Hi friends. Wow- what an incredible week! And once again, I’m finding myself so thankful that I’ve recorded it all in my Project Life and December Daily albums. Just loving this newfound combination for me.
Once again, this is a long post. But just very picture heavy. Enjoy! And don’t hesitate to ask questions, and I will try my best to answer them.
I continued with lots of stitching and used Making Memories sports words stickers that I’ve had for at least 5 years in my basket.
Love the Amy Tangerine fabric paper. I need to look into getting more fabric paper. I love the feel/texture of it. I love how the letter stickers match Sam’s sparkly princess shoes.
This is one of my favorite fabric pages with eleven spelled out. All though I was wishing for big easy numbers when I was sewing at the end of November.
I took some inspiration from Ali, and got out my letter stamps to include in my journaling. Boy, I hadn’t stamped in a while and was rusty, but I sure had fun. Also cut a Jenni Bowlin butterfly rub on in half and a clear butterfly, next to the sparkle gold letter R. Simply stitched a piece of ribbon on the edge.
Jeff has been laughing about my new use of digital elements. He says I’m getting way too sassy for him. But I’m loving it. This is another digital element from Ali that you can find here.
I included a ribbon and a list that Emily made that was in her dresser mirror, of the events she qualified for regionals in. I love her misspellings. Plain awesome.
Oh, I know. I am a gigantic nerd. And after 38 years, I know it. And now I choose to embrace it. I picked up the kids from school and we went to spread some Christmas cheer. One of the best afternoons ever.
I found a holly die-cut at the scrapbook store and added that to this fabric page. Samantha loves it, rubs it, and says, “Pretty!”
This is a piece of patterned paper and I just cut it so the words, Good Cheer, would be a focal point. Simple. I stitched a paper sentiment at the top from Authentique.
I love how I have continued with using enlarged pictures and including many of the strips from my advent activity boxes.
Here, I took a pieced of ruffled ribbon and stitched it all the way around a journaling card. Looks more complicated than it was. Trust me.
Possibly my favorite advent activity was sending care packages to 2 soldiers. You can read about that here.
I really love the flair buttons. I have bought several from Ormolu, American Crafts, and October Afternoon. I can never have enough flair.
I added a couple of travel themed rub ons in white to these pages. Just so much fun to play arts and crafts. Love the mess and the creative stretch. Also the shopping digital element can be found here.
Another digital element that you can find here. I stapled a Scenic Route journaling card to the Christmas pageant brochure and added a simple star, from My Mind’s Eye.
This week marked our 12th Anniversary. We have had some amazing and some amazingly hard times. I included my favorite picture. It is my favorite because of the solidarity that it stands for. I included some journaling on the next page in order for me to never forget where I was and where I am now. I am immeasurably blessed.
I’m almost certain that I got the female and male cutouts from Elle’s Studio. The button came from a workshop I attended last summer that was in the gift bag. I also included a post card out of a set in which I write letters to Jeff. I often include them in my project life albums.
Sorry for the blinding bright pictures but this post is so long already that I’m not going to stop to retake them. I repetitively used the statement of never forget in bullet points about the past 12 years of Jeff and I. I included a family picture of us taken over the summer and included another American Craft flair button on top of an Elle Studio journaling card.
Last night was one of the best nights ever for me as a mom as Rebecca had her first school dance, a Winter Formal. She was gorgeous and just blossomed. Emerald green dress, camel gold metallic glitter heels, freshly done nails, makeup with friends, and hair at Rochelle’s.
I got to chaperone this amazing group of teenagers that I have had the pleasure of watching grow up. What a terrific group of young women and men. And a lot of fun to boot. Just look at my Rebecca front and center in that beautiful green dress. She’s beaming and I got to be there capturing it. I felt honored and blessed.
So there you have it. Days #10- #16. Crazy good stuff. Sorry for the length of the post, but wanted to share!Tweet