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.

Believe~

The magic of Disney is just something to behold.

Especially on a young child’s face.

My layout~

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

A few close-ups~

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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.

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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

 

Not Today Zurg!

“Come to me my prey.” said Evil Emperor Zurg.

And we did!

“Prepare to Die.” said Zurg.

Just like Buzz Lightyear we said, “Not today Zurg!”

My layout~

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Of course, like Buzz Lightyear we defeated Zurg and saved the galaxy.

The best part of this layout was Hartly asking me where she was.

If you look closely enough you’ll see her hiding behind Travis. He he.

A few close-ups~

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To compliment the bright colors of the ride I used October Afternoon’s Midway Collection.

I won’t mention who actually got the highest score out of the four of us, but I do think it was someone in my spaceship.

To see more of my Disney album, click here.

Or just wait a bit since I have gotten really busy working on my Disney 2014 album and have a bunch of layouts coming.

I just need to start blogging a bit more. He he.

I used~

October Afternoon Midway Collection, October Afternoon Mini Market Alphas, Thickers, EK Success Mickey Head Punch, Enamel Dots

December Daily 2015: December 23rd – 25th~

As the days get closer to Christmas it’s what we like to call Christmas-palooza!

Days of eating, gift exchanging and being together.

December 23rd~

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It all begins with my family.

And of course, Dada Jim has to magically guess what is in his gift.

This year we made it easy on him.

He quickly guessed a basketball to go with the basketball goal he got for his birthday.

However, the second basketball  we gave to Grandma Sally was quite the surprise.

To both of them. He he.

The same day Tinsel planned to defeat Darth Vader and blow up the Death Star by using the Star Wars Lego space crafts built by the kids and Travis.

Hartly wrote him a letter telling him how we’d all miss him.

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Our Christmas Eve started with Tinsel reading to many of Hartly’s stuffed animals the story of the birth of Jesus.

See….that elf can behave!

The rest of the day was spent with Travis’ family.

December 24th~

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It was an early bedtime for Hartly and me.

She started begging to go to bed around 6 pm, so that Santa could come.

That girl!

I think I managed to hold her off until 8 pm.

And finally….December 25th~

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More gifts, food, family and hugs.

Isn’t that the best part?

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Since we’ve had crazy warm temperatures and tons of rain this Winter, I wanted to included a bit of snow in my album.

To make my Winter wonderland shaker page I used a mixture of Heidi Swapp Snow and Papertrey Ink Star sequins against an October Afternoon patterned paper.

I placed all the lists, letters to and from Santa and miscellaneous items in the back of the last day.

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And finally I created an envelope to hold many of the Christmas cards we received.

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I simply can not believe that today is the last day of December.

It flew by.

I guess that means we were having too much fun.

Happy New Year!!

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

I used~

October Afternoon Under The Tree Collection, Previous October Afternoon Collections, Heidi Swapp Snow, Papertrey Ink Star Sequins, Wink Of Stella, We R Memory Keepers Fuse

December Daily 2015: December 20th – 22nd~

We’ve been attending a new church recently.

The Big Kids are comfortable there since several of their friends attend; however,  Hartly has been happier sitting with their friends rather than joining in the Children activities.

So, it was quite the surprise when she agreed to be an angel in the annual Christmas pageant.

December 20th~

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An even bigger surprise is that Pastor’s wife talked both Ashlyn and Holden into joining in as well.

Especially since Holden told me there was absolutely NO way he was dressing up. He he.

December 21st~

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I wanted to include one of Hartly’s holiday masterpieces in my album, so her Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer completes December 21st.

December 22nd~

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Today’s newspaper included the letters to Santa from all the local school children.

We had the best time reading all the letters from Hartly’s friends and classmates.

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

I used~

October Afternoon Under The Tree Collection, Previous October Afternoon Collections, American Crafts Glitter Hearts and Tags, Wink Of Stella

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