It’s A Countdown To Christmas~

I didn’t have time to work on my December Daily last night. Aww…

Never fear I’ll catch up tonight. Hopefully…

There is a dishwasher to unload, dirty dishes piled in the sink, five baskets of laundry to fold, one teen girl away on a mission trip and one teen boy sick on the sofa.

That makes today the perfect time to share a recent Christmas Pocket Letter I made for my dear friend and swap partner Elizabeth from the GirlyGirlsAttic.

Instead of a normal Christmas or Winter themed pocket letter I came up with the crazy idea of creating an Advent pocket letter.

Yes, there was a bit of math involved with planning the pockets.

But, I’m rather excited at how it turned out.

December 1st – 8th~

Day 1 (2)

I used mainly Teresa Collins Santa’s List collection with it’s fabulous Santa images, bold prints and fabulous mix of embellishments.

A close-up~

Day 1 close up (2)

Some of the pockets are simple cards while others are scored and folded over.

That Santa in the middle was being quite naughty when I tried to make him.

I lost count on how many attempts it took to get the final one, but I think he makes a great addition to the Countdown.

December 9th-16th~

Day 9 (2)

As you can see some of the pockets are filled with chocolates, others with scrapbooking goodies and some with the story of the birth of Jesus.

I thought Elizabeth would really appreciate that.

December 17th-25th~

Day 17 (2)

It also crossed my mind that she could use this for a simple December Daily afterwards as well.

She could easily slip in small photos, Instax pictures or special memories from each day.

Of course, she’d have to eat all that candy first!

I used~

Teresa Collins Santa’s List Collection, Tim Holtz Stamps and Dies, Embossing Powder, Sequins, Twine, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, WRMK Envelope Punch Board

2015 December Daily~

It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time again.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Christmas!!

Which also means it’s time to start thinking about and more importantly working on my 2015 December Daily album.

This year I decided not to purchase a December Daily kit.

Who am I kidding?

This year I didn’t purchase multiple December Daily kits.

I did purchase the new Under The Tree collection from October Afternoon and the Simple Stories 6×8 Holiday Snap album to add to my extensive Christmas stash.

And I might have picked up a few odds and ends as well, but the bulk of this year’s album will come from my stash.

The cover~

2015-Cover

I love this holiday album from Simple Stories, so I chose papers from both October Afternoon and Pretty Little Studio to embellish it.

I stamped a Tim Holtz Santa Stamp onto text paper to play off the text on the binding of the album.

A close-up~

2015-Cover-Close-Up

I added Wink Of Stella to Santa’s beard and trim, so he sparkles.

I even made my own reindeer charm using Modge Podge.

Some of you know that I don’t usually have great luck using any type of liquid adhesive, but this was simple, easy and quick.

And I managed not to glue anything to the table or to myself. Yay!

The calendar~

Calendar

Once again the fabulous Marie from Stitch In Time has provided free December calendar printables.

Isn’t this one adorable?

I added a few can’t miss dates to mine.

So will you be making a December Daily?

If so, let me know.

I’d love to see what you make.

To see my past December Daily albums, click here.

I used~

Simple Stories 6×8 Holiday Snap Album, October Afternoon Under The Tree Collection, October Afternoon Silent Night Collection, Pretty Little Studio At Home Paper and Die Cuts, Tim Holtz Santa Stamp, Jewelry Box Thickers, Ribbon, Modge Podge Charms/Metal Blanks , Modge Podge Dimensional Magic, Sequins, Wink Of Stella

If you have any questions about any supply I’ve used, please ask.