. Sigh.

December 17th & 18th~

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Yes, that’s Holden and me standing in line waiting to see Star Wars The Force Awakens on opening night.

And it was fabulous!!

For whatever reason Hartly decided to spend Friday night as an actual Elf On The Shelf.

She had the pose down perfectly and even stayed perched on the sofa for a good twenty minutes.

That’s a record for her being still!

To see more of my past December Daily albums, click here.

I used~

October Afternoon Under The Tree Collection, October Afternoon Stamps, American Crafts Christmas Clothes Pins, Thickers, Twine, Wink Of Stella

 

December Daily 2015: December 15th~

Someone got a bit excited today when the new Simon Says Stamp Holly Jolly Christmas Kit arrived.

Okay…two of us got really excited.

But, only one of us decided she just had to make a color video using the cute little nutcracker stamp.

December 15th~

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After convincing Holden and I to set everything up for her she got right to work.

It was so cute listening to her trying to be the next Kristina Werner or Nichol Magourik.

She even provided her own Christmas music by using her Singing Elf microphone.

She’s currently trying to talk me into creating a YouTube channel for her…..we’ll see about that.

One thing is certain that this child dreams BIG!!

If you’d like to see her video~

I know the Grandmas will get a kick out of it. He he.

Her finished card~

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To see more of my past December Daily albums, click here.

I used~

October Afternoon Under The Tree Collection, Maggie Holmes Decorative Pins, Simon Says Stamp Holly Jolly Christmas Kit

December Daily 2015: December 14th~

Today was filled with several doctor’s appointments, which meant a lot of sitting around and waiting and a teeny, tiny bit of Christmas shopping.

Best of all we got another little peek at Baby Andrews #4!!

December 14th~

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And I got an early Christmas present from my Mom…a vintage typewriter. Thanks Mom!!

I used the typewriter to add my date and simple journaling.

I’ve tucked today’s ultrasound pictures behind the page and used the little deer clip to hold them in place.

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You can also see the opposite side of yesterday’s mini page decorated with the adorable toy solider from the October Afternoon Under The Tree collection.

To see more of my past December Daily albums, click here.

I used~

October Afternoon Under The Tree Collection, Maggie Holmes Decorative Pins, Thickers, Wink Of Stella

December Daily 2015: December 13th~

Did you know there is an Elf On The Shelf Winter Collection?

I didn’t until Tinsel appeared this morning….in our freezer of all places.

And he was sporting a puffy down jacket to keep him warm.

December 13th~

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That elf!

I wanted to use the Gift Dressings card from October Afternoon Under The Tree collection, so I filled it with buttons, enamel shapes and decorative brads.

After decorating the other side as well I used my Fuse to seal everything in.

I found this worked better than just using a 4×6 page protector, since the binder holes lined up perfectly. Yay!

To see more of my past December Daily albums, click here.

I used~

October Afternoon Under The Tree Collection, Fancy Pants Merry Little Christmas Button Set, Thickers, Wink Of Stella

December Daily 2015: December 11th & 12th~

Friday Hartly went with Tori and Blake to the Blackstone Christmas Parade.

Since she wasn’t in this parade, the highlight was seeing Santa Claus.

As soon as she spotted the Big Guy she started waving.

She told me her hand got SO tired!

December 11th & 12th~

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And nothing says Christmastime like 75 degree weather.

I’m guessing it’s not going to be a white Christmas this year.

To see more of my past December Daily albums, click here.

I used~

October Afternoon Under The Tree Collection, Pretty Little Studio Santa Die Cuts, Thickers, Twine, American Crafts Tags, Wink Of Stella

December Daily 2015: December 10th~

Tinsel was back at it again.

This time with MY Instax camera. Sigh.

And boy, did he have fun.

December 10th~

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He took selfies with Frosty, Mickey Mouse, a Snowman and several random Christmas tree shots.

The look Hartly gave him was simply priceless.

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I made a flap to hold all the additional pictures and my journaling tag.

And now I’m off to go order more film.

That elf!

To see more of my past December Daily albums, click here.

I used~

October Afternoon Under The Tree Collection, Thickers and Maggie Holmes Decorative Pins

December Daily 2015: December 8th~

Today was a BIG day for a certain little girl.

The Santa Shop opened at school and she went armed with her list and money.

December 8th~

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I used an old Christmas card and envelope to hold her list, my picture and journaling tag.

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She spent the entire ride home from school telling me what she bought for everyone but me and ran right up to her room to wrap each gift.

Her excitement and pure joy from buying the simplest of  gifts for  each of us brought me to tears.

And isn’t that what this holiday season is about?

To see more of my past December Daily albums, click here.

I used~

October Afternoon Under The Tree Collection, Chic Tags Good Tidings Label Stickers, American Crafts Tags, Christmas Cards, Thickers

 

December Daily 2015: December 7th~

Tinsel, our Elf On The Shelf, has been a bit mischievous lately.

He’s hosted a Princess party, climbed the Christmas tree, ridden the train around the tree, pushed my snowmen out from under a glass dome, was found dangling from the kitchen lights and even got into the Christmas candy.

So, we had a little talk.

It was time for him to behave.

He was left last yesterday in my studio under the direct supervision of Daryl Dixon and Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead.

December 7th~

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In fact, Daryl was instructed to use force if necessary if the little stinker got any where near my Copic collection.

To see more of my past December Daily albums, click here.

I used~

October Afternoon Under The Tree Collection, Past October Afternoon Christmas Collections, Chic Tags Good Tidings Label Stickers,

December Daily 2015: December 6th~

Today is the perfect day to…party!

Both my Mom and Dad celebrate their birthdays in December, so we usually try to get the whole family together and have a meal somewhere special.

This year it was The Melting Pot. Yum!

December 6th~

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Since I wanted to include additional pictures I used a 4×6 page protector left over from a previous year’s December Daily.

I placed my date and title on the front and tucked my journaling tag behind the picture.

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I just had to use the 2 + 5 flash card since one of the birthdays was a rather important milestone. He he.

Now I’m off to fix dinner.

I’m sure the family will be just as excited tonight as they were last night.

It’s leftover night! Ha.

To see more of my past December Daily albums, click here.

I used~

October Afternoon Under The Tree Collection, Past October Afternoon Christmas Collections, Chic Tags Good Tidings Label Stickers, Fancy Pants Merry Little Christmas Button Set, American Crafts 4×6 Page Protectors, Thickers