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~


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~


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


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.


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

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~


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.


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~


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~


More gifts, food, family and hugs.

Isn’t that the best part?


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.


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


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 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~


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