Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Day 2 of my December Daily

I made my book on November 30, I finished around 3pm, on December 1st, I brought down all my supplies because my studio was too cold, so the kitchen table looked like a disaster area, not to mention that my children WOULD NOT leave me alone, Lily kept trying to take everything, and whenever I told her "no" which earned me the name "Bad Mommy" yes, that is a title i get whenever I am being "mean" which is usually when she is not listenin or doing something wrong.
Emma also would not leave me alone, she kept trying to touch everything, including my scissors and MM circle cutter that has a very sharp little knife...But I am done now and it is all cleaned up.

What is a December Daily?

Ali Edwards made one last year and is doing it this year as well, basically it is just an album (kind of ) that you use to document the days leading up to Christmas. Some people make their album go all the way to the new year, and others just have 25 days, that is what mine is, just the 25.

So each day you add a photo or some words about what you did, maybe a movie stub or a reciept for something you bought that day, it is just a daily record of your december.

WHy? Decmeber is a magical month, it is the last month of 2008 and it has Christmas. and christmas eve, seeing santa, decorating, caroling, lots and lots of activities and good times and it is just a fun way to document them all.

SO I made mine on 11/30 and I am so excited about it, I think it turned out SO BEAUTIFULLY, one of my best projects, I used a lot of different things for the pages and I made some pages just for decor, for example, on the 24th, I made a beautiful gold glittered page with a 3-d (Jolees) image of the Nativity, it looks amazing, I also decorated envies for each member of my family, for their CHristmas wishes, I even made one for my (almost) 3-mo. old baby!!! that is what I did yesterday. I am thinking about what I am going to do for todays page, I may wait, because we might go to "jolly Days" @ the children's museum, One night a month it is free afmission and since it typically costs over $60 for all of us, that is a real bargain, only problem is I can't remeber if it is the First Thursday or Tuesday of the month, so I wil need to check before I make any plans. More later.

Question of the Day

What is your fondest childhood Christmas memory?

Scrapbook Challenge of the Day

Make a handmade embellishment and use it on a layout or card.

This is so cute

I was on the Martha Stewart website, checking out some ornament ideas, because I have got a new tree, that is way bigger than my old one, so I need some new ornaments and Martha has some way cute ones on there. Anyway, I was looking at these "faux tart ornaments" that look yummy, like little chocolate cakes, I was like " How cute!!!" sO i clicked on the link to the person who makes them and was redirected to this cute blog by this chick named Jenny, she makes these yummy little treats, you can do all sorts of stuff with them, incl. using them as ornaments, I was thinking I would make some and add peppermints and other "christmas'y" types of candy or embelly's. That would be super cute. But before I watched the segment of Jen and Martha making the ornaments, I was looking at the "creations" and was thinking how pretty and yummy they looked, but I did not even realize that they were NOT REAL. they looked so realistic, but then I read on further and watched a clip and O finally got that they were indeed faux tarts! But they still look delicious and I am 99% positive that if I made some that my kids would take a bite out of them.

So, she is giving away three of these babies, that the queen of craft (Martha) actually took home with her. So they have been "blessed" and maybe if you win and touch them the CREATIVITY BLESSING will rub of on you :)

So go here and enter to win, then watch the video and make your own, and then read all her past blog posts, cause this is one super talented chick... Believe me, she got bookmarked in my "Super-Dupe Talented People" Catagory in my Favorites, and that one only has like three people in it, you gotta be real special to win one of those spots, so you should really check it out.

Here is the site