I’m Making A List.

And checking it twice.

Santa Claus is coming to town.

But first have you missed me?

Life has gotten to be a bit crazy keeping up with a baby, a six year old and two High School Seniors.

Not to mention I’m now working more since my Dad retired in June.

Thanks Dad! Just kidding…he deserves it.

I have been creating and coloring, but not blogging about it.

However…December is just around the corner which means it’s December Daily time.

One of my favorite projects each year.

So, today I’m gathering my supplies and starting the base pages of my album.

Luckily I have a few supplies laying around.

Also I’m printing a 2016 December calendar provided by the fabulous Marie at her blog.

I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep up daily or weekly, but I know I’m going to have fun documenting one of our favorite times of the year.

My Little Piggy~

Would you believe this little one is 4 months old today?

I can’t.

My layouts~

My friend, Maria, made the most adorable piggy hat for the baby, so I made sure it was packed in my bag for the hospital.

And it made the cutest pictures.

A few close-ups~

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My-Little-Piggy-Close-2

I have a feeling you just might be seeing more piggy pictures in the future.

I used~

Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Flea Market Collection, American Crafts Doily, Bling, Fitzgerald Thickers, Kraft Paper, White Cardstock, Vintage Typewriter

 

 

Cute & Cuddly~

If you’re ever wondering what I might be doing….most likely it’s cuddling this little cutie.

My layout~

Cute-&-Cuddly

Seriously, I could hold her all day long.

A close-up~

Cute-&-Cuddly-close

In fact, my hubby claims I’m spoiling her rotten by holding her too much.

Like that could happen. He he.

I used~

Fancy Pants Me-ology Collection, October Afternoon Mini Market Letters and Thickers

Meet Whitley~

Hello Whitley Mills Andrews!!

Meet-Whitley

This sweet little girl entered our lives on March 16, 2016.

And we couldn’t be happier.

A close-up~

Meet-Whitley-Close

I used lots and lots of Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Open Book collection to create my layout.

The colors went perfectly with my photo.

With all the layers I was even able to easily tuck her hospital name tag with all her birth information on it for safe keeping.

I used~

Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Open Book Collection, Kraft Paper, Heidi Swapp Sequins and Wisecrack Thickers

Collect Beautiful Moments~

Well, hello there.

Remember me?

Life in the Andrews’ house got busy this Spring

Extremely busy.

All because of the arrival of this little one.

My layout~

Collect

This just makes my heart melt.

A close-up~

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And yes, we’ve been busy collecting beautiful moments.

Hopefully I’ll get better at sharing them with you.

I used~

Crate Paper Little You and Maggie Holmes Bloom

 

Believe~

The magic of Disney is just something to behold.

Especially on a young child’s face.

My layout~

Believe

I love the smile on Hartly’s face as she gets a hug from Cinderella.

A few close-ups~

Believe Close 1

And even more the uncertainty to whatever Cinderella has asked her in the next photo.

If my memory serves me correct it had something to do with her older brother possibly being a prince.

Believe Close 2

Wanting my pictures to be the focus I kept things pretty simple with a few banners, buttons and wood veneer.

To see more of my Disney album, click here.

I used~

October Afternoon Midway Collection, Simple Stories Say Cheese II Wood Veneer, Sequins, Buttons, Twine

 

Will You Be My Valentine?

I decided to branch out and signed up for a Valentine’s Day Pocket Letter Swap in the Pocket Letter Swaps & Memory Planners Facebook Group.

Okay…I clicked the possibly interested button and the next thing I know I was signed and partnered up. He he.

I have plenty of Valentine’s Day supplies, so this should be fun. Right?

My pocket letter~

Valentine's-Pocket-Letter

I used Crate Paper’s Fourteen collection for my base, paper layers and chipboard pieces.

Last year I purchased Valentine’s Day treat bags and I thought they would be perfect to use here.

In fact, I used them to make flair buttons.

A few close-ups~

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I used several to add dimension to my Valentine graphics and extras are tucked in as a treat for the receiver.

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I might have even filled the back pockets with chocolate.

Unfortunately my partner didn’t want to be my Valentine, since she never responded to any of my messages…so, I guess I’ll be asking someone else.

Sigh.

I used~

Crate Paper Fourteen Collection, American Button Machine, Twine, Enamel Dots, Martha Stewart Heart Glitter, Martha Stewart Clear Coarse Glitter, EK Success Layer Heart Punch, Tim Holtz Decorative Heart Charms, Ribbon, Valentine Kraft Sacks, We R Memory Keepers Fuse