Finally Finished My Foundation for December Daily, Giveaway Winner

I'm finally finished with the foundation of my December Daily book.  I thought I had committed to too much.  But I didn't give up.

My short term goal was to use as much of the older stash as I could.  I put a big dent in my Christmas stash, but believe it or not I still have plenty.

Another goal was not to buy anything for this project.  When I realized I did not have enough transparencies to to place between each page I decided to make my own using paint and an acrylic sheet.  It is outstanding.

The challenge for me was to complete the design of my book without photos.  It was also a tough one for me to keep to my style of scrapbooking in a small size.  I actually ended up with a part1 and part 2 of the book due to the thickness.  I used Grungboard letters for each day and it really bulked up my book.

These are my foundation pages that I detailed cut, glimmered and shimmered, stamped, embossed, and added more elements that I can believe.

I created a photo page on Photoshop.  I added a Christmas friendly bar with 25, one on each page, of my favorite Christmas Songs.  I thought this would make a great memory for my kids. 

I attached some of the elements I'm going to put on the page once I get my journaling or photos in the book.

Good Luck to all that are taking daily photo and writing their story.  Cross your fingers for me that I make it all 25 days!

Winner of the "I Can't Believe I Did It" Stamp is 
Pamela said...
What a fabulous stamp! And good for it away instead of returning it! :)

Congratulations Pamela!  Send your snail mail address to  

I need to SHOUT it from the top of the Internet....12 Days of Home for the Holidays starts this Thursday!  I've been working with the blog posts all week and I am amazed, licking my lips in shear delight of the recipes, can't wait to create the projects, and laughed myself silly with some fun family traditions.  You do not want to miss one day of fun.

I'll let you know who my first guest will be on Wednesday.  I'm squealing in delight right now. 

Have a Crafty Day!

Gratitude List
1.  the unbelievable grace of God
2.  a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with my whole family
3.  photos of my aunts and uncles at the Thomas Thanksgiving Dinner
4.  strength 
5.  an understanding husband


  1. I can't wait to see all of your DD.

  2. Look at you crafty girl, if I needed something it so would have been a great excuse to hit the craft store:) I have such a huge stash I really cannot get any more.

  3. Wow! You did great prep work! Can't wait to see it all finished!

  4. looks awesome!!!!

  5. Can't believe I missed this!! Thank you do much! Off to email you. :)


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