Monday, December 3, 2012

Dec. 1 + Advent

Just a quick December Daily update.  I woke up at 6 am and couldn't fall back asleep so might as well make pages!

I sort of mimicked the effect of the Ali Edward digital overlays by penciling in lines around the edges and around the date.  I just traced over that with a sharpie, but I think it looks pretty close.  Maybe.   I tried to use this woodgrain cardstock for die cuts, but couldn't get the cuts to go all the way through.  I gave up and just trimmed it down for this page.  I wrote about my shopping day at Target yesterday.  I actually ended up returning most of what I bought but I kept a dress for Nandini and a few presents for my family.  I didn't buy the bike (obviously, who would?) but I still took a picture of it. Luckily I had a lot of free Target gift cards from shopkick. (Read my tips for getting gift cards faster here.)
I used red chipboard letters, red chevron washi and some stamps.  Love the KP holiday set.  Will definitely be a staple of this project. 

We opened the kids' chocolate advent calendars in November and I had this idea to make a quick insert about it.  I covered the chipboard page with woodgrain paper, placed these number die cuts on and misted with opaque white.  I intended to have it say 1,2,3,4 but those numbers were already gone so I just used what I had.  I have to tell you, I really have been wanting to use these numbers.  They are just an awkward size for me, too big for project life and hard to use on layouts. 
I inked up half of a KP 'adventure' stamp to spell out Advent.  Pretty cute I think.  I wanted  a decorative touch so I used a Heidi Swapp label off the edge wtith a little silver glitter tape.

Having so much fun with this project already. 


  1. What a great start with these pages. I like that you did your own overlay, looks good on the cardstock. Great picture of the bike, my kids want bikes actually but we will wait till next summer. Isn't always fun to buy dresses for our girls, love little girl dresses. Great page for the advent, COLORFUL AND HAPPY!!

  2. I love the large numbers, what a great idea!

  3. love, love, love!!!!

  4. That woodgrain paper is so cool!

  5. Can I just say how ENVIOUS I get when I read these posts about special shopping days? It makes me wish i didn't live in NYC! It's funny because when I talk about going to some specific place here in the city I get a lot of "you are so lucky" feedback- I just wish NYC was easier to shop- it's getting so large and so crowded going to special sales is often too stressful. LOOOOOVE this page! Using that woodgrain paper was such a great idea and I love the cute exclamation mark circle- fantastic use of the stuff you pick up while shopping!


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