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Monday, November 11, 2013

December 2013 Album Cover

I love the current trend of typography on chalkboard, it seems to be popping up everywhere. I thought it would be fun to incorporate that look into my December album. I just finished it tonight and I LOVE it! I'm just going to post a quick pic tonight and will do a more detailed blog post about the techniques I used later in the week.

Cold weather is headed our way tomorrow, I guess this project will help me accept the fact that winter is coming soon.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Prepping for December Album

I finally have all my goodies gathered to begin creating my December 2013 album. I'm going back to an 8.5"x11" format because it's the perfect size for me, not too big and not too small. I ordered Cocoa Daisy's December and DITL (Day In The Life) kits for my basic foundation. Of course I had to purchase a few things that caught my eye, added some things from my stash, and I'm ready to create!

Just seeing all these festive products together puts me in the mood for the holiday season and creating. :)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Crop Mojo

There's nothing like a Cocoa Daisy crop to get my mojo running. The design team has 14 amazing challenges to choose from, the hardest part is deciding where to start! Yesterday I was able to complete three challenges and I'm planning to do more this week (in between a crazy-busy schedule, of course!). First up is Emily's stitching challenge. I machine-stitched the title to the page and used the gorgeous twine from CD's October kit to stitch the heart. This beautiful photo was taken by S. Hankins, how lucky am I that a professional photographer just happened to be trick-or-treating with us?

Next up is Stephanie's challenge to scrap about you. I don't do many layouts about me, so I took this opportunity to write a little note to myself and tucked it away in the glassine envelope.

My last project for the day was Alissa's Project Life style of scrapping. This was the most challenging to me because divided page protectors freak me out! lol This little two-pager took much more time and energy to create than I could have imagined. Hats off to all the PL style of scrappers, it's hard work!

The crop was so much fun (I finally won the Bingo game!!), the creative energy on the board is amazing. If you're still interested in completed the challenges, you have until Nov. 8th to get the uploaded at CD.